Monday, October 31, 2005

More Milestones

October has been a pretty eventful month for Jesse. Ok. Maybe not for Jesse, but we're pretty excited with Jesse's developments.

As of last week, he's got 8 little incisors. And he knows how to use them. Usually, he puts them to good use - to chomp off Daddy's pizza, or to crush Pringles chips. Occasionally, however, whenever I roughhouse with the little fella he'd take a bite out of me in his excitement. Note to self: Wear a shirt at all times. A stray nipple is a nice target for a little bite-test.

We've been teaching Jesse to clap forever. Somehow it never quite sunk in. But we'd usually clap at him in encouragement of any little clever thing he does. Two weeks back, the boy suddenly decided to clap. Now he claps at every little clever thing he does. Heh. How's that for narcissism? He also claps along with music from his toys.

This is by far our most exciting milestone. Yesterday, the boy upped and took five steps all on his own. It was intriguing to watch him manoeuvre himself on his little legs. Standing in a mid-crouch position he negotiated his first walk one step at a time, each time looking at us for signs of approval. Oh boy, did we cheer! He was a little shaky but it looks like he'll be doing it a lot from now own. *ulp*

Just a few days after I blogged about his refusal to hold his own bottle, Jesse decided to show me a thing or two. Not only is he holding his own bottle now, he's holding it in one hand. The other hand is usually on a remote control, or scratching his balls. Hehh. Typical male!

Jesse had decided that he would feed us every time we fed him his meals. As you can imagine, it's a messy affair. He'd grab his spoon, poke it into his porridge or whatever it was we're feeing him and stuff the spoon into our mouths. It's as though he's telling us that he'd only eat it if we'd eat it ourselves. The boy would even say, "Ummm!" just to encourage us. Note to self: Pumpkin is messy.

He's growing up pretty fast. Before you know it, he'll be borrowing the car, or getting married or something. *sniff* I think I'm having a bout of premature Mid-Life Crisis!


  1. Heh, Jesse is growing. Nice. Soon, he will start talking and screaming. :D
    You should consider of another member in your family. Perhaps, a daughter?

  2. You've got a movie of him crawling to the theme from Chariots of Fire.
    So when do we get to see a movie of him walking to the theme from Rocky?

  3. now that you mentioned pringles, i just feel like eating it tonite... hmn......

  4. the cheeky wife has been trying to train caleb to feed off daddy's nipples too but the son is too wise for that. Instead, he scratches at the male nipples and tries pressing them hard, hoping for some entertaining music to start?!

  5. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
    *takes a deep breath*
    sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooo
    cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. awww hehehe thats a lot in a month
    and yes shall add to gwen sooooooooooooo cute ;)

  7. Wow..! nice..!! Jesse is doing alot now..! it's so great to hear from other parents.. how their children are making out.. ;)

  8. good to hear of jesse's progress!
    yes he's growing up fast indeed.
    watch out for the terrible toddler age when he really start walking!

  9. YAY!!!!!! good for the lil fella!

  10. it's time like this that we wished that they can grow up slower :)

  11. yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! jesse is growing up sooo fast, and just when you were complaining :P *awwwww* its chooo cute to see you're babies first step :) hope god blesses you and your beautiful family james

  12. oops that was supposed to be *pray's that god blessees you and your beautiful family

  13. hey there james. pop by after stopping blog reading for a bit.
    jesse looks big and healthy. :) very handsome.
    u're going to be in serious trouble when he reaches puberty. lol!
    cheerio then.

  14. jesse attacks a stray nipple.... well that only give me one mental image which is not pretty at all. Which also means... start exercising your chest uncle or it'll become breasts instead.

  15. Jesse clever leh, he just want to make sure the food you cook for him is fit for the mommy and daddy eat, I eat, you cannot eat, I cannot eat also.

  16. Ah yes, Jason. But the wife will kill me for trying again so soon!
    Good plan, Sashi. But these days shooting him is almost as difficult as shooting Yeti!
    I feel like eating Pringles every nite, Simon.
    Thank you, Husband. That was very descriptive. Now I shall be haunted by the image of Caleb trying to turn Daddy on. :lol:
    Calm down, Gwen. :lol:
    Yes Visithra, it's quite a bit. In fact, it's getting to be quite a handful. Hehh.
    Thanks MamaBok.
    Ugh, Lucia. He's getting there soon.
    It's all exciting for now, Babe!
    Indeed Egghead. Especially that walking around and destroying everything part!
    Thank you Deepsy!
    Thanks for dropping by again Wena!!
    Too late, Leo!
    I think you're right, Maria. Oh man!

  17. somewhere
    we, as parents will never grow out of them..but they as children will grow out of us.