Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Baby Steps

Levi had a pretty big 24 hours.  Yesterday morning we had a great time playing peekaboo with Levi covering and uncovering his head by himself!  Usually I have to do all the work for this game.  We had lunch at my friend Julian's house, and we played with her 5-year-old daughter, Shiloh, and Garrett, a 6-month old that Julian watches during the day.  At one point, Levi squirmed around on his belly to try to get a toy!  He usually hates being on his belly, and he has never tried to get an object that's out of reach from this position.  In the evening, I put him down on all fours, and he moved one knee forward by himself!  That's the first time he hasn't done the "I'm paralyzed on all fours but then I'll fall down and cry" routine.  Bedtime is at 8:00, but at 7:55 Levi figured out how to use his walker unassisted!  He spent the last five minutes of the day gleefully walking in all crazy directions with his mother cheering him on.  Late this morning, Levi took a nap in my arms, having woken up extra early today.  (I don't often get to enjoy holding my sleeping baby boy!)  As he was drifting off, I heard him grinding his teeth. . . . You can only grind your teeth if you have upper and lower teeth.  He had sprouted his upper left front tooth!

He was cranky all day today, but I've decided to cut him some slack since he did so many new things yesterday.


  1. Yeah for firsts. Keep it up Levi.

  2. Yay Levi! I wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't want to sleep much these next few days; he may want to practice his new-found skills!
    Auntie Ann

  3. Way to go, Levi! Can't wait to see him walking in December!

    Lots of love,
    Mary Robert