Wednesday, August 1, 2012


I think Collin's objection to diapering comes from our bed time ritual.  We change his diaper, change his outfit, and lotion him.  He was screaming every time we diapered him, but I think that we may have moved past the worst of it.  I have started to change him when he gets up from his naps, rather than before he goes down, so day time changes go much better.  Daddy is so good with him, and he only wants Daddy to change his outfit.  Mommy usually changes his outfit (I have more practice and can do it while he is struggling). 

Collin's attention span is about 15 minutes right now.

Collin patience at the high chair lasts as long as he has finger food.  He can sit there and feed himself for about 15 mins, if I keep him in Cheerios, toast, or Gerber puffs.  He will eat squash, green beans, peas, potato, sweet potato, carrots, applesauce, plum, peach and banana.  Blueberries, broccoli, spinach and kale upset his system.  His favorite fruit is applesauce.  He eats a 3lbs jar a week at least.  We have to feed it to him last, because he won't eat anything after it. 

His love of applesauce is rivaled by his love of "Bride and Prejudice".  Dad thought I was pushing it on Collin, but then when Daddy watched Collin earlier this week, Mommy found the two of them watching it together.  I think Collin loves the Colors and Music of "Bride and Prejudice".  He will watch other shows, but it is the only show he will watch when he is teething.  He only get 2 hours of TV time a day, so don't worry, no couch potato in the making.  He is watching the movie right now, and playing on his piano. 

His favorite stuffed animal right now is the Aflac Duck.  If you squeeze it, it says Aflac 3 times and the last time is more of a quack.  He tries to scream with the duck. 

He also loves the piano.  It  has brightly colored keys at just the right height for him to touch while standing.  He will stand at the piano for about 15 minutes at a time. 

He is such a happy little boy.  He "talks" a the time and loves to climb.  He can now climb into the big black chairs in my living room.  He can also pull himself up onto the couch.  He is standing without support more and more each day.  He can stand for over a minute without support, but no walking yet.

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