.....A new baby is not the only new thing going on here. My other little man is growing by leaps and bounds (developmentally anyway - not so much physically). It seems jealousy is not the only thing a new brother inspires. It's almost as if Drew senses that this new "creature" is trying to catch up to him and he is determined to race on ahead!
.....Drew has started vocalizing more, he can say "mama" (comes out ma-ba) and "dada" (comes out dee-da) and of course "bubba" (what we call his brother) which he's been saying for ages. He also says "lala" for love you, "buh-kkkccch" (book), "baby" (which he kinda grumbles) and tah (which means tape - he likes to play with the paper tape I use for his tube, weird huh?). He is able to imitate some animal sounds and has a lot more "Drew words" now too. Does anyone know what un-guh means? We just can't figure it out. Drew says it with such intent, it must be something important. He is also signing a lot more now too, we are still working on his hand control but definitely making progress. His latest sign is "help" which is sooooo nice. Now instead of whining when he needs something he puts his hands together and raises them up. It's not a "perfect" sign of course, but I know what he's "saying". I can't tell you how good it feels to see my baby communicate his needs.
.....Our other big news is that Drew can walk! Okay, it's assisted walking, but heck, he's upright, moving his feet, and going. That's walking in my book! His OT (occupational therapist) brought a push-toy walker for him to use. It's the perfect height, and has a nice sturdy frame. Drew loves it! The look of pure joy on his face as he all but ran down the hallway brought tears to our eyes. Yes, his therapist got a little teary eyed too :)
It's not the best picture, but the look of joy is unmistakable.
Now, we just need to figure out how to steer...