School started so I've been busy studying every free moment I've had. Although, recently I have not had many free moments. This past weekend T Rex crossed into advanced toddlerhood.
He can climb out of or onto anything! Including his crib and port-a-crib. Anything. He even managed to climb onto the top of the piano minus the piano stool.
With his new found skills I was paranoid that we would harm himself so I took the side of the crib off. I've put up a temporary barrier to prevent him from rolling out of the bed. We're hoping to pick up a twin mattress this weekend.
The first night we tried the new crib set up he would not stay in bed. We started at 8:00 pm and finally after three and a half hours of trying I threw in the towel and put him in bed with us until he fell asleep and then I transferred him to the port-a-crib stationed by our bed.
Last night was also the first night he slept in his crib minus the side but with the safety bar. He can get in and out at will but he did stay in it all night and slept until 6:30 this morning. I hardly slept last night thinking that he might be wandering the house. I think between T Rex Dad and myself we checked on him at least every hour.
And as if that is not all. I went ahead and finished weaning T Rex this past week. When I was not able to keep any food or fluids down while I was sick there was little left for producing milk. Hence, a speedy weaning. I'm kind of sad for both of us but I think almost 19 months was a pretty good run - six of which was exclusive breastfeeding.
Lastly, T Rex has never been much of a talker. Well, like I said, he crossed into advanced toddlerhood. He went from about 7 words to around 50. We have to watch everything we say because he is starting to mimic back to us (hint, hint Uncle Rich).
His favorite word right now is "duck". Anything with a beak and wings is a "duck". His little voice just melts me - especially when he whispers - so sweet! Or when I ask if he's hungry and he says "yes". I just love it!
I better sign off - I think I hear little T Rex footsteps headed out of his bedroom which means he's awake and ready to play! Luckily for me, Grandma and Grandpa are coming over to play so I can catch up on studying!