LEAPS AND BOUNDS

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John Luke has grown by leaps and bounds in the last few weeks and is in to everything!!  He is pulling up in his crib, crawling all over the place, and even saying momma.  It sounds more like ma ma ma, ma-ma.  Josh and I will talk to him and say ma ma, or da da.  We’ve had this joke going to see which he would say first.

He is learning to clap his hands, and loves to clack his tongue.  He is definetely learning his voice.  When he gets really happy he will screech and scream excitedly.  He’s even been a little hoarse lately discovering all the sounds he can make with that little voice box of his.

We’ve had to drop the crib twice already.  We noticed one day he was trying to pull up in his crib, so we dropped the mattress.  It’s a good thing.  The very next day he figured out how to pull up all the way.  We decided to drop the mattress to the lowest level to be safe.  He was already peering over the side trying to figure out a way to get out!

We had kept the camera for the monitor hung to the side of his crib.  He got curious about it one day and pulled the camera into the crib, then started using it for a teether.  I kept hearing a noise from the nursery, so I looked at the monitor and saw his eyeball staring right into the camera.  He had pulled it into himself and started gumming it.  The camera has since been moved to the dresser.

He is fascinated with opening and closing drawers and cabinets in the kitchen and bathrooms, so we put safety locks on this week.  We left one cabinet with Tupperware so he will still have a cabinet to play in.

I think he’s going to like camping in tents someday.  He loves to crawl under things.  One of his favorite things to do is crawl under his swing, or under the coffee table to play.  Since he has outgrown his swing (we boxed it up this week), and he keeps hitting his head on the coffee table, we bought him a play tent with a tunnel for the family room.

People tell me we are getting to the fun age.  I love watching his personality develop and seeing what he likes and doesn’t like.  Hearing his words for the first time, etc.  Josh and I noticed tricycles at a department store the other day, and talked about how much we have to look forward to in the coming years.  The fun (and trials) have only just begun…pic1 pic2

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