10.27.2009

What a Boy!

Mekonen is a completely different baby than when we picked him up in Ethiopia. In Ethiopia he was very "chill" (partly because he was so sick), he was very content, very quiet, not really interested in exploring anything. Over the past 2 months of getting him well and nurturing and caring for him, we are watching his little personality blossom, and let me tell you, he is a RIOT.

Mekonen has A TON of energy. He just goes and goes and goes. After two days of having him home, he started crawling and now you can't stop him. He just wants to move! He has all these fun, colorful toys, and he just zips past them, on a mission, to find something else to explore (usually non-toy things he isn't allowed to touch of course).

He looooves to explore. He has sought out every nook and cranny of our little house with much excitement and vigor. Even when he was sick, he'd be crawling super fast and then stop for a second to cough up a lung, chuckle a bit, and off he went again. He is also always making noise. He babbles non-stop and it's very easy to make him laugh and smile. Whenever he wakes up in the morning, or from a nap, he doesn't cry, he just starts to babble and make noises. We call his little noises in his crib "chirping." But then he yells out really loud as if he is saying, "I'm awake!!!!" It's so cute.

He is definitely such a boy! He tries to crawl on top of everything and pulls himself to his knees, and has gotten to his feet when whatever he's pulling up on isn't too tall. He gets himself on top of anything he can! I walked into the room to find Mekonen with the hamper flipped over and him on top of it.

First, like this....
Then, like this....

6 comments:

Emily B. said...

yikes! Be careful, Mekonen! At least he's on the carpet but still scary :)

Rachael F. said...

I'm laughing out loud at that past picture! He is too cute. Looks like he is feeling better!

Rachael F. said...

OOPS! I meant "last" picture... Mommy brain.

Nala said...

love him!

doddyj said...

ha ha! what a boy!! that's awesome!

jessboulet said...

That last picture is hysterical... he somehow got some of your gymnastic talent :)