One afternoon when we were home during his Hand, Foot and Mouth contagious phase, I had to put him in his playpen so I could make a bathroom run. His retaliation was to throw EVERYTHING out. He’s tossed toys before, but this was the first time the playpen was literally empty around him. He was so proud of himself that he gave me a huge, toothy grin. (The funny thing is I have a photo somewhere of me around 2 years old making the EXACT same face).
He loves zooming around with his walker-toy. I’m too lazy to convert the video for the blog, but if you were watching this live, he is FAST! I know, I know, he could/should be walking already. He WAS walking already. Not just while holding on to stuff, but 2 weeks ago he was actually letting go of the walls or whatever and walking to whatever/whoever he wanted to go to. Then he got sick, and he hasn’t wanted to walk since, even though he’s better. I don’t know if he associated the weak/feverish feeling from being sick with walking, but he won’t do it any more. He’ll still be up in a second and cruise around holding onto walls or cabinets, but if you try and walk holding his hand, or stand him up to have him walk from one person to another like he used to, he’ll plop himself right down. If you try a few times in a row to get him to walk he’ll not only resist, but he’ll get really upset and start to cry. I’m not worried- we know he *can* walk, he’s just choosing *not* to. But still, it’s hard for us when we know he was right at the cusp of taking off and running.
He DID accomplish one big milestone while we were home sick, though. He now can eat his meals with a fork and his desserts with a spoon. I need to help him push the fork into his food with enough force to actually spear it, but once the food is stuck on the fork I let go and he brings it right to his mouth without error, and then back to the bowl. The spoon he does great too- although he doesn’t really “scoop” the food so much as he lets the yogurt or applesauce *coat* the spoon then he brings it to his mouth. It gets a little messy, but it’s been 2 weeks and no food has ended up on the floor or walls! That’s good enough for me!
July 29, 2008 at 5:24 am
That little grin is absolutely adorable! I’m sure he’ll be walking in no time at all. Oh and then comes running and climbing. Fun times!
July 29, 2008 at 3:17 pm
Yeah some more baby Jacob pictures lol! These kdis are growing way to fast! omg between him and Sean, it is not allowed!!!
Wait until he is running, then he will tire u out! Sean tires me out, and he is not even my kid lol!!!
Glad he is feeling better!
July 30, 2008 at 5:18 am
How cute! I love that grin. 🙂 It’s so great that he’s feeding himself, and so neatly too. I wouldn’t worry about the walking. Kids often backslide on skills momentarily.
July 31, 2008 at 6:44 am
you should perhaps be happy he is not walking yet- they’re even more trouble when completely freely mobile! 🙂 Cute one, that kid 😉
August 1, 2008 at 11:29 am
You were right. We were due for some Jakob cuteness! 🙂
August 2, 2008 at 4:03 pm
He is such a sweet boy. Love that mischievous grin! How are you feeling?
August 3, 2008 at 11:12 am
What a cutie! Eating with a fork and spoon?? How sweet is that!?!
I can’t believe you can actually get away with leaving him in the playpen! My kids would have FITS whenever I tried putting them in there.
August 13, 2008 at 12:39 pm
Yeah, just wait til he does start walking. There is no walking – it’s RUNNING. He won’t stop. And you’ll miss these days. I surely do. Sean doesn’t stop…!