November 17, 2010

Mid-Month Update

Here it is ~ another update post.  I really need to stop saying that I am going to blog, because when I say things like that, it seems I stop blogging all together.  To be honest there really hasn’t been anything exciting going on around here.  We have been busy living life and enjoying every moment together.  Plus how many times does anyone really want to read about how absolutely wonderful our son is?  Don’t get me wrong he does have his moments that make me want to pull out my hair, and I know I have a few extra gray hairs since coming home, but for the most part ~ he is perfect.

Here are a few highlights from the last few weeks:

·        Nugget is starting to say more words every day.  The latest additions are nigh-nigh (night night), wa-wa (water), and nana (banana).  I have wasted more bananas in the last week because he will walk over to the bunch of bananas and say ‘nana’.  The teacher in me wants to encourage the language development so I peel a banana.  Nugget will look, shake his head ‘no’ and walk away.  It was cute, the first two or three times.

·        Nugget is 19months old already.  I looked up at him this morning while he was eating breakfast, and saw a little boy sitting there.  It startled me.  He is growing and changing every day.  I wish time could slow down just a bit for a while.  I don’t  want to blink and suddenly he is in kindergarten. 

·        The reality of how fast time really does fly happened the other day while I was talking to my nephew, J.  I couldn’t believe it when he told me he was going to get his driving permit in five months.  Really?!?!  This was just after our conversation of how Nugget and I go over to Maemae and Papa’s house every Wednesday just like J and I used to.  Time didn’t go this fast when I was little!

·        Nugget is our little Linus.  His favorite comfort is a blue blanket we bought for him to take to day care.  The blanket has been home all week, and every time Nugget spies it he wants the blanket.  He does the cutest little wiggle dance and gets the biggest smile while I reach in his crib for the blanket.  I need to find another one of these blankets to keep at home. 

·        The blanket has been home this week because we’ve had some issues with the day care that Nugget is attending.  It is nothing major, just small things that when added all up make Mama and Papa Bear very unhappy.  Nugget is safe at the day care just not attended to as we would like.  We’ve had a talk with the director, so hopefully things will improve.  Nugget’s grandmas are going to keep him a couple days a week.  Most weeks Nugget will only go to school two and a half - three days a week.  That in alone makes me feel better.  I worry about the grandmas though because Nugget is such a ball of energy; but no one will care for Nugget like someone who loves him. 

·        Nugget goes through strange eating patterns.  This week we can’t seem to fill him up.  Nugget is eating everything under the sun.  The week before I was happy to get any food in him.  I am pretty sure this is normal.  Should I limit his food intake when he is like this or let him eat?  He does seem to know when he is full.  Even if it is in the middle of a bite.  Suddenly he will decide that he doesn’t want anymore and he even takes the food he is chewing out of his mouth.  Fun Stuff!

·        This year Big Bear and I will not being heading to Chicago for Thanksgiving.  This is the first year in quite a while that we won’t be spending the weekend with my brother and his family.  I am more sad than I thought I would be over this.

·        On the other hand, I am extremely thankful that for the first time in an extremely long time we are entering the holiday season and I am looking forward to it!  The last few years all I wanted to do was curl up under a blanket and make the holidays go away.  This year we have the greatest lil’ man to be thankful for.  It took a long time for Nugget to arrive, but by golly he is worth every second we had to wait!  What a Thanksgiving this will be!!



  1. i am so glad to hear things are going so well. it is startling when you notice how much your baby has changed, isn't it? e lost all her baby chubbiness sometime in the last several months, and it's surreal looking at older photos of her.

    as for the eating, that is normal and kids know when they are full (unlike me who just keeps eating).

  2. He is growing up so fast. They all do; I told you!!!
    Hey, did you know you can freeze banana's? I do it all the time. Then all you have to do is whip them out when you are ready to make a smoothie or banana bread!

    Miss you :-(

  3. He's probably having a growth spurt... let him eat, he'll stop when he's full!

    I hope the daycare thing works itself out... that can be such a stressful situation.

    I hope you have the most amazing Thanksgiving... XOXO

  4. Keep posting as I will never get tired of reading how wonderful your adorable handsome son is!!
    I can not wait to see the pictures of you making ALL your wonderful cookies with your little side-kick;)

  5. It is so amazing how much our little ones are changing right now. Our little miss is surely not a baby anymore it seems either...just a little girl quickly! She also goes through eating cycles like Nugget. This week she can't get enough and last week I swear she didn't eat the whole week! Our dr. told us that was normal.

    LOVE that picture!! Your guy is just a doll and I love your posts and am so happy when they pop up in my reader. :)

  6. We love hearing any and all updates, so keep them coming when you have time :)

    The eating pattern will continue - you'll see it on and off for many years. They eat and eat and maybe get a little chubby, but it's all in preparation for a big upward growth spurt. They always seem to know what's best so you're doing great by following his lead.

    We will definitely miss you guys this Thanksgiving but there will be others when Nugget is ready. You all enjoy all the holidays with your son xo

  7. You are so wise to follow your own heart when it comes to the best care for Nugget. Your heart won't steer you wrong. Hope you're able to resolve the challenges at daycare.

    Have a great Thanksgiving home surrounded by your boys and lots and lots of love! You're right, our little ones truly are worth every single moment of the wait!!

    Eating? Hannah does the same thing so I just let her eat as she feels like. Somedays I throw most of her meal out and other times I'm putting a 3rd portion on her plate. Guess it's growing stuff.

    Love you friend!

  8. My grandkids do the same. One day they don't seem to eat enough to fill a bird and the next day you can't fill them up. It doesn't sound unusual to me at all.