Saturday, January 27, 2007

6 Months -Week 3

No pictures this week but we did attend our first "Music Together" class. Poor Carson, the only songs he's ever heard are 1. "A, B, C, D . . ." 2. If You're Happy and You Know It (Which at night becomes If you're sleepy and you know it), and 3. Pat-A-Cake. And none of those songs are on tone or pitch. I'm suprised he doesn't actually cry when I sing!

Even though I was a teacher and a daycamp instructor, I have trouble "being silly" so when the super sweet, tiny little earth grandmamma instructor began chanting and waving handkerchiefs around, I really had to step outside my comfort zone. Carson was absolutely facinated by her and couldn't take his eyes off her. Along with 7 other babies, we shook eggs filled with rice, we chanted, we waved handkerchiefs, we danced (which required the grapevine! Haven't done that since 5th grade PE Class!), and in general had a good time.

Carson has always hated lying on his back so for several of the songs he voiced his displeasure! A little embarrassing but everyone laughed.

Speaking of voicing displeasure, Carson has really discovered his "likes and dislikes" this week. He is very, very vocal about what he wants. In addition, he squirms like crazy if he isn't happy. He shot off the end of the changing table and scared the heck out of me! Fortunately I caught him just in time. His mobile had to be raised several notches after I discovered an innocent donkey clenched in Carson's victorious little fist. The music was distorted and the motor for the wheel was straining against his strength!

The "unswaddling" of our son has been TERRIFIC!! He has slept through the night every night since we stopped swaddling him last Friday. WE are in 7th heaven!!

The new "big boy" car seat has its pros and cons! Carson does enjoy the room to move around and my back doesn't hurt nearly as much However, I did have to sit in the Fred Meyer parking lot for 45 minutes waiting for Carson to wake up since I just pull out the car seat anymore.

Our gym doesn't take babies until they're 6 months old so we started going this week. Carson seems to like watching the other kids play and the daycare ladies really light up when we show up. Now I'm trying to find daycare for him 1-2 days a week so I can get some work done. However, daycare is REALLY expensive! Kindercare has a spot for him but I'm not as excited as I'd hoped I'd be. We'll see how it goes.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:06 AM

    Of course my little nephew wouldn't cry when you sing!! He's a good boy!! Now if I were to sing to him he'd probably laugh himself silly!

    Uncle B!


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