Zachary has stopped asking to use the potty. He used to let us know when he had to poop by grunting and squatting right in front of us, like he was asking in his own little body language. Now he likes to sneak off and go in his diaper. It must be a control issue.
When DH or I tell him something he doesn't want to hear ("No, don't stand on the table", or "Do you want to go poop on the potty?") he says "Bye bye!" to us in a get-out-of-my-face-and-leave-me-alone tone of voice. We try not to laugh, but it's pretty funny when a 20 month old is already talking back and telling his parents to stay out of his business...
He's going through a MAJOR tantrum stage. He screams about everything. I try to get down to his eye level and say something like "I don't want to hear screaming/ I can't understand crying, you need to talk", and if he continues to scream and stomp his feet we sit him in the Time Out chair. It's helps to take a deep breath, put him in time out, and just ignore him for a minute. Then when the tantrum is over, we have hugs and a nice peace for a few minutes until it starts all over again. I guess it has to do with the other foster baby being here- we've been stuck in the house for two weeks, and I think the kids are getting bored. I don't blame them, I can't wait to take this baby home on Sunday night. Not that it hasn't been a pleasure to take care of him, but I just want my normal routine back, YK?
Another porblem is sleep. Ugh... Zach wakes up about 80 times a night screeching this bone chilling, blood curdling, horrible sound, thrashing and tossing around, just crying. I have to grab him and calm him down, get him to latch on, and just as I'm about to fall asleep, he'll wake up again, pop off the breast, and just scream. I have no idea why he's doing this. Maybe dreams, maybe just yucky vibes coinciding with the tantrums? Last night I was tempted to just put him in his room, shut the door, and not go in there until morning. But I knew that I didn't really have the heart to let him scream all night by himself, so I let him scream in bed with me and keep me up. I have horrible insomnia too, so if I have to fully awake from a deep sleep it takes me FOREVER to get back to sleep, even if I'm really tired. I hate it. I hope he starts sleeping better again soon. He was only waking once, maybe twice, a night until just recently!
On a happier note, he's finally started to ask for breast milk
. He used to just ask for "bobby", but now he'll say "Mone? Bobby mone?" while lifting my shirt. He still asks for 'mone' in a cup, and he knows the difference, so I think it's cute. I ask him "Is that good bobby milk?" and he'll smile that nipple-in-the-mouth smile and nod and say "Mmm Hmm!" :LOL
Sending peaceful labor vibes to Heather
Hope the rest of you mamas have a nice day