It feels like this week is just an extension of last week, which means this week is going to be a really, really long week if I don't change my outlook on it. With Michael working really late and this past weekend, I feel like it's just been me and E non stop. Not to mention for some reason he's getting up early, refusing to take naps, and waking up in the middle of the night for unknown reasons.
We've been battling it out at the highchair too. I know Ethan, pureed zucchini really isn't that great. I bought him some plum organics this weekend for on-the-go feedings and a couple other things to sustain him until my mega ice cube trays arrive in the mail. We started out with the butternut squash and bananas which tasted DELICIOUS to me....like banana bread batter. My kid still turned up his nose a little bit. I think I've scarred him for life with this zucchini.
We've also been battling it out on the changing table. He refuses to stay put now. He feels the need to flip over and has to feel the wall every time giving me the sideways butt. I either have to manhandle him with my upper body and endure the screaming in my ear or try diapering him backwards or sideways.
"No, sir" is also appearing in my vocabulary more than I would like at this point. He slams his tray, grabs at the bowl, turns his head away, flips around like a fish out of water on the changing table, wants my food, won't have anything to do with his food, must touch anything that's new, breakable, shiny, or dangerous.
I know this is just the beginning. There will be a lot more "no's" to come and battles to fight. I'm getting a glimpse at his independent side, he's forming his own little opinions on things, and wants to explore everything. Although it can be fun and exciting....it has it's downsides too. It's hard to reason with a 6 month old.
Oh did I mention...I'm taking the paci away during waketime now. Yay for another battle!
Ok, I'm going to go fall asleep in my big cup of coffee. Wish me luck.
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