In recent weeks, a lot has changed at a household.
James David is walking with much more confidence. In fact, when he falls down, rather than crawl to his destination, he gets right back up and takes off.
He's walking with ease, for the most part, although from time to time, he still looks like Frankenstein taking steps for the first time.
He's also adding words to his vocabulary.
For the longest time, the words, "car," and "ball," were practically all he would say.
But that is changing.
And it's changing fast.
James David now calls our dogs, Beagle Bailey and Andromeda (known as Andi), "Das."
Since saying one syllable words is much easier, calling me "Da Da," has been replaced with, "Da."
I admit, sometimes, it can get confusing.
"Is he talking about the dog(s) or me?"
But it's still amazing, nonetheless.
He will say, "Da Da," sometimes, as he also says, "Ma Ma," sometimes.
But Merry is now known as "Ma."
So we have "Ma," "Da," "car," and "ball."
We also have, "boon," in reference to a balloon, and we have "G-oh," when we are ready to go somewhere.
It's only a matter of time, right? I mean, it's only a matter of time before he's running through the house, terrorizing the "das," and talking like there's no end.
I've talked to so many people who have gone through this magical process of growth.
It sounds like so much fun and only now are we really seeing it.
If we can only get him to take regular naps during the afternoons on weekends!
And if we could only find a way to keep him from getting ear infections. Now, that would be wonderful.