|I like this picture as he looks younger than 11 months here!All contained in the sling, except for his mondo baby noggin that is :-)|
|Munching on some snacks....|
|LOVES the swing!|
He has been shaking his head NO when he doesn't want something, or is done eating, or while he is getting his diaper changed and doesn't agree with the situation. He also, occasionally, can do the sign for "all done" though this has been hit and miss lately. Also, he has been saying "YA" and I *think* it might actually mean "ya" or yes, or at least a verbal agreement.
He and his brother also have been playing a bit more together, at least when Forrest is in the mood to be gentle and playful. When the mood is right Mr. F loves to pull baby T into his room and shut the door, kind of a little kiddie break away from the parents moment. We love it as the two of them usually last anywhere from 10-20 minutes alone before all hell breaks loose, etc. Forrest loves that Talin is "in his room playing and not crying" and I think Talin loves the POSITIVE attention, (key word, positive!) Sharing is still and probably will become more of a problem. Forrest seems to want everything Talin has, even if it isn't the least bit interesting out of Talin's hands. He usually rips it out of poor T's grasp. We tell him if T's hands are on it, it is his to play with, and he can try to TRADE with T for a different toy. Sometimes works, often not. Also, Talin is getting more of a preference for which toys he really likes. It used to not matter what he played with, but he has gotten a pretty strong grasp lately and will really hang on to a toy he likes if F is trying to pull it a way. Part of me likes that he can stand up for himself now, just a bit, and part of me cringes as I know he will probably begin to mimic Forrest's actions here soon, which unfortunately include hitting, etc. Ahhh well, what can you do except keep trying huh!
Anyhoo, Talin baby is meeting his milestones right on target. And...for an update....we have a WALKER!!!
woohooo, (I think :-)
He decided to take his first, (very teeny tiny) baby step just 1 hour ago. I don't think he's going to be walking laps quite yet as he has become the champion crawler and that seems to suit him just fine. He can catch up with, (or escape from...) his brother much better that way.
Perhaps some walking snipits will be posted soon, we shall seee!