Growth & Appearance:
I think you are beautiful. But then I am a very proud Mumma. I did not think you looked much like Tamika, until I looked back on her baby photos and saw how similar you two are. I think it is because everyone always says how much like Justin you are, that I forget that just maybe there is a little of me in you somewhere.
You just keep getting taller and taller. You may have outgrown all of your shoes, and your shirts are too short in the arms, but your little waist and hips are so tiny. Tamika and I looked every where but no one makes boys undies any smaller than 2-3. So we got some cotton nappy covers in a 000 for you to wear. They are still saggy on your tiny butt.
Your too big undies on your skinny butt
Little man you are always hungry. Where does all that food go? You have not gained any weight in the last eight months! I am, we are, still very strict with your diet in regards to junk food. I do not think you need it. Your biggest spoil is icecream. You do not get your own serve, but we do let you have some of ours.
As of two weeks ago, I stopped breastfeeding. Neither of us are happy about this. You drink mostly water, but you love your T2 fruit tea for lunch.
We offered you fish and chips the other day, you turned your nose up at it and ate the greek salad and sultanas instead.
Still no talking from you. Though definitely think the Mum is becoming clearer, thought it sounds like an old billy goat when you say it. You also have developed (made up) a word, zizie. You say it for your singlets with bees and lady beetle on. You also call my butterfly tattoo a zizie.
You modeling a singlet with a 'Zizie' on it
Your sleeping patterns have not changed. However, since giving up breastfeeding getting you to sleep has been a struggle. You cling to me and fight for the breast. Even after two weeks you do not want to go with out. Early this morning I found you ‘trying to help yourself’ to the breast. You also are very clingy in your sleep, not wanting to be put down, you want me to hold you while you sleep and you either wrap your fingers in my hair, or cling to my top.
You are a dare devil. I think you are designed to scare me. You are a full on child, racing from one adventure to another. You have no fear.
But in saying that you are also very cuddly and loving. You may head butt and blow raspberries on me, but then you will happily climb into my lap for cuddles.
You also will not walk on paths, no matter where we walk you will not walk on the path you have talk walk off to the side.
You are such a happy soul, so easy to please. You will play in the garden for a couple of hours, carrying around your rake and just generally collecting leaves and sticks. Because we are having such a warm winter I will fill up your sand table with water and you think that it is so much fun to play in the water.
You favourite things involved anything I deem dangerous. Justin throwing you in the air and playing catch with you. Tamika spinning you round and round until you both fall over. You love to climb and to jump.
You do not have a favourite book, but I only have to say the word and you run to your library stash and get me a book for you to read.
You like to fly
How I am thinking/Feeling
It has been a hard month for me emotionally. Stopping breastfeeding seems to have ended your babyness. You are entering the next phase of your life. One on hand you are so independent in your play, but then you do not like it if I am out of your sight. I am also torn, I love watching your strong independent nature. Yet I am honest enough to admit, I love it that you still need/want your Mumma around.
I would have loved to have given you a sibling closer in age to play with. Yet I feel so lucky and grateful to be a stay at home Mum.