Monday, February 28, 2011
Day One of Cold Turkey Bottle Withdrawal:
Still happy because he is certain Mommy will cave and give him back his precious bottle. We've gone through this before, and she always caves after I refuse a sippy cup or two of milk and go about half a day without a wet diaper. It's just a matter of time.
Day 2 of No Bottles:
Crap, she's serious this time. And it's the weekend, so Daddy is here to help keep her strong....
So far we are on Day 3 of no more bottles. The Doctor wants him off all bottles by 18 months. I tried to do that with Evan and when I did, he gave up all milk for 9 months until I caved and gave him chocolate milk. Drew definitely loves milk way more than Evan ever did. So I was thinking he may be easier to transition. I have tried several times before, but gave up quickly. To be honest, I enjoy our quiet time together three times a day. I love cuddling with him and giving him his bottle. Sippy cups = Toddlerhood, no more baby. But I can't hold him back for my needs any more! I don't always follow the Doctor's protocol. I do my own research and use my own judgement. But this is a battle I want to fight. SO I am sticking with it. So far, he usually gives in for the second feeding because he is so thirsty, but fights the morning and evening feeding with LOTS of spunk. Hoping it will get easier, FAST, for both of our sakes.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Hi, I am Drew. I am so cute, my Mom can barely stand it!!!
Wanna see my new favorite pass-time?
I like to chill on the couch and act like a monkey. I act like I don't know anyone is watching, but really, I love the attention and I am so proud of my new talent...CLIMBING!!!
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
You know you have to buy a cheesy Olan Mills-style picture of your kid, when they show it to you and you actually laugh out loud and smile from ear to ear when you first lay eyes on it. I am sure they just immediately saw dollar signs when they saw my expression. When I first saw Evan's school picture this year, I was overwhelmed with joy. Just one short year ago, he was terrified of strangers and didn't want any part in taking a school picture. This year, I could hear the giggles coming from him when I saw his natural grin. I am so proud of him for coming out of his shell. And for being such a joyful little boy (most of the time). Just look at last year's portrait (below) compared to this years!!! Of course the wanna-be photographer in me cringes at the greenish tint to his skin this year. And his hair for that matter. But, I digress. I love these pictures, greenish red hair and all. You really can't help but smile when you see his expression. His smile is absolutely contagious!!!