I can't believe how quickly the time has passed since I last wrote about Cole. I'm going to go ahead and officially adopt the same model for writing about Cole that I've adopted for Abbi. That being that the information I post will be accurate as of the day it was written (as opposed to writing about him today, but omitting events of the past 2 weeks, since he's been 1.3 Years old.)
That said, we've got big news on the Cole front. Little man is walking around like he owns the place. He spent quite a few weeks working on going from me to Jenn and back. He would hold onto things and walk 3-5 steps and then fall. Now he's walking pretty good distances (able to be measures in feet instead of inches).
Its been awesome watch another kid of ours figure out the whole walking thing. We of course realize "its all downhill from here", but its still incredible to see the little guy learning how to walk. He was at first motivated by coming to Jenn or I, but overtime we've been able to motivate him with other things, like going outside. He does well in shoes, barefoot, in socks, jammies, whatever it may be, he's doing great.
I haven't mentioned it in a long time (so far as I can remember), but Cole is an awesome sleeper. He goes down for bed between 8:15 and 8:30 each night, and sleeps through the night, with a rare wakeup, and then wakes up (often by pooping himself) around 6:30/7.
And since I mentioned him pooping, he's taken to the classic kid habit of going off alone while he poops. I can't wait until he can talk better, and I so desperately hope he repeats Abbi's habit of saying "pooooop" while he's doing it.
Cole is such an awesome good natured, happy little guy, and its a really incredible thing that Jenn and I get to raise both a boy and a girl. Especially such a happy little guy.