Days I never want to end…

Dear Blake,

I am just loving these summer days that I get to spend with you.  I NEVER want them to end.  I am having so much fun playing at home with you and your toys, playing outside with your “da” (truck) and pool, and taking you places you’ve never been before.  I wish I could spend the entire year doing this and spending all day with you.  Not many people get to have these weeks off with their kids, so I’m just so lucky to get to do this! 

Love,

Mama

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Terrible Two’s at 13 months?

Dear Blake,

You discovered a weapon these past couple of weeks…your head.  You use your head to show your anger.  When something doesn’t go your way, you lay down on the floor and bang your head against the floor.  I always put my hand behind you to make sure you don’t get too hurt, but sometimes the smallest things set you off and we aren’t always there to protect you.  You also bang your head against the wall.  We tell you no and pick you up, but you throw an even bigger fit. 

Are we really in the terrible two’s at 13 months?  What will it be like when you’re actually two? 

After all the fits and crying and banging your head, we have special moments when we read books together and get ready for bed and I sing you a song and we calm down for the night.  When you go to bed, I think about how hard it was, but also how I can’t wait until you wake up so I can see my sweetie boy again.

Love,

Mama

Everything is changing

Dear Blake,

A lot of things that you have known since you were born, are now being taken away from you.  Doctor says…

Try to get rid of paci’s and bottles by 15 months and start giving only whole milk instead of formula.

I say…and how in the world are we supposed to do that in 2 months?!

Three things that you have known since you were born are now being taken away from you.  I think the world might END!

Fortunately, the bottle situation is going well.  You now are totally done with your bottles.  Only cups! 

The milk situation is amazing too!  It took a while, but you now are getting a full bottle of milk.  No…more…formula!  No more spending $37 a can!  At first we tried giving you a bottle of milk, but you threw it back at us.  All you’ve known for your whole life is the taste of formula so you were not having it.  We slowly had to wean you off of the formula and now you have only milk, success!

Paci’s are another story.  I think it might be a battle to try to get rid of your paci’s.  A battle I’m willing to face.  Crying fits, sleepless nights, not going to bed. 

A battle I’m willing to face…another time.

I still have 2 months.

Love,

Mom

 

I knew something was wrong…

I knew something was wrong…

– When you didn’t want to eat dinner.
– When I put blueberries in front of you and you didn’t eat them.
– When you didn’t want to play in the bath.
– When you screamed during a story.
– When you pushed you bottle away.
– When you didn’t want your teeth brushed.
– When I couldn’t sing “You are my sunshine”
– When you didn’t want to be rocked.
– When you didn’t cry for me as I left the room…

I knew something was wrong…