Σάββατο, 27 Απριλίου 2013

19 Months


Nereus has been an amazing child lately. His development seems like a wonder in my eyes. He has started talking more, he's more expressive, more hyperactive (how can he do that?), more independent and cuter too. Along with all his new accomplishments, he tends to act like a newborn a few times a day. He breastfeeds for hours and wakes up in the night crying for no aparent reason, to just sleep again after a few minutes. I guess that all this growing thing scares him and he needs the security we provide him to feel well.

Pleasant or not, I love love love every minute I spend with him. He's the best!



Fun facts about Nereus...

* First of all he love dogs. And second of all, when a dog is passing, Nereus pretends that the dog is chasing him and he runs around full of excitement. The dogs usually wonder what's going on.
* He started drawing...omg! I was waiting for this moment for sooo long.
* He sings and dances and awww.
* He descovered the magic of throwing wooden blocks out of the balcony. And sometimes on cars omg!
* He waves good bye and sends kisses all the time. Oh and his sweet little kisses on my face!
* He only wants to eat on our table, standing on the chair. I swear he eats more this way and he makes less mess!
* He has started watching "Cars" for 10 or 15 minutes per day. It all started with his dad. I have never made him watch any movies or tv and I was totally against it. Until I read a very interesting article written by a greek psychologist who I really respect. She was basically saying that there is no evidence that a little time in front of a screen can harm a child who is spending most of his time in other activities. Oh and she was also saying that we have to be careful with introvert kids, but Nereus seems to be an extrovert person even in that age. This thing made me thought. The reason that made me decide to let him watch some youtube videos was when one day that I was really tired and had to wake up at 7am, Philip and Nereus were watching "Cars" and after 10 minutes Nereus, totally relaxed, asked to breastfeed and fell asleep. Seriously, this kid has to fight every single night before he goes to bed and this seemed like magic! I guess he wants something to focus and relax. And I have tried a zillion times to do this with books but with no luck. Yes, I cried.



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6 σχόλια:

  1. Love reading these, because your guy is only two months older than mine, it is so interesting to see how similar they are.

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    1. I know, it's precious for me to be able to read what other kids at Nereus's age do!

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  2. He is a doll! This post melted my heart. This was the same age Amar'e started to do some of the same things. The best part, it gets cuter and cuter as they get a little older. I must laugh at Amar'e 100 times a day. The stuff she says is the cutest, and the things she does are priceless. It is so fun being a mommy, isn't it?

    I am also torn about the TV thing. I have Damien who was put in front of a TV from a very young age. I did this because I was young, and I didn't know it could cause harm. He hasn't shown any signs of this affecting him over the years and I am grateful. I have to be honest, Amar'e does watch a little TV here and there. Somedays I just have to get somethings done and the kids show she watches keeps her attention so she will stay in one room so I don't have to chase her around the house. I keep amount of times she is exposed to minimum. I think that unless it excessive, its not a problem at all. :) You are doing a great job. Keep up the great work!

    xoxo

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    1. At the end, I believe that it's healthy for them to watch some programs suitable for their age, for a few minutes. Watching Cars (the only thing we wants to watch) before bed helps Nereus relax, which comes in contrast to what I have read about tv overwroughts kids. I strongly believe that we should closely watch our children and see what works for them...not every kid is the same! I also believe that you're doing a great job as a mother too!

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  3. "I guess that all this growing thing scares him and he needs the security we provide him to feel well." What's great perspective! Thanks for sharing it. :)

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    1. I keep telling this to myself when he's having a hard time. It helps so much!

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