|Your first time crawling around in (and eating) the grass!|
I'm so glad I'm not going through that again right now! Instead, your Papa and I get to play with and talk to you and basically just love you to pieces. You're so smart and (almost all of the time) very fun to be around, that I can hardly stand it. You got two new teeth this month, bringing the total to six. The top left central incisor came in the first week of this month, then the top right one appeared in the last week. I have to say, it was pretty fun to see you grinning with just three teeth on top: it was lopsided and adorable. You like to chomp those teeth together sometimes, which gives me the willies.
|You love to figure out how things work.|
One of the areas I'm still totally surprised and delighted about is your language development. You could already say "Mama" last month, and shortly after I wrote the ten month update, you said your second word, "Eddie," which is of course, the name of one of our cats. (I don't think Papa's too upset at getting ranked below the cat, but maybe you could throw him a bone and say Papa sometime soon, ok?) So you can say Eddie, which sounds like "ee-dah" or "ee-dee," though you say it to refer to either of the cats, so you might just think that "Eddie" means "cat," which is definitely true in our house. More recently, you have started to say what seems to be "Hi, Daniel." Since we say that to you all the time, you seem to think that's how we greet each other. It sounds like "eye-da-dah." Also, you have definitely started to associate head shaking (side-to-side) with the word "no," and you've started to shake your head and say "mo," though we're not sure yet if you really mean "no" or not. These developments seem early to me, but you've always been very vocal, so it also feels pretty natural. I love seeing how excited you get when you say something and one of us repeats it back to you, and you know we understand. How very fun!
Witnessing your experience of this magnificent world is truly a joy and a privilege. Here's to this wild ride!