This is his cake and blowing out his candle. He doesn't touch the flame- I blew it out right before his little finger touched it. He looks a little ... nervous until he catches me smiling at him, then he's more ok with things.
So last night I got hope (even if it was false) that Matey just might be able to sleep by himself before he's 12. I was feeding him to sleep and he wasn't interested and started playing with my phone so I let him play for 15 min and then hid my phone and tried to feed him on the second side.
He ate for a bit and then again came off and I figured he just needed to unwind some more, so I let him crawl off and just played dead hoping he'd crawl back and whine and then eat and fall asleep (which is what usually happens when I play dead).
But no! Matey crawled over me and nestled against my back and fell asleep! With nothing in his mouth! I still couldn't move without him twitching, and he didn't sleep the whole night through or anything, but him falling asleep with no aid is a wonderful and big step for him/us.
It gives me hope that some day just maybe he'll be done nursing altogether.
Before he went through a phase where everything I fed him he wanted to put into his mouth. If I slipped something into it he would spit it out, look at it and then place it back into his own mouth. Now he's doing something a little different: He demands that if I'm eating something with a fork, he needs to eat it with a fork too. But his own fork, and he needs to put the food on the fork.
Luckily he lets me help put the food on the fork because he can't. I'm sure it's a milestone and that it's a good thing but seriously... it's annoying. He has more fun putting the food on the fork than he does eating it, so when his mouth is full he just spits it all out and (generally) stabs it with the fork and it starts all over again...
In other news he is a standing fiend and I'm sure will be tottering around soon.
So it seems very likely that I am allergic/sensitive to milk.
I still hold that Matey had issues with it when he was younger (gave him bad gas) but now it seems to not phase him at all.
It does seem to be negatively affecting me.
Not gas like he got, but headaches and fatigue.
I had started eating milk again to see if it would bother Matey on the 17th and everything went great. On the 18th I didn't eat any milk. On the 19th I had some more, worried it might have been too much. He's been great, a little stinky but nothing painful for him. I had a crushing headache last night and woke up completely tired.
I know being tired might not seem weird- I have a 1 year old now, but... not like "give me 5 min" but "give me 5 hours".
So now that I have less fear it will do harm to my darling precious I'll experiment with how much/what kind of dairy affects me.
He had lots of fun last week with thePirate in TX.
This was at the Ft.Worth Botanical Gardens (Very cool- shell out the couple of bucks for the Japanese Garden it's worth it).
This is Matey and Mommy at the ZOO! They had bronze animals outside of several displays and we took lots of photos. (This is an elephant)
These three are all at the Botanical Gardens.
Matey is in charge and livin' large.
He can: Stand unsupported, Walk assisted (push a toy in front of himself and walk), Scribble with a crayon, Understands "leave it alone", Stoops from standing, Loves putting things into/taking things out of everything, Gestures what he wants with an outstretched hand, Takes off clothing, Eats with fingers, Imitates others, and SO much more!
He can't wait to show off his new skills to all of you- plan your visit to us today!