None of it is recognizable words, of course. Not even a "mama" or "dada." has come our way. I think he laughs at us when we try to convince him to take the developmental steps we think he should be on top of.
For example: walking. And yes, we've heard every parent tell us once they begin walking you wish they were less mobile. We know. But its so funny that Levi can stand completely unassisted, take steps like a pro while lightly holding our hands, even go from a squat to a stand while holding an NBA-size basketball. Yesterday, his teacher Miss Stacy tried to get him to walk all day, and he would pretend to start taking a step, and then put his foot down and laugh at her.
The boy is back at daycare, as I'm now in my second week of work. He seems to be adjusting well again - we visited there several times a week while I was unemployed so he saw the kids and teachers regularly. His naps aren't as long, but he has a great time with everyone and I still go to visit him a couple of times a week on my lunch break.
(Tim would like me to put a note here telling people to stop reading if they'd like to avoid a bodily-function story below. Clearly he has retained his sense of dignity much more so than I have as a parent :)
I hoped that was the end of it - Levi was still hungry and not terribly fussy, so we had a great afternoon playing in the pool and yard at my grandma's and then a yummy dinner.
However. (scary music cue). Around 4 a.m., I woke up because levi was suddenly rolling all over his crib in his sleep. I got up, checked him with the lights dimmed to see if he had puke all over his shirt, and he seemed fine. Then I turned the light on all the way. No, no there was no puke. But lets just say something else was all over his backside. And the crib. And his blanket and quilt. And a pillow. and in a moment...me. So...about 40 minutes later Levi was cleaned up, I was again in new clothes, I had hand-washed everything out and hung it on the line to dry, and had found him a pillowcase to cuddle with in place of blankets.
I'd share another funny story, but its about boogers and I feel like this post has already talked too much about bodily functions :)