Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A lil Late and trying not to Rush

Seems these days, A lil late is how we roll. Standard Norm for us.

MT is 11 months (11 months, a week and 2 days to be exact). It seems to be a very awkward and challenging phase for us right now. He is not a Infant but Not quite a walking Toddler. Like our very first Tween stage. He is not content laying/sitting playing with toys/other babies. He is in constant motion. He wants to chase and be chased. Run around with the older kids but Can't figure out completely how to stay on his feet. Thus leads to me hunched over assisting him walking all over helping him chase after the world. As much as I do not want to rush life, I will be glad when he figures out how to walk on his own.

He is down to 2 bottles a day and I believe that I could drop them both. They are the AM/PM bottles. He only drinks 2-3 oz out of them. I have managed to get him to drink Milk out of a sippy cup. He has been doing this for about 3 weeks now.

He has also decided that he does not want that 20 min morning nap, anymore. The problem is, I think he still needs it. (some days) He gets cranky/wound up and unable to eat lunch. I am not sure what to do completely. We are just winging it. I have let him skip it a few times and lunch is *disastrous on those days. Ends in tears, His and Mine.

*Food always flies regardless of how tired he is, lately. But it is thrown so much more if he is tired/cranky.

He has decided that he thinks I am a short order cook. He will eat some things some days , and refuse to eat the same items on another day. Which makes feeding him challenging. I never know if what I fix him will be suitable for that day. I know as soon as he starts throwing it. He throws what he will not eat. ... MUCH frustration and lots of bending over to clean my floor. He eats on carpet .. ... A stern "No", Makes him laugh. I also figured out that I have to leave the food on the floor until he is done. Because the "pick up" game is OH SO entertaining.

He made his first boat trip to an offshore island here. I have spent many many summer days growing up going to the island and it was such bliss to get to take him out there. He enjoyed every minute of the boat ride and beach. I was worried because the first time we went to the beach, It was a big fail. Sand was the cause.

I forgot to bring a camera to show how awesome he did wearing his life vest, hat and sunglasses. He was a rockstar trooper. He fell asleep on the drive out and back.

We are in the process in moving to all snap diapers because yesterday during nap time, I went and found his diaper off and thrown out of his crib. If I had been thinking, I would have snapped a picture of his. I was half annoyed but half amused. I ordered 3 fu.zzi bu.nz. Oh the softness. They feel amazing. (are they only supposed to come with one insert) I put them to the ultimate test. Overnight. No leaks what do ever. They have my stamp of approval so far.

I had a perfect moment Monday last week and ran out of time to blog about it. E, MT and I were sitting on our bed and I was cleaning out my purse. I found the Armadillo (baby in the belly's Nickname) Ultra sounds. I handed one to MT and starting explaining that he was going to be a big brother. He started jabbering and holding up the u/s and squealed with glee. I know that he really didn't understand. But every time we would say, "You are going to be a big brother", He would laugh, giggle and scream. He sat there with him until he lost interest and then we moved on.

Speaking of the Armadillo, I have my NT/Triple Screen on the 26th. I have been able to get out of the house more and eat lately. It is good to be on the upswing. I am just hoping things are still going well inside. I am not able to be as careful as I would like to be taking care of MT. But I think Having MT to take care of helps my mind not have time to wander.


FattyPants said...

I LOVE me some fuzzibuns too. They are just fantastic.

I'm glad you are feeling a bit better now. HOpefully the barfy days are behind you.

Adriane said...

The eating stories do not sound fun. I know it all passes, but in the moment, it must suck. I will admit, I smiled a lot reading about the crazy mess. I know I'm in for it soon.

So glad you are feeling better and I hope Armadillo is doing great!

Hopeful Terri said...

Sorry to hear about the food throwing. We haven't gotten to that stage yet. We are in the stage of eating a mouthfull and then blowing raspberries. Yes it is lovely. A carrot or squash shower. Glad to hear you are feeling better.

Hmm cloth diapers, a little afraid but maybe I should try them.

Jen said...

I've seen those little leash things for wobbly babies. They help you hold him up without having to hunch over. Target maybe?

Mel said...

The food throwing images made me laugh, not at your expense. Do you remember "eat it or wear it" from Superfudge? That was my first thought... although I am sure in MT's case eating and wearing food are of the same token. ;)
I know all the tough stuff with MT will get better... and I am glad you are feeling so much better. The second trimester is so fabulous, why can't all of pregnancy be the second trimester?
Soooo jealous of your beach trip. Don't forget I'm here in piddly Texas during tornado season. PSSSHHHH. :|

lisalou said...

okay so where have I been! I didn't even realize you were pregnant!

Dreamer4agift said...

What a wonderful perfect moment:-)

Anonymous said...

Could you borrow a dog for mealtime? Then you wouldn't have to pick everything up!

Barb said...

I hope I can eat more normally soon too. Ugh.

You are such a good mommy. Ahhh barrier islands in Florida. I loves it.

AJ's mommy said...

You can borrow one of my dogs for mealtime :) That may help. All jokes aside, I am sure it is frustrating and hopefully it will pass soon.

As far as the ultrasound moment, that is so sweet and cute! Did you ever say whether you are going to find out what you are having right away? You may get a peak at your NT scan! Oh and I think you mentioned him in your writing about the picture :)

Lori said...

Oh, PLEASE either write up your perfect moment or simply submit THIS post for Perfect Moment Mondays next week.

Having MT get excited about the Armadillo is such a sweet story.

Kate said...

I'm with you on the food frustrations. *sigh*

Cibele said...

11 months is a "difficult" age, I experienced the same things with Lyla. Now that she can walk and run after the things she wants she gets less frustrated... I still have to run after her all the time! it is tiring. I can't believe that he took off his diapers. Thanks for sharing about your perfect moment and I have my fingers crossed for a great scan

ms. c said...

Oh Farah... I know if it had been Sacha taking off his diaper and tossing it overboard it would not be funny. BUT, as it was MT, I had a good laugh. Thanks for that one.

I know the eating is hard. I have found that the good and bad patches come in waves... just have to ride the bad ones out. We are currently in a very much not wanting to eat veggies phase. I hope it will pass.

For mealtimes, I generally let Sacha throw his food on the floor, and it stays there, I don't pick it up or it definately turns into a game. it also teaches him "if you want it, it goes in your mouth, not the floor." I just read a really good book about baby nutrition. My friend who is a dietician recommended it to me, it's: Child of Mine by Ellyn Satter. It talks about feeding your toddler at this stage, and it has some good suggestions about how not to become a short order cook. I agreed with most of what she had to say.

I won't hijack any more of this space thanking about food. It seems that whenever you mention something about MT eating I nod my head and think: we just went through that! So... if you want to talk more, you can always email me at caramerson @ hotmail.com.

As for the MT and the big brother stuf... I have been realizing that Sacha understands way more than I thought he did. Perhaps MT really gets the idea about a baby. What a wonderful story.

Photogrl said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better!

I hope the food throwing stage passes quickly for you...

christina(apronstrings) said...

i can't believe i have missed out so much on your blog.
holy cow.
i'm back.
ok, you are not making me look forward to cate's next few months. yikes.

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

I'm with you on the in between stage. Lemy is getting to that point too, and its rough. Many ((hugs)) and wishes that this phase passes quickly.

Malloryn said...

I'm so glad to hear that you're feeling a bit better! I've been pondering cloth diapers as well, and it's encouraging to hear success positive experiences.