Thursday, May 01, 2008

Milestone

A few days ago, Ian began clapping. While in his swing, in his exersaucer, sitting on my lap. A wonderful accomplishment in and of itself, but not the milestone that gives me great hope for my little boy.

Two nights ago, as I was lying in bed watching a repeat of 30 Rock on hulu with Ian - perched on my all-too-comfortable belly - I asked him to give me a clap during a commercial break. I nearly fell off the bed when he did! To make sure it wasn't a coincidence, I asked him to do it again, and again, and again. Then I distracted him with something else, waited a few minutes, then said, "Ian, give me a clap."

Clap, clap and clap.

Our first "conversation."

I must have really made a big deal about the clapping because yesterday when I walked in the door from work, the first thing he did was to clap and give me a look that seemed to say, "Hey dad, here's another one of those claps you were diggin' last night."

16 comments:

RK said...

Warms the old cockles, don't it? Enjoy!

Monica said...

Too Cute!!!!

lintofpocket said...

Clapping was a big deal for us too.

Carole said...

Very cool

Elbog said...

Saweet!

bella said...

this made my heart break open and squeal with delight.
love it.

Tricia said...

One of the awesomes for sure! :)

Laurie said...

Way to go, Ian! Chase JUST learned how to clap this week (he has been working on other important things like "so big" and waving :) They could have a conversation together now.

Kim Ayres said...

"Pick the lottery ticket numbers, Ian. Pick the numbers..."

Chad said...

that. is. AWESOME

CristyLynn said...

How exciting, Tom!

amber said...

That's awesome, Tom. It WAS a conversation:) Very exciting:)

beans said...

YEAH!!!!! This is great. You should get us a little video of that!!

JRS said...

tears in my eyes! (and a little jealousy)

Tom said...

Thanks everyone. Ian gives you all a big clap.

FBF Rothkopf said...

Yippie! Way to go, little one.

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