|Photo cred: ตี้|
|Photo cred: ตี้|
Isaiah is super wiggly. When he finishes nursing I have to immediately grab a chunky body part to keep him from rolling off my lap to the ground. He can pull himself up to standing and he's really trying to figure out how to crawl.
He also grabs everything. When he sits on a lap at the table, we have to create a clear zone in front of him because anything he can reach he grabs in the blink of an eye and in another blink it's in his mouth. In Thai, they call it มือเหนียว "sticky hands."
Isaiah has become opinionated about food, baths, being left to play on the ground, etc. and he vocalizes his opinions (aka fusses/screams to get what he wants). Hello baby tantrums!
He's started regularly saying a few words including "mama" and "dada" and "more." We've noticed he also uses "dada" as an all-purpose I-feel-happy word and he uses "mama" as his all-purpose I-feel-upset-and-cranky-and-want-someone-to-fix-it word. Go figure. He also tries to say his name -- "yah-yay-uh."
Isaiah continues to be super social. He stares people down with huge, unblinking blue eyes and when they smile at him, he smiles right back. He loves to wave "hi" and "bye." Whenever we leave to go somewhere new, he notices that transition is happening and starts waving goodbye.
|He even socialized with the model in this poster advertisement.|
Third babies are usually very flexible. We've dragged Isaiah through so much travel and transition since he was born, he's your typical third child leveled up. He has already been on 14 plane flights to four different countries (Thailand, USA, Mexico, Singapore), not including airport layovers of course. Since he was born he's slept overnight in 13 different places ranging from my parents' walk in closet to a hospital bed to a bassinet on a trans-Pacific flight.
|Fast asleep on mommy's back after a long day of tromping around Singapore.|
Isaiah's favorite things these days include:
- Going outside. Do not step outside with him and then come straight back in. He will scream.
- Playing with his big sisters' toys. And by "playing with" I mean "sucking on."
- Drinking water and eating yogurt with mashed up banana. He's a fairly picky eater, but at least he eats those.
- Being held. He loves riding around on a hip watching the world from up high.
- Reading "Pat the Bunny." When I say, "Do you want to read Pat the Bunny?" He looks right where it normally sits on the end table and sometimes says "pat pat." I love snuggling him and reading to him and watching him interact with each page.
- Our family. When any member of our family appears, Isaiah smiles with his whole body, flapping his arms and kicking his legs. His big sister, Grace, has figured out that she can make him laugh anytime, so she's always acting silly around him. He particularly gets excited when she appears hoping for the Gracie-show.
|He will not fuss when a sister is nearby. Here he is playing with Cora.|
Isaiah, you are so precious and so loved. Being your mama is one of my life's greatest joys.