I have started to let Joram take his nap on his future mattress to get used to it since he is able to crawl up the beds adeptly. As with the older kids, I will promote him to the bedroom to be with his siblings at night when he is able to come down the beds on his own with ease. That day is probably coming very soon.
Then, I can finally convert the current playpen area to a proper study area. It is rather dangerous for the kids to be doing their work at the glass coffee table and very inconvenient for me when they do it instead at the dining table since it is my workspace.
Despite still eating baby food with smooth texture and not cruising much, Joram has begun to attempt standing up on his own. This is the first time I have a baby who is too big for the bathtub and yet unable to transit to showering while standing. He is also wearing clothes which the other kids wore when they could already run around. Kinda "schizo"for me... :P
I have mixed feeling towards Joram growing up since he is most likely my last kid. On one hand, I am glad that things will get easier for me as he matures and learns independence. On the other hand, I will sorely miss the baby days of chubby cheeks, toothless grins and small snugly bodies. I am just glad that I have thoroughly savoured these moments while they lasted and have sufficiently captured the memories in photos, videos and blog posts.
Watch Joram get a kick out of trying to stand by himself!