Okay...so we have officially made it to the "big boy" stage! I know he isn't quite one but he is ready to be a big boy. He has quickly moved from all things "baby" and it seems like he left them in the dust! He didn't just turn away from those things...he ran!
Two Sundays ago was the last time he breastfed. I was worried about dropping the bedtime feeding...but he wasn't. I was worried he wouldn't sleep well...but he wasn't. I was worried he would wake up "needy"...but he wasn't. It seems like that change was far more worrisome for Mommy than Mason! He was fine from the first night. I tried some warm milk at bedtime, but he didn't want it, so now we have substituted feeding for a book and rocking. He goes down as soon as we say our prayers and he falls right to sleep!
He is also now totally on whole milk. He doesn't seem to like it very much....I've tried everything (even Ovaltine mixed in). He is getting better and drinks it well with each meal. I "sneak" in the dairy several other places throughout the day. He LOVES his Yo-Baby yogurt! He also eats cheese mixed in things. I also make his oatmeal with milk in the morning. Tonight we tried cottage cheese (one of mommy's favorites) he seemed to like it okay...we will keep trying and eventually he will love it!
He is moving along in the food department. He pretty much eats anything we eat (minus the nuts and honey...and occasional steak). He loves spaghetti and rice-a-roni. Bobby has introduced him to the Easter cakes by Little Debbie...he LOVES those (probably because it's nothing but sugar). He loves cookies, all kinds...animal crackers, the butter cookies and even chocolate chip ones!
His latest feat is climbing! He is trying to climb anything that he can. Today I watched him push his walker (the mail thing) over to the chair, then push his Leap Frog table over beside it and then climb up on both until he could get onto the chair...as soon as he saw me watching him he climbed down!
The most talked about.....the walking! He is moving right along in that area too. I think he is skipping walking and going straight for running. He has taken steps before...he has walked across the room before...but it's like he found crawling much less work. He thought crawling got him there faster. Well, Saturday he finally decided the walking thing works! He is now walking like crazy (of course, when he gets tired he still crawls).
Needless to say, Mommy's days are filled with a "big boy" who is ALWAYS on the go!!
I am a sinner saved by God's grace! I am a stay-at-home mom who is just trying my best to be a Godly mother and wife, I fail most days, but I learn things along the way that hopefully, will help someone else deal with the challenges of life!
My amazing hubby who loves his family beyond belief. He is an amazing dad and husband. He is my best friend! I couldn't ask for a better man.
This is our oldest! He is a true joy. We love the mind of a two year old, he is SO smart. He cracks us up every day!
Our youngest, now over a year, is a thinker who loves to smile and laugh!