Ooops – I have been quiet for almost an entire month! I didn’t even realize until I got a “is everything ok?” comment…
All is well. What happened is that I went back to work a month ago, and I also got into drawing and painting quite a bit (which I am sharing on my other blog whereismycreativity.wordpress.com) and I an writing a photo-email about Timothy with all of his latest achievements to all of our relatives – in Russian… so this blog just sort of slipped.
Anyway, we’re fine. Timothy went through a second ear infection, we got that cleared, and now it looks like he got another cold. His cough is pretty bad and he was very, very tired the whole day today, taking 4 (shorter than usual, though) naps. Two of which he took in my arms.
Yes, I was away for 5 days on a business trip and just got back yesterday and it was hard! So now I hold him in my arms quite a bit. I missed him so much. I picked him up from daycare on my way home from the airport – in a cab. I was so looking forward to smelling the top of his head, but he really smelled of daycare, not of him 🙂 It was very emotional… Only 5 days – and he already walks much better and there are more “words” and he even looks somehow different. In 5 days!
I brought him home through the garage and he kept pointing at the entry door and saying “ka!” Only when hubby came home did he explain me that they went to playground a couple of times – Timothy loved the swing so he now asks for it. “Ka” is the first syllable in the Russian word for “swing”.
Timothy is quite good at walking now.
He still is not interested in even trying to use the spoon. He is using the sippy cup but hasn’t figured out what to do if it’s only half-full. He finally lost interest in his stacking cups (he played with them for 7 months straight!) and is now into books big time. He flips through the pages on his own and brings books to me – to be read to. He also figured out how to attach gears – and lost interest once he figured it out.
According to daycare staff, he says “ball” and “all done!” – in English. In Russian, he says “ka” for a lot of things. Sometimes for words that don’t even start with “ka” 🙂
For the past week he stopped pooping 4 times a day and went to a more manageable 1-2 times a day. He also is eating a bit less.
He is CRAZY about bread. We now have to keep it hidden, cause the moment he sees it, he wants it.
I bought a different brand of cheerios (by heinz – same shape) – he refused them. He spent a couple of minutes taking cheerio after cheerio into his mouth only to spit it out and take the next one. Until I took them all away and gave him his usual whole-grain ones. Then he was content 🙂
Timothy had his first visit to the zoo – and he loved it. He watched the animals (once we would point out where to look), he pointed, he looked quite excited.
Timothy the chick 🙂
“Where is the monkey?”
In short, life is great 🙂 I just cannot wait for the winter to finally leave – I hope the cold and sniffles will disappear, too…