Sedryn boy, you are amazing. I can’t even process how ridiculously fun and adorable you are. I’ll try, but only because it’s the only way to permanently keep you little.
You’re still not walking. You can stand for a good 30 seconds, and take a few steps if the mood strikes, but overall you have no desire to walk. You spend most of your day taking things apart or putting things in small cavities. I think I have 5 crayons in my window sliding area that will take me over 15 minutes to get out. Good things it’s winter and I don’t need the windows open. Your fine motor skills are pretty through the roof because of all this practice. You seem to prefer your left hand, so I’m wondering if I have a little engineer-brained strangely creative kiddo on my hands.
You might not walk, but you sure do climb… everything. It’s amazing what you’ll climb. Today I caught you up on daddy’s computer chair. There was nothing near the chair so I was astounded. Later, I watched you try to do it again. You grasp the spindle on the back of the chair and the front of the seat and use your abs and arms to haul yourself right up. I’m not sure I have the physical strength for all that! Your look of mischievousness joy just melts my heart when you accomplish a climbing feat.
The other thing that’s curious is your vocabulary. I’m not sure if this is a second child thing (as in the girls speak to you all day long or momma is better at understanding toddler speak), but I’m floored by what you already say. Sometimes we have entire conversations! Today you pointed at pictures on the wall and told me “Der Dadi!!!” (there’s daddy).
Here’s a list (as best as I can compile) of your current vocabulary:
- All done
- Socks (gocks)
- Clock (gock)
- Up (bup!)
- Car (gar)
- Sister (ter with a point)
- No (nuh)
- Uh oh
- There (der)
- Kitty (ditty)
- Dog (gog)
- Throw (doe!)
- Mouth (mow)
- bird (bud)
I’m sure there’s more than I’m forgetting. Your understood vocabulary is crazy too. I asked you for a Kiss and Snuggle today and you were all over it in seconds. Big drooly open mouth kisses right on the mouth and head butting snuggles. My favorite.
I’m still wishing I could freeze you sweet boy…. But you appear to get more fun each month.