The night before last, Adam and I had gotten both kids to bed and were enjoying our short, exhausted moments together at the end of the evening, when we heard giggling coming from Miles in the bed. A lot of it. I cannot say how lovely it was to hear him laughing in his sleep. I like to think that it is a sign of a good life.
We cosleep still. I am grappling with him being my last child and the sadness of not having another baby. If logic had any place in the matter I would not feel this sadness at all. But I wished to stay home with him his first 6 months at least, and in my heart I feel as though I missed a lot of the little baby cuddle time with both children, in those very first days. So, we cosleep, and I know by looking at June that this time too will be over so quickly. He will be sleeping on his own before we know it. There are no do-overs with children. I am not ready to rush it just yet.
We still nurse. (Which he calls Boo-Boos, as June did, or else "Mii" since, Milk is hard to say.) He very adamantly expects nursing when we reunite in the evenings. Having been through this before with June I just adore it the second time over. Except at times when we are sleeping and I get a good sense of what it must be like to be a mama-cat, as Mr. Claws scratches me both with his toe and fingernails.
He adores books. Some of his favorites are Go Dog Go! And the Eric Carle book From Head to Toe.
He is very active and always likes to figure things out. Yesterday I loved watching him figure out how to squeeze a lime onto his dinner after I had done the same to mine. He has already figured out how to squeeze a few kinds of bath toys so that they squirt water, which took June ages to figure out. He walks, runs, and climbs quite well. Climbing the stairs, into the dishwasher, onto various pieces of furniture. He uses a fork and spoon, particularly at school, since it took us a while to try it at home. He loves sitting at June's princess table to eat. Another favorite thing is chewing on toothbrushes.
He's made a very cozy home in all our hearts.
P.S. Peep Junie's 14 month post, here.