Daddy Duty

Sleep, Eat, Diaper Change. Repeat.

Keep it quiet son!

on December 30, 2012

YIKES, our little one year old is changing and I’m pretty sure I don’t like it.  He has will power, determination, and knows what he wants. It’s a brutal combination. One of his latest talents is he just learned to scream at the top of his lungs. The days of quiet dinners in restaurants are over it seems for now. In addition, he has 8 teeth now and loves practicing his bite, especially during teeth brushing time.

For him, I know it’s a great time of exploration – testing his new skills, seeing our reactions, and just interacting with the world. When he’s on that beat, he could care less if we were around. He has no sense of danger and climbs, jumps, and rolls as he pleases. At other times, usually when he’s hungry or scared, he reverts to our sweet, smiley boy who just holds and hugs us for comfort. I love the latter and enjoy watching the former, but I truly miss the days he’d sit still on my lap and we’d just chill and enjoy each other’s company.

  • NEW SKILLS: We can’t hide things from him or distract him anymore. His crawling is super fast, but he hasn’t decided to walk yet. He can stand on his own in short 5 second spurts unassisted and he’s cute as can be. He’s done this a while, but he knows when I’m coming home when I put the key in the door. HE then runs to the door to greet me.
  • FAVORITE ACTIVITIES: spinning wheels; drumming; running up to your legs; tugging on your pants and waiting to be picked up; wrestling on the floor; being tickled; and unfortunately hitting people on the face (We’re working on un-learning this behavior)
  • CLOTHES SIZE: 18 months fit right now and I anticipate we’ll be going 24 months very shortly.  He’s pretty tall for the moment so I hope it continues.
  • WORDS: Whole lot of dada, baba, and mama. He can kind of say yeye (grandpa in Chinese).
  • DROOL: None
  • DANGERS: Electrical sockets in other places.  We cover them in our own house, but he’ll find them at your house, at a restaurant or a store.
  • SLEEP: Great. Planned nap at 2 PM – 4 PM and then sleep from 8:30 PM-9 AM.
  • FOOD: Claire is still pumping. JJ still eats everything, but he still prefers meat at the moment. We like to do combo bites where a piece of broccoli is snuck in with some chicken. However, when he’s not hungry, he’s not hungry and won’t eat no matter what.
  • TRAVEL: We’re going to China to see Claire’s parents.  It’s going to be a long flight.  Claire and I are nervous as heck with our new screaming little person. We plan on bringing candy for our neighbors and sunglasses to shield us from the glares.

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