For his whole short life, Nathan has been relatively placid and laid back for many things. But this past month, he has realized that he is an equal member of the family and wants to be heard. Don’t get me wrong, he’s still very content. But when Caleb removes a toy from his blanket, he doesn’t hesitate to make his disapproval known. When I’m holding him and he sees a ball on the floor (his favorite toy bar none), he lunges forward, oblivious to the height, trying to get at the ball. He is days away from crawling and can transition from sitting to hands and knees and vice versa.
Last week, when he was with his daddy in the playroom while I was in the office, he was apparently looking around for me because he said “Mama” for the first time. But as soon as I bounded into the room he stopped saying it, obviously satisfied that I has responded to his summons. His observations of other people is growing. He is finally not so shy any more and will spend a considerable more time with people other than Mom. He loves singing and will get caught up in fits of giggles when we sings the Marching Ants song before bedtime. We have started giving the boys baths together since Nathan is now a solid sitter. A tub full of fun water and his big brother in one spot makes this event a huge highlight of his day. But poor Caleb has to deal with a squealing, splashing baby during his otherwise calm bath time. Caleb’s a good sport though and loves to help scrub him down. Althouh he’s still a big boy, I see him thinning out a bit as he becomes more active. But since Caleb was such a little guy, I predict Nathan catching up to him in no time.