Who is this Non-Baby?
Like copying my faces, kind of.
He makes the sounds for 5 different animals: dog, elephant, horse, lion, bear, oh my!
We skyped with my parents today and after we hung up, he blew them a kiss. That was new.
He's been shaking his head no for a long time, but now nodding yes is an option too.
As exciting as it is to have all these momentous changes taking place, I will admit I'm a little bit terrified. This is when we scar him for life, right? Some tiny thing we say or do at this point in his life is what he'll be telling his therapist 30 years from now. Mindful parenting was so much easier when he wasn't obviously copying every single thing I do.
It's so easy for me to fall out of each present moment that flows easily from one to the next and into being overwhelmed by what each moment adds up to over the course of a childhood.
It's exhilarating, and terrifying, and I wouldn't trade it for anything else in the whole world, ever.