On Ian’s first Independence Day he showed his true colors by wearing a shirt that he and his day-care teacher, Rachel, made. The stripes are Ian’s itty-bitty footprints and the field of blue is made of his handprints.
Note that Ian is standing on his own in this picture, supported only by Marysia’s necklace. He’s pulling himself up on all stationary objects these days–and starting to “cruise” his way along those objects. Rachel says that Ian is very quick, doing things ahead of schedule and that we’ll “be in for it soon” (meaning when he starts walking). I replied that we’ll be getting that baby strait-jacket then.
We made our way to “aunt” Olivia’s house for an ID potluck. Ian was in very good spirits and charmed the crowd. His parents enjoyed the food and the company.
In honor of America’s cultural diversity, most of the food was of an ethnic origin–Mexican, Indian, Middle-Eastern. We brought couscous.
P.S. Ian’s sleep habits have greatly improved since the last post. He usually sleeps from 7:00 p.m. to about 3 or 4, when he wants to nurse. Then he sleeps until 6 or 7:00 a.m. There’s still the occasional time when he cries out, but he usually falls back asleep.
The next step: convince him he does not need to nurse in the middle of the night.