Connor has recently regained interest in his best buddy Leo. He used to smile every time he saw him, and then for a while he sort of forgot that he existed! But, lately he is always touching Leo's feet and poking him in the face! And Leo, bless his heart, just takes it all with only a few patient grumbles.
The reason I think Leo is so patient is because Connor has learned where the dog treats are, and quite likes to feed them to Leo!
I also think that maybe Leo is Connor's first word! It has taken me a while to realize that he was making the same sound when he saw Leo, but a few days ago I started to put it all together.
He says "Eeelo" but, the "L" sound isn't completely an "L" sound, it's hard to explain! We were at Oma and Opa's today, and Oma was asking Connor "Where is Leo?" and after a while Connor would say "Eeelo eeelo eeelo!" So, my mom agrees that he is definitely saying it in purpose! I am super happy about this, because I always figured Leo would be his first word, and also because Connor hasn't really been the biggest talker. He makes lots of noises, but hasn't said anything 'on purpose', until now, except maybe the occasional Mama and Dada. He is also working on standing, so I didn't expect any new verbal things to happen for a while!
Needless to say, Connor is the coolest baby in the entire world!!! (And Leo is pretty swell, too!)