CHRONOLOGICAL AGE: 15.5 MONTHS
ADJUSTED AGE: 11.5 MONTHS
A glorious day in parenting -- he understands the word "no" and actually acts accordingly. So, now we can say "Truman, no!" and he will stop the intentional gagging and will pause a foot from the cords. We're still working on him not returning to the same activity 10 seconds later, but hey, at least we get a pause to rescue him from the danger and we're making progress. Considering his penchant for unplugging any cords he can find and then chewing on them, this is a very welcome step!!
Truman also hit another milestone yesterday -- he cruised. It was just a few steps, but he did it!
In the last week, he has also learned to pull up on the toilet lid and toilet paper holders, play with toilet paper, and flush the toilet. No, we're not starting early potting training, he's just discovered all sorts of fun things in the bathroom while Mom and Dad get dressed. That also means that our toilet brushes and bathroom trashcans now live on top of the toilet. And in other bathroom fun, Truman was standing holding onto the side of my tub watching it fill one morning while I was at the sink putting on my contacts. When I went to get in the tub, I found a water-logged stuffed pumpkin in my tub. Gee, how did that get there, Truman?