A year ago today, I wrote this letter in my notebook for my son, who was 14 months old then–and finally throwing me a bone as far as sleeping well:
Dear cutie pants,
Have I written in here yet about my blog? It’s called James & Jax and it was born on September 23, 2010. So far, I have over 500 views. I am enjoying blogging so much! I’ve written about breastfeeding, temper tantrums (you had one yesterday at the park when I tried to take you out of the bucket swing), story time at Barnes & Noble (we did that a few weeks ago with S), and all kinds of other Jax-related topics. Plus a few that are more “James”-related. Thats me–some of my past & present friends call me that as a nickname.
What a boring, gray & rainy day today is. It’s lunchtime & I should be nursing & playing with you at [daycare], but you’re transitioning to one nap per day now; this seems to be happening during our time together. That stinks, because I love our lunchtime. It’s an awesome hour together. I hope your nap moves to 12:45 or so. I miss you tons today! I just want to snuggle you up when I see you later.
Let’s talk about what new & cool things you’ve been doing. You know what a fishy says–you do the funny pucker face and move your lips just like a fish! You can do a snake sound, too. And there’s your favorite–panting like a dog. You know many body parts & point/touch them when I ask where they are–chin (that’s a hard one, too!), eyes, nose, mouth, tongue, ears, hair, feet or piggies, hands… So smart! We take nearly daily walks outside, during which you collect rocks & leaves (you shred the leaves). And apparently you just ADORE the swings now. Your favorite toys are definitely Tupperware and Rooney’s leash. Yes, you have real toys, too. You just don’t find them to be as interesting, I guess!
Well, gotta get back to work. I miss my kiddo!
p.s. The other night, you slept 6 hours in your crib! Way to go, bud!