Babies are…interesting

Posted October 17th, 2010 by Aaron

It’s been a couple of months since I last posted anything.  Not for a lack of want, I assure you.

Two weeks after Luke’s birthday, he started walking.  I don’t mean he was mostly crawling and wanted to walk a little bit.  He did that for a couple of days.  I mean, he took off walking, and ever since then, he refuses to crawl.

I feel like I make him sound like Forest Gump when I describe him like that.  He didn’t just keep running and running and one day stop.  He takes breaks every now and then.

What else has been going on over the last couple of months?  I guess the most recent thing that gave me the idea for the title is, we went to my mom’s yesterday.  It was a great time.  We met her new boyfriend/manfriend/main squeeze.  My grandmother was there, whom I haven’t seen in too long.  My sister, her husband, and their daughter was there.  It was a great time, and a good gathering.  In fact, we’re going to do something similar again next weekend.

For a little while, Luke was a little reserved.  He didn’t say anything.  He didn’t do anything.  He just sat there.  After about an hour or so, we gave him a bottle.  After drinking it, he became a new man!

He was the life of the party!  He was talking, petting the cats, walking around, peeing his pants!  He was a crazy man!  This is the interesting part though:

He was talking to everybody, depending on who was around.  I noticed that his speech pattern, or babble pattern, was different.  At least it seemed different to me.  He was telling my family different things than what he usually tells me and Sarah.  I was fascinated!  I eves dropped to see if I could tell what juicy tidbits of his life he was passing on to everybody around him.  Of course I couldn’t…

He was making eye contact with people.  I noticed that he would focus on specific people, and then he would tell them a story or something.  it was very heartwarming for me to see him interact with my family like that.  He spends a lot of time with Sarah’s family and very little time with mine.  Not their fault of course.  We’re not exactly reclusive, but we’re a far cry from being social butterflies.

The fact that babies interact differently with different people is something that I find pretty intriguing.  To me it really shows personality and intelligence.  Luke definitely has a shy personality.  He goes through phases where he’s less shy though.  He’s currently going through one of those “less shy” phases right now.  I love it.

Aside from that, I know there’s more that he’s been doing from a developmental standpoint.  Things like identifying his head, belly, lips, and saying certain words as well as mimicking sounds and actions.  But it’s difficult to convey two months worth of development in a single post.  It’s also amazing to me that there has been so much change over the past couple of months that I can’t describe it.

Babies are interesting, but they’re also wonderful.  My life has been so much better since we’ve had little Lucas.


2 Responses to “Babies are…interesting”

  1. steven wilson

    It was enjoyable sharing the moment with you all.It was nice getting to meet all of you.Looking forward to the weekend.

    Your moms main squeeze

  2. Michelle

    We had a great time. Was so glad to see Luke walking. Enjoyed seeing him pet the cats. Really enjoyed his stories. He is an awesome little guy.
    Looking forward to Saturday the 23rd.