.... is what I've dubbed our big man. He might not be as physically active as his buddies, but the boy can eat! It's nice to be able to hand your 11 month old a slice of watermelon, still on the rind, and he devours it! At a recent birthday party he downed three slices in addition to several pigs-in-a-blanket. I don't even pack food for him any more when we go out. Tonight he and his sister split a chicken quessadilla at Jason's Deli. He ate more than her.
The boy is also talking a lot earlier than Emory. Shocker! Especially since you would wonder if he ever gets a word in edgewise. But, he's really not the silent type. His vocabulary includes:
"Tank-too" for thank you
"ba" for ball
"Dah-dee" for daddy
"Mah" for more or eat
"bye" for bye-bye complete with the wave
"dis" for here you take it (when he wants to hand you something)
"uuuhhhhh!" at the top of his lungs means MINE I think
"ah dah" for all done
And, he will shake his head for "no thank you". Emory wasn't talking at all, just signing, by her first birthday. However, Ethan prefers to talk and has yet to sign anything. Interesting.
The boy is completing our family more and more each day and it is hard to imagine him as a big brother. He's been our baby for 11 months now. Seems so sad that he'll be de-throned so quickly. But, if anyone can handle it, he can.