Hi! I was in the Sept DDC, but as you can see DS came early!
My little guy is such a sweetheart. He's still not talking much, maybe a dozen words? And a lot of them are probably only recognizable to me and DH. But he understands EVERYTHING and tries to be so independent! I ask him to feed the dog and he gets her bowl, pulls out the container of dog food, opens it up and scoops, then puts everything away again. Then he goes to wash his hands by pulling the stepstool out of the closet, turning it around the right way, washing, soaping, and drying, then putting everything away again. At the store he likes to push the cart and when you point out an object on the shelf, he loves to throw it in the cart.
The more independent he gets, though, the more room for tantrums. He has an ear-piercing screech / scream that just drives me insane. It makes my brain shut down.
His diet is also soooo bad. I mean, how many chicken nuggets can one kid eat? And while I offer vegetables at pretty much every meal (lunch and dinner, anyway) he never eats a bite. I'll ask the doc for advice at his 2 year WBV.
But other than that... he is just such a happy, sweet-natured little boy. His tantrums, while frustrating, are pretty short-lived and easily fixed. His favorite self-soothing activity when he's upset is to hold mama's hand.
The sound of his laughter just makes my heart melt. It's going to be sooooo hard to go back to work (I'm a teacher).
No plans for a bday celebration- I have to work full days that whole week and his regular daycare doesn't start until the end of the month, so we're cobbling care together with grandma. I don't even know where he'll be sleeping that night.
He's my love!! I've been really paranoid lately for some reason about horrible things happening to him- probably due to me going back to work. And the increase in bumps, bruises, and falls he's had since becoming so mobile. I don't know what I would do if anything ever happened to him.
Yay 2-year olds!