One of the fun parts about the stage KJ is in right now is all of his new words. He tries to repeat everything we say and has a growing list of words that he uses without prompting on a regular basis. I liked Wendy's idea of documenting this (thanks for letting me copy you) and I've actually been adding to it throughout today as I remember more words he knows. They all require some interpretation still, but he uses these consistently so rrl and I at least know what he is saying. So far he says:
Maaaah- mee (Mommy)
Dat-doo (Thank you)
Pah-Pah (pat pat, while banging on any object)
Bah-bee (Baby-but he pats his own tummy instead of mine)
No (with hands raised and shoulders shrugged- "i don't know)
No (when pointing to nose- nose)
Nah-No (no no- usually while waving a finger)
Dat (that...usually while pointing to say "I want that")
Nah-None (all gone or all done...when waving hands)
And yesterday we started teaching him a new word...BROTHER. That's right, we found out yesterday that KJ is going to have a little brother. We had a terrific sonogram. I love that our Doctor actually does the sonograms herself. She was so detailed in her explanations to us of what we were seeing. It was so cool that you can see so many things like the heart chambers and valves, the fingers and toes, spine, ribs, tiny bones, stomach, etc on a little person that weighs less than 1 pound. I loved seeing our little boy in this way and knowing that he is healthy and growing all at the hand of our good Maker. What a miracle!
One funny part about yesterday- During the earliest part of the sonogram, the doctor thought we were having a girl. She showed us on the screen even what she was looking at. Apparently our little guy was just being really shy and had his legs crossed just right. At the end of the sonogram the doctor went back to just check again and said "Hello, where was THAT hiding before". I think I said something to the effect of "Is that your professional opinion?" We all had a good laugh and I realized we had just been moments away from preparing for a little girl, only to get quite a SHOCK in January.
We are so thrilled about having a brother for KJ. Literally, I've been bouncing off the walls with joy! They are going to be the best of friends (we pray).
Thanks for your continued prayers as we prepare to welcome Baby Boy #2 (still unnamed).