Month 14, now with possible molars.

by statia on May 5, 2008

We’ve all survived another month. And it’s been about 2½ weeks without any major head trauma, which is always a pleasantry I’m willing to take.

It’s funny, since his first birthday, I’ve kind of lost count of the months. It’s like the first year, each month is a big deal, and now it’s kind of like the same way I’ve stopped keeping track of my period. Because, hello? Infertile, with a baby, no need to keep track of that garbage now. And the first person to say something stupid like “that’s how you end up with a surprise pregnancy” or something equally as stupid, will get a fist jammed up their nose.

The mini has spent so much of his developmental energy on walking, that it doesn’t seem as if he’s really been doing much else. He babbles a bit, but the “words” he uses are basically the same as they have been. Although today, I swear that he repeated the word “cracker” clear as day. It sort of stunned me for a second. He seems to have no interest in being a parrot (probably a good thing when he’s around my sister, because me? Swear? hahaha). He refuses to say Mama. He says Dada, with maybe some association. His new words are “snack” “truck” and “cup” if we ask him to, but I swear, they all sound the same, and truck has no association. If I say snack or cup, he may repeat it, but most of the time, he will whine and throw a tantrum, because I’m not moving fast enough. Which the tantrums, are getting old. I find it funny that someone who’s got 14 months of life experience can have such strong opinions about things, especially when he probably only remembers the last couple of months, max.

One of the things about walking, is that he’s pretty much taking after me. He doesn’t want to walk, and in general, he still walks kind of like a drunk, but he runs fantastically, and is now practicing walking backwards. Backwards! He can’t even walk forwards that great yet. He’s got to walk in a direction that causes more head trauma? The kid has no fear at all, which is very obvious when we take him to the park. I have all the anxiety he needs, and I tend to baby him, which probably isn’t helping. I’m only now just letting him walk around stores (with a harness of course), but it’s still kind of tough because he doesn’t listen, he only runs, and he’s now getting that holding hands is mandatory. If we go somewhere, he will put his head down and just run, which makes my stomach just knot itself repeatedly. I can’t tell you how late I lay awake at night just worrying about stuff that’s completely out of my control. How do parents just not lock their kids in the house until adulthood? How is it that the general population of parents aren’t on mass doses of Ativan?

The Mini also started dancing, which of course is the epitome of cute. He claps from side to side, and I half expect him to say Óle! He loves to dance to the Wonder Pets song. Which makes me want to stab my eyes out, because Ming Ming is such a selfish bitch.

Speaking of stabbing my eyes out. The mini is apparently getting a molar in, which a molar? Really? Already? I know they call them two year molars, but I was kind of surprised. His second eye tooth just broke through, bringing his grand total to six teeth. I thought he’d get them a little bit later, you know to let the rest of the hell teeth have time to break through. I thought I was a ways off before molar season. Google is telling me otherwise. Google also tells me that the Mini’s repeated head banging on his mattress is also not a cause for concern.

I’m definitely looking forward to the molar free days, and everything else that comes with it. I love watching him emerge into the person he is, but I’m trying not to rush it.

{ 7 comments }

jesser May 6, 2008 at 4:58 am

Feel it, hot hot hot!! Big $$ if you can provide video for me to chuckle over.

Cannot believe they’re 14 mos.

ginadapooh May 6, 2008 at 11:44 am

I swear Google is the only thing saving me from taking this baby into the doctors every other day. How the hell did people raise children before Google?

MsPrufrock May 6, 2008 at 2:10 pm

My impression is that it’s only the second set of molars that are the “two year” molars. I don’t think the first set fit within that umbrella, as they are supposed to come in well before the 2nd birthday – 13-19 months. They SUUUUUUCKKK. We’re staring down the barrel of the two year molars, so god speed to both you and I.

MsPrufrock May 6, 2008 at 2:12 pm

Oh, and because I’m a an arrogant, obnoxious bitch:

http://images.webmd.com/images/hw/media69/medical/hw/nr551869.jpg

Deltus May 8, 2008 at 8:42 am

Ming Ming, I know she’s bad for me, but I love her and always will. Even though she treats me bad.

I hear you on the thinking bad thoughts on things out of your control thing.

LC May 8, 2008 at 9:57 am

My impression is that it’s only the second set of molars that are the “two year” molars.
Yup.

Rachel May 9, 2008 at 7:04 am

I love your site and found you when I was going through IVF – you were just ahead of me and I loved how detailed you were – I learned a lot from you. My daughter is just a few weeks younger than Mini. I know all too well the comments about surprise pregnancies and how ridiculous and maddening they are… but since you say you like having one child, I thought I’d mention that I’m currently the proud owner of a surprise(!) 17 week old fetus. The doctors have no explanation, but there you are. Despite your punch in the face reference, I still thought I’d mention it for whatever it’s worth. I used to think about all that money I was saving on birth control, but now I’m trying to figure out how to pay for another college education. Yikes.

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