Thursday, January 23, 2014


If you have had babies, you know that they go through crazy developmental spurts completely out of nowhere.  In case you haven't been here long, I have a little guy I call Nemo here on the blog that will be turning one in February.  ONE YEAR OLD.  He is my third and likely last baby so I am trying to soak up every second of him (not unlike what I did with his siblings, really).  And this last week has been one of those bittersweet times where I am reminded that he is getting to be such a big boy already.

Starting last weekend, he has become very inventive when he wants to get to something - usually me or Daddy.  We use a wall of furniture to block his path between the family room, kitchen and laundry room because there is no doorway, just one great room.  Two of the three pieces of furniture are his exersaucer (stuffed with other things because he won't actually go in it anymore) and my older sons train table.  He figured out that he can use the toys on his exersaucer to gain leverage so he can pull himself up and over.  He also realized that it's just so much fun to stand up on top of the table...

Nemo has also figured out that words have power.  He has been saying variations of Mama, Dada, Hi, Bye-Bye and light for a while.  He has now added "Mumum," which seems to mean food of any sort ( and he's eating all kinds of fun things now), and something that means "No," which is now accompanied by head shaking and finger wagging.  It's very cute ;)

And last, but not least, he is walking!  He has been standing steadily for a month or two, so I thought it was going to have happened already, but he gets nervous when the other kids are playing around him.  I totally understand, poor guy.  So now, when he sees that he is on his own or they are busy, he does his thing. Yesterday he took four steps in a row and he seems so much more confident!

I can't believe that this time last year, I was so very pregnant and sick and about to be put on bed rest.  I was sooo ready to have him in my arms and get my body back.  This year was such a BIG year for us and it flew by faster than any other year of my life!  What a blessing Nemo has been - I can't imagine what life would be like without our kiddos <3

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