November 19, 2013 in Uncategorized
since little M has been a toddler for a while now (even though he’s had the tantrums WAY too early lol!), i thought it was time for our first update
1.) How old today?
little M turned sixteen months at the beginning of november…. cant believe.
2.) New milestones/ talents/ achievements?
since this is our first update, i’ll name a few things he already does:
hugging. and sometimes kissing.
loves to run around in the house, or outside.
says a few words.
can trow a ball.
drinks out of a glasie and squeezebottles. (no bottle during the day, yay!)
copies me a lot – rubbing lotion, washing his feet, brushing his teeth. even tries to brush his hair.
pushes toy cars around making ‘vrooom’ noises. te oulik
‘vryf’ the cat. not hitting like he does with the dogs, just rubs his hand over the cat’s back.
he loves animals and feeds his own fishies. he sits and rocks our puppies
he washes his hands, rubbing them together and then rinsing them.
new game is chewing something random, and waiting for us to say ‘spoeg’ with our hands in front of his mouth.
3.) Favourite toys & favourite things to do?
dancing – he loves music, and has such good rythm. he even moves during ad breaks lol!
not really a favourite toy, plays a bit with everything. loves his plushteddies, though – arranges them on the furniture, gives them ‘happie’.
he is an outside child – cries in front of the door, begging to go outside. runs around on the farm, looks at the flowers and points at the ants. haha, he’s a real ‘ant bully’ – he’ll sit and squish them with his finger. till one bites him, then he’ll just hold out his finger and say ‘hhhmmm’ for us to take the ant off
loves to pick up shongololos, and even petted a frog last week. ’grilled’ himself into another state, but he cried for the froggy when we couldnt find it again.
loves water – to let it run between his hands, to drink, to swim, to play, to splash.
4.) Current words?
haha, just a few! favourites are ‘mamma’ (said in a quick breathless excited voice, repeating it over and over – mamma,mamma,mamma,mamma!), eina (einnnnnnnaa), myne, pappa. and of course ‘ta’ – with different meanings.
klaar…. said also, in a variety of meanings. klaar when there is no water left in the glas, or when i say something is ‘leeg’, or when i close the door, or when i take him out of the bath.
those are all very clear, then there are a few which he’s trying, but it still doesnt come out right.
hitler (the dog), water, warm (ta! with a strange aftersound), lekker. haha, and poep. but said as follows: poe poe pappa!! hehe
5.) Favourite food and snacks?
he’ll eat anything, luckily. or at least try it. he loves droewors, and mieliepap. and noodles, of course. (has anyone ever met a child who doesnt eat 2minute noodles??!! and wants to eat ONLY that…)
loves ice, will chew it up.
chippies – flings, cheese curls or niknaks and regular slapchips.
fishfingers – he’ll eat 4 and still want more!
cold water is another favourite (we had to go to the kitchen for him to drink, in the middle of the night, somewhere last week)
6.) How is toddler sleeping at night?
ja, rite. didnt know they slept at nite..
since we’ve never really had a bedtime routine (he eats, baths, gets a bottle and thats it – no laying in bed or whatever) he’ll go to sleep anything from about eightoclock to half past ten. yes. you read rite. and then he wakes up two or three times for a bottle. or because he’s fussy. or because its hot. or because his teething. or or or…
sleeps in his own bed, though, and after i stopped putting him in ours when he wakes up, its been going better, strangely.
7.) Day naps?
luckily that’s the school’s problem
8.) How many teeth – and how are teething issues going?
i tried counting it but lets see – four top and bottom, and two ‘kiestande’ each side. i think its 12, but i’m not putting my finger in his mouth – he clamps down like a hyena.
9.) Weight and length?
no idea. last time i weighed him he was around 13kgs. length is also very iffy …
10.) Clothing size and shoe size?
shoe size 4 or five, shorts 12-18, long pants 18-24, shirts 18-24 but pep’s are too small – jet’s and cb stores’ fit him.
11.) Recent toddler ‘highs’?
there is so much!
i love his drukkies, and if i get one his little kisses – which usually includes a lick lol!
i love the way he’ll lay on hubby’s shoulder while sleeping, or when he’s excited he’ll call us.
he listens and understands what we tell and ask him – ‘gaan vra / gee vir pappa’ and he’ll go to hubby. like he says ‘klaar’ when i say ‘leeg’.
the way he rubs the cat, but hits the dogs while petting them. dont understand that one…
the way he smiles when he’s sleeping and i lay him down, just before he turns around to sleep away. those blue eyes of his opening and not even focussing, but still seeing us enough to recognise and acknowledge.
when i scold him (especially if he hit me or tried to bit me) when he’s in my arms, he’ll pull away and look at me quickly, then move in and put his head on my shoulder as if to say he’s sorry but also that he doesnt understand why i’m mad.
he takes our hands and does things, like push buttons. or he’ll pull you around to go show what he wants.
12.) Recent toddler ‘lows’?
he is extremely attached to me, and sometimes hubby. but more me, especially if he wakes up and he doesnt see me. poor thing, he’ll cry as if someone is cutting his throat.
and he sometimes cries so deeply he forgets to breathe. rite.
the biting really bothers me, and i know its a stage but it also seems to be a schoolthing. and he will make a game out of hitting – also a stage, i think. but ja.
and those tantrums! jissie….
i also think he got hubby’s bleeding nose. his nose bled this weekend (well, he fell of the mattress he was jumping on, but not hard and not full on his face) and last weekend. will keep an eye on that.
13.) What are you looking forward to in the coming months?
everyday there is something new with him, so not really something specific! cant wait for christmas holidays though, when i can spend the whole day all day with him and hubby. and not be able to do anything else… ai.
14.) How are mommy and daddy doing?
ag, we’re still up and down. but ja, such is life – good ones and bad ones.
and thats about all i can remember now lol! each day really is such a blessing, and to spend time with a little person who looks at the world with awe and amazement, who sits down to play with a puppy or an ant, who runs after anybody he wants to play with… its undescribable.