With all the baby tracking, I feel like I haven’t highlighted my Little Man enough. I mean, he’s the one who started it all, so there’s plenty of him strewn throughout my blog posts, but not much in the past few months. I’ve talked about the boys together, Little Hiccup’s developmental milestones, and me but what about my big boy?
My sweet LM’s turned into such an inquisitive, thoughtful, and creative little boy. He’s outgrown, “NO!” (to some extent) and grown into “Uuum… no, dank you!”. It may be the same thing, but at least I know he’s listening and considering his options most of the time now. He does still love to yell, “NO DAAAADYYYYY!” when Hubby does something silly like sing or dance or ask him too many questions.
As for speech and what he’s saying now, his vocabulary expands more and more every.single.day. I’ve been caught off guard by the things he says so many times already. I love that he calls every meal “bopbest” (aka breakfast). I love that he doesn’t just want “bopbest”, he wants mommy and daddy (and Rue and Abby – the pets) to “eat bopbest”, too. I love that he gasps with excitement at his favorite scenes the movies he loves, like How to Train Your Dragon and Babe. I love that he says, “Bush Baby” so clearly when we read What do you do with a tail like this? and “baby giraffe” when we watch Lion King.
Little Man loves his role as big brother. He calls his little brother “baby [insert name here]”. He asks if Little Hiccup’s “eyes open” when he wakes up in the morning and wants to tell him good morning and give him a kiss. When I put LH on the floor, he loves to get down next to him and play with him. If I hand LH one of LM’s toys, he gets so excited that he can play with the toy. I’ve been amazed at his willingness to share with his little brother and I don’t really expect that to last, but I’m so happy to see it just the same.
My Little Man reminds me what a blessing it is to stay home with him and his brother every day. I love our relationship. He’s my little buddy.