Thursday, August 27, 2009

He's Getting So Big!!

It’s amazing how my little man (and that’s what I call him all the time now) can emphatically tell me he’s a big boy, not a baby, when he can only say 2 words.

My little Ry-Ry is done with bottles and nursing (unless it’s the middle of the night, which unfortunately, we are still dealing with). He gave up on both about 2 weeks ago, although he has been slowly disliking both for a while now. He will scream if you try to give him a bottle…but give him a sippy cup (with a straw only right now) he will smile and drink. Try to nurse him? He will do it for about 2 minutes and then he’s trying to sit himself up and watch TV, or play, or talk.

I’m sad, but I’m also happy. I’m sad because I’m the one that is supposed to be the one to decide when we’re done…not him! I’m happy because I’m really not a fan of pumping and nursing all the time (that’s an understatement), and I don’t have to worry about the weaning process…he’s done and he’s not looking back. The only hard part will be getting him to sleep through the night now.

He’s also getting a little closer to crawling forwards…he’ll move one hand or knee, but then he either goes backwards or collapses or just pushes back to his butt and sits. But I do now have to watch where I put him and make sure I watch him since he could potentially get down the stairs.

He says “dadda” a ton, and sometimes says “momma” (in their correct context). Other than those words, it’s all just babble – but there’s a ton of it! He is constantly “talking.”

He waves on cue now (he’s waved for a few months now) – whenever he hears “bye-bye” he waves, when he hears a door close, he waves, and sometimes he waves for no apparent reason (I ask him if he sees dead people).

He understands so much of what we say – if I say “take out paci” he’ll take it out, if I say “rub your bald head” he rubs it, if we say “what’s a fan do?” he’ll look up, point his finger, move it in a circular motion and make a whoowhoo sound. He knows what “cheerios” means, and he knows what a “book” is.

I can’t believe he’ll be 1 soon…I feel like I just had him! But he is so much fun now…he is happy all the time and he eats so much real food now, which makes taking him places so easy. He is such a good and easy baby! I absolutely melt every time he smiles at me :)