Ideally I would have written a post about Edric being home 9 months and Edric being home 10 months but honestly I can only do so much and there is only so much time and so they go together. I did find out too as I went looking that while I thought I had messed up and skipped his 7th month home photos, I in fact didn’t and took them, but wrote the wrong date on his 8 month home photos and so I have two sets of photos that say 7 months home and list April when in fact one was actually in May. You know, all three kids are alive, breathing, fed, happy and doing well, what’s a few missed dates and who really always knows what the month is? I always have to be careful when I ask patient’s what the date is when I’m examining them. Most of the time I’m not actually sure.
Anyway, on to the real point. Edric is doing well. His language is exploding and it has been so much fun to see. He is still months and even 1-2 years behind where he should be (which is hard to say when he’s only 3), but the growth is happening and words are coming. And he’s figured out that talking and attempting to communicate only helps him and is a huge asset in his life.
He loves all things water. If we are in the back yard I have to watch because the moment I turn my back he inevitably has turned the water on. And he has figured out how to use the stool in the bathroom and loves to go “wash his hands” which inevitably turns into “flooding the bathroom and anything on the first floor”.
Edric loves to smile and giggle and loves to be tickled. He adores his big brothers. He calls Leighton “Lay-lay” and his version of Caedmon sounds like “Bade-In”. He follows and tries to do whatever they are doing. They all get along well, they have their moments but all in all they are like three peas in a pod (with WAY more energy). We’ve been talking and praying for Paxton and Coppelia’s adoption and so when he prays he often says “home”, to ask for them to come home soon.
His development is all over the place, at times parts of him are like a 12-18 month old, there’s still a strong part that is 2 year old, and yet he is developing the strong 3 year old emotions and all that comes with that. He’s a bit of a mixed bag, but growing and learning. His whole world was turned upside down less than a year ago and we are slowly getting to steady and figuring out our new normals.