Friday, November 19, 2004

A Picture Share!

A Picture Share!

Thursday, November 18, 2004

First Steps!

Well, Zack picked his 10month birthday on Monday to shock and awe his parents. Actually, I was alone with him in the early evening and Zack was standing with his hands against the wall and began walking on his own. He took about 6 steps, walking diagonally forward (which seems easier than walking directly forward since you would have to pick up your leg more to avoid tripping) and then promptly sat down, not realizing what he had done. Upon witnessing this, I grabbed the camera to capture it again, and only got baby frustration. I'll try an upload that video soon, quite funny. Time to get baby some new shoes!

Saturday, November 13, 2004

Goodbye to a great buddy

So it's been a rough week. On Thursday we had to bid farewell to Tina (a nice picture of better times shown below) due to kidney failure. Tina was Zack's first buddy, and he absolutely adored her. He would always look for her in the room and follow her movement with squeals of joy. Zack had recently associated her name with her; When we would say "Tina", he would look around for her. We are just thankful that they got to spend some good time together, albeit all too brief.

Zack is still is quite a happy baby. He's starting to imitate speech a bit. He says a lot of "da da da" and "deh deh deh" on his own. But, while he's got a ways to go to formulate words, he seems to be imitating syllables. When we say "kitty cat" he'll say "deh deh da". And point. He loves to point, and while I suppose later in life it might not be the most polite thing, it is darn cute for a soon-to-be-10-month-old.

He is throwing balls now and entertains himself quite a bit by tossing a ball or bean bag and crawling after it. His crawl speed continues to increase and while he is not fully walking on his own, he now stands freely on his is own and will walk if we lend a finger to one of his hands.

New pictures of months 8 and 9 are available at Zack's website

Thursday, November 11, 2004