Hellloooo ladies. Wow, I've been MIA for a long time. Me personal stuff is insane - I started a new job, I'm starting my thesis, and DP and I are splitting up. Obviously the latter is the biggest news - he's moving out, but will remain "daddy nanny" during the day, here at the house, with Rowan. lalalala, just not ready to babble too much on that yet, except to say that it seems mutual and we're rather "happy" about things. No arguing, no drama, and actually rational conversation like... "hey, I moved a bunch of boxes today so I'll help you put that shelf up". Weird.
I'm intrigued by this potty training idea. Rowan has yet to FIND HIS PEEPEE. I'm serious. He's never pulled, tugged, touched, nothin. Maybe cause his belly is so big, he's never seen it :-) I talk about poop all the time, and he will follow me into the bedroom when it's time to "change his diaper" - he gets what that action is. But he has Zero knowledge that his body is doing anything. The minute we give him naked time, he pees on the floor - which I'm suddenly OK with because it gives us a chance to TALK about peepee, you know? But, nada. No recognition that anything is happening. He is not the kiddo hiding in a corner to poop. I think we're a long way off.
Maybe we should get a potty. Your kiddos seem interested - maybe that would be something to get the conversation going. He comes into the bathroom with me and I talk - and he hands me the toilet paper and flushes the toilet. He understands the toilet functions, but I still don't think he gets anything about His Own Body.
Can I ask about Change? I remember my sister saying that about 18months, her daughter became really resistant to change. I'm wondering if his recent rampant shaking of the head NO, like, NO I don't want to eat, NO I don't want to go outside, NO I don't want to come inside, NO I don't want to take my shoes off.... is it because so much change is going on in the house with furniture moving around and me switching bedrooms? Or is it a natural thing going on at this age? He seems to be increasingly upset at any change.
The new thing here is the climbing. Not that it's NEW, but it's just So Much More. he has so much energy - is crazy everywhere. Inside every cabinet (getting Inside, not to pull things out); he is up high, as high as he can possibly climb before I get to him. He just wants to be UP :-)
Tzs... I love that you said how you wanted to bottle 9months, but now feel the same way about today. I feel that way All The Time! I still think about the lil guy who didn't know how to sit up and how much I loved that learning stage.... but I love these days Just as Much! It's all so amazing.
Big hugs to you all. Sorry for being so MIA.