A couple of months ago he started giving me kisses. His kisses consisted of him wriggling over to me and pressing his open mouth against my face, and drooling all over me. He never would do it if I asked, it was always something he would initiate on his own. Now if I put my cheek in front of his face and ask for a kiss, he'll give me one. And I noticed yesterday that he's starting to move his lips a little bit while he does it too. So sweet! This morning when he kissed me he dug his bottom teeth into my cheek... hopefully he doesn't continue doing that!
DH has also taught BB to make kissing noises. Now we can say, "kisses!" and kiss the air, and BB will smack his sweet little lips together to make a smacking sound. The little grin that accompanies the sound is absolutely adorable. He's so proud of himself. One more way we are able to communicate with one another that doesn't involve him crying.
Speaking of crying, BB is beginning to get angry when we take him away from something he shouldn't be into. He'll cry and scream. Luckily at this point, you can usually distract him pretty quickly with a toy. But he remembers what he shouldn't have and eventually tries to go for it again.
I've noticed this week that BB is now doing an honest-to-goodness crawl more often than not. Up until now his main mode of transportation (besides being in our arms!) has been the "Wounded Soldier Shuffle" (I actually read different stages of crawling in a Pampers brochure recently, and they called it the "Combat Crawl". I had to laugh at the similar description.) I don't think he moves much faster by crawling this way, but I think it's one step closer to being vertical.
More on the vertical--He's now cruising a bit. Not a lot but he is taking a few steps between the toy box and the chair in the living room (they're close enough that he can keep one hand on something as he moves about) and is also moving from end to end of the couch.
Dancing has become one of BB's favourite things. He does it everywhere. In his highchair, while playing and standing. Yesterday he even did it while crawling. He got on his hands and knees, pointed his bum in my direction and started wiggling it. hehe.
BB now claps his hands. He'll do it when he's dancing (and he dances everywhere... in his highchair, while playing, standing, etc. Sometimes he even does it without music.
Yesterday his sixth tooth arrived--just two days after the fifth. This one is on top, to the left of where his left front tooth will be. I'm expecting that missing tooth any day now; it's so close to the surface, as is the tooth to the right of his right front tooth.
I went out last night to visit a friend, so DH was left to take care of the bath and bed time routine. BB was happy in the grown-up bathtub! Hurray! Looks like I won't need to don my swimsuit tonight for his bath!
Hopefully I've remembered everything I wanted to log. If not, I reserve the right to edit to add things as I remember them! :)