Thursday, December 31, 2009

Leaps and Bounds!

Jordan, up north, sitting in the rocker that was my mom's when she was a baby.

As 2009 draws to a close, so does Jordan's eleventh month. On Jan. 7, he will officially be 11 months old and then, on Feb. 7, 2010, watch out world! My baby will be one!

How did that happen so quickly?

It seems like no time at all has passed since that day in the hospital when he was born. What happened to the baby days? We are oh so close to toddlerhood. As a matter of fact, he has taken his first tentative steps in the past few days. The first time was up north at my mom and dad's, but I didn't see it. Hubby said he was basically in the process of falling when he took a step. Then, today, he was standing there in the kitchen and I had something he wanted--a piece of popcorn. He took one step with his right foot before slowly lowering to his knees so he could crawl to me. It's coming, friends, and soon. My baby is about to walk.

He's also started doing a lot of other things in the past week.

He "talks" a lot now. No real words yet, though a few weeks ago he was saying "uh-oh." He babbles constantly though. It's really cute. He actually says "goo-goo."

He also learned to wave and clap his hands in the past week. And today, I think, he signed "more" three times when I was feeding him. I did it first, though, signing and asking "Do you want more?" and he'd mimic the motion with his hands. I haven't practiced signing with him a lot, so it's good if something has soaked in!

Another really great thing he's done in the past week is that if I ask him for a kiss, he'll lay one on me. Oh, they make me melt! LOVE those baby kisses!

One thing's for sure, the next few months will be full of fun action with my growing, curious little boy.

I don't know if we're going to do anything big for his first birthday. We had a swim party for Logan's first, but I had a LOT of friends who had babies within a month of me having Logan, so he had lots of baby friends. Poor Jordan doesn't have any friends his age. When he's older, though, I think it would be fun to have a sledding party at the park, with cocoa and donuts instead of cake and ice cream.

So, as 2009 ends, I'm looking back fondly on those fleeting infant months and looking forward to 2010 when my littlest baby turns 1 and my oldest baby turns FIVE!!!! (Five? really? How on EARTH did THAT happen?!?!?!?)

Have a safe and happy New Year's Eve. Hope tomorrow dawns bright for you!