I feel like I’ve been waiting so long for William to take first definitive steps. He definitely has the hang of holding onto furniture with one hand and taking tentative steps, which JoAnna from our church’s nursery calls cruising.
As far as talking, he’s still in streams of close to words, yet we have a lot of time paying attention to what he’s almost saying. Matt likes to see if he can say something similar to “om nom nom” when he eats. He is saying nom a bit in strings.
I love the expressions on his face. Here he was shaking his head no, and though I am as far as I know the only one to hear him say no here and there, I’m convinced he is saying it, even if he doesn’t mean it the way I would.
Earlier today William said what sounded like mama (a bit like ma meh) for Candy and later today said it for us a few times as well.
Since reading is a tool that helps children learn, Matt and I took turns reading to William tonight. He used voices while reading Goodnight Moon including that of Darth Vader and Christopher Walken.
I’m not sure William noticed how unusual the voices and tones his daddy was using, but he did seem into the book.
He really liked the bright colors on the pages as well.
We look forward to hearing William say more words and phrases in the future as well.