Monday, June 22, 2009

Isaac Update

1. He mastered the stairs last week. We were at Tuesday on the Triangle in Sand Springs, listening to some great blues music, and he had toddled down this grassy hill. He followed the sidewalk to a set of stairs and proceeded to attempt to step up them. He held my hands and raised his little foot to meet each one. Once he made it up the flight of five or six, he turned around and proceeded to head back down. Going down was more difficult, in that he couldn't quite figure it out. He basically just stepped out from one stair to the next, and he would have crashed into them, face first, had he not had such a strong grasp on my fingers. He did that for about 20 minutes straight until I was finally able to distract him with something else.

2. He's also learned to climb up onto the couch. That was another last-week development. Once on the couch, he tried to just simply walk off of it and would have fallen on his face had I not, again, been there to catch him. (See? This mommy thing is pretty important.)

3. He can say Mama, Dada, Nana, dog ("da"), and duck ("duh"). He will occasionally wave hello and goodbye, but typically, when anyone says "Goodbye," he blows kisses. It's almost automatic. Sometimes, he won't even look at you when you tell him bye bye, but he will blow you kisses, even with his back turned.

4. He's also been giving out plenty of real kisses. This began a week ago Saturday (the 13th) when we were leaving my friend Chalyn's garage sale. She told him goodbye, and he leaned over and gave her a kiss. He did the same to Shelly that night, and he's since given kisses to, not only family and friends, but people he's just met for the first time. What a sweet, precious, affectionate little boy.

5. He's got to be going through some kind of developmental milestone or something, because it's been nearly impossible to get him to go to sleep at night. Typically, when he does finally fall asleep, he sleeps all night, but it'll take me anywhere from 45 minutes to two hours just to get him down. No idea what's going on, but I hope it stops soon. Momma needs her rest.

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