The Giggler

We wish we had a night-vision video camera so we could record the crazy positions Max has been getting into in his crib lately. He is rolling to his side with his back arched back, holding the bars, putting his feet up on the side, flipping to his stomach, and rotating so he is horizontal, or, like he did last night, completely upside down. He wakes up in the morning, usually between 6:30 and 7, not with crying but with talking and, if we’re lucky, giggling.

Video of Max in the morning

When Max is tired and doesn’t want to go to sleep he shakes his head back and forth, doing what we call ‘the crazies.’ Once when he was in car seat Brittney did it back to him, and he could not stop giggling. This always seems to trigger a laugh, especially if her hair is down — that’s why this video is a little shaky at times. One of our favorite tasks as parents is figuring out what else makes Max giggle. What we’ve discovered so far:

– Daddy dancing

– Sitting on Mommy’s tummy while she does pilates

– Being attacked with kisses

– Daddy reciting the alphabet to him

– One of us smelling his bum for stinkies

– Certain sounds, like “cha-cha-cha” or “glug-glug-glug”

– Having parts of his body rubbed, especially when we rub our head to his tummy like in these videos:

Video of Max giggling with his dad

Video of Max giggling with his mom

Often we have no idea what he’s laughing at, which usually means it’s time for him to go to sleep. Being tired seems to be the biggest trigger of his giggle fits. We’re looking forward to discovering more about Max’s strange sense of humor.

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