My little bear is getting to be such a big bear. I actually don’t really even call him Little Bear anymore, now I call him H— Bear because he’s just so grown up. I don’t know how I feel about all this. I want him to grow up so he can talk to me, but I just can’t believe how fast he’s growing sometimes. I was carrying him up the stairs today and his feet kept hitting my legs and I was walking and I don’t remember him being so long before.
This week alone, he’s done so many big boy things:
- When he walks into his room now, he goes right over to his changing pad on the floor, sits down and waits for me to turn his iPad on to a music video – he stole my iPad. His favorite music videos are by Caspar Babypants and Yo Gabba Gabba.
- The other day he came home wearing a baseball hat – like on his head, and he looked like a kid in kindergarten.
- Tonight, after we had dinner in a restaurant with my parents, he took my hand and we walked out of there and through the parking lot – like two human beings would do. It totally blew my mind. I’ll never forget that moment.
- At 14 months, he’s still taking some bottles and having a little formula – but this week he dropped a bottle and now he only has 1 left before bed. Some babies are done with bottles right at 12 months, others take longer to wean. For us, the bottles aren’t the hard part, it’s the weaning off the formula since there is no good substitute for him and he hates the milk substitute options. Anyhow, that’s for another day. I’ll be happy to be done with the bottles, those damn Dr. Brown’s bottles have too many parts to clean!
- This week at school, he aged out of his crib and onto a sleep mat for naps. He used to have his own crib assigned to him that I would dress with a sheet every Monday like clockwork, and there was a picture of him on it with his name and it said “I’m a flipper” so that the staff would know that he often sleeps on his stomach. And now, that crib belongs to another younger child. At 1:15pm the whole class takes out their mats, and they lay down on them with their blankies, and they try to take a nap together with the lights off. Can you even imagine? It actually happens too, I’ve seen it.