Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Terriffic Two's and Eli's weight check

If the Bible isn't plain enough about how we are born sinners just hang out with my two year old for a while. Don't get me wrong he's a sweetie pie sometimes but disobedience is ingrained in him! He has to be told often not to play with Eli's swing (he has to be told often not to do a lot of things!). Well, the other day he was pushing it and mashing the buttons (thankfully Eli was upstairs asleep) and I told him that if he touched it again he would get a spanking. Well, guess what he did? Yep, he touched it. So, I popped him. He began rubbing his leg.. then glared up at me with those big brown eyes and said.... 'I'll wipe that spank off!!!" He showed me or at least he thought he did! My response (as I grinned inside) was, "Well, if you touch the swing again, I'll put a spank right back on!" I wish I could record everything he says!!!

I think two is such a fun age. I know many people refer to it as the "Terrible Two's" but I try to look past all of the negativity and look at the positive (and hilarious) sides of being two. The past two days Luke has decided to start taking off his diaper. He's never attempted this before. Guess why he's taking them off? Because they have poopy in them! Yes, he's taking off his dirty diapers... both times without me knowing. I know he is ready (or should be!) for potty training but he is very resistant. Anytime sitting on the potty is mentioned, he whines, "No, I not sit on the potty!" I don't want to force him and I'm trying to be as encouraging as I can ("Sitting on the potty is so much fun!"... hmm, is that considered lying?). So, if anyone has any tips for me please share! It will be great when we only have one in diapers! :)

A little weight update on Eli: I had him weighed today and he weighed 13 lbs and 8.5 oz. He roughly gained about 5 oz per week the past 4 weeks (which is within the normal range for his age). I wanted him to weigh a minimum of 13.08 so he squeaked by! I know that's just his body type. Luke was a much bigger baby (12 lbs 10 oz at 2 months!) but he was also formula fed and on solids by 4 mths. I, of course, want Eli to gain tons of weight and have rolls galore but that's just not him. And having my first be super chubby, it's hard to get it in my head that it's ok that Eli is smaller. He is happy and healthy and gaining fine. His reflux is much better now that I've eliminated the biggest allergens out of my diet. He is still on the Zantac but I chose not to try the other med on him. I will be adding corn back into my diet in the next few days because it is the least allergenic. Then I will go from there. I'm praying that his reflux and food sensitivities will continue to get better as his body matures. We're currently having some issues with sleeping at night. Here lately he's been very restless at night and wanting to be held to sleep and eat more often. I honestly don't mind holding him when he's still.... but that restless part I mentioned.. yep, it's hard to sleep with a squirming baby in your arms! I'm hoping it's just a phase (I've read some things about the 4 mth wakeful periods that some babies go through). Sleep is a luxury right now, a luxury that I'm sure I'll get to enjoy more often the older he gets. Right now, I'll attempt to remember (at 2am), that in such a short time he'll be too big for me to cradle in my arms! It really is a small sacrifice!


Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

My kids both loved charts and stickers. I copied their favorite cartoon character (at the time Blue's Clues, Maisy and Dora, respectively), and then colored them in and added the days of the week. Everytime they went to the bathroom, they got to put a sticker on the chart. I also kept a tube of those mini M&Ms handy, and they got one candy for #1, and 2 candies for #2.

It worked great for us!