This month you have figured out how to stand all by yourself. I thought it was still a few weeks away only to turn around and find you standing up in the middle of the lounge room. You won't do it when your Dad or I are next to you, only if we're on the other side of the room. This makes it kinda hard to capture on video to show your grandparents!
You will walk when we hold one of your hands but you're not ready to do it by yourself just yet. I can see you thinking about it; you look down, you look at where you want to go and then wriggle your leg... then you get a bit unsteady and sit down. It's won't be so scary for much longer, little one, you'll get there.
For almost a month now you've been responding really well to your Auslan signs. When we sign milk you crawl over at lightening speed to me and start pulling at my top - sometimes you'll do the sign yourself too which makes me so happy! The other sign you recognize, not surprisingly, is food; you shoot off to your highchair and try to climb in, complaining loudly if we're not quick enough to start shoveling the veges in.
You've got the hang of 'Mum' 'Dad' and 'Bub' but last week after a breastfeed I plonked you on your Dad's lap and rushed off before I could hear you say 'Milk milk' to your Dad. He got very excited and shouted out "Tricky just said 'Milk milk' I can't believe it!". He was so proud and I was a little sad I'd missed it. But then that night when we scooped you up out of the bath and handed you your duck to chew on while we dressed you, you said "Duck". Daddy and I looked at each other in shock, two new words in one day! But you haven't said them again since that first time... maybe the duck got your tongue?
This month you also went on a plane! You were an absolute star and batted your lashes at some of the flight crew, making them swoon all over you and bring you toys. Even though you won't remember it, you had a great little holiday and had lots of fun spending so much time with Daddy.
We're still visiting your Perth Pop every day and you have him wrapped around your tiny little finger - if he could, he would give you the world. It makes me so happy to see you enjoying each others' company, laughing and playing, even swimming together.
Another month of discoveries awaits you, my beautiful boy; can't wait to see what they are.
Love Mama xxx
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