There was a morning not long ago that was just one of those mornings: kids not listening to me, sniping at one another, me getting annoyed. That hour of getting everyone ready and out the door for school can be such a crucible. Then I heard Joey calling from my bedroom and was like here's one more thing. But when I brought him out everybody surrounded him and started cooing to him, loving on him and laughing. I marveled at how this baby had managed to turn our morning around all by himself. He is such a gift.
I realized just how much more he had changed in another month the other day when Annie came into my bedroom and asked, "Where is Joey?" Joey was sitting in the rock 'n play in the kitchen, the room Annie had just been in when she came in from outside. This scenario would never have happened a few weeks ago. If Joey was awake everyone knew exactly where he was. But nowadays you might walk right past him as he sits there playing with his hands and looking at the ceiling.
|Joey's favorite way to ride is in this vintage Ergo from 2009 -- back when you could have any color Ergo you wanted as long as that color was black, camel or cranberry.|
He rolled over belly to back about a week ago, the earliest of all of mine to roll.
He's wearing mostly 3-6 along with his stretchier 0-3 clothes. I'm still squeezing him into the Up & Up size 1 diapers because I still have plenty left. I've also started using cloth diapers whenever we're at home during the day -- good old-fashioned prefolds and covers left over from my brief cloth diaper experiment with Timmy as a toddler. I hadn't planned on using them this time around, but at one point I was running out of disposables and expecting a delivery from Target any day, and I did not want to go out and buy more. Then I thought, well there is that bin full of cloth diapers in the closet that will work in a pinch. Once I'd used a few I decided why not use them all the time? It's easy enough to do, and it saves on disposables. He's wearing one in the picture with the plaid shorts, but they're not a good fit with those. They do work well with the snap-up rompers and pajamas he wears when we're bumming around the house.
Another month has flown by. I can't believe how lucky we are to have this boy in our life.