Six of one, half a dozen of the other VII

I’ve been a little remiss in talking about Hayden latelyand what’s discussing motherhood without mentioning the one who made me a mother?

So, here are some of the things he’s been up to lately!

Six recent Hayden firsts
More signs. This week, Hayden learned ‘doggie.’ It looks a lot like ‘hi’ when he does it, but he does it when he sees a dog. This is a bit of an improvement over signing ‘kitty’ when he sees a dog. He’s also learned to blow when he sees a fan.
Hugs. Yep, spontaneous hugs. Don’t believe me? Watch this:

See, he tries to hug the kitty and then he signed ‘kitty.’
Kisses. Yep, Hayden give and (mostly) receives more kisses!
Separation anxiety. Suddenly, Hayden really cares about being left at the gym daycare. They’re really good at distracting him, but it’s still heart wrenching to hear him cry out.
Climbing. Yesterday he climbed onto one of our couches. Here’s one of his first climbing experiences:
Half a dozen not-so-recent Hayden firsts
Babbling. He’s been talking up a storm for a few weeks now. Still no words, although he does seem to whine “mamamamam” to me and “dadadada” to Ryan.
Grabbing my legs. On the whining note, Hayden has learned to grab my legs and plaintively look up at me (while whining “mamamam!”). This is most common when he’s hungry, and when I’m trying to walk around the kitchen to get him something to eat.
Walking backwards. I’m not sure exactly when he acquired this skill, but he’s quite good at backpedaling.
Sense of humor (and feeding himself) (video)

“Teefers!” We’ve gotten him to show his teeth when we say this. In fact, he’s so good at this, that he does it even when I ask him where are his feet are, he shows me his teeth. (He points to his feet when you ask him where his stinky feet are.)
Typing. Here’s a sample of his work.

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That’s our boy!