Gobbledy good

Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, here’s a bullety post of joyous things that have happened lately…

  • Curly’s communication is getting better and better. He is picking up signs quicker, and although he doesn’t have all that many, he’s got some really helpful ones and can sign 3 word phrases with some prompting (like Want More Please)
  • He’s repeating more words and has recently picked up Hi, Waffle, Bubble, Out, and of course, No. We’re sure he says more words that we just don’t understand yet because he’ll have conversations with us that still sound like babbling, but with much intent.
  • He does not like us to leave daycare without hugging and/or kissing him goodbye. It’s the sweetest thing ever. He will look at us with puppy-dog eyes, say ‘Mama’ and lean in for a kiss and squeeze before going back to playing.
  • He’s finally gotten good at pointing, waving and knows some body parts (specifically Head, Hair, Nose, Ears, Belly, Feet, Hands) It’s taken him longer to get to this place, but he has. Now we have to keep working on animals and their sounds.
  • He is so, so good with taking medicine, when we give him eye drops (for the pink eye, which is almost all better), when we brush his teeth, and when we clean his ears. He had hit a short phase where he was hating the tooth brushing, but now he just sits and lets us do it. We thought he was going to hate the eye drops, but he’s been great. And as long as we keep him distracted, he’s good about fingernail clipping (not so good about toenail clipping though- he must have sensitive feet!)
  • Though he sometimes shows a preference for one of us, we both feel equally loved and wanted by him. When one of us leaves him, and it doesn’t matter who, he gets concerned and waits for Mama to come back or tries to find her.

I know I often write about how difficult parenting is, but I also know that we have one wonderful little boy on our hands and we both love him with all our hearts.

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13 responses to “Gobbledy good

  1. reproducinggenius

    Aww…he’s growing up so much. Isn’t it funny to listen to them babble on and on with such intention? You know there must be words in there, that they must have something really important they’re trying to convey. So cute. He is one beautiful boy.

  2. Aww, he is so cute. I love that he’s communicating more and more. It’s so neat to watch kids pick up language. When I used to teach preschoolers I was always amazed to think how much they had learned to do and say in their short little 3 year lives. Childhood rocks.

  3. So much to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. What a lovely, handsome guy.

  5. Love posts like this. xoxo

  6. Beautiful photo!

  7. wishinghopingpraying

    He is so handsome! It’s wonderful when they can communicate better, makes life so much easier. Plus, it’s amazing to hear what they come up with.

  8. Miles is so so sweet. I love that pic. Can’t wait to see you guys again!

  9. Awww…I love that he wants a hug and a kiss before you leave!

  10. I love that he doesn’t have a clear preference. As the non biomom, I’m secretly a little scared that the kiddos will prefer V to me. It’s good to know that he sees you as both moms equally. Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. This is such a sweet post. What a great boy – you can tell he’s very happy and secure, i.e. he has fantastic moms. Lucky Miles. :)

  12. The way he wants you to love on him before dropping him to daycare makes my heart all warm and fuzzing inside. He has indeedturned into a lovery little boy.

    I’m so impressed with the way he tolerates meds, nails and teeth brushing. I dread cutting nails ever since I clipped Button’s finger tip. There were many tears shed that day… she cried quite a bit too.

  13. Yikes, sorry I always have so many typos – it’s 3:30 am and I am typing with one hand and using the othe to pump.

    PS – Happy Thanksgiving Family Vermillion!

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