June was a good month for us, but a hectic one. We moved a couple of weeks ago, and moving with a three month old is challenging. But I must say that Ro was an incredible moving partner. He allowed us to get a lot done, sitting in his bouncy seat and supervising the chaos. After three days of packing, moving, and unpacking, we all crashed and are somewhat just now rebounding and attempting to finish de-cluttering the last of the mess. But despite there still being some rooms to organize and decorate, this new home already feels like ours and we’re loving it.
This month has been a month of firsts for Ro, too. He’s been smiling for a while now, but his smiles have gotten bigger and more frequent over the last few weeks, and now he’s starting to smile when he meets new people . He also found his hands not that long ago. It first started with him attempting to put his entire fist in his mouth, but he has since discovered that sucking his thumb is easier. And that has led to him putting himself to sleep and taking naps by himself, which I have to admit is quite wonderful. When he’s not sucking his thumb, you may find him sucking his bottom lip, or his blanket. Or someone else’s hand. Or anything else he can get in his mouth.
He also got to take his first bath in the big person tub, and seems to think it’s pretty great, or at least interesting. And he also seems to think it’s time to walk like a big person, too. He enjoys walking on his little feet while J or I hold his arms. I don’t know how to break it to him that he’s missing a pretty crucial step, but he apparently thinks he can skip right over crawling. When he’s not trying to walk, you’ll likely find little man dancing in his bouncy seat — especially when papa is playing the guitar. It’s quite obvious that Ro can’t wait to be on the move, and I’m thinking it’s going to be hard to keep up with him once he is …
This past week, he also discovered how fun it is to hear himself talk. We woke up on Thursday and he started babbling from the moment he opened his eyes until he tired himself out and took a nap. Since then, he’s continued to be a chatterbox and will even interrupt J or me when we’re trying to get a word in.
He also started laughing two days ago, and I think my heart bursts every time because it’s just that cute. I tell you, no matter how bad of a day I’m having, or how tired or grumpy I may be, all he has to do is smile/laugh and my whole day is brightened. It’s hard to believe that little Ro turned three months old last week (!), and I keep catching myself looking at him and thinking, how did he get this big already? A part of me wants time to slow down, but I’m also loving all these new stages and am just trying to soak it all in and enjoy every moment.
Thanks June for being so great to us!