Tuesday 30 June 2009

Dear Noah

It’s almost impossible to believe that you are 11 months old (plus 1 week to be exact) Today we have visited the health nurse to get an update on all your vital statistics – which are as follows.

Your weight is 11.55kgs which is the 90th percentile and your height is 79cms - 97th percentile. These numbers mean nothing though and could never even begin to tell the story of who you are.

You are just an amazing funny little boy so full of personality – constantly amazing Daddy and I and making our hearts melt.

At the moment your favourite ‘trick’ is Ta. You love to say it and hold out whatever you have for someone to take from you. You haven’t completely mastered letting go though and find this aspect of the game particularly funny. You offer the goods up say ta then pull them away as we reach for them then repeat it over and over and over. Sometimes you let us pry things from your hand and then love to receive them back with a very enthusiastic TA.

Waving is another favourite thing to do although it isn’t usually at the appropriate times. Random waving is your style. You used to love to do high fives but they seem to be on the back burner for now which is a shame because you were just so cute with them. What always amazed me was that you seemed to know they were really daggy but loved them anyway. As we held up a palm and said high five you would break into a big grin and reach out your pudgy hand to grab ours (not technically a high 5 but we knew what you meant).

You think kisses are hilarious and always crack up when we try to plant one on you – I can’t wait to get my first proper kiss in return.

You absolutely love being tickled and never fail to get a good belly laugh going. Now that I think about it you just love to laugh and it’s just such an infectious wonderful sound when you do.

Roaring like a lion is a favourite too. At first it was only in response to being roared at but eventually you would roar if you saw a picture of a lion or if we said ‘What does the lion do?’ Very impressive.

You are so nimble on your feet now and are into absolutely everything. You’re a one man demolition team. If it’s not nailed down it’s fair game. You move furniture, open drawers and climb – it’s hard to keep up.

On the other hand you are completely infatuated with a lovely pink baby doll. When she is offered to you a big smiles comes across your face and you always reach forth with open arms to give her one of your special cuddles. Many times I have watched you in my rear view mirror as you nurse her or suck on her foot - but whatever you do it is usually very gentle and you seem to understand that's what babies need.

Although you can be very rough and tumble you are so loving and kind and give the best hugs (especially when you have just woken up).

The month ahead is going to be full of so many great things for you and I am so looking forward to celebrating your very first birthday with all the trimmings.

Love Mummy

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