My baby has started doing some things that are reserved for mature toddlers, such as self-feeding with poise. His spoon is now steadily reaching his mouth, albeit empty. It should not matter much because once the shock wears off, he uses the other hand to get the food and lead it to his mouth. His breakfast of eggs and toasts with blackberry preserve this morning was a great example of this. I did not help him once. He would not allow it.
And yesterday evening, he sat for longer than a few minutes to play with his toys. He was even mouthing a few unintelligible words.
Speaking of words, T can now say “go”, “mama”, “daddy”, “gey” (key), “tada” (thank you), “ball”, “Ummm” (delicious), “hello” and “good”. Lately he seems to be more interested in words. He is not saying his brother’s name yet. Ty is anxiously waiting for him to call him by his name. I think he’s reserving it for a special day.
Oh, and he is walking well, jumping off the ground one foot at a time and twirling to ring around the roses. Last night he spun around when Tramond and Ty got home. He squealed and spun. It had all of us laughing.
He’s ready to be a big boy. O so soon! It’s hard to believe he’s already 17 months.
That is until he has one of those big, toddler fits. Who needs to wait until they’re two to show attitude and have meltdowns? Well, I am just glad that I know that this too will pass. Plus, he is too active to stay on the ground for long. He rolls back to his feet before I tell him to pick himself back up. It is quite funny to watch. Not to worry! I hold back the urge to laugh.
I love him so much. Watching him grow before my eyes is bitter sweet. I miss my little baby, but I am overly excited about what is to come. I look forward to the little projects we will work on, and the fun he has yet to have with paint and paintbrushes, sticky glue, felt paper, cars, planes, etc. I look forward to this time with so much excitement.
I can also see the connection he is making with Ty. They get along most days, and together they turn the house upside down in good fun.
It’s getting cold enough to bring out the big jackets. We’ve been enjoying this beautiful Fall weather. Thankfully, we have had some rain, but not enough to keep us indoors every day. And for that we are thankful!