Bradley may need to play football after all. That little boy is strong! I'm surprised neither Dan nor I have any black and blue marks courtesy of our sweet little Bradley after this weekend. I think that when he's dropped off at school he must be secretly running an underground Fight Club with the other babies. That can be the only explanation for where he comes up with his swift punches and strong pinches. My little boy is a sweetie and means no harm, but when he gets excited those arms start swinging and if you're the one holding him, you'd better watch out! But then he'll smile at you and all is right in the world. But it still hurts. And Millie has not escaped this - she has gotten her fair share of fur pulling and pinching, with a few soft pets mixed in here and there. Hopefully we can teach Bradley "gentle" soon.
Another new development is what Dan calls "the alligator death roll." This happens any time we put Bradley on his changing table in the hopes of either changing his diaper or outfit. I don't really get it, his changing table has always been his "happy place" but now he just grips on to the end of the table and immediately flips over. Remember he's super strong, so there is no stopping him. I have learned to dress him upside down now, but Bradley being on his belly does not work for diaper changes. At all. We had to change him into his overnight diaper and PJs in his crib last night and Dan had to use the crib to get him ready for school this morning too. He warned Bradley's teachers about his new "skill" so there would be no surprises for them today. And no phone calls from them today either. I'm hoping this dislike of the changing table is just a (short) phase and he'll go back to loving it again!
Oh, and last night as we were watching Bradley on the monitor hoping he'd fall asleep we saw him grab on to the breathable bumper and pull himself up to a sitting position. Oh no. I immediately envisioned little Bradley sitting up like that again, then using the crib rail to pull himself up to standing, then falling out of the crib. Absolutely terrifying! Dan had to convince me that this would not happen, and he was right. But lowering his crib mattress to the lowest level is definitely on my to-do list for this evening.
Ah, the new challenges of a growing baby boy!!
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