Will was a month premature, so he is quite a bit smaller than Finn and Sam were at one. He can say a few things (not well). He calls me "ma ma ma" he calls Michael "da" he says "up" a little bit. He no longer takes a bottle. He has branched way out into the world of food. He prefers to feed himself, but will let me feed him oatmeal in the mornings. He ate lasagna for the first time on Wednesday evening and loved it. There is very little he won't eat - as long as he can do it himself.
He pulls up on everything and walks while holding onto the furniture. He can climb up the stairs with relative ease (just not down). He has become a champion sleeper and takes two naps each day during the weekends.
He desperately needs a haircut, but I can't bring myself to cut off his little curls. He is really, really ticklish. Right now his favorite thing to do is stick his pointer finger in my mouth and have me pretend to bite it. He is obsessed with Michael. Michael gets the biggest smiles and warmest welcomes. He loves going to daycare. He loves being upstairs in the playroom. He loves music and moves with the beat. He still loves baths. He loves his lion.
He has a very strong personality - easily the strongest of all the boys. Like Sam, he has a temper, but he is strong willed and doesn't give up easily. With Godly direction, he has a chance to be a world changer.
Oatmeal on his birthday.
Climbing the stairs.
On Thursday, his actual birthday, Michael and I gave him is first taste of cake. The boys were out of town, so it was nice to spend a quite night with Will. I can't speak for Michael, but it gave me time to really stop and appreciate both him and the fact that these moments are fleeting.
He immediately tore the cake apart from the icing and started eating the cake. He liked it, but he didn't seem too impressed.
But then he discovered the icing. This is how it ate it. He held it right on his mouth and sucked the icing through. He didn't put it down until it had completely dissolved in his mouth.
This was Will's response to eating icing. He was so happy.
Happy Birthday Will. We love you so much.