Wednesday, March 21, 2012

35 month updates on Lil J

I hadn't really decided on whether or not to post a blog this month.  I guess I will do it since I'm on the computer right now.

I did not weigh or measure this month, but I certainly will next month when he turns THREE.  Yikes, my baby is no longer a baby for sure now!

As for changes since my last blog post: he is talking much more.  I think I say that every time I post a blog now, but it's so true.  He just keeps on talking better & better all the time.  It amazes me.  I LOVE that we can really have a conversation & he can really communicate his needs.

We've been doing the no wheat, corn, dairy, or sugar diet for over a month now.  His tongue & breath are good.  His toes are better than they were (& while I still dry them with a hair dryer after his bath I no longer put the antifungal cream on them anymore) but still not 100% cured.  I'm hoping after a couple more months his toes will be all better.  He appears to no longer have an oat allergy.  I haven't tested barley again, only because I haven't cooked any.  The same is true of coconut.  And I don't plan on testing the pumpkin (since it was such a severe reaction) anytime in the near future.  He still has areas of his skin that feel like sandpaper.  I had hoped that was part of the fungal issue & that it would go away with this diet change, but it hasn't as of yet.  I should do some research on that I guess.

I remember hearing lots of people saying that 3 is so much worse than 2.  At first I was really surprised after hearing so much about the terrible 2s.  But just in this last month I can see what they're talking about.  Lil J has started talking back & with a real snotty attitude at that.  At first he learned to say "I don't like [insert what he doesn't like]".  And at first I thought this was fabulous.  He was finally able to communicate his likes & dislikes to me.  But he quickly went from just telling me what he doesn't like to just being downright snotty & attitudey with this new phrase.  It wasn't too hard to figure out when he started using the phrase about things he normally loves & of course the snotty tone to his voice made it obvious as well.  He also has started telling me "no" with a real snotty attitude as well lately.  I am still so shocked when I hear it, how could such ugly stuff come out of my normally sweet little boy??  I'm sure in time I'll get used to it & it won't shock me like it does now.  For now, he gets a time out for this type of speech as well as tantrums that he still does throw occasionally.  And after the time out is over he has to apologize for his behavior & we have a little chat about what he did wrong & what he can do next time around to prevent the time out from occurring.

I think that's about all the updates I have for now.  He will soon have his own bedroom, which is pretty exciting.  I've known how I wanted my baby's room painted since I was pregnant.  And I have added on some other details along the way after knowing my baby was a boy & getting to know his personality & likes/dislikes.

I think that's all the updates I have for now...........until next month............

1 comment:

Danielle-Marie said...

I can't believe they're going to be 3. It's crazy!