Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Future...

...holds so much for us right now and I can't wait to see what is still yet to come. The past two weeks have been so much fun watching Colin change so fast and I just can't wait for all that we have yet to witness!

It's amazing how you feel so low when things aren't going well (feeding issues) and when they have their "quiet" periods where you don't see much changing and how high you feel when there is something new happening all of the time.

Colin decided it's time to start using his legs more often and he is pulling up to stand on everything....the toilet, the tub, the couch, his easel, us, etc and is even starting to cruise a little bit when he is motivated. We can now practice walking with him where we only have to hold his hands and he will bear all of his own body weight. It has been fun to watch him exploring this new territory!

Colin has also been showing us how his communication is improving. There are so many times in a day where I just can't help but smile because I realize just what he is comprehending or hear the new sound that he is making. He has so much to say, but just needs to connect what he is actually saying in his head to the correct sounds. He is still in the sophisticated babble stage (as you could see in past videos), however, little by little we hear correct sounds emerging.

Although the frustrations at feeding time are still there, they have gotten slightly better now that his most recent teething stage has passed for the time being. He is back to eating all of his same 5 foods, but he IS eating them and starting to take more and more control. We are still going to get the feeding assessment because he still isn't chewing (just munching) and I feel he has significant issues with textures but again, we are at least back to all being able to smile at meal time.

We are only a week and a half out from my due date and I can't wait to see what Colin is going to be like as a big brother. The anticipation is just killing me!

9 comments:

Sweet Pea's Mommy said...

You are right on with how we feels the highs and lows! It's a roller coaster!

I can't wait to see what an amazing big brother Colin will be!!!! Rest now while you can!

Lori said...

Keep working, Colin! You are doing great!
Keeping you all in our prayers as you await your new arrival =)
Can't wait to hear the news!

Nana said...

It is so much fun to watch Colin grow and develop!! We can't wait for the new arrival! Love, Nana

Rochelle said...

Love the new header pic. Oh my goodness he is the cutest. Can't wait to meet baby #2. Colin will be a super big bro!

Deanna said...

I am so happy for you and everything that Colin is achieving. Addison is in a low point where she isn't wanting to do anything that I try to teach her....I hope to someday be back in the "high". I can't wait to see pics of your new little one. Love, love, love the new header pic! (-:

sara p said...

I'm so happy things are going great for you right now!!! way to go little man!!! he is going to be the best big brother:)

Kelley said...

Wow-only 10 days to due date! So exciting! It will be so much fun to see Colin being big brother :)

Wren said...

Way to go Colin you're doing amazing!!! Can't wait to see your new little one; I'm sure Colin will be a great big brother.

Patti said...

LOVE The new header pic as well! And yay for Colin for pulling himself up! :)