Saturday, December 21, 2013

Sixty Four Weeks

Max doesn't use his swing much anymore. These days he prefers to sit on the couch with Mommy and Daddy instead of the swing. It probably has a lot to do with the fact that he doesn't want to sit still and be strapped in, but that's to be expected. The weight limit is 25 pounds, so he's almost too big anyway. Last week he asked to sit in the swing while he watched Caillou, which he hasn't done in weeks. So he sat in it for one last time before Daddy packed it up for good. That swing served us well, he loved that thing. Big milestone, smiles mixed with tears. 

This kid loves water. He's always running his hands under the water in the sink, pointing until I let him put his hands in it. He also has a new love for putting his hands in the stream of water on the fridge door while I fill our cups. He thinks it's hilarious and looks up at me with a huge smile. His love of water also comes through with bath time, he just smiles and laughs and plays in the water with such happiness. 

Something that I have always loved to do is play in the rain during the summer. I love splashing in puddles and looking up to let the rain wash over my face. Apparently Max is a big fan too! This weekend we went out and played during a rain shower, and we had a blast. We ran through puddles and splashed and giggled our heads off. Unfortunately I didn't get any pictures, but I'll hope to capture it next time. 

This poor little guy has had eight teeth coming in for a few weeks. EIGHT teeth! At the same time! I can't imagine the pain he's in, poor guy. He's acting like his normal self for the most part, but I can tell he's suffering. It's affecting his sleep of course, but I'm hoping it passes soon. The outside edge of one of the bottom ones is almost completely out, so that's a good sign! Please Tooth Fairy, make them finish soon! 

Speaking of sleep issues, he's having a tough time with his sleep schedule lately. He's gradually transitioning from the infant to toddler room, so there's a lot of new and exciting stuff going through his head. On top of that, he's adjusting from napping whenever he wanted in the infant room to a schedule in the toddler room. Typically he naps twice a day, 90 minutes each, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. In the toddler room, they take one mid-day nap around noon. Needless to say, he's having trouble adjusting. He's falling asleep after school for a little while, and then waking up for dinner. It will be an adjustment, like all things, and he seems fine emotionally. He's loving all of the new toys and older kids in the toddler room! He's handling the transition better than Mommy is. 

This past weekend was the annual cookout at his Gramma and Grampa J's house. There are always a ton of people, and he was more social this year than last. Of course the day was spent running around like a mad man. There was a big wheel bike there, which he loved. Also, a tractor! He loved it, he's always pointing at tractors in his books. 

Books. His favorite book now is Action Rhymes, which is a book of songs. Just by looking at each page he knows which song it is. He'll start clapping when he sees Patty Cake and tap his head for Head, Shoulder, Knees and Toes. He loves that song so much. We've been spending a lot of time flipping through that book lately. 

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