Tuesday, September 9, 2008

14 Months Old Today!

Today, it was business as usual:
Up at 7:00, breakfast, dressed and out the door by 8:00. James off to his school and me off to my school, followed by naptime at home, errands to be run, then off to the gym, then rushing home to feed James his dinner, start cooking our dinner, followed quickly by bathtime (fussy baby), then a nice warm bottle, couple of books read, then off to bed. Whew! I'm tired just typing all that and reliving my day! Sorry for the poor grammar and huge run-on sentence, but you get the drift.

James and Bob having some deep conversation under the kitchen chair.

Our bathtime ritual includes James smiling at himself in the mirror after I take him out the tub. That boy loves to check himself out!
Oh, the tongue thing is new this week. He uses it to make this "lu-blah-lu-blah" sound with his mouth. And, when I "communicate" back with him in the same fashion, it just lights up his world.
Another new trick of his is climbing INTO the fridge to check things out. Of course, this is followed by a huge throw-myself-on-the-kitchen-floor tantrum whenever he is removed from the fridge. Is 14 months too early for the terrible two's? I'm not saying that he's "terrible" yet, but he is becoming fiercely independent (refuses to hold my hand while walking anywhere) and does not like it when I try to "distract" him from non-baby-proof objects around the house. If his little temper is any indication of future personality, just shoot me now.


  1. He and Hugh are cut from the same cloth! I thought we had hit the "terrible twos" at that age, too! Just keep after him and you'll get your sweet boy back. The independence is really a good thing, after all. Happy 14 months!

  2. Thanks so much for your words of encouragement! It's nice to know I'm not the only mom out there who's dealing with this (and that I can survive it!)
    It looks like Hugh is growing up so quickly, I know he'll make a very good big brother!

  3. This all sounds very familiar somehow....I think James and Benjamin have a lot in common! How are your weekday afternoons? Too packed for a playdate? :)