So the potty humor has already started at 15 months old! Elmer was standing in the tub tonight, passed gas, looked at me and started laughing. I did nothing to encourage this reaction. Boys!
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Evie was here for 13 months and 13 days. As of Monday, Elmer has become the placement that I have had the longest, at 13 months and 14 days and counting.
Still waiting on a trial date for TPR.
I was at a friend's house the other day and went into the bathroom. Elmer followed after me, calling, "Mama!" I hope that he is here forever. But even if he isn't, for now I am his "mama" and every child needs and deserves someone to call that on a day-to-day basis.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Elmer is 14 months old now. I often watch him play and sit in amazement at how well he is doing, considering the start that he had.
He can spontaneously say 17 words:
Pumpkin (our cat) (pupu)
Mickey Mouse (nunu)
He repeats MANY more words than these.
He can point out 5 body parts when asked:
He knows what 4 animals say:
He feeds himself with a spoon fairly well.
He knows where to go to get his medicine, to go bye-bye, to get his diaper changed.
He can kick a ball and walk really fast. He still falls a lot.
He rats himself out when he is touching something he knows he is not supposed to, by saying "no-no-no" while he is touching it.
He drinks one bottle at bedtime and usually passes out while doing so. He sleeps with a lovey (thank goodness he is not particular - we have four different ones and he is cool with any of them) and a pacifier (sleeping is about the only time he has a pacifier). He goes down in the crib at naptime and puts himself to sleep without crying.
He is becoming such the little boy lately, and is still so happy!