My baby boy is turning into a toddler right before my eyes! Gone are all traces of his infanthood and they’ve been replaced by pretty mature –and adorable–behaviors. The more Nicholas learns to do, the happier he is. He so wants to be a big boy.
- talks! His first word was definitely Mama. He crawls over to me and uses my legs to help pull himself up to standing and he moans, “mmmmmama, mmmmama”. It’s so adorable and I’ll be the first to admit that I LOVE that his first word was mama!
- loves to wave and say haaaaa (hi).
- cruises the furniture–especially the coffee table. He used to drop down and crawl around to other side but now he’ll side step his way around. The first time he did this Gia was so surprised she yelled, “MOM he’s walking!”. I came running and found him cruising around one of Gia’s stand up toys. I didn’t have the heart to tell her that wasn’t real walking so I just went along with it.
- balances on his feet for a few seconds before he falls.
- loves to point and grunt when he wants something. He’s very good at getting his point across.
- pulls Gia’s hair for fun. He thinks it’s hilarious.
- love to wiggle and dance. He knows the words “wiggle” and “dance” and will do it on command.
- wants to keep up with Gia so badly. He always wants to be near her and he tries so hard to keep up with her. He loves when we play monkey in the middle. Gia and I roll a ball back and forth and he’s the “monkey”. Every so often we let him get the ball and he loves it.
- has 2 or 3 molars coming in and he’s totally miserable.
- last week he had a very high fever fever & his first ear infection 🙁 Poor guy was not a happy camper.
- eats everything and anything. He will not eat babyfood at all. Just like Gia, he’s not a big breakfast eater. He’ll take a few bites of fruit and an ounce or two of his bottle, but that’s about it.
- loves to drink water out of his sippy cup. He also loves cups in general. If he finds one of Gia’s play teacups, he’ll put it to his mouth and tip it up and pretend drink from it.
- gets angry when we say no or take him away from a dangerous activity. He’ll scream and kick and fake cry.
- has major separation anxiety. He sobs when I leave for work. Sometimes he even cries if he’s home with his daddy and not me. It’s so sad!
I cannot believe that in less than a month this little guy will be one. It’s amazing to think that, at this time last year, he was still in my belly kicking away like crazy and I was dreaming about who he was.
For comparison…Gia at 11 months.