Tuesday, October 18, 2011

More Changes...

It's amazing how quickly things change once the ball starts rolling. I guess it was around when he started standing up that his progress started accelerating. So, in the interest of trying to remember when these things happen, I'm going to write a post about it.

As you can see in the video above, he is desperately trying to crawl. Though I think it's more that he's trying to stand. Nowadays when I try to hold him he squirms out of my arms because he wants to be on the ground. But not sitting on the ground, and not on his tummy...no, he wants to stand and walk. So I hold his hands and we stand. And walk. And walk. We walk around the living room, around the kitchen, around the background. He is delighted so it's really cute to see. What's not so cute is my excruciating back pain after so much time bending over. But soon he'll be walking on his own so I'll enjoy this.

I know I said he squirms out of my arms and that's the majority of the time. But he's also started to do this other thing once in a while which is like reach for me and just want to hug me. And, let me tell you, that is awesome. So so adorable.

But his latest move that I find absolutely amazing is that we'll walk around the room and he'll walk over to a book that's on the floor. Then he'll plop down in a sitting position and look up at me like, "now it's time to read mom!" So I read him the book and he smiles and giggles the whole time. And when we get to the end? He picks it up and urges me to read it again. It's just very rudimentary communication but I am in awe that we are actually communicating! And it's because he loves reading which is so great. (Though not surprising since I was such a book addict when I was a kid.) Can't wait to see what he does next!


  1. This is such a sweet post, Lisa - I love how it perfectly describes some of the best things they do when they're little (and that you can't help but miss when they get older), as well as the excitement of what you have to look forward to :) Like I've said, for everything that you have to give up as they grow, you get something new and just as endearing.

  2. oh man, the back pain from "walking" these little shrimps around! i know everyone says they're not in a hurry for their kids to walk, but i'm in the opposite camp. violet is taking her sweet time, and i'm like, let's do this already! and she's still a featherweight, can't imagine if she weighed a lot. i'm glad to see jack is well on his way, sweet video.

  3. in case you thought you had another friend with a kid named violet, that was me logged into one of my many other gmail accounts. :-)

  4. Wow he really is growing up!! So adorable and certainly communicating with you :)
    He is quick at learning by the sounds of it!!
    Love the video xo