My favorite part of this age is watching Desmond learn to communicate. He gets so excited when he learns and uses a new word. Some of his favorite words are: no, shoe, clock, truck, mailman, mama, dada, vovo, oh-no, uh-oh, and up (which also means "down" sometimes).
He still loves animals. Several neighbors now make a special effort to let their pets out when Desmond is around so he can play with them.
Desmond loves trucks. I'm pretty sure Christmas is already his favorite holiday only because of all the delivery trucks parading up and down our street. He's made friends with the mailmen and trash men.
At his last check-up a couple of weeks ago, Desmond stood at 35 inches! One inch short of three feet tall.
Recently Desmond started taking one nap a day. That's been another exhausting adventure for me. I'm definitely still adjusting to having him around so much more. And hopefully his molars will be in by the end of the year. That will make all three of us happier.
I wasn't ready to make all these transitions during the Christmas season when there is so much to get done, but we're rolling with the punches.
Merry Christmas Everyone!!!