Monthly Archives: December 2007

Merry Christmas!

Noah did a great job opening gifts. We let him get a headstart last week with one of the packages when he started showing interest.

The practice paid off and by Christmas morning, he was up to the challenge and knew just what to do. He didn’t make it through the whole pile by himself, but he did a great job for a first-timer.

SCREEECH!

Noah is fascinated with outlets and anything that might be plugged into them. He’s also mesmerized by the digital alarm clock in our bedroom. Oh, and he loves to push buttons. That combination means that our Carbon Monoxide monitor with digital readout is irresistable. The worst part is that it makes a long ear-piercing beep when you press the “test” button, and Noah has quickly figured out how to do that! I thought for sure the noise would scare him away from ever doing it again, but NO.

Should I post an audio clip so you can get the full experience?

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Walking By Christmas?

One of my friends in the computer and I have started a bet about which of our six-month olds will be walking first. (I’m not sure it’s a bet I want to win!) Her little guy is cruising around the coffee table already. Noah is standing up and letting go with both hands. I think it will be a tight competition.
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I’ve been told — by a pediatric physical therapist, no less — that “walking” is SIX steps.

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For the last 3 or 4 days, when I go to spray Noah’s nose with saline before bedtime, he just sits really still and patiently lets me do it. Same with the blue sucker bulb. It’s freaky — he used to scream and twist and bury his face where we couldn’t get to it! It’s like he’s all grown up and knows it’s good for him. So weird. Yesterday I was doing the sucker bulb and he grabbed for the tip, and I thought he’d stick it in his mouth (all little boys eat their boogers, right?), but he gently stuck it back in his nose. How bizarre!!!!!!!!!! Maybe he was aiming for his mouth and he missed!

He’s also become a little more destructive. Not intentionally, I’m sure; he’s just learning to throw his weight around. Here he sits in the middle of his play gym, after pulling it down around himself and yanking the windchimes off:

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One more thing that I just have to share – Noah LOVES it when I sing Christmas carols to him. He grins ear to ear. I guess I do more singing in December than usual! Hope you all are having a merry season too!