You are 28 months old today! It feels like you just turned two, and suddenly four months have passed. Each day you are becoming more capable and it makes mommy so very proud to watch you grow.
The biggest change in you this month is your new habits toward food. For a very long time you refused to eat. Even when you do eat a decent size meal, it just meant that you would eat a lot less the next day or meal. You also refused to eat vegetables or fruits, so going to bathroom can sometimes be a problem. For the last month, your grandparents and I focused our attention on your food and we are happy to report that we have improved your appetite significantly. Each morning, grandma would make you a fruit smoothie by blending plain yogurt and various fresh fruits (including apple, mango, pear, kiwi, banana…etc) together. You now drink half to a full glass of it each morning. That with a some bits of a toast, you are ready for school. For dinner, we make sure we always cook something that you can eat. Your dad or I began by spoon feeding you, but lately we are beginning to let you use your own hands for finger foods. You even enjoy more exotic dishes like curries. I am so pleased that you are willing to try new things. For several weeks now we have been trying to feed you blueberries and you refused. Couple of days ago, we went down to the backyard to pick the couple of blueberry from our own bushes with your cousin Jo. She immediately took one and put into her mouth and said: “oh, so tasty!” Amazingly, you immediately took one too and put into your mouth, then another, and another… Within a minute you two finished all the blueberries we picked and still wanted more. Remembering the box of blueberries we got at home, I took both of you home and washed up a big bowl for you both to enjoy. You two ate so much that you didn’t even finish lunch! But I was so happy that you finally found out you like blueberries.
You have so much fun hanging out with your cousins Do and Jo. Their family came to visit us for a few weeks and having them here and playing with you day and night have been so much fun for you. You enjoy trips to the local parks and beaches so much more now that you can play with them and they adore you so much!
You’ve shown much determination in achieving your goals. You love boxed juice packs. Couple of days ago you wanted one right before lunch and I refused you. You then went to daddy, then auntie, then cousins, then grandma…etc. No one would open it for you. So you sat down and proceeded to open it for yourself. Sure, you’ve seen me do it hundreds of times, but you never actually get down to opening the straw from its wrapper and poke it into the box. But you never gave up, you sat there tried and tried, and finally you got it! I was really proud of you, but worried the days of saying “no” to you is over, now that you can do so much on your own.
Last night when I put you into your new pajamas, you looked absolutely adorable with your big head and skinny body, giggling while running through the living room after your cousins. I thought to myself, these are the moments I live for, these are the happiest of them all, these I will treasure forever.