Hi, y'all! Happy Birthday to the little ones! Not so little anymore, as Marcos informs me. I have baby fever and stopped to look at a little umbrella stroller at the thrift store today. He said "That's not something for me. That's for a BABY!" He wants a younger sibling too, Jörð- "Can you have a baby for my Christmas present?"
Jaclyn, we just went through a growth spurt too- it was hell, huh?! Marcos ate everything in sight for a week or more, and nursed in between bites. He moved from 2T pants into 3T in an instant. This boy... he is wonderful and funny and sweet- reasonable, even- unless he is hungry or tired. He will hit the wall all of a sudden, and then he is a kicking, screeching, unmanageable mess. He's like Jekyll and Hyde, but it's only when he needs food or sleep. At least it's pretty easily cured when he goes haywire.
He's killing me becuase he still doesn't sleep through the night. When he wakes up, which is usually every 1-2 hours, he wants to nurse back to sleep! If I try to deny him he will stage-whisper PLEASE! JUST FOR A MINUTE! PLEEEEASSSSSSE! until I fear he will wake up his sister, and then I give in so we can go back to sleep. DP's been on vacation for 2 weeks so I have had the supreme luxury of sleeping in every morning- sometimes until 11 or 12, even. He is a really good man.
Jenelle, Marcos was an early walker too! 8 1/2 months and he was going all over the place. It looks so odd when an infant motors around like that, doesn't it?
My Lula (6) has suddenly become very sensitive to the way some articles of clothing fit and feel. Specifically, underwear, tights, socks, pants and shoes. She doesn't seem to have an issue with her top half. We had some pretty upsetting incidents around getting dressed until I realized that she truly does have a problem with how they feel, and I needed to get busy and find her some things she can wear. I had to discard most of her wardrobe. She has only one pair of shoes now, and a set of socks I got at Ross that do not bother her as long as they are inside out. I am reading The Highly Sensitive Child
and am getting a clue that the clothes, her limited diet, and her personality are all related in a way I didn't put together before.
So, does anyone's 3 yo know letters and numbers by sight? I realized recently that Lula knew things at this age that Marcos does not.
He knows his colors but has not seemed to pick up any letters yet, and the only numbers he knows by sight are the ones on his Thomas trains! I think when I just had one child, I spent lots of time teaching her things (the number/letter puzzles surely helped) but now that I'm busier with two, I thought Marcos could just learn by osmosis...
I exposed them to chicken pox this week!