Fox is 7 months old already! When I started writing this post he was only 6 months old. Slow down time!
We're getting to know his personality more and more. He is still a sweetheart. He loves people and thrives on one-to-one attention. It is so easy to make him laugh and we all have so much fun with him. As he learns to express his likes and dislikes we're discovering that he has just as strong a personality as Bear! (Which makes perfect sense considering his genetic loading!) He shrieks and growls so forcefully if something displeases him that we can't help but laugh!
Fox is rolling well from back to tummy but has trouble getting from tummy to back because he sticks his elbows out. He is still pretty stationary and doesn't seem to be motivated to get moving just yet.
It's easy to find work for him at the moment. He is fascinated by everything! I have a mat and a basket of things just for him at each end of the house. I lie him on the mat and hand him an item from his basket. He studies it, shakes it, sucks on it, sings to it... until I hand him the next item. I choose things for him that are beautiful, made of a variety of (mostly) natural materials. Different shapes, sizes, textures, weights, sounds.
When Bear is working inside Fox joins in and they chat while they work.
Fox practices sitting up while I'm sorting laundry or folding nappies. He is getting better at sitting unsupported and can sit for about a minute if he has something fun to play with.
I love that he is still so dependent on me. I love that he still needs me to snuggle with him every few hours so that he can feed. I love being able to hold him in my arms. I love his quiet gentle personality. I love that he enjoys our sleepy cuddles as much as I do. I love his easy laugh. I love that he is most entertained by the attention of his family. He's our favourite Fox.
My name is Vicky I am wife to Ranger and mum to two boys - Bear (2) and Fox (8 months). Somehow I stumbled across Montessori and now my goal is to raise and educate my children with a Montessori philosophy in country NSW Australia.