Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A Day of Firsts

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Every time that Kaleb has a "first" happen, I am reminded that there is also a "last" taking place. Since he is the last little one that we will have, it makes all the things he is learning just a little more special. And at the same time makes me relish each moment for what it is.

Kaleb still isn't talking much at all - and while he's 19 months, I'm not worried much. Because there is enough going on in the house that the poor boy can't compete. Yet.

But tonight the little man sat next to me on the couch and despite the fact that he has ignored the same questions for months now, he decided to answer when I asked him where his nose was. He pointed to it and then clapped for himself. He was his own little cheering squad.

And then he pointed to his ears, hair, eyes, feet, hands, mouth, teeth, bottom...all when I asked, each time clapping when he pointed. Scrunching up that little nose in excitement.

The boy has apparently been holding out on me. Absorbing it all and then just let it all out at once.

So. Stinkin. Cute.

When Laurianna was younger we pushed and anxiously waited for each little thing she did. But with Kaleb...I can wait. And want to wait as long as possible. Because once he finishes all those firsts...he's technically done something for the last time.

And while it's exciting to see what he can do, it's sad to see the end of something too. Although I will say, his venturing into the land of speech will be a MUCH welcome release from the land of shrieking.


  1. Those little stinkers do hold out on you! Don't push him to talking because there will come a time when you can't stop them from talking you ear off.

  2. It's so great to see Kaleb and all the fun things he is doing.


  3. Those "lasts" are so hard...we don't even know when they happen!! I SOOO feel that with my "baby" Caleb as well!! They grow up too fast!

  4. Oh, I am in the land of shrieking too...UGH! Girl, I don't know how you do it with the ages like this. Maybe one day we can chat via phone. I am feeling quite overwhelmed at the thought of homeschooling AND having a little guy screaming all day about wanting to do everything "they" are doing...

    OK - so I am a bit off topic with your sweet post aobut a last baby...so true. And I love these little words and his new abilities, like jumping. They do make it worth it!


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