Saturday, June 28, 2008
Fifteen Months Ago...
Adam was born 15 months ago -- today. It's so cliche, but time has really flown by...
I remember the first three months of his life going by soooo slowly... probably since I was up 22 out of 24 hours each day!!! He also didn't do much then, of course, except eat (when his reflux wasn't acting up), spitting/throwing up (that fun reflux!)or sleep. He started smiling around six weeks (at the animals hanging on his pack & play -- see photo on side -- "Adam at 6 weeks") and rolled over from his tummy to his back at 10 weeks. Ironically enough,he hated tummy time then (enough so that he rolled over at 10 weeks!) until he could completely lift his head up/do a "mini push-up" at 3 months and has not been on his back for more than a few minutes since then!
LL's real personality started to emerge at three months. He started smiling and laughing non-stop (see photo on side -- Adam at 3 months) and loved playing on his floor mat, swatting at his toys. Around four months, he learned to roll over from his stomach to his back and, seriously, he has not stopped moving since then. He started off with some log rolling and by five months, he was "scooting" (stomach crawling) all over the place. At eight months he was crawling and pulling up to stand by 8.5 months. He was an "expert crawler" by 9 months and started cruising at 10 months. He started taking steps at 11 months and began to walk right around his first birthday. He has just begun to climb on furniture and began "baby running" last month. Since I didn't start this blog until he was 10 months old, I thought I'd catch you guys up a bit. :) Can you tell I'm a little nostalgic today?
Anyway, back to the present. Adam is a true delight... he is hilarious, sweet, affectionate, opinionated (seriously) and very curious. And so incredibly cute (not that I'm biased, of course). He is happy 99% of the time and when he's not happy, believe me, you know it! He is very active but he also enjoys "quiet time" playing with his toys, reading his books, or talking to his doggies (speaking of doggies, he got a new one today (a tiny little "Spunky" rattle) in honor of his 15th month birthday).
LL is very talkative and really impresses us with his expanding vocabulary. On a daily/hourly basis he says mama, dada, baba (bottle) and up. He also says these words fairly regularly: doggy (of course), ducky, bye (in a really loud voice... sometimes with a wave), airplane (that's a new one, he'll actually point to planes and say it), keys, bus (he loves his toy bus) and monkey (the boy loves animals!).
He has also said balloon, bucket, blocks, ball (he likes "b"s!), truck, grass, popper (as in his corn popper -- a new favorite toy) and repeats at least 50% of what you say. He knows about eight animal noises and he loves to sing! He knows most of the letters/words to the alphabet song and to "Baa Baa Black Sheep". His favorite number (okay, the only number he knows) is three and if you ask him how many of something he has, the answer is always "three"! We *love* hearing him talk... he has such an adorable little voice and speaks so clearly.
I apologize for discussing (err...bragging) about Adam so much but this will be his "baby book" and I so wish I had started this blog when he was born. Anyway, as you can see, we are truly enjoying our little guy. Don't get me wrong, he can definitely be a *handful* at times but then he'll give you his amazing smile (full of teeth -- 12 at last count!) and Steven and I just melt. One last thing, when you ask Adam "Who does Mama love?" he says "Ada" (for Adam) or "Dada". Yes, we've trained him well. :) We thank our lucky stars every day for being blessed with such an amazing little love fifteen months ago.