Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A whole year and a half

Note: I had this written a month ago, and just never published it. So.... a whole month late, here it is!
Titus will quickly grow into this little bike

My monthly blog post is a day overdue, which means I better start writing! This month I have been so thankful for how "easy" life is compared to a year ago. Re-reading blog posts and thinking back to my little grumpy son who woke up 5-6 times a night, had food allergies that were un-known and just didn't seem happy..... so thankful for the place we are now in. Of course we still have allergies and may for a long time (or maybe not!) but I now know how to deal with them, how to avoid them, and because of that - I have a much happier kid!

My future handy-man

Height: around 33.5 inches
Weight: 24 pounds
Diaper: size 4
Shoes: size 7
Clothing size: 18 months, some 24 & 2T (and a couple 3T shirts that are quite big on him!)

Titus loves his grandpa (and foot rubs!)

Food: This little man could eat all day long! He just loves to eat. He uses the sign language word for hungry to tell me when he wants to eat. He has been using it to also delay things like going to bed. He signs this in the middle of the night if he wakes up. He loves to eat fried eggs, bacon, chicken and steak, frozen peas and corn, hot dogs, salsa, broccoli and many other things. I always try to have snacks and food wherever we go because I know he's going to need them.
playing in a splash pad

Allergies: About three weeks ago we had an incident where Titus ate a bite of someone else's hot dog at a birthday party - and the hot dog contained soy. That night and about 7-8 nights that followed were a bit rough. He went from sleeping through the night to getting up 1-3 times a night. He had difficulty falling asleep. His nose was really runny the day or two following the accident. His poops were yucky and he had a diaper rash.

I just love this picture of them - even though its out of focus - but that makes it more artsy, right? 

Sleep: For the most part, Titus is sleeping through the night!!! I thought this day would never come! The last week he's been getting up once, but he tells me he is hungry so I'm hoping its a growth spurt and he'll be back sleeping through the night soon. He takes one good long nap. Usually he naps around 11-11:30, but if we are busy in the morning, he can wait until 12 or 12:30 to take his nap. He usually is in bed sometime around 7:30.

Potty Training: This is somewhat unexpected. I've had the potty out for a couple months just so Titus could get familiar with it. Well, what do you know? I set him on the potty, told him to go, and he went! So we're doing some informal potty training. When we're home, he goes around the house naked and goes potty in the toilet. When we leave the house I put diapers on him. He has had a couple accidents, but overall does really good with the toilet.

Activity: Titus loves his Grandpa Wallace. He is Grandpa's shadow - following him around, softly cooing "Ga-pa". Other than that, he loves trucks and tractors. The garbage truck comes down the alley next to our house a couple times a week, and that is a highlight for him! This week, he has learned how to jump off the couch. Georgia and he run around the house giggling and laughing and wrestling for much of the day. They love each other so much and play together very well. He can also be a big bully and is quite the boy. He loves to bite and pull hair when he doesn't get his way. He can be aggressive and roars and grunts when he tries to push or pull something much too big for him.

Words: Titus has been talking up a storm! He is now in a copying phase, and if you ask him, he may try to say what you ask him to say. Most of his words don't sound anything like what they're supposed to be.

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