Two and a quarter! Yes a quarter of a year has already passed since Jamie celebrated his second birthday. There’s absolutely no more baby in sight… well okay, maybe a little bit when he wants to cuddle in his mommy’s arms, or when he wants to cry out his little heart because of an eina, but overall he is so much a little boy now. A cute little boy! He stole my heart when he was still a little tadpole growing inside of me, and he stole it a bit more when he was born, and since then every single day he is taking some more… actually by now my heart is 110% owned by Jamie and his dad. They took over my life in such a good way, every day I live only for them.
In regards to Jamie’s development, all I can say is “WOW!”. More words, and sentences at last! I’m having the most fab conversations with my little dude. He still loves Thomas & Friends, and has recently took a liking in Gordon for some or other reason – Gordien as he calls him. I love the way he pronounce some words, it’s so cute :-) The other cute thing he does is tickling me, he loves to tickle! But then instead of saying “kielie, kielie, kielie”, he goes “tiekie-tiekie-tiekie-tiekie” in the cutest little voice and then he has this little naughty look on his face while tickling you. His favourite game with his dad is when his dad nuzzles his ear and the pretends to bite a piece off and chewing it. Jamie will then say in an angry little voice “Pappppa!” and then hubby has to pretend spit it out and put it back. It has Jamie laughing every time, and he has now started to do it back to his dad, but instead of spitting it out he will swallow it animatedly and then give a satisfied “ah” afterwards.
Jamie also started to sing along with me. His favourites is Eendjies, eendjies stap in ‘n ry, Twinkle, Twinkle little star, Incy wincy spider and then Barney’s Silly Hat. We have loads of fun singing and doing the moves together. I love how he requests which song we should sing.
My little guy has such a strong will. He will insist doing something his own way, he wants to put on his own shoes, or want to wipe his own bum when going a nappy change, and he wants to dress himself, which is all good, it teaches him so much – he sure is a little Mister Independent when he wants to. He also resorted to trying to put me or his dad in the naughty corner when he doesn’t approve of our behaviour, shame his dad has spent so many minutes in the naughty corner already, because we play along with him. When he thinks you’ve spent enough time in time-out, he will come and take you by the hand, and give you a little hug, just like we do with him. He is such a little sponge!
His most favourite thing to say these days is “uh-oh”, and that sure gets said quite a lot these days. Like the other day he was playing with my pots and tubes of lotions in the bathroom, then I heard the toilet flush and a loud “uh-oh!”… I still don’t know what went down the toilet, but I’m sure I’ll miss something in the next few days. The other thing he says quite a lot is “Uh-uh Pappa”, or “Uh-uh Mamma” when we do something he is in disagreement with, and that’s usually in a very reprimanding voice.
Oh life is still so much fun in the Aukett household! Fun, fun, fun! We love our little Jamie-jame so very much!