...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!