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Sadie likes to start out with as many of her stuffed animals as possible with her in her bed every night. But you must never forget Ellie, her Elephant and the only animal that has a name other than it’s own title. Bear and Puppy come in a close second and third place.
At one time it was only Larry. Now he sleeps in the living room. With Bob.
Shortly after falling asleep, she will thrash around, change positions and everything including pillows and blanket will end up spread across the bare floor.
Jonah sleeps on his belly. Only after he has stood up in his crib laughing at who knows what for a while. When he finally settles, he will raise his arms above his head, holding the edges of his mattress underneath the bumper with his belly down and his butt up. He won’t move unless he gets hungry.
Except when he is teething. When he is in pain, he will sleep on the left side of his mattress cuddled up to his bear and blanket on his back.
That’s how I know he’s getting a new tooth…he sleeps on his back to take the pressure off his face.
I know these things because I’m their Mommy. And I’m so thankful.
Jonah has had a lot of firsts this past month:
- First word. “Dadda.” He has said this for a while, but really meant it a couple of weeks ago and has been consistent in attaching meaning to TJ. It melts his heart and makes me long for the day I get to hear his sweet voice say Mama.
- Nodding his head “yes”
- Approximating animal sounds when we read his books
- Water. The second he hears the water for bath time turn on, that boy will crawl his little booty into the bathroom as fast as his arms will take him so he can try and crawl in. Once he’s in, he pumps his arms and splashes so strong that he is literally out of breath, the bathroom and whoever else is in the vicinity is soaked. I remember my Mom saying to put a crying baby in water to calm them down, and she was right. If he’s having a hard day, water does the trick (until you have to get him out again).
- Trucks. He loves the lights, the wheels, and the loud noise. All boy. We just bought him his first construction hauler and he is in heaven chasing it all over the house.
- Quinoa, gluten free waffles, peas and watermelon.
- Mommy. Still very attached.
- Getting dressed/diaper changed. Don’t mess with his hands or stop him from playing by laying him down.
- Men. Lately, in the past week or so he has had a hard time with guys. No matter how gentle, as soon as a guy looks at him he wells up with big crocodile tears and balls his heart out until Mommy holds him and removes him from the offender. I’m hoping this is a very short phase because there are a lot of men in my family. TJ is the only exception to the rule.
- Blueberries. Initially he liked them but now he throws them off his high chair.
- Teething (currently #7). He really does has zero pain threshold. We feel so badly for him because every tooth is literally excruciating and debilitating for him no matter the remedy. And we’ve tried everything.
He’s generally a great sleeper waking up 1-2 times a night for a quick nursing session and still has two naps a day.
He’s still a huge cuddler who loves squeezes and kisses and yet loves to be rough housed with and thrown around while he plays.
We pretty much love him!