Isaac’s List Wrap Up
How did Isaac go with his list I hear you ask… well lets take a look:
Try some food– completed: 16/02/2018 Ditch my oxygen– completed: 24/12/2018
Isaac was also the beneficiary of our Christmas miracle… although he really ditched his oxygen in october, we couldn’t make it official until the tanks and machines were gone.
Sit up by myself– completed: 22/06/2018 Suck on my toes– completed: 30/12/2018
And it was forced… turns out he just isn’t that interested in his toes… I thought all babies loved this, but I was wrong… maybe it was the time he spent in his brace… maybe he just doesn’t like his feet… who knows?
Go to the park– completed: 07/10/2018
We have been to a few parks this year, but the one that crossed this of the list was a special park in Whanganui, one that Dave went to as a little boy, an amazing park along the whanganui river… it is seriously epic and I think we will go back here as often as we can.
Pat Dex– completed: 23/11/2018
Dex and Isaac are still working each other out… sometimes they just want to be near each other… other times they need to be far far away. Dex likes to visit and lick Isaac… but Dex does not like to be touched by Isaac… they’ll work it out eventually.
Have a party– completed 04/08/2018
This should have had a blog of its own too… it was an epic party with balloons and donuts, friends and family… but when your first year was a rough as Isaac’s, it’s worth celebrating!
Visit my friends at Monash Children’s– completed: 10/04/2018 Go on a fun run/Walk in my pram– completed: 04/03/2018 Get around on my own– completed: 03/10/2018
There is nothing that makes a parent feel more relaxed about being on holidays than a baby deciding its time to crawl the second you get off the plane… no baby proofing… no safe spaces… random hotel carpets… yep… it’s wonderful. What makes it even more wonderful, is when the newly mobile baby also likes to lick the floor… we should just go ahead and insert a huge face palm right here.
Go for a swim– completed: 27/12/2018
We have been a bit slack with swimming lessons… we will get to it, but we haven’t yet, so instead we have had to wait until the weather warmed… after a few failed pool attempts, we finally won with a swim at the beach… he is not totally convinced… but we will get there.
Try story time at the library– completed: 31/01/2018 Make some baby friends– completed: 10/04/2018
I know I have talked about Isaac’s baby friends… well my mother’s group a lot in other blogs…. but not in this context… Isaac is lucky enough to have lots of friends… and this includes the little gang of 7 we hang out with each week at mothers group.
Go on an adventure with Dad– completed: 29/10/2018
Isaac and Dave have been on a few adventures because Dave likes to run errands when he is in charge… but the adventure that crossed this off the list was a trip up the 1000steps… with Isaac in the baby bjorn…
Sleep through the night– completed: 01/03/2018 Get some teeth– completed: 26/11/2018
I thought this might never happen… It feels like we have been waiting for teeth forever… but we had to wait until November for the first little tooth to pop through, now we have 3 with maybe more on the way… well hopefully a lot more… but I think another will be here very soon.
Watch a Disney movie with Mum– completed: 16/06/2018 Have brunch with my ladies– completed: 08/01/2018 Go to the beach– completed: 10/03/2018 Learn a word– completed: 23/11/2018
About 5minutes after we left the pediatrician who would have liked him to have a least one word, Isaac said Dad in the car on the way home… he really likes to do things in his own time.
Cuddle all of my grandparents and great grandparents– completed: 03/10/2018
This was the main reason for our trip to New Zealand, for Isaac to meet his great grandparents… it was just as magical as we would have hoped. Before we went overseas he also got cuddles with all his other grandparents… He has 11 grands and greats all up… he is a very loved little guy.
Make a keepsake– completed: 11/05/2018 Go on a plane– completed: 08/06/2018 Try my jolly jumper– completed: 30/05/2018 Grow– completed: 31/12/2018
Lets face it, we could have crossed this off on January 2… this guy has been growing all year like a champ!
So there you go… he finished his whole list… maybe it’s beginners luck… maybe he is just better at listing than me… I guess we will find out in 2019.