Monday, January 12, 2009

Isaac Update

Isaac is almost 12 months old now. It is so much fun to watch him learn and grow! Everyday there is something new. Here's an update on how he's progressing.
  • Walking (since 10 months, 0 days)
  • Running
  • Dancing (likes to bounce up and down, shake his head, wave his arms)
  • Crawling up stairs (since about 6 months)
  • Crawling up the slide on our play equipment (since about 10 months)
He's been talking since about 9 months, I think. These are the words he says, in the order he learned them:
  • Baba (for Caleb)
  • Dada
  • Isaac
  • Hi
  • Uh-oh
  • Mama
  • Bye-bye or bye
  • Nigh-nigh (night-night)
I'll update his stats after his one-year appointment, but right now he's about 22.5 pounds. He gobbles up food so quickly and puts away such a huge quantity of it, it's amazing he doesn't weigh more. He's tall for his age, but I'm not sure how tall he is right now.

His favorite activities:
  • Dancing to music
  • Being carried around
  • Playing with Caleb--they love to each push a walker or wagon and chase each other around the house. Isaac just giggles with delight!
  • Scavenging for food off the floor (he will eat anything!)
  • Playing with cars
  • Handing you toys, then taking them back
  • Being sung to
Things I love about Isaac at this stage:
  • He's super-cuddly and cute
  • His high-pitched squeals and all-out belly laughs
  • He understands a lot of simple statements/commands, so we can "communicate"
Challenges at this stage:
  • Keeping him off the stairs
  • Keeping him away from food crumbs on the floor/keeping the floors spotless (difficult when 2 kids are eating here)
  • Explaining to him that biting is not nice (and trying not to scream at him when he really sinks his teeth into your arm, leaving huge bite marks!)
  • Picking up after him when he decides to empty all the contents of drawers, boxes, bags, etc.


Mandy and Jack said...

Evidently I was a biter too... they say I bit my older brother all the time at that age. Finally they told him he could bite me back (but couldn't leave a mark). Apparently that took care of that right away.

Robin said...

When do I get to see a picture of you Tiffany? I can't tell you when I saw you last. Would love to see ya sometime! Your boys are adorable!