Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The Little Guy

Thomas, my youngest son, has learned to crawl, seems as though it has been a big week for crawling in the blogosphere. Along with crawling he is also experiencing quite a tooth explosion, his new nickname is Snagle Tooth, since they all seem to be coming in crooked.

When I think of crawling the first thing that comes to my mind is the word
No! The beginning of the end for the little fella's sense of exploration. The easiest part of parenting is over, the time between when they can sit up on their own and when they become ambulatory. As a parent sitting is also over, the countless reminders not to mess with this, that or the other thing has begun.

With David, when he started to move, there was a deep fascination with the stack of wood waiting for the fireplace. If I had a nickel for the number of times I got up off the couch to remind David to not play with the firewood I would not be selling tutus, ballet slippers, leotards and dress up clothes on the Internet. David understands the word "no" his understanding started when he learned to crawl. He doesn't always stop what he is doing but he does understand.

We have yet to discover what object in the house Thomas will be drawn to, I can only hope that it is safer than a stack of firewood.

With the teeth coming through the drool is flowing, gobs and gobs of baby drool. Baby drool is far less offensive than spit up, it is however a nuisance. Every time he is picked up he leaves a large wet spot on your shoulder. It dries clear and has no odor, which is good because his shirt is soaked to his belly button minutes after it is put on.

Luckily his sleep has not yet been radically affected by his new teeth. The little guy is good for one wake up a night, usually around 4 am, Heidi gives him a little snack and he goes back to sleep. There has been a development, Thomas had a routine check up yesterday and he is growing up big and strong, he is right on track.

The problem is, the "Doctor" informed Heidi that she should no longer feed him in the middle of the night. This is not a problem for Heidi, it will not affect David or Merry, it will prove to be a bit of a pain for me. I have a plan and expect to have the child sleeping through the night within three days. We shall see. Wish me luck.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

JUST IGNORE HIM. HE'LL JUST TALK TO HIMSELF FOR A LITTLE WHILE AND DOZE OFF AGAIN. REMEMBER, HE WAS MY ROOMATE FOR SEVEN NITES LAST WEEK AND HE SURVIVED WITHOUT A SNACK.

LOVE
NANA

11:17 PM EDT  
Blogger Peter said...

I am talking about Thomas, not David.
Thanks for everything Nana.
Peter

7:46 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I MUST BE LOSING IT. I WAS THINKING OF DAVEY. SURE HOPE YOUR 3 DAY PLAN WORKS. AT LEAST BY SEPTEMBER, WHEN I WILL BE IN FULL CHARGE.

NANA

9:45 AM EDT  

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