|(Except for the first two entries, these notes were recorded in my 1982/83 Pocket Planner. They cover Ian from birth to two years and five months.)
Some of Ian's Milestones
by Robert Park
11/15/82 Ian Wesley born 6:12 pm, 7 lb. 6 oz., 19 ½ in.
11/21/82 Ian was held aloft by Mom at Prairie Sunday morning and received a standing ovation.
ceremony for Ian (and others) at Prairie
of Ian in tubby with Barb's camera (400 ASA)
drank cider from (for the 1st time) a cup without spilling a drop. He
said "hi" to Rick R. 3 times.
rolled himself up in a small blanket, lying on extended arms with it
over his head.
repeatedly got up and rocked on his hands and knees today.
is beginning to move forward on his hands and knees.
stood up with his hands on the red bean bag chair.
did a leaning stand with his hands on the case of the old Corona typewriter.
climbed on top of Corona typewriter case, perching there on his hands
seemed to repeat "Daddy" after me in a small voice on the
diaper changing table. He seemed proud of himself. He got down from
the new "cruising shelf" by the front windows by putting
his hand down on the rug. He also picked an object up from the floor
while standing at this shelf.
reached up to the piano keys and played a note (leaning against the
piano bench) after Mischa had played the piano and left.
a chance to nurse, Ian shook his head, and said "ya" when
asked if he wanted to play.
twice climbed to the top of the stairs at Prairie.
reached his finger tip on to the kitchen table (the maple drop-leaf
now Ian can reach the piano keys while standing and has played a few
continues to make noises with his mouth over the top of any
container, the vacuum hose, etc. Nearby lightning does not phase him.
11:30 am in the Prairie UU Socety preschool play room, Ian took his
first unsupported step, then sat down, while moving away from Daddy.
Later, at 1 pm at the Capitol Park Food Fair Day, he took a step
while plunging toward Mommy.
clapped his hands several times and then his thights while standing
at the kitchen pot cupboard.
stood after squating to pick up his rattle.
took 4 steps toward Robin's birthday presents and his brothers.
took about 6 little steps toward Shelly in the hall at his mom's
can now reach things on the edge of his mom's dresser by standing on
his high chair, Ian held a hair delicately between finger and thumb
of his right hand and pulled it taught with his left hand 2 or 3
times to inspect it. Also on this day, he took 7 steps toward me,
with a squat in the middle.
10/12/83 Ian demonstrated his walking ability for the
movie camera on the patio. He also squatted to pick up a frisbee
and stood up with it.
climbed from his mom's metal file box on to a little two drawer
dresser, 14 inches above the top of the file box.
climbed up on the blue kitchen chair (which has no rungs).
finally achieved a goal that had been eluding him. He climbed to the
top of the metal step stool, unassisted, with the steps folded in.
He has been climbing other chairs daily (sometimes falling off).
Mischa, Ian jumped off the toy box 4 times. On the 4th jump he
bumped into Mischa and cried. On the 5th time he held out his arms
for me to catch him and the next time he decided to climb down, feet
climbed up onto the bouncy horse and, holding the handles, put both
stocking feet on the saddle several times, bouncing once or twice
before sitting down.
I discovered Ian on the kitchen counter with his hand in the cookie
jar. A chair was next to the kitchen table and it was next to the
given an odd number, Ian can give the even number which follows it,
for most numbers between 2 and 8.
milestone was achieved in Syracuse, where Ian pooped in the toilet
for the first time.
our bed, Ian said "Sorry, I bumped you". By now, he often
says "Thank you" when he is handed something.
said "Sorry" after bumping me with his head.
Ian counted to 9.
counted to 10 twice.
counted to 11. (He did it twice a week or two ago.)
counted to 12 (while counting 11 items).