Wednesday, December 27, 2006

It Walks!

Our son, Alex, has begun to walk. He's still at the stage where he only takes two or three steps before losing his balance, but you have to start somewhere. He also is managing to stand unaided for however long he manages to not notice he's doing it. So far the longest duration seems to be about 15 seconds. He also likes to push around his cousin Jack's walker and is just pleased as punch with it until he hits the wall - he doesn't know how to steer yet.

Here's a quick rundown of his vocabulary:

Kat (whispered for some reason) = cat
Guh or Daaa = dog
dat = that (?)
ba ba ba = bye (he's learned to wave, sometimes at himself)
muh muh muh... = I'm upset (unfortunately, it doesn't yet mean "mom")
da = dad (maybe)

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Updates

Hi, it's me again. I just rediscovered that I actually have a Blogger account, so I guess I'll blog some. My son is 11 months old as of yesterday and we're coming up on his first Christmas. We got him a FisherPrice piano and a bouncing Tigger thingamajig. The wife and I in a fairly typical failure of delayed gratification went ahead and exchanged gifts last night. The rationalizations were many, but the clincher was "If we exchange gifts now, we can put our full focus on our oblivious 11-month-old" - followed closely by "Hey, it's just an arbitrary date, after all"

That's all.