Monday, July 26, 2010

Toddlers are like that drunk college friend

Have you ever noticed that?

They are so much fun, they are always dancing around, doing something crazy.

They fall over and trip all the time, and they act like it's no big deal.

They talk a ton but don't make much sense and you say "that's great honey" even though you don't have a clue what they are talking about.

They can go from laughing to crying in under a second.

They will randomly get naked and run through the house.

They need your help putting them to bed.

They will randomly give you hugs in the middle of a conversation and tell you they love you.

If you take their drink away from them, they freak out.

They will talk to anybody, doesn't matter if they've never met before.

Your needs are completely none of their concern.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

A younger cousin!

Jack now has a little boy cousin! George Henry Harris was born late Wednesday night and weighed 7 lbs 9 oz. He's perfect and cute and cuddly.

I headed down to be there with them but the little guy was in a rush and arrived just 20 minutes after they got to the hospital. But I got to go down the following day and do his first photo session as well as get in lots of snuggle time.

I forget how tiny they are when the are fresh.

Jack is expecting an additional younger cousin sometime in late December or early January.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Language Burst

I might at some point sit and blog about the craziness of the hospital. About how I completely lots it with a tech, how I got the doctor on the phone one night at 9 pm when they told us our scan was being pushed back, and about how he went into the hospital in ketosis on his regular diet when part of the reason for being there was to get him into ketosis under supervision. I also don't have a lot of free time because of the hours every night I spend preparing his food. But for now, I wanted to write about Jack talking!

I don't think most people would understand him and half the reason I understand him is because he does the sign with what he says! I can't even tell you how excited I am about it. I've been working with him for the last 6 months on signing and he's finally starting to pick up on them and mimic them.

He's been doing the sign for "more" for a while now. Then in the hospital he started doing the sign for bubbles and saying it too. It sounds more like "ubble" but when he does the sign and says it, it's pretty clear. He will even ask for them by doing the sign. Very cute.

The other thing he's been saying is "uh-oh" and even though it's very unclear and more of a noise than a sound he does it when he throws something on the floor. It was very cute in the hospital when we were down in prep area for his scan and he had a bucket of blocks and would throw them on the floor, say "uh-oh" and see how many nurses he could get to play his game. It's not so cute at the dinner table, more annoying.

And the last sign and word that he picked up is "all done". He will do the sign and day "ahh duu" or that's what it sounds like. I don't think anyone would recognize any of these as words but we're calling his first official word Bubbles and his little voice is so cute.