19 Weeks: Getting Handsy

July 27, 2011 at 12:19 PM | Posted in Baby Romaezi, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

This week has been all about hand discovery for Kamran. He learned to suck on his hands weeks ago so that is nothing new. He prefers his hands over the pacifier these days. This weekend he tried to suck his fingers instead of his knuckles and gagged himself. Poor kid. I warned him it would hurt and of course, he cried for a second. Being the good mom I am, I laughed.

You know how I mentioned the bath last week where Kamran learned he could grab the wash cloth and put it in his mouth. Yup, that’s his new favorite thing. Wash cloths, burp cloths, toys, my hands. You get the idea. We’ve entered the early stages of if I can grab it, it goes into my mouth phase of life. Kam usually has a burp cloth in his hands at all times these days. It’s kind of cute. When we get out of the tub he pulls the towel over his face and gets upset when I get him dressed and the towel goes away. Sorry kid.

In addition to grabbing things, hands are for staring at…and singing to. He looks like a mini American Idol contestant. Well, except for the fact that he only sings one note and one vowel. He sings “ooooo” as he lifts his right hand in the air and stares at it. The left hand isn’t cool enough to stare at yet. I wonder if that means he will be right handed. I’m a lefty so it would be fun to actually be able to teach Kamran to write instead of leaving it to Kayvan, the righty.

Perhaps the cutest thing Kamran has started doing is laughing. Real laughing. Not giggles, belly laughs. Every time he laughs his real laugh, Kayvan and I without a doubt laugh and it starts laugh wars between the 3 of us. I didn’t really realize Kam’s first laugh until this week. He did it on the 15th. Kayvan and I took him out to dinner. I had him in his car seat and put it down in the booth and he looked at me and just laughed. Kayvan didn’t really hear it but I asked Kamran what was so funny and he laughed a good 3 more times. It became a frequent occurrance this week and I love it. Kam is working on adding some new sounds as well. Little squeals have popped up here and there but not often. They are on their way!

Kam is getting better at sitting up. We still have to support him but he loves to sit up in our laps or in front of us. I was looking back at my baby photos and found one of me sitting unassisted at 5 months. It will be interesting to see where Kamran compares for a few reasons but mainly because he was born early. It will be like that for all of his developmental milestones I suppose.

Kamran and I took a short trip home this weekend to visit my family for my cousin’s baby shower. I have mentioned that Kam isn’t a fan of the car. We have done this trip 3 weekends in a row now. Last weekend Kayvan was with us but the previous he wasn’t. I have to say, of the 3 this trip was the easiest. Well, other than getting stuck at a stand still on 495 on a Saturday. Kam napped so well in the car and when he woke up was pretty quiet but due to eat so I stopped to feed him since he was due to eat. This child will not take a cold bottle and made it known. He SCREAMED his head off. So I nursed him for a few minutes, got back on the road and he was happy as a clam. Lesson learned. Don’t attempt giving Kamran a bottle that is slightly too cold or he will scream. Kamran was good on the way home too. He cried himself to sleep in the car (which I hate) and was silent until 5 minutes before we got home–then screamed the rest of the way. I think Kamran’s good behavior was his way of telling me that he liked the loaner I had for the weekend while my car was in the shop.

I haven’t stopped raving about this thing. Audi loaned me a Q5 for the weekend. They’re back ordered, you can’t even buy them yet. It was fully loaded and I swear the thing FLOATED. I sped a little too easily in it. I love the way Audis drive and this car handled even better than my A4. Kayvan and I agreed that we need a car you can feel the road in when you hit, say, 80 MPH. I won’t be buying a Q5 anytime soon. It is out of our price range for a vehicle, especially when we aren’t looking. Besides. We have a SUV now, and that is plenty big enough. My little sedan is easier to navigate the traffic laden roads with.

Kamran has his 4 month appointment next week. We can’t wait to see how much he has grown!



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  1. Okay… seriously – you need to send me a video of Kam laughing! 🙂 That’s all.

  2. I love reading your posts describing Kam because he is SO much like my little man personality wise. Kam and my son (Hunter) were due within a few days of each other and Kam is hitting the same milestones during the same weeks. The hand thing and stuffing anything and everything in his mouth have been going on for us too. Its funny you mention the cold milk thing too…my husband and I were just talking about how he flips out like you are trying to kill him if you dare give him a bottle thats anything below body temperature. They know what they like!

    • In so happy to hear from you! Glad Hunter is doing well–cold milk aside.

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