Speaking of solids, he got his first teeth! The bottom two appeared and in no time they were up through the gums. They say these are the easiest teeth to come through, but he didn't make any fuss about it. We'll see how teething treats us in the future, but in the meantime, it is cute to see those two white nubbins in his mouth.
This was also the month he truly embraced rolling as a means of travel. He began belly crawling and, combined with the rolling, he got just about everywhere he wanted to go (meaning, near shoes and plugs). It wasn't long before he started getting on his hands and knees and rocking back and forth, and by the end of the month he would make a few moves forward before collapsing.
|(True fact: I've never cut his toenails. They've never needed it!)|
We are still coping with his dry scalp, but it's being covered up with plenty of hair at least. As for my own scalp, I noticed a ton of baby hairs! Phew, the whole hair loss thing was not as terrible as I expected. Mostly it was just annoying to find my hairs EVERYWHERE. Anyway, back to baby.
It was also fun to take him to Missouri for Christmas, where he finally got to meet most of his Christensen family. He was a big hit, and hardly made a single unhappy peep at anyone (certainly not any weepings or wailings, as he did in the past). He rolled around, chatted and squealed and was pleasant all around. I was also excited that he finally got to see some animals! He pulled Puppy's fur and watched the cats walk around. Win win win.
|(If there's one thing he loves, it's a shoulder ride.)|
Anyway, I know I also say this every month, but Babycakes continues to be a happy, chipper, chatty baby. He does so many funny things and enjoys everything so much. Sometimes we look at him and are just amazed at this little human we have.
What a great little human he is to have around.