He sometimes gives me voluntary kisses
All top four teeth are all the way through his gums now.
He waves and hi fives on demand...usually, unless he's more fascinated by something else. He gives a big smile when he does it too probably because he revels in the reaction it illicits.
He can obey even when he doesn't want to. He doesn't always do it, but I didn't even know obedience was an option at his age but he's proving it is. He's a very good, little boy!
I am trying to teach him the baby sign for "more." That and "milk" are all I know. I keep meaning to look up some others such as "up," "down," and "all done," but I haven't so far.
He is very good at finger foods and not picky whatsoever. He will eat anything--even new flavors and textures without so much as the bat of an eye. We don't introduce him to a lot of finger foods, we stick to cheerios, carrots, puffs (although he ate too many carrots and threw them up and pooped them out whole so we're holding back on them as finger food for now). When we give him purees it's mostly potatoes, sweet potatoes, veggies, bananas, rice.
He stopped sleeping through the night for more than a week. He woke up at either 11:45pm or 2:30am or both. Since I struggle with insomnia, especially at certain times of the month, it made for one very exhausted mommy and a mildy exhausted daddy.
He is afraid to stand up holding onto something after a backwards fall he had last week where he hit his head pretty hard. He gets shaky and weepy when you try it without lots of support. I suppose he'll do it on his own when he's ready. He's physically slower than his sister was at a lot of things both physical and social. He's more laid back and also more attached to me than she was, if that's even possible because I was (and still am) her whole world. He pulled himself up to a sitting position once a couple weeks ago but hasn't done it since. In any case, he'll do things when he's ready.
He makes lots of fun, growly, gurgly noises and he says "oooh, ooh, OH" a lot.
He is very good at picking up small items with a pointer finger and a thumb.
The neediness for mommy that started after his stomach but was kind of permanent and only just now do I stand a chance at being able to leave the room for a couple of moments without a meltdown--and then, only if he's just woken from a nap and been fed and he's really, really interested in playing.