Sheesh, I thought I had subscribed to this thread, and kind of forgot all about it or a while, and just found it again! That was a lot of reading! You gals sure keep a thread going!
I'm in denial that Jacob is a toddler, even though it's staring me in the face. Heck, I still call my almost 3-year-old a toddler. I guess I should "upgrade" them both! Jacob is walking like he was born walking. This past week he just started standing up from a sit all on his own without having to pull up on anything. I never once saw him attempt and fail...he just started doing it like he had known all along. He is getting so fast, and loves chasing his sister around.
He's not really talking yet. He says "Uh oh" and "mama" and babbles a lot of other thing throughout the day. Right now he says "Dat" and "Dut" and "Guh" a lot while he's grabbing things. He was grabbing things out of the dryer yesterday and saying something that sounded an awful lot like shirt. But it's still babbling as far as I can tell. He isn't doing more than a couple of signs, mostly because I haven't been teaching him. But he has, in the last little while, started making this fingering motion, like rubbing his thumb between his first two fingers, with his arm stretched out, when he wants to grab something. It's cute
He's still almost completely nursing, another thing which makes me feel like he's still my little baby :heart I've tried giving him food, but he just tends to spit it all out, or make a huge mess, or both. I probably don't offer quite as much as I should, but he's still pretty consistent when I do. So I'm kind of still waiting a bit before I really get heavily into offering solids. In the meantime, he still nurses on demand. Sometimes coming to get a sip every 10 minutes!
And for night, sometimes he sleeps a good 5 hours, sometimes he's up every 3 hours, but I'm okay with it. It seems almost normal to me now, LOL. And AF still hasn't made any comeback, another bonus!
Jacob and I have gotten into a comfortable habit of him nursing to sleep when I sit at the computer. And so I never got around to creating a solid bedtime routine for him...I would just nurse him on my lap till he fell asleep, and then transfer him. Well, for naptimes, this technique still works great. But lately he's been staying up later and later (which isn't helped by my night-owl habits, I'm sure), to the point where his bedtime is now midnight or later, and his morning time is usually around 11am. Ugh. The few times I've tried starting him earlier in the day just end up with a very cranky baby and an entire day out of whack, so I just fall back into the comfortable no-fuss pattern we had. But I'm really starting to think I need to get going on a bedtime routine so he can transition more easily into "bedtime" mode. He's been doing too much of a nurse-on-my-lap and then get-down-and-play-crazy pattern lately, and then it's a struggle to get him to calm down to sleep.
Anyway, I'm subscribed now, hopefully I'll pop back in here more often!