We had such a fun month with Chase. I swear he was teething the whole month and we didn't get much sleep, but oh well! We celebrated our first St. Patrick's Day, played with Grandpa, and played at the park with friends!
The most exciting thing for us this month was Chase WALKING! He started off taking a few steps at the beginning of the month and now he can walk across a room! He gets the biggest smile on his face and it is so cute! He also tried opening the doors a few times. He stoops from a standing position. My mother-in-law decided he must get his coordination from me because her boys crawled and walked later.
Wherever he gets it, his strength and motivation never cease to surprise me. This month I realized he is intrinsically motivated, which I love. I can tell you no one is telling him pick up the heaviest toy you have and try and walk. That's all him! We also saw his persistence and determination. Right now he is usually determined to get other kid's sippy cups or something he isn't supposed to do but I say some day that persistence will get him a job!
I say Chase is the strong silent type because where he is advanced in his gross motor skills he seems a little behind in his verbal. He babbles all day long and every once in awhile he makes sounds that sound like words we say but the only word he consistently says is dada. We've heard dog and cat but I think it is just a coincidence. I swear he thinks my name is Ed.
No one can make Chase giggle like his Daddy. No one can rock Chase to sleep but his Mommy. He cried for the first time in a store this month. It was a combination of seperation anxiety, being tired, and I took something away from him. People probably thought it was crazy that I didn't know what to do, but my baby never cries!
Everyone tells me how tall he is. He's in size 4 diapers. We think he's probably 24-25 pounds. The sleeves on his 12 month shirts are too short.
Just in the last few days Chase has decided he doesn't want to be spoon fed. He still isn't eating very many finger foods but we tried the pouch things last night and he loves them! We are still trying to get him to drink from the sippy cups we have been given. I think I might try a straw one soon.
I can't believe how fast time has flown by!