I have a real little boy.
B is 9 months old, but he is 9 months going on ten years. At least that's how it feels.
He is SMART.
(Now before you go all, "she's going to call her kid gifted" talk calm yourself....I cognitively know he is no smarter than any other baby....he just seems like it, to me. wink wink)
How did I go from having this little noodle with a wobbly head to having a little boy who does what I say? Unless of course I say "no" and then he laughs at me and does it anyway. Yes he is a 9 month old rebellion, and yes, we are working on that.
I know he is still a baby, but really, I feel like he is becoming a little boy in front of my eyes. It is such a bitter sweet transition.
A few things he is up to:
If we tell him to go "night night" on a pillow/ blanket/ stuffed animal, he will crawl over to it and lay is head down on it.
If we ask him to give (insert any stuffed animal here) a hug, he will put it up to the side of his cheek.
He will pull himself up to stand on anything.
He is completely on table food and has been for almost a month. It is really amazing that he can eat pretty much anything that we do, just in smaller pieces of course.
When he hears music he will wave his arm or bend his knees if he's standing.
He recognizes Elmo and will say his name. (What is it about those sesame street characters? We don't even let him watch tv and he still knows that Elmo guy.)
He has "figured out" how all of his toys work and instead of doing the act that will make the toy light up or sing (i.e. put the coin through the slot) he will just find and push that little hidden button instead. Hey, he gets the same result and it's less work.
Smart little fella I tell ya.