Jasper is 6 months old. The last 6 months felt like 2 years to us. He’s a pre-crawling machine. Thankfully, he’s still a really happy little dude. Just somewhat insane. Wonder where he got that from?
Last week, when I got home from work, I walked right past Stiners and Jasper on the way to the livingroom. When I walked out of the room, Jasper started crying. I came back to play with him, and he lit right up. This is how he tricks me into loving him. Manipulative bastard.
There was a marked difference travelling across the country with a 2 month old and very active 6 month old. J-balls wasn’t unhappy about being on the airplane, but he’s just a very loud, squirmy little guy. You really don’t want to sit anywhere near us. I was totally wiped after a very long day, and after walking home from Stiners house, I unpacked my dop kit in the dark, and proceeded to brush my teeth with Cortizone 10. After 15 seconds of brushing, I knew something was terribly wrong. I rinsed several times with Listerine, and water, and attempted to erradiacte the horrible taste in my mouth with toothpaste. I then asked the internet how bad this was, and could not find anything useful, so I broke my poison control hotline cherry. Fortunately, they didn’t make me feel any more of a dumb ass then I already felt. They said they get this call all the time, and that I did the right thing with the rinsing, and I’d be fine. So, hopefully, if anyone else in the world googles “brush teeth cortizone”, they’ll end up here. You’re welcome.
Every baby has a least one thing that really challenges their parents. I’ve only now recognized that Jasper’s insanely high activeness and strength is what I’m really struggling with. Stiners and I are not strong, nor super long on endurance. Jasper’s continues to get more active and stronger every day, while I feel like I’m heading in the other direction. It’s already a challenge to keep up with him, and its about to get a lot harder since he’s now mobile.
Its important to aim J-Ball’s mighty man tool downwards after putting a diaper on. Otherwise, it’s wet onsies all around. So we have converstaions like this:
Jiboo’s godparents came out for a short visit. It was crazy fun, with the emphasis on crazy.
For Stiner’s birthday, I decided to throw her a “surprise” birthday in Newton. So I came over on her birthday with a Cabot’s birthday cake in hand, and told her we were having a party. The doorbell rang like 3 minutes later, and the party began. This way she didn’t have to do any mental or physical prep, but didn’t have the actual “SURPRISE” moment, which I believe would have introduced severe trust issues in our relationship. ‘Twas a good party.
During late pregnancy, I thought it would be nice if I could fast forward to having a six month old. In my mind, it would be better to have a baby that was somewhat interactive, and less of a very needy lump of goo. Now in retrospect, these past six months have been some of the richest of my life. So if I had a time machine, I would go back like 5 years and buy lots of google stock.
To celebrate the 6 month of Japser’s life outside the womb, I will introduce a radical new concept in Jasper voyeurism: video. Here’s a glimpse at early drunk style crawling: