Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A Mason Post!

My monkey boy is growing up so fast!

Let me start off by saying I was going to wait to write an update post until I could post photos to go along with it. My camera is broken right now, and I'm having serious withdrawals. So, pics will have to wait, but the update can't. ;-)

Mason is an official walker. He isn't walking all over the place, but he takes 2-6 steps in between furniture or people, or just in an open room. He will pull himself up to stand, and then just turn around and walk until he loses his balance and falls down, or something gets in his way and trips him up. He is so cute toddling around like he does! 

He also has so many words! He says da da, daddy, mama, hi, bye bye, night night, yeah, no, love you, jenn, hair, more, and a few others that I can't think of right now. When he gets mad, wants attention, or sees food that he wants, he makes a yelling/squawking noise. It's annoying, but cute at the same time. :-)

He is such an active baby! He crawls all over the place when he isn't trying to walk, and he is one FAST boy! His newest accomplishment is his yoga pose he just mastered. He does "downward facing dog" ALL the time now and let me tell you...it is the CUTEST thing in the WORLD! I can't wait to get my camera working again and get some photos of it...it's priceless! 

He still enjoys eating....a lot. There isn't anything this boy won't eat! He recently discovered m&m's and can't get enough of them...when we let him have them or he sneaks them...somehow. ;-) 

He also recently tried watermelon and absolutely LOVED it! That's definitely a new favorite for him!

Mason is a very happy baby. He is always smiling and laughing and content. 

He gets fussy or cries when he gets hungry, wants some milk, or is over tired. And speaking of being tired...he is *finally* sleeping through the night! I can't complain too much! 

I just can't believe how much he has grown and developed in such a short time. It's amazing for me, because I have had it both ways with my children. I had preemies with the twins, so I had the chance to see how they developed at certain points in their life, and when they hit certain milestones and other things. With Mason, he had an extra 6 weeks to cook in mama's belly (he was a week late!), so he had plenty of time to grow nice and strong and mature, and he is just a perfect textbook baby. He has hit every milestone right when "the books" or "the professionals" say milestones should be hit, or he has mastered them before the time frame to expect them to be met. He does so much more and has so many more words at 13 months than the twins had at even 18 months. It's amazing to see the contrast and to see the differences in each. It's an understatement to say how rewarding it has been to see the twins develop into the little people they are today, and to see Mason develop and grow into the little man he is today, and I can't wait for the next several months and see how must more all 3 of my children grow and change in different ways.

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