Archive for August, 2010

I am bad at blogging.

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

It is true.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Anyway, it is definitely time for an update!

The boys really change and grow so quickly!  In the last couple of weeks Ethan has started crawling.  In true Ethan fashion he just took off one day in an army crawl.  He isn’t really into practicing.   Then yesterday, he started to crawl on his hands and knees a few “steps” at a time.  Before that we had only seen him push up to his hands and knees a few times.

He has also become quite the explorer.  This is good news and bad news.  Good news because it means that he doesn’t need Mama to hold him all the time.  He is finally happy to be put down and play on his own.  Some of his favorite spots these days are under the kitchen table, looking out the sliding glass door, and laying on the kitchen floor kicking the fridge.  It is bad because he is into everything.  He will not leave the shoe basket alone.  He likes to take the shoes out and chew on them (gross!), and also pick little pieces off the basket.  He is obsessed with cords and anything else he is not supposed to have.  For now we just put stuff on the coffee table or couch to keep it out of his reach.  Earlier tonight though, we caught him trying to figure out how to get up to the coffee table, so pulling up is probably not far away.

He really wants to walk.  He squeals with delight if we hold his hands so he can “walk” around.  I try not to do this too often though, as I am really not wanting to encourage him walking yet.  He also thinks he can walk on his own, and will often push our hands away.  He cannot walk on his own, though, so this usually results in him falling.

Caleb is also becoming quite a big boy.  As he often tells me, he ate all of his food, so he is growing.  He also no longer uses a paci.  We weren’t planning on taking it away yet, but I went to give it to him before his nap one day and realized he had chewed a hole through it.  I let him try one of Ethan’s paci’s, knowing he wouldn’t like them.  Ethan uses pacifiers that are a different shape than the ones Caleb likes.  After than Caleb agreed that he could just try napping without it, and hasn’t needed it since.  He does have more trouble falling asleep though, since without the paci in his mouth, he cannot stop talking.  This meant a few sleepless afternoons for both him and Ethan.  He seems to be getting a little better about being quiet the last couple of days, so hopefully things will get back to normal soon.

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We actually got him to go to sleep quietly Friday night by bribing him with the opportunity to wear underwear Saturday morning.  We had gone to the store to pick some out last week, and Caleb has been using the potty often.  He has decided he likes using the big potty, not the little one, which is fine with me!  The underwear experiment, however, was a big failure.  Caleb had 4 accidents before 9:30 am.  He had also used the bathroom 4 times in the 2 hours he had been awake.  How often does the child need to go?!  He kept telling me that his underwear was leaking, meaning it was wet.  I tried to explain that it wasn’t the underwear, but that he was going pee pee.  I don’t think he understood.  After a poopy accident, he and Daddy both agreed that it was time for a diaper again.  I guess he isn’t ready yet.  We will just try again in a few weeks.  In the mean time, he still asks to use the potty a few times a day.

He tells me that he is getting big, but he isn’t a grown up yet.  He says he isn’t even a big boy, just “Mommy’s big guy”.