Monday, October 05, 2009

Experiments and trauma

Thomas had his first trauma today. He dropped a pot lid on his toe and according to Josh there was a lot of blood. He got a band aid and everything. That was really the first time Thomas had any bleeding. I'm so grateful that he has been so healthy, especially since he loves exploring and is afraid of nothing.

On the experimental side of things, we have been making the switch from baby to toddler. Because Thomas turned one, we are switching him off of formula and on to milk. So far he has liked it and hasn't been traumatized by the change. We are also trying to transition him to cups instead of bottles. We have tried sippy cups and cups with straws and (see picture above) even let him drink straight from the cup. Of course, the last one is a fairly messy proposition. Directly after the picture was taking, he attempted to hurl the cup across the room. He loves to throw things. We are also working on using utensils. Tonight, he was eating with a spoon. He was doing pretty well, but it was a good thing that we did it right before bath time.

We have found that the older our child gets, the more his personality comes out. Both Josh and I were particularly trying toddlers (according to our mothers), so we are getting what we deserve. While our boy remains a happy, laughing explorer, he certainly does have a stubborn streak. If he gets bored or wants to explore, he wants to do it NOW and definitely lets us know. We are so blown away by how smart he is and how he really keeps us wrapped around his finger. Can't wait to see what comes next.

On the Charlotte side of things, we are quickly approaching the due date. She is doing great, moving around like crazy and making her presence known. I am working on making her blanket now that we are in the home stretch. It is hard to find time to knit - I don't think Thomas would appreciate it if I tried to knit while he wanted to play with me, so I now try to just get in a few rows every night. So I am off to work on my next baby's blanket.

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