This is really a fantastic age. There are so many new things he is learning and discovering. It seems like there is something new each day. Some of the most fun ones:
Signing. We think he is signing "more" to us. Well, his adaptation for "more." Were not sure though because he does it when it makes sense from him to want more of something, but he also does it when it doesn't make sense. So, we're just going with it.
Vocalization. Jake's voice is changing, less baby-like noises and more toddler-like noises, and he's practicing all kinds of new noises all the time. He says mama and dada, among other things, but not directed at anyone (we can't wait for that!).
Cruising. No walking yet, but lots of cruising. Jake is much faster a crawling too. He's a speed demon. One second he's there, the other he's not. I really can't wait for walking, I hope it comes on soon.
And we still can't wait to be able to flip that car-seat around. In addition to the fact that he doesn't like to ride in the car, he KNOWS he doesn't like to ride in the car, and he can MAKE IT KNOWN that he doesn't like it. Fun times. We know that there is a lot of literature out there about leaving babies rear-facing until age two, or until they reach the weight limit for the seat model (ours is 35lbs, we think Jake is about 26-27lbs). We're not sure what we are going to do yet - some days we want to flip it, other days we worry about the safety.
Twelve months in less than two weeks! We can't wait.