But here's the bigger news... Mr. P is one whole years old! I am so very proud of this little man, and this year has been an adventure for us!
Talking. He enjoys monologuing. He'll go on little rants all over the house. I wanted him to say "MA" first, but looks as though he wants to break my heart, so he says "DA" all the time. I hear that it's a very easy word to pronounce, so it tends to come first. But it's so sweet to hear him say "dada" when his father comes home. It's a surefire way to put a smile on your face. "DA" can also mean "dog" or "dad" or "that". There have been moments when he's been upset when he's lets out a heart wrenching "MAMAMA", but that hasn't been so apparently connected to me. He'll get there, and it'll be so much sweeter when he finally gets to it. For now, he just points at me when he wants me.
Pointing. When he wants something or sees something he likes, he points. He'll point at me when he wants me, he'll point at a dog. Happy boy knows what he wants, which is fun to see. Sometimes his point turns into a Seminole's tomahawk chop.
Listens to and mimics us. This is the neatest part. He knows very simple phrases and actions. He knows that he throws things away in the trash, or in the laundry. He enjoys helping me by tossing things into the laundry bin, and sometimes I'll find his jumbo legos in the trash.
Weaning. I kinda can't wait to wean him. It has been fun, but I'm ready to have my ladies back to myself. He still breastfeeds 4 or so times a day, but he gets much of his calories from food. I'm transitioning him to sippy cups (if anyone has a good suggestion for some good brands, please let me know!) Every day he's drinking more and more, but once he's done with it, he throws it, just like he does with his food.
Eating. It was a struggle finding food that he enjoys, and we've finally found that he's a meat-and-potatoes kind of guy. He especially loves some Applegate Uncured Hotdogs and apple juice! I've also been transitioning him to some pouch foods (for travel convenience). He's always been a difficult eater, so it's been a struggle. I see other baby's devouring their food, and I get really jealous! But it's one step at a time for him. I find that since he isn't food motivated, it takes a while longer to train him to eat from pouches or drinking from sippy cups.
|Just gets blurrier as he gets older|
Sleeping. Sleeps all night long! We took a huge step back during the move. We were on the road for two weeks and no playard, so we had to make due and let him sleep with us (in very small beds). We had to retrain him to sleep in his crib once we moved into our home. Fortunately, he went back to sleeping in his crib, and now I can get a full nights rest. Putting him down is difficult, he usually cries for 10 minutes or so. Fortunately, he doesn't wake up crying any more.
|Sleeping at Great Grandmas|
Walking. He does it! And almost running. When he gets in trouble is when he finds he moves quickest.
|One of our favorite places in Tallahassee|
|Yoda for Halloween|
|With his dad after a bath|
I should have another post up by the end of the week. Hope everyone is doing well :)