Sunday, June 5, 2011

We call him "No-bug"....

I feel like I haven't been as good as I would like to at updating the blog about Noah.  Partially because this kid keeps me BUSY!  Matt started calling him "No-bug" (he has a million nicknames for each of us) but this one has really stuck.   Our No-bug has got spunk and is constantly getting into to something!  He is a climber and will climb any and everything! He doesn't like to be told "No" but is finally starting to realize there are repercussions when he simply ignores the command. He only weighs 27 lbs. but I promise you he is the HEAVIEST 27 lbs. you have ever held. Just dead weight I tell you! I recently had someone ask me what I do to work out my arms- I showed them a picture of Noah.
He is a little harder to keep entertained then Davis was at this age, though he too loves a good book. He isn't very verbal but I think he says more than we give him credit for... I've heard him say the following words- "Mama, Da-da, Day for "Davis", shoe, banana, Elmo, choo-choo, car, Gigi, woof, quack, duck, and I'm sure there is more. Once again, he should probably be a little more ahead of where he is verbally but I think he is coming along, Davis just does most of his talking for him :) I do think he is smart though and he seems to have a lot of common sense, which honestly I wish I had more of!  He is very attached to his pacifier or "pa-pa."  He doesn't know it quite yet but they are heading towards a break-up by the end of summer.  Mommy is mean like that. ;)

He loves Davis. Every time we took Davis to school this past year and the workers came and got Davis out of the car, Noah would start screaming. Every. Time. Don't you know that they are praying Noah isn't in their class next year? :) However, I have no fear that Noah will do well in Mothers Morning out. He starts going two days a week in the fall. I anticipate he will spend a fair share in time out because he is ALL boy, but that's OK too! He will learn and we will love him through it!

He frequently sneaks up behind me and wraps his chubby little roly-polly arms around my neck and giggles. Melts my heart every time. His passionate, fiery personality is a handful that often leaves me humbled when we are out in public and exhausted at the end of the day, but y'all I just adore the kid.  ADORE HIM!   He and Davis are so different but great compliments. They each have attributes so different than each other that it's refreshing at times. Who knew we could produce such opposites?  And you know what?  They love each other so much!  I love having two of the same gender!  Though I'm pretty burned out on Thomas the tank engine... we've been in this phase for 2 years now and it's still going strong with both boys!  Pray for me :)

I often think God is so good and so wise because if I had been able to create our second born I would have said "make him just like Davis" but God knew I needed a spunky, chunky, one-dimpled "Noah" and I'm so very thankful. He is perfect for our family and helps our cup runneth over with joy & laughter!


Susan said...
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Susan said...

Oh, I LOVE this post, Shannon!! Partly because I know those boys (and love 'em, too)!! But also, the mommy in me knows what you are talking about, having two same-gender kids who are so different from each other! I absolutely adore them both. I thought I was supposed to "hate" the teenage years, but I really have enjoyed every stage they have gone through. From dress-up to now driving--yikes! I think I would choose time with my kids over just about anything.

Love you--
Susan :)

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