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Monday, March 17, 2014

17 Months

What a month it has been!

G and I have been pretty sick this month, still recovering from ear infections and sinus infections with bronchitis (that one was me). When James was out of town Valentine's Day weekend, I somehow caught a nasty stomach bug and couldn't even keep water down. Luckily, my mother in law drove out to take care of me and G. He got to stay up until he pretty much collapsed at 11 because I was stuck over the sink in the kitchen and could barely bring myself to move. Lots of gatorade and saltines, and by the end of the weekend I was feeling better. I am forever grateful to Beth because I was in really bad shape, and James was at least 7 hours away. I'm also grateful because I'm sure that her taking care of him the next day and cleaning everything and doing laundry kept anyone else from catching the nasty bug.

James was out of town at the diocesan convention the next weekend too, and I was able to join him for the gala on Friday night. We have a fantastic baby sitter, who G was so happy to see, and I had a blast not being mommy for a night. Socializing with adults is so much fun! [I think I need to get out of the house more, huh?]

We had some friends over for dinner, and enjoyed good food and even better company. We spent three hours waiting to register G for a new daycare. I think it'll be really good for him. He's been biting a lot lately, mostly when his toys are taken or another kid is hovering, but it's been a bit of a difficulty, because one of the teachers isn't willing to discipline him at all; not even removing him from the situation, because he won't stay in time out. I tried to explain that even 30 seconds will help him understand that there's a consequence. He's been bitten a few times too and another kid pushed him, causing him to trip and split his lip. Nothing major, and he didn't even cry. His teacher was impressed that he could hold the ice pack to his lip himself though.I think the new program will be better; it'll be shorter and less days. On the bright side, he's stopped crying when I drop him off.

We announced that we're expecting a sibling for G in late September! It's been exciting, and James and I got to hear the heartbeat at the last doctor's appointment at the beginning of March. We can't wait to see how G does as a big brother. (More on this in separate posts). I do have to share one story. We've been telling G that he'll be a big brother and that mommy has a baby in her tummy. One night, he came up to me, patted my stomach and said "bah-bee!" This continued for about 10 minutes. It was adorable.

Challenges: Tantrums (the car is the worst), lack of weight gain, biting starting up again. We bought a potty seat for the toilet and he screamed when we put him on it. Any tips?
Triumphs: He loves to bring us books to read him. He might not make it all the way through a page, but he likes to sit on our lap and help turn the pages. My favourite time of day!
Words: "mama," "daddy," "beebee" (no idea), "bah-bee" (baby?), "boo" (book)
Favourite toys: A stuffed dog that sings, has ears that move up and down and is soft, a late Christmas present from his great aunt. We've culled the toys in the living room a bit, so he doesn't have the same crazy amount. We'll switch them up every couple weeks.
This is our every day level of energy

The flash on the camera made him smile and laugh

1 comment:

  1. Don't push him. He's too young for toilet training. Emma was a little more than 2 when we started and Jonas still shows no interest. Try during summer time when it's warm and let him run around with no dipers outsde. It'll come. Emma was three and a little when she was diper free during the day and 3 1/2 at nighttime. Boys are said to take longer. Jonas will start in summer.