Monday, September 14, 2009

Our Mason

You wouldn't know it here, but he had just spent and hour and a half with Daddy at QuickCare. Once again on Sunday morning, he had an upset tummy and during his afternoon nap vomitted all over his crib. We bathed him, then Blake took him to QuickCare and I took Braden to his friend's birthday party. Just a virus, is what the doctor said. We are relieved and frustrated. He's had this on and off for 2 weeks now. But he got a good night's sleep and was much better this morning.

We also had to put all of the stools up that Braden uses to wash his hands and brush his teeth, because Mason thinks he should be able to do this, too. Saturday night, he climbed/fell out of the bath tub while I was gone getting a towel, no major injuries but lots of tears, then after bath he fell off the stool trying to brush his teeth like Braden. This one resulted in a goose egg right between his eyes. Which of course left a bruise.

Mason is 15 months and talking up a storm. He will try to say almost anything you say to him and encourage him to say. These are words he uses to communicate with, some more clear than others
  1. Dada
  2. Mamma
  3. Bubba (sometimes Braden)
  4. shoe
  5. go
  6. outside
  7. dog, ruff ruff
  8. cat, meow
  9. bird, tweet tweet
  10. duck, cack cack
  11. bye bye
  12. bottle
  13. bink
  14. eat
  15. bite
  16. no no
  17. mine
  18. bath
  19. done (when he's done eating)
  20. walk (when we are going for a stroller walk)
  21. Night night
  22. light
  23. hot, burn
  24. snack
He wakes up between 6 & 6:30, takes a bottle (hopefully soon sippy cup) of milk, then likes to sit at Braden's table and eat toast while Braden eats his breakfast. He wants to do ANYTHING that Braden is doing. Mason is eating all table food now, and his favorites are slided turkey & ham, chicken, sweet potato, apples and grapes. He also loves toast and cheerios. He drinks a ton of milk, although right now we are trying Lactose Free, apple juice and water. He also loves yogurt, ice cream and popsicles.

For the most part he has lunch around 11:30 and takes about a 2 hour nap after lunch. A snack of graham crackers or gold fish when he wakes up, and dinner at 5:30.

He's ready for a bottle by 7 but rarely drinks the whole thing before he says "night night" meaning he's ready to go to bed! He seldom wakes up during the night, except for a bad dream, but goes right back to sleep.

Mason has hit that "I want it and I want it now" stage, and there are a lot of tears when we don't know exactly what it is he wants, but he's also a lot of fun. He loves to ride horsey on Blake's back and "wrestle" with Braden and Daddy! He loves to dance and loves to be tickled and tickle our bellies anytime we're changing clothes!

1 comment:

  1. they grow so, so fast. It's amazing to think that Ethan is the age that Mason was last time we met up in NW arkansas!