Friday, November 30, 2007

what happened to my baby?

In the last two weeks, in no particular order, Gabe did the following:

1. Got another tooth, bringing his running total up to 8 teeth.

2. Learned to lift both arms in response to "How big is Gabriel?"

3. Said "Dada" with a big smile when Josh walked into the room.

4. Learned all the hand movements to the "Itsy Bitsy Spider".

5. Learned the sign for "all done".

6. Started doing the sign for "milk".

7. Sticks out his tongue when you ask him where his tongue is.

8. Hugs on demand, in both Spanish and English.

9. Kisses on demand, in both Spanish and English.

10. Took his first steps! Two toward me (of course trying to get my lunch) and then a couple that night for Josh!

All of these changes are exhilarating, don't get me wrong, but at the same time, they break my heart a tiny bit. Every day Gabe looks less and less like a baby, and more and more like a toddler. He has more hair, more teeth, more personality, and I feel babyhood slipping away from me faster than I can hold it in. Is this what the rest of my life will be like?

Oh, and he climbs slides also. By himself. Yikes!


Knitting Mama said...

Sean has been climbing stairs for a while now, and walking the entire house holding on to all the walls, but no sign of walking yet... though I'm anticipating his first steps! Gabe sounds like a big boy now. Sean's still only got 4 teeth (2 top 2 bottom), I'm amazed that Gabe has 8!! I didn't know that they could have that many at 11 months!

Chatty said...

oh but the little boy he is growing into is just so freaking cute! SO.FREAKING.CUTE that it might be okay.

Steps!! Oh my God!

liz said...

Yes, indeed he is SOOO BIG!

Anonymous said...

Is this what the rest of my life will be like?

Yep. Pretty much. You'd think I'd be used to it by now seeing as my oldest is 11 but nope. I still look at her and marvel at her growth. It's really amazing.

ccw said...

Time passes way too quickly when they are little.

He does not look much like a baby any more but he is so cute!