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Bad picture taking week again. Sorry!

 

The highlights this week are that:

  • Tru has discovered the wonders that are Cheez Its and he is hopelessly addicted. I’ve been there before. I feel for him, I really do. But he cried for at least 10 minutes straight today because I was making him eat some “real” food before letting him have Cheez Its. I almost caved and just let him eat what he wanted but he has suddenly hit an extremely weird phase of not wanting to eat much for the first time in his entire young life so I really wanted him to get some food in before he snacked on cheese flavored cardboard.
  • This kid is becoming so slim! As I said above, he isn’t wanting to eat as much which is ok I suppose but I feel like he is losing a little weight maybe and that bothers me. He is definitely not interested in purees at all so I think we are making the transition to full time big people food. The challenge for me is figuring out what to feed him that he is able to chew with only 3 teeth. PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR SUGGESTIONS!!!! 
  • I am in a constant state of alertness over the things Tru puts in his mouth. He will eat any piece of fuzz, dead or dying fly in the window sill, tissue, random sticker off the bottom of the recliner… he has also taken to eating his books. Ya know, the little chunky board books? We have several of those and Tru loves to flip the pages and “read” them out loud. That’s fine and dandy but today he paused in his reading to chew a corner off the book and cried when I got it out of his mouth. I can’t decide if this is a teething thing or if the books just remind him of Cheez Its.
  • He is fascinated with anything that is not his toys. Especially cell phones and remotes. We gave him an old cell phone we had (battery removed) and he was so enthralled by it… until he realized that he was allowed to have it. After that, it wasn’t as exciting any more.
  • He still won’t hold his bottle to feed himself but to be honest, this makes mommy happy. I love the cuddle time because it is often the only cuddles I get all day. Tru is NOT a cuddler.
  • We are still running on frozen breast milk! I’m so thrilled that we have had enough to get this far. Tru seems to have a minor allergy to things with milk so I think we will need to use a soy based formula.
  • Daddy is still his favorite person and he cries every time Daddy leaves the room. Obviously this makes DH feel mighty special. 😉
  • I need to start planning a first birthday party! I have procrastinated too much!
A calculator we were trying to pass off as a cell phone.

A calculator we were trying to pass off as a cell phone.

It kept his attention for a few minutes but then he realized it didn't light up.

It kept his attention for a few minutes but then he realized it didn’t light up.

 

Dear God, please continue to protect Truett as he explores the world around him. I pray that he will continue to be healthy and happy. In Jesus’ name, amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I feel so bad because I haven’t really taken any pictures of Tru this week. He’s a hard kid to photograph most of the time. Lately he has been a little blur flying around. I mean this kid can CRAWL! FAST! Whenever I need to go into a room without him following me, I hurry to shut the door as fast as I can but he’s already there, pushing his way into the room. He follows me everywhere which is adorable even if I do have to try really hard not to trip over him all day. Today I went into the laundry room but he thought I had went into my bedroom and I found him crying outside of the bedroom door. It was so cute! Seriously. I love this little guy. 🙂 

 

He is totally weaned now for the last 5 days. I am still giving him bottles of my frozen milk. I’m not sure how much farther it will get us but I am SO thankful that I pumped all that milk because I really don’t know if I will be able to get him to drink formula or if I will just have to start cow’s milk a little early…. He is drinking about 4 – 4 ounce bottles a day and sometimes it is a struggle to get him to drink even that much. He is usually taking 3 during the day and 1 in the night. He doesn’t get it that he can hold the bottle. He has tried a few times but he just gets air. I actually love that he doesn’t hold it yet because that means I still get that bonding time of getting to hold him while he eats. It’s really the only snuggle time I get… unless you count that very uncomfortable, human swaddle “snuggling” that we do while he “sleeps” in our bed.

 

The last 2 early mornings I have had to let him cry it out because he is getting to the point where he is waking up mad that he isn’t in our bed and wanting to sleep with us almost all night. Of course sleep is a lose term here because he just thrashes around and is clearly uncomfortable in our bed. I think he just wants the closeness. So it seems like sleep issues just ebb and tide. Of course, I think he is having a hard time this week because he just cut his 3rd tooth! It’s on the top. He was running a fever around 101.4 and had a runny nose. I thought that he had a cold which he very well may have had one. But when I felt his mouth his top front gums were HUGE and red and very puffy. It seemed to hurt a lot for me to touch it. Some Tylenol and teething tabs finally calmed him down but he woke up in pain in the night and it took some time for another dose to kick in and calm him back down so he could sleep. Poor baby. It makes me so sad for him to be in pain. I thought I had read somewhere that babies aren’t supposed to have a fever while teething but I can’t say for sure the 2 events were related. All I know is that when the tooth finished cutting, the fever, runny nose and pain all subsided too. 

 

Tru does so many cute things that it simply isn’t possible for me to write them all down or even remember them. Some highlights this week are that he is loving music more than ever and actually made it clear that he wanted music on so he could dance. He loves dancing and will “sing” along with his toys that play music. I was singing while driving the other day and I heard him “singing” along with me and it melted my heart!! 🙂 His favorite genre is Christian hip hop of course. Namely TobyMac. Just like his mom. 😉 He is also practicing talking a lot making all kinds of sounds. He loves talking on the phone especially to Dada and when I took the phone away today he was very sad. He was standing at the couch while I held the phone to his ear, breathing heavy like he does when he’s excited, saying “Dadadadadada!” over and over. 🙂

 

We can add toilet paper (clean! thankfully. he found a roll while he was strolling around the bathroom in his walker while I was in the shower. I thought he was safe!), potting soil (“they” say babies have to be exposed to dirt but I think Tru went a little over board. I hope he didn’t swallow much before I could fish it out of his mouth.), a moth, and paper to the list of things that Tru has tasted recently and probably swallowed a little of too. If it is in his reach, he is eating it. End of story. 

 

Dear God, thank You for this week and for all of Your many blessings on us. Please continue to watch over Tru and keep him safe while he grows and plays. In Jesus’ name, amen. 

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