Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Happy Clapper! Nate at 14 months

On the 20th of this month (nate was exactly 14 months) he started clapping! So he adds that to the little collection of things he can do; waves bye-bye (along with a verbal 'aaaayyy!' everytime!) and he signs for 'more' and 'eat' and 'sleepy'. He says 'mama' and 'dada' and 'baba' and knows what 'gimme a kissie' means FOR SURE. (it means lean into mommy's face and get it all wet). He rocks back and forth and laughs whenever we say, 'rock-y rock-y!' because he thinks that's play time. He also loves to play hide-and seek with Andrew, and giggles and squeals whenever Andrew hides and then pops up from behind the couch. His physical therapy on Monday went really well! We are working on stregthening his side muscles so he can bend from side to side and lift himself back into a sitting position. He gets himself to all fours and can scoot back a little bit, but hasn't quite got the forward motion just yet. But he makes such wonderful progress in so many little ways. Thank God for you, little nate. You are our treasure. Merry Christmas!

1 comment:

  1. It is good to see our children make progress and learn new "tricks". I have enjoyed reading your blog. I am Jay, father of 5 of which the last one was born with Down syndrome. It is also nice to read about your faith.