Friday, June 11, 2010
Your Uncle WHO?
Colt is the absolute cutest thing. (I promise soon, very soon, I will post more pics of him - I've been doing a terrible job downloading them from the camera!)
He is still the marathon sleeper! He is asleep at 5:00pm every evening - any later than that and we're just asking for a meltdown. He wakes up every morning around 5:15-5:30 and has a 20 minute conversation with himself (I think he's mentally preparing for the day, but who knows!) and then he's ready to be out of the crib and on with breakfast! He takes two pretty reliable naps every day - one around 9:00am and the other around 1:00pm - and each usually lasts at least an hour! He's growing like a weed, getting much taller and thinner.
He's trying very, very hard to walk and skip that whole crawling thing. He can pull himself up and hold on to your fingers, but his walking mostly consists of throwing his body side to side and dragging his legs along instead of picking each of his feet up. Yesterday he started doing this thing while sitting where he reaches sideways, plants one hand on the floor, kicks his legs out to the side and scoots sideways like a crab. It's pretty effective and hysterical to watch too! He can move a little! Crawling is just around the corner! Ikes...
He loves to bang things now and make noise. He thinks it's hysterical! Empty bottles, wooden spoons, balls. Anything and everything gets knocked around. I can just see it now: "Can I have a drum set? Please?!" Let's hope not.
By far the funniest thing are his conversations with himself and other people. He understands the concept of talking, but can't really make any words yet. At least I didn't think so....
A few days ago we had the following conversation:
Me: "Momma. Momma. Momma. Momma. Say Momma!"
Colt: "Da da da da da da da."
Me: "Dadda. Dadda. Dadda. Dadda. Say Dadda!"
Colt: "Ma ma ma ma ma ma ma."
Me: "Momma. Momma. Momma. Momma. Say Mommy!"
Colt: "Da da da da da da. Da da da."
Me: (playing along) "Ok. Say Dadda. Dadda dadda dadda."
Colt: "Ma ma ma ma ma."
Still in earshot, but out of visual range, I hear Colt continue the conversation with himself:
Colt: "Ma ma ma da da da duh duh duh ma ma buh buh buh blah blah blah" then, in a voice I've never heard from him - some low, gravelly, poltergeist like voice he goes (and I'm not exaggerating here) - "Uuuuuncle Tedddd." I run out of the bathroom, horrified, and there he is - still sitting there, playing with his toys, mumbling "Ma ma da da duh duh ma ma."
Me: "Uncle Ted?"
Colt: "Da da ma mah mah mah."
Me: "Who's Uncle Ted?"
Colt: "Mah mah ma ma da da da!"
So, we have deduced a few things: Although he can make both the "ma ma" and "da da" noises, he can't put either of them together to say "Momma" or "Dadda" just yet. And, when he does get around to it he may be totally confused about which of us is, in fact, the Momma and Dadda. The Uncle Ted thing though? Totally unexplainable. We don't know anyone named Ted. There's no one at daycare named Ted. In fact, I've never even met anyone named Ted. Very, very strange.