Growin’

That’s what Qade is doing these days. Today he asked me about his friend “Ben-a-min”. I had to explain that Benjamin was on vacation but would be back soon and they could play. Not sure if he got it, but it seemed to work for the time being. Qade’s favorite question to ask lately is “Who’s that?” but it sounds more like “Hose-at” with a larger emphasis on the “hose” part. 🙂 He asks it about people, but also inanimate objects as well. Guess I should teach him “What’s that?” next. More often these days Qade will call me Mom instead of Mommy. 🙂 I think it’s kind of cute, but I like being “Mommy” so maybe he’ll grow out of it. Ha ha ha! We’ll see, he thinks of himself as pretty big stuff. We’ve been working on dressing ourselves recently too. Just one more way he’s getting to be a big boy and no more baby. He can pull his shorts up on his own, and once the shirt is over his face he can pretty much do the arms by himself. Now if I could just teach him to change that diaper. 😉 No, I’m actually working on potty training…. not with him yet, but with me. 🙂 I need to make sure I am mentally ready for that hurtle before we get to it. I’ve been given some advice, watched other people’s techniques, read some stuff, so I think I’m getting there, but we will most likely start the process with Qade in September after we’ve been home for a bit. I’ve been dreading it, and that’s why I’m working on my own attitude towards the thing. I don’t want to make it a negative thing in our house. 🙂 So here’s to happy pooping! Oh, I don’t know if I mentioned it before, but Qade has mastered the art of escaping from his pack-n-play. So these days we’re working on the concept of staying in bed when it’s bed or nap time. He “tests” quite a bit, but I do think we are making progress. More on the bed time side, and less so on the morning side. He figures if he wakes up, he should get up. 🙂 I’m looking forward to home where he’ll at least be contained in his room if he roams.
Myles is mobile. He doesn’t exactly crawl forward yet, but he skoots all over the place. I never really know where he’s going to wind up. The other day he managed to skoot between the chair and the couch and pull the lamp over. Silly boy! He can get to a sitting position all by himself, and really likes to be sitting up. I think it’s part of why he hasn’t really decided to crawl yet. He’d rather sit! Just like he did with rolling over. 🙂 He’s such a kamikaze in his pack-n-play now! He thinks it’s great fun to ricochet off the sides and flop all over the bottom. I get the hugest kick out of watching him be silly in there! Myles is my eater! He loves just about everything, including cardboard, foam, and grass. Basically anything that he can get to his mouth. So we have to be careful what he gets to chew on. I’ve been introducing him to some table foods, but he’s pretty much still on baby food with some finger foods thrown in. He’s getting to be so big!! Makes me sad, but glad too. Believe it or not Myles is becoming MORE of a snuggler!! He’s to that stage where he pays attention to his surroundings now and is “insecure” in new places. He is not nearly as bad as Qade was at this stage, but I finally figured out what was bothering him this past weekend. We went home for a night, and poor Myles freaked out when I tried to put him in his normal crib for a nap. Finally I opened his pack-n-play and put him in that and it was a bit better. Then we were at Oma’s house the night after that and he had to sleep in the back room since Qade can escape now. He went down fine, but woke up about 30 min later howling. When I picked him up he just kept turning his head from side to side looking at the room he was in. That’s when it dawned on me. Duh! He snuggled for awhile while I rocked him, totally unusual, and then I put him down and let him cry for a bit. If it had been Qade, he would have screamed at the top of his lungs for hours. Myles fussed for a little while, but probably not more than 10 min and then he slept the rest of the night. I find it interesting that to him, this little cabin we’ve been staying in is home. 🙂 Kinda cute actually. Myles likes riding in my slings as well. He snuggles then too, I LOVE it!!
Well, one goober is sleeping, and one is begging to go “ah-side” so I’d better wrap up this rather long thing and hie us to the sunshine! Hope you are all have spiffy days!

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