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-Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, November 6, 2014

My Big Baby Boy

Terran has started to seem more and more like a little boy lately. Not only is he physically big, his personality gets stronger by the day! He has become a little tease, holding toys out of reach with a teasing grin. He tricks me with puzzles and says "nooooo" in the cutest, playful voice. He is extremely adamant about his wants. He tells me when he goes #2 in his diaper. I bought a toilet seat for him. He didn't want to sit on it at first, but then he warmed up to the idea. I have just been trying to talk about the potty more and tell him what I am doing when I go to try to get him to think about it. I don't think either of us are ready for actual potty training, but I think this is a good way to prepare him.
Terran went through a phase where he would kiss me all the time, and would give me about eight kisses every night. That lasted maybe two weeks. Then he would tell me "no" when I asked for a kiss. Then he started pretending like he didn't even hear me. Today I was in the shower and he was on the other side of the glass. I asked for a kiss and he immediately went to kiss me through the glass. This told me that he always knows what I am asking for, he just chooses to ignore me!
I have started cherishing little things and phases he goes through because through the kissing stages, I have witnessed just how quickly he goes through different phases. He currently loves to wrap his arms around my neck and make sure we are cheek to cheek before he lets himself fall asleep. I know there are a million books and opinions out there that think this is bad sleep training, but I love it every single time he does it. His sleep is the way it is and if he wants to give me some snuggles, I will take them! Those little arms squeezing my neck so tight will only stay little so long, and he will only want to do it for so long.
He is my little daredevil that loves to be outside and wants to do everything by himself. He loves to help me make food. One of his favorite things in the kitchen is getting on the oven mitts and opening the oven. His next favorite....licking the cookie dough/icing spatulas! He often takes a tub during the day for fun and so I can get ready if I need to. He says bubbles and balloons and wags his finger at me while saying "no, no, no, no, no!" His words come and go in phases. He said banana the other day for the first time and ate half of one, which he has never done! He still loves to be held or carried (on his terms) but he is getting awfully heavy!
There is so much to his personality and I am constantly imagining the amazing person he is becoming!


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  2. OMG, I miss that little bugger so much. Great pictures, good job being able to capture them! Love you lots!