Age: 20 months
Corrected: 16 months
Weight: Very heavy (I am betting over 30 pounds)
Height: Taller than Zandi
This week Ty has made a habit of saying “Me me me” all the time. I have written off as babbling. My very astute husband though pointed out last night that he thinks “Me me me” is “Mine mine mine”. I started paying attention. I think he is right! Figures.
Ty is going to be one of those kids that will have a succession of plans in order just in case the first few don’t work (he gets that from his daddy I am sure – Jim is the master of alternative plans). This week he kept crawling up the couch trying to get my drink off the sofa wall. Over and over I was making him get off the couch and telling him “No!”. Next thing I know, he is sitting quietly staring off into space. I see the wheels turning in that little head. He forms his idea and takes off. He crawls around the couch, into the hall, and approaches the back side of the sofa wall where my drink is sitting undisturbed. Shortly thereafter, I see it. The little tiny fingers trying to unsuspiciously sneak my drink off the wall from the other side. This time it was I that asked “How did he get that good idea?” LOL.
I am going stark raving crazy with the noise level in this household. Ty has managed this high pitch shriek and he uses it often when things aren’t going according to his plan. Jim and I have not found the right currency to get this behavior to quit yet but we are working on it! This week I tried the Austin Powers “zip” sign. Ty found that hysterical. Now he screams and grabs my fingers and tries to make me do the sign for zip it. At least it managed to distract him from the scream.
Speaking of sign
Ty finally learned the sign for “all done”! I really needed him to learn this one. I was tired of him throwing food on the floor to get his point across.
Yesterday I told him no about something and he covered both his ears. Was that the sign for “I don’t hear you”? LOL. Hoping that was simply ironic and he isn’t THAT smart.
Tanner did another glow baby run yesterday. Yep. Ty still is afraid of the glow baby. We are also thinking that Ty is afraid of the dark. I noticed that he doesn’t cry much at nap time but he does cry when I put him to bed at night. Last night I left a lot of light in the room and he didn’t cry it all. Hmmmm….I will continue testing this theory but I think I may be on to something.
My grandmother fears that Ty is so hyperactive that I may really struggle with getting anyone to watch the little monkey in the future LOL. Last Friday (Sept 16th) was our 11th wedding anniversary. Jim and I went to dinner and a movie and left the kids with my mom. My mom was at Aunt Beck’s house with Grammy so all 3 of them were available to keep track of Ty. Apparently it took all 3 of them and they later told me that they believe Jim and I need to get out more often because they have no idea where I get the energy to chase Ty all day. I guess mother’s of busy kids just get so used to it you don’t know the difference anymore. Ty is one of the absolute busiest kids I have ever seen though. He gets in to EVERYTHING!!!!! He has this amazing sense of curiosity and he loves anything with buttons (cell phones, keyboards, calculators, tv’s, remote’s…). I keep buying him toys with buttons but darn it – he knows the difference.
Ty – you have made such a difference in my life. You are my joy.