I have to admit that, although I did write this post right on time at the beginning of the month, I am just now actually getting it posted. Sorry. 

 

The little man has officially moved into his own bedroom. He is a big kid now. I found a video baby monitor that had raving reviews but it was somewhere around $170! I found it on Amazon for about $70 open box – like new. I am SOO happy with it. Even in a pitch black room (the only way Tru can sleep), I can see him just fine. Well worth the money and cheaper than the cheap ones even though it’s pretty nice. 🙂 So, he has been sleeping in his own room the last 2 nights. (It’s been a few weeks now.) I check the monitor on all of my 5+ pee trips. I kind of do miss him in my bedroom but now I don’t have to tiptoe to the bathroom and risk waking him up multiple times a night so that is good.

 

Tru has decided that he isn’t really such a fan of bottles anymore. He’s just not into drinking a bottle of milk 3+ times a day which is funny because just last month, he would cry for a bottle many times a day. So I feel like we are doing pretty well if he takes one bottle (which is 1/2 cup baby oatmeal fruit cereal, 1/2 cup homemade yogurt, and whole milk to make it all go down) after breakfast and maybe a bottle of formula and/or whole milk once or twice during the day. The rest of the day he just wants his sippy cup of water. I think he will have himself weaned from the bottle soon and we will just have to deal with sippy cups leaking milk everywhere I suppose. I am giving him formula still once a day or so. I got a TON of samples in the mail (I need to blog about that) and I am continuing to give him formula for as long as he will take it for the extra vitamins especially iron.

 

I bought training pants but we haven’t restarted potty training yet since we have been gone and busy a lot with Thanksgiving etc but I hope, hope, hope to get back on that this week or next. I still put him on the toilet from time to time but I am not consistent enough.

 

He LOVES baths and showers. He is always trying to climb into the tub or shower when he follows me into the bathroom. And what a fit we have when it’s time to get out!

 

Tru cut another tooth! I think it came in on the 30th of November. This makes tooth number 5. He was so grouchy and had a clear runny nose and I finally felt in his mouth and he went “AhhhHHHH!” Poor little guy. But it’s in now and he’s back to normal…..

 

….His new normal though. He is getting an attitude and has plenty of fits nowadays. I’m not entirely sure how to handle them especially since he is oftentimes tired when he melts down. Most of the time he starts his screaming because we took something out his mouth that he found on the floor, we took something away from him that he can’t have (like the remote – he knows how to get the batteries out so it’s a no no), or we make him come out of a room when he doesn’t want to (like the bathroom after his bath). At home, we can address the issue by distracting him or getting him to bed or whatever it is but in public, we just don’t have those options. Any tips? I really am thankful though that 90% of the time, he is easy going and happy.

 

A few other little highlights:

  • Tru knows how to turn toys off and on now so no more silencing all the noisy toys!
  • After not gaining weight for over a month and barely gaining for the 3 months before that, I started making sure that breakfast (his favorite meal) is loaded with healthy calories (like scrambled eggs in coconut oil, homemade banana muffins etc) and he gained a pound in a week and then leveled out to a couple ounces per week. I’m really happy about that. It’s good to see him back to being more filled out again. 🙂
  • Some days he will play for the longest time all by himself and other days, he wants nothing to do with playing alone. Can’t say I blame him. I am a social person too. I am really enjoying him being this age where we can have meaningful interactions and playtimes. It’s fun. 🙂
  • He brings us toys all the time to either watch us take them apart and put them back together or to get us to turn the toy on etc. It’s cute. 🙂
  • DH and I were watching videos of Tru a few months ago and we can’t get over how much more alert and aware he has become in such a short time! He seemed so aware of what was happening then but now he is REALLY into whatever is going on. It’s amazing how fast he’s grown up and how much he has changed.

 

Picture time! My sister’s did a photo shoot with Tru a couple weeks ago and got probably over a hundred pictures. SO many of them turned out great. I love that adorable little guy. 🙂

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I’m starting to feel uncomfortable sharing so many pictures of Tru on here without a watermark on them. I need to figure out how to add that in. Does anyone know how to disable the right click function on WordPress? 

Dear God, I am enjoying this time with Tru so much. I love watching all the things he is learning to do and seeing him grow up so much into a sweet little boy. I ask that You will help us to raise him the way You want us to so that he will love and serve You all the days of his life. Thank You for the blessing we have had of getting to be his parents. Please guard and protect him and keep him healthy, happy and safe. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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