|Oh, that mess? Yeah...I did that.|
He is breaking into toddler hood quite well-including the hesitation to share his toys, shaking he head no, screaming when he doesn't like something, and hitting when he doesn't get his way. He's definitely testing his boundaries, but responds well to redirection. That or if we take something away for a few moments he gets mad, but then behaves when he gets it back. Guess this is where the 'real' challenge of parenting begins huh?
|Goofy little boy|
|Walking at the zoo|
His words are coming too. He says please, up, out, mama, dada, nana, banana, cheese, eye, hi, and help. There are a few other words he 'says' that don't sound right at all. His word for 'cookie' is WAY off base, but he knows what he's saying and kind of makes the sign along with his word (thanks Rena!). Most of his words are mostly vowels or soft consonants. But my goodness does that boy jibber-jabber. We have NO idea what he's saying, but he certainly tells stories. He tells jokes too. Ian says he'll be jabbering along and then start to laugh...so whatever he said had to have been hilarious.
|Rowan loves Church. Church...tolerates Rowan.|
We did make the decision to get tubes put in his ears this week. He had back to back double ear infections in February. That, paired with his struggle learning to walk, limited vocabulary, and constant fluid in his ears-we figured tubes wouldn't be a bad thing. He handled the surgery well, but was MAD AT THE WORLD when he woke up. He managed to calm down fairly quickly, once we got back to the room with mom, dad, and a little Elmo on TV. It's only been a couple of days, but we're looking forward to seeing the changes in his balance and talking.
So that's that! We're still pretty amazed by our little boy. Cannot wait for the nicer weather so we can play outside more!