Saturday, March 15, 2003

Updates, updates, updates

As of today - he now crawls. Only he does it backwards. I've had to fight the impulse to say "beep, beep, beep" every time he goes into reverse. It's pretty cool, though.

Still holding at 2 teeth, with no immediate breakthrus imminent as far as we can tell.

One new thing that's starting to happen is the tantrum. He's reached the phase when if he doesn't want something, or if he has something taken from him that he wants to keep, he'll flip a breaker and go batty. It can last up to 10 minutes, until we either cave or he burns out.

For instance: try to take a toy from him that he's playing with, and he may wig out. Path of least resistance - give in and hand the toy back. But a few minutes ago we decided to put him down for a nap. He was obviously acting tired, and he'd just been calmed down after dropping a heavy toy on his mouth. So I put him down for a nap. He screamed for about the last 10 minutes, and finally conked out. It's been a very active day today, in particular. We were at a birthday party, then I took him to Lowe's while Jane got a haircut.

Which brings me to one other thought: I wonder what we should do with him in the car seat, given his height? He's too tall for the rear-facing position, but he's not old enough or heavy enough for front-facing. It's a bit of a dilemma, but until we're told otherwise we're sticking with rear-facing even though it's not fitting him too well.

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