Just a quick one today...two fun videos of our silly little Carter!
First up is a video I tried to take of him crawling, but he ended up just cracking up instead, and it is SO cute...
I love that laugh so much! And speaking of which...here's another dose. But there's a backstory to this one. So, pretty much for the last many months, probably five months or so, Carter has had a tendency to take his bib and put it up over his face. I'm not sure why he does it, but he does it all the time. For the longest time he would freak out like he was being suffocated. He'd do it every time, and when you pulled the bib off his face, he'd chill out...and then do it all over again! Lately he's been doing it with blankets and burp cloths, too, but with one added feature...now he laughs! Instead of panicking, he laughs hysterically! Since I had been meaning to get the bib trick on video for ages and hadn't, I decided I had to get the current iteration on video. So, here it is...
He's so funny sometimes. His other recent trick is clapping. He started doing it a bit a month or so ago, but in the past few days he's been doing it a lot, and you can tell he knows what he's doing now. It's so cute! The other recent development is that he almost seems to be waving! It's hard to tell if it's just him randomly waving his arm at the right time, or if he's officially picked it up, but it's been fun just thinking that maybe he's doing it on purpose! He's so sweet and I just can't get enough of him...though chasing him down is getting to be a challenge now!
Oh, and we're up to day three of oatmeal with no reactions yet. He did wake up once tonight whining, which could be a gas thing, but we'll just have to see. It took a week last time so we still have a ways to go, but fingers crossed. God knows we need a grain or two to work with!
Not much to report on Jacob. No real change in his behavior yet. We're almost up to three weeks on the diet and I'd have hoped to see at least a small light at the end of the tunnel, but not yet. He's still violent and his episodes may be worse than before. However, when he's not having one, I'd almost venture to say that he's slightly better. But those moments are fewer and farther between than we'd like them to be, and it's hard to tell if it's an isolated occurrence or not. I'm trying to be patient, but it is not easy.
And one last note...another random factoid...One year ago tomorrow was my car accident. Hard to believe it's been a year already! I would definitely like to put that memory as far away as possible, but it's amazing to think about where we were a year ago and all we've been through since. Time has definitely flown. That said, I was thinking the other day that despite the joy of Carter's birth, for once I will be genuinely happy to bid farewell to this year. It has been a hard one, for sure. A fresh start in 2014 is definitely going to be something to aim for.
But for now, I'll enjoy the smiles and giggles from our tiniest family member, and that should help get us through!