Friday, May 2, 2014

I'm a big kid now

It's official. I have a child, not a toddler, not a baby. There have been a lot of changes lately for my little man. Sometimes, I forget how little he still is because he does other things that make me think he's so much older.

We went to the dr last week. Gabe needed a checkup before we could register him for school. We didn't go to his three year old checkup, so this was the first trip to the doctor since he was two (maybe two and a half). He always cried at the doctor. They could have been doing easy things like weighing him or taking his temp, and he cried. This time, he was such a great kid. He did everything they asked without any kind of fear. He even got a shot with out crying or screaming. All he said was ouch!

There's been another new development that I've been hesitant to blog about because I don't want to jinx it...gabe is sleeping in his own bed!!!! About two weeks ago he said he wanted to sleep in his bed. We brought his bed in our room and he went to sleep in his bed! He came in our bed sometime during the night, but that was the first time that he fell asleep in his bed without Jorge or I rubbing his back or holding his hand. The next night, he spent the whole night in his bed! With one or two exceptions, he has fallen asleep in his own bed and spent the entire night there!

He's been really great with baby L as well. He helps hold his bottle and he plays with him. I'm glad he's enjoying our new job so much. He still asks about Molly's house, and can even tell you which way it is when we are in glenview! I think he's so smart, but I'm a little biased.

The final change in my big kid is the fact that he registered to start preschool in the fall! If he could have it his way, he'd be starting right now. We've had to go to school a few times and he's always telling me about wanting to meet his teacher, wear his backpack, go on a school bus and play on the playground. He has to do an assessment at the end of the month, and I'm pretty sure he will pass with flying colors (if he can sit still long enough).


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