Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Ro-Bear Month 9 - The world is your oyster! (err....banana)

Well, now....3/4 of a year old.  My darn goodness.  Greg and I were looking at you the other day've now officially been around longer than you've were bakin', bebe!  Mommy got a little teary thinking about how you are almost a gosh darn TODDLER...wowee wowee.  One thing, dude....even if you get to be a zillion years old and run ultras like're always gonna be my bebe.  Deal?  Deal.  

Size - Thinking about 21 or 22 pounds....we go to the docs for our official check up next week, so we'll see where we stand.  Either way, you're galloping out of size 9 months and are into size 12 months for your day clothes....wowee!  Mommy is canvassing craigslist and facebook for deals- I am a possessed woman.   You'll appreciate this some day.
Hey ladies... :-P

Likes:  You are such a little charmer, dude.  You love ALL the ladies, and you love the heck out of your parents (for now, right?)  You and daddy play all the time, and you looove snuggles with mommy (the reverse is true for both of us, too!).  You squeal in delight when we show you new things, you get SO into playing with your cars, your animals, and your stackable cups.  You also ADORE your jumper more an more every day- you're getting so adventurous with it!  We keep waiting for you to launch yourself across the room....never a dull moment, buddy.  Never.

Dislikes: Those darn teeth.  We've cut 5 so far, and they all suck.  You've never been a super sleep expert, and these things make nights even worse for you.  We feel for you, buddy.  We keep trying everything, but the best is anything frozen (celery works best) and lots of mommy and daddy hugs.  You also hate peas.  I've come to accept this, and since you eat carrots, beans, asparagus and broccoli like a champ, we won't force it.  Daddy hates peas too....he gets it.  

Sleep: Aside from teething, you're doing awesome.  We still have one wakeup (more if its a rough teeth night) but you're just fine, bud.  You also had a rough few nights when you got sick (poor guy) but you just wanted mom.  It happens.  I'll always be there with snugs and comfort when you get sick, buddy.  Double promise.  

Eating: You are such a champ.  You're not as into milk anymore, except before bed and first thing in the morning (only 6 oz a day instead of 18!), but you love your solids.  You're getting  way to big for that pureed crap, and have started eating meat (chicken, beef), tofu, beans, and cut up veggies and fruits...and...pancakes!!  Yum-o.  Feeding you is so much fun, buddy!

Finger foods (other than cereal)
Meat- you actually prefer beans and lentils.  Must be like your mom!
Cruising.  You can move from place to place, and can stand unassisted sometimes (for about 10 seconds).
Gettin dunked!  You thought it was hilarious :-P
Upper teeth cut, lower teeth showing
First "word" with meaning- not complete yet, but you know "Da" means Daddy.  You look right at him when you say it.  My smart man!!
Best Moment: It's always so hard to pic, bud.  I would have to say it's a toss up- between your cruising (so awesome) and oddly enough, when you were sick.  I felt so so bad for you, bud, but all you wanted was me.  And even though I couldn't do anything besides hold you, that was enough.  And I knew, for the zillionth time, how. darn. much. I. love. you.  Always, kiddo.  Always.  

Looking Forward to: Easter (we go see the bunny man this weekend!), spring walks, and getting outside to explore!!