12 Months + 1

A note… after looking at these images on a couple different monitors, I decided I had rushed through the editing and went back to perfect it. These new images are less warm, more real. I didn’t replace all of them on this post, just most, so you can see the difference.

This month seemed to go by faster than the previous, probably because of the holidays and Brian and I got to spend a week with Jameson without work, which was great.


  • Beginners Stacking (of blocks and rings)
  • Tongue Clicking, Fake Coughing, Spitting
  • Waving (with whole arm), Pointing (turning off light switches)
  • Placing Objects in Cups (particularly in the bathtub)
  • Throwing Balls (a recent development)
  • Beginners Walking (taking accidental steps)
  • Beginners Standing (alone without support)
  • Expert Crawler
  • Intermediate Climber (seems to be afraid of steps since he fell off one time)
  • Getting Down (off stairs, couches, bed)
  • Driving Cars (on the floor)
  • Beginners Direction Taking (will show – not share – when objects are requested)
  • Beginners Talking (mostly babbling without any strong words; seems to say “og” for “dog” and “what is that?” mama and dada without any particular significance)

Jameson didn’t want to sit for his photo shoot, he decided to sit on his knees instead. Recently he’s also been sitting like he’s about to propose, or blast off like a rocket ship, sitting on one knee with the other one up, ready to stand. I’m waiting for him to really get it.

This month was a month of first steps. On Sunday he did 3 steps from the couch to me, but he didn’t want to do it again. It still seems like he’s doing it on accident, because as soon as he realizes he standing by himself he’ll collapse. I have been saying I think it’ll be another couple months, but reflecting on the changes this past month makes me think the changes are coming quicker than I might think. It’ll probably be in a month.

(Sunday we also took him back out in the snow, he definitely has gained some memory and didn’t want to go in the sled since last time he fell. I went in with him, but I still think he was terrified. Brian dragged us down our little back hill and Sasha almost ran us over! It was too funny, and Jameson wailed when I squealed, haha)

This month was also his first time crying when we left him at daycare. He’s done it twice now, and I think it’s because he doesn’t know the morning teacher in his new classroom yet. He’s been very clingy with his old teachers they’ve been telling us, one of whom comes in to his new room in the afternoons. Hopefully he’ll get used to it soon and stop crying. I’m just glad that I’m not doing the drop off right now, poor Brian.

He has definitely gained more precision this past month. He’ll focus really hard on getting the light switch with his pointer finger, rather than his whole hand. Each new thing Jameson does is thrilling to me, and I wish I could remember every single detail. I’m sure I’ve missed some!

I’ve been telling Brian that I think I love him more now than I did when he was a little sluggy baby. Brian doesn’t believe me, or thinks that I’m exaggerating, but I’m pretty sure it’s true. Jameson is our entertainment, our enjoyment of everything.

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