Saturday, April 23, 2011

Milestone Mania

Before having Little Ish, I had always heard that children grow and change so quickly; one day they can't do something and the next they are doing it like a pro.  I tended to think that was a bit of a hyperbole, and in the case of Little Ish the only thing he has gone from not doing at all to doing really well is sitting (but that is old news).  This week has been a pretty amazing week of milestones and changes though. 

Pulling up- On Monday, Little Ish surprised us by pulling himself up in his crib, and then later he pulled himself up on the coffee table. Admittedly, Little Ish has been able to pull himself to a squat and a kneel for quite some time.  He also pulled himself to what appeared to be a stand a few weeks ago while in his high chair which resulted in quite the fall.  I don't count the highchair incident though since it was so singular in nature.

Clapping- This may not be a formal milestone, but it is really cute.  On Wednesday, Little Ish started clapping for the first time. Now, if anyone says "hooray!", he starts clapping. 

First word- When Little Ish is being fussy, one of the few things that always calms him down is letting him talk on the phone.  After a particularly fussy Thursday morning, I called Ish on his lunch break in hopes of calming the little guy down.  When Ish was talking to him, Little Ish responded with "Dada!"  and then looked at me with a big smile on his face as if to say "Look what I just did Mom!  Did you hear me? Did you?!"

High-Five- Another informal milestone.  Little Ish now gives high-fives.


  1. That picture is JUST TOO CUTE. I can't stand it!!

  2. Wow, that's a lot of milestones in a short time. It sounds like you are enjoying each and every one.