You got your jumper this month and you've loved it. I've loved it, too. You bounce and bounce and have so much fun in it. Aspen also likes to play with you in it, and I'm just waiting for her to break you. I'll try to keep my eye on you guys, k? I'm just so glad one of my friends found this jumper for me because I wasn't having much luck weeding through results to find something that would hold your weight. All the inexpensive jumpers only go up to 24 pounds, and since you're 23 I didn't want to purchase something that would be obsolete in a short time. This cost an arm and a leg but you're totally worth it. Okay, really? It's worth it for me to have my arms free, and not be forced to bounce you on my lap.
This month you've also started some army crawling. It's more worm-like than anything, but whatever! It's kind of a step up from just rolling everywhere.
We all went to the zoo in April for your like, second time ever. Needless to say, I won't be renewing our zoo pass again this year since I can barely leave the house for essentials. So I hope you enjoyed it!
Wherever we go, you get complimented on your fantastic, fluffy hair. It sticks straight out of your head and we can't get enough of it. I do try to comb it down, or form a mo-hawk so it has a semblance of style, but it has a mind of its own. It's your trademark, and I'll try not to mess with it too much.
You're very much a doer, little man. More-so than I ever remember Aspen being. She kinda stayed in one place, but you're EVERYWHERE. You love to move move move and pull things out of boxes and put things into drawers and throw things and get into the dog's water and exhaust me. You could probably play pass with a tennis ball for an hour. You love balls so much.
We're still nursing at least five times in a 24-hour period, and you're still eating a lot of pureed baby food in addition to finger-sized bites of real food. But you are super-lazy and prefer to have me feed you everything. Occasionally I can get you to feed yourself, but it doesn't last long. I think you're still unaware that you and I are separate people and you need to learn to do things yourself.
But, whatever, it's cool. We'll just be BFF. FOREVER. Aspen says she never wants to move out so I guess you can stay in my house forever too. I'm really excited that you're almost one!! Even if that won't change your MotherBoy status. I just kind of have this hope that once you turn one you'll magically sleep better or need me a teensy weensy bit less or y'know, just, something. I'm also really excited to have an Arrested Development-inspired party for you.
See Aspen's monthly letter HERE.
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