Saturday, March 07, 2009

Baha'i Dad Chronicles: Month 5

Our son, Douglass Ali is growing by leaps and bounds and displaying all kinds of new powers and abilities. He can hold his head up with great dignity, no bobble head is he! He can twist his body this way and that in search for things to grasp in his lightening fast little hands. He holds out his arms to let us know to pick him up and reaches for anything that we have in our hands, inspecting it with his mouth. He is eating solid food, when he actually eats it rather than spitting it all over himself and his parents. He can hold himself up with his hands like doing a push up. He laughs regularly now and for long periods of time. He kicks his legs with all of his strength. Last night he had the whole dining room table lurching back and forth as he kicked it. He is getting better about sleeping through the night and napping at the right time during the day. He is also vocalizing more and more, often sounding like some creature from Star Wars. And of course he celebrated his first Ayyam-i-Ha which is what the photo of him and his older cousin is from. That's all for now, more next month.

I loved thy creation, hence I created thee. Wherefore, do thou love Me, that I may name thy name and fill thy soul with the spirit of life.
(Baha'u'llah, The Arabic Hidden Words)