Wednesday, January 30, 2008

John is Moving Up!

So, John graduated this week from the baby room to the toddler room. I am very excited for him! He gets to play with lots of bigger boy toys, and be around lots more fellow walking babies.
He was really happy to be there, but as with any transition, it was a bit stressful.

John is now sitting in a little toddler chair to eat his meals, and sleeping on a little cot. His naps and meals are served at a certain time, and not just whenever he's hungry or tired. This week John has been very needy and wanting reassurance from Mommy. I've decided to postpone the Binky weaning and let him have his comfort.

Tonight I had to whip up a mini-version of his blankey. Today he carried his blankey around so much he kept tripping over it and he fell and bumped his head twice. So, now he'll have a little swatch of blankey so he can rub his face on it when he needs some comfort.

I think most of the stress was for me than anything. On Monday I went to check on him during my lunch break....while it was naptime. I peeked through the window to see him sleeping on his cot, and wouldn't you know he was the only kid who was awake. Wouldn't you know he just happened to look at the door when I peeked at him! So he saw me and started crying and woke all the kids up. I felt really bad.

AND of course along with a new room and new toys and new kids comes new germs. John's nose started pouring gunk just after his first day. Greaaaat.

Anyhow.......see how grown he is! He loves to immitate me. This morning he decided to help Mommy clean up.....