Since turning one, Nathan has gone through a number of fairly significant milestones. After the big birthday, I took him off his formula and the very next day I took the bottles away. It's been a transition period for all of us. Nathan has had some restless sleeping nights, which has caused him to be very tired during the day. He has literally fallen asleep while eating and playing! Things were ok the last few nights - we'll have to see if they continue.
Nathan has officially begun to crawl on his hands and knees! I have some video of the first few inches - I'll post it this week. It's just so cute to watch him get around.
Nathan is communicating with sign language!!!!
On his birthday, he began signing. His first two signs are "more" and "eat." It is so heartwarming to see him sign to me. I've been signing to Nathan since he was 6 months old. I sign all sorts of words to him regularly, as do his therapists, but I'm now focusing on the words "drink" and "water, milk, and juice." Once he gets those, I'll begin focusing on words like "help" and "hurt." It's my opinion, these are the most important signs for little ones to know first and then we can work on all the fun signs like "play" and "movie."
On tap this week: a very special video!!! You don't want to miss it!
I'll also be posting on Nathan's one year check-up, the Christening of Lilyana (Nathan's cousin), and Nathan's crawling video.