Miscellaneous kid stuff


Written on Monday, February 25, 2008 by Jessica

Okay, just to warn you, there's not much in this post to interest you unless you're actually Seth's mommy. Someday I might actually add this stuff to his baby book where it belongs. :)

I wouldn't say he's mastered pronouns, but I've noticed that when I clap my hands and say, "You did it!" he'll respond by clapping his hands and saying, "I did it!"

He's moving into the realm of four-word sentences: "Are you watching me?" Although sometimes it's still "Watching me?" or "You watching me?"

I think he's ahead of the game when it comes to talking and counting (today he told Daddy that he has five toes!), but on the other hand, he shows little interest in colors and shapes. (Yes, he has a favorite color [pink], as evidenced when you give him his choice of objects, but just try getting him to tell you what color something is.) I was inordinately excited last week when he told me the color of one of his foam letters was pink. And after that he began to say that all of his letters are pink. Oh, well. :)

As of last weekend, he has started to name shapes, not just repeat them when we say what they are. He's also started to sort blocks by shape, which is something he was supposed to be able to do months and months ago. (Sorting by color, shape and size were milestones I read about eons ago, it seems.) I still haven't seen him sort anything by color or size, though.

He's starting to have nightmares. Last night was terrible. He slept fitfully from 1 AM to 3:30 AM, waking frequently and having nightmares all the while. First he started talking in his sleep, "No, no, noooooo, no." Later on he bolted out of bed and demanded that I take him to the window. He kept insisting that there were birds outside. And even later (still sleeping) he was rubbing his chest and saying, "Sorry," which you may recall is how he says something hurts. Poor baby.

And tonight, guess what happened. At 8:40 he started saying, "Night, night," which is often just a ploy to get us to give him a pacifier. He normally goes to bed at 9:30 or 10:00. He kept insisting, though, so finally I gave him his pacifier, tucked him in, and said, "Night, night." He said, "Night, night," and I shut the door and walked away. Now, I know you'll never believe this, but Bob and I still put him to sleep each night. One of us lies in the bed with him. I know all the child experts say not to do that, and they all said not to nurse him to sleep or let him fall asleep in my arms when he was a baby, but I figure that in the blink of an eye, he's going to be a teenager, so I'm going to hang on to these little-boy years. But tonight, I wanted to see what would happen, and guess what? He went to sleep. All by himself. Imagine that.

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  1. S Yuan Hunter |

    Love it. Aiden is on a whirlwind trip with his father and I right now, which means sleeping with us, eating with us, hanging out with 24 hours a day... and you know, I feel the same way you do, which is, it's all going to go by in a blink of an eye. We'll try not to spoil him, but pretty soon he won't want us to spoil him!!

  2. Christina |

    He is growing up. Bittersweet isn't it.

    But he will always have his mom!

  3. Valerie |

    Sounds like all good stuff! I can't believe he is getting so big. Kiera has nightmares too, and they are usually not monsters or other traditional scary things, but storms. As they grow and learn their dreams scare them. We should do a playdate some weekend soon.

  4. Unknown |

    As a mommy you might appreciate the hilarity in this. While at tristan's b-day party mama tried to nurse him, he sucked a little, pulled away and laughed at her boob (is is ok to say boob?), he did this a coupld of times then she put it away. She's thinking he may help her wean him. :)

  5. Sherri Sanders |

    Awww.... that's a big milestone. I don't think either of my boys would fall asleep on their own until they were at least 3 or 4. Thomas actually slept with me until about a month ago, apparently he's not keen on Hannah getting up in the middle of the night. LOL As you can imagine, I now have Hannah sleeping with me.

    Talk about breaking the rules!


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