09th Dec 2013
My wife’s mum arrived. Gio seemed fairly friendly with her.
10th Dec 2013
11th Dec 2013
My wife and Gio’s nanny were away. I can’t remember where the nanny was. Gio was left primarily in my care – feeding, changing, putting to sleep. My wife’s mum helped too.
12th Dec 2013
Went to the nearby farm. Last time we went Gio was too young to respond to the sight of animals. This time he was quite fascinated.
05th Dec 2013
06th Dec 2013
07th Dec 2013
Sunday, December 08 2013
Went to Church.
Went to visit my dad.
My sister had asked me to be showing her picture(s) to Gio, so that when they finally meet, he will not reject her.
So I showed him an old picture. Not sure he would recognise the current person based on that picture.
There are two dogs in my dad’s compound. Rex is the bigger black one and Poopie(sp?) is the white one.
Naturally, Gio was fascinated by them.
I carried Gio out of the house and went and sat near the garden. Poopie sat by himself while Rex had gone to the shed where my Dad was.
Gio started making cooing sounds. That got the dogs’ attention and they both came to where we were. Reminds me of Big Cat Diaries, where the sounds of young animals can attract predators.
Rex especially seemed interested in this smaller human being. I quickly stood and lifted Gio higher up where his chubby legs were not as easily reachable. I then made my way back into the house, away from the potential predators.
3rd December 2013
I was lying on the carpet next to the couch. Gio cruised to near where I was, turned, let go of the couch and held on to me. He may have taken a step or two.
Gio changes position while asleep
4th December 2013
In addition to hanging around with his tongue sticking out, Gio now has a habit of letting himself fall forwards onto his mum, me and so on. Naturally, my wife is concerned that he might hurt himself.
01st December 2013
Went visiting some friends.
They had this thing (the one commonly called a gym). Gio pushed it along the floor and effectively walked while holding on to it. The walk was quite wobbly and I kept close to prevent a fall.
About three years ago, when my wife and I were newly married and were living near these friends, they gave us a potty as a Christmas gift as a joke. Last year(?), their sister was visiting with two kids and we lent them the potty. My wife asked for the potty yesterday.
2nd December 2013 – Potty 101
After Gio had his morning porridge, my wife told the nanny to put him on the potty. Both the nanny and I were amused at this suggestion, but the nanny did as instructed. Minutes later, Gio pooped in the potty!