Monday, July 30, 2012

Characteristics of a Superbaby

I wanted to share with you some funny and unique things about Superbaby. He is a trip man and I will look back at this and laugh, so will he I think. He is beyond amazing and so much fun. Each day he is different and I so look forward to the days ahead. Have I told you yet that we are in complete love with him? Just a little bit....

1. His favorite number is 8. This is the number he says when you ask him "What is your favorite number?" He says "cinco, seis and ocho" too. (Thanks Dora)

2. His favorite food is moulekheya. A purely Egyptian food. He loves it! Its kinda of like a slimy spinach soup type dish. Yeah slimy. I know, but it is so good!

3. He hates for his hands to be dirty or have anything on them. Thanks to me always wiping him, he now holds his hands up whenever he gets anything on them. I really love this. I sometimes have to tell him go ahead and eat I will wipe your hands after.

4. He calls BF "madoo". Don't know where he got this word, but he is a "madoo-er", man oh man is he ever. I have started telling him I am sending the madoo on an airplane soon and that he's a big boy and he will have to drink milk and juice when the madoo goes bye bye. Juice he drinks alittle occassionally but milk, not at all. So when you ask him what will he drink when the madoo goes bye bye, he says milk, and juice. I hope he will.

5. Favorite snack foods- pretzels, apples and raisins. He's a good eater but not quantity wise. He eats too little I think maybe. But he's healthy and thats all that matters to me. His build will be like his Dad, tall and slender. Not an ounce of fat on him and Super S is the same.

6. He has a funny walk he does when you ask him to do your funny walk. He started this walk just around the time he turned one. He sticks his hips forward and leans back alittle, its hillarious!

7. He hates baths. Those of you who have been reading awhile, yes he still hates em. Likes water though, just not baths. I bathe him in the sink still but he will go in his pool, in the Red Sea, go figure.

8. Loves Crocs! He has way too many shoes (taking after me) but these days its Crocs and maybe his Keen's but nothing else.

9. He always wears pants. Wore shorts just a few times. Again I have alot of super cute shorts for him, but he's not into shorts I guess. Even inside, now in summer, it's always pants.

10. Dora the Explorer is the love of his life, after me of course. Loves, loves loves Dora and Boots. He would watch all day long if I let him. He has has learned alot from her though I must admit. He was on a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse kick for awhile, now its Dora. I download and he watches on his little player. Does not like any of the kids movies. Seems he only enjoys shows that he can learn from. Maybe due to interaction in the learning type shows?  Whatever the reason its great.

11. He has still never slept in his bed, not once. Sleeps with us. I plan to move him to his bed after I wean him.

12. His drink of choice is water. Loves it and says "awaa" for water.

13. He has alittle walk he does, galloping like a horse kind of, its really cute.

14. Loves music. Dances all the time. Even to commercial jingles!

15. Loves saying "hey" and then waits for you to answer back "hey".

16. Has started saying "Thank You" real fast which sounds like "tee tee" whenever you give him something- too cute!

17. He used to tell me when he had poop. Now he hides it, HATES being changed and HATES getting dressed. Its an ordeal everyday. I thought he may be ready to try potty training again, (we tried very briefly a few months back) but it seems maybe not? Anyway I plan to start trying again soon. I can just see him still in diapers and BF'ing when he's ready to start school. So kidding! 

18. Loves reading. Knows all his animals, some colors, some numbers and is beginning to learn opposites now. Can say "happy" and make face and "sad" and makes the funniest face! Sometimes he just blurts out "happy" during the day. I ask him "are you happy?" His says "uhmm" which is his yes.

19. He says "careful" alot. Probably due to the fact that I say it to him 100 plus times daily.

20. He loves to pick pictures of food from books and eat them. He acts like he's chewing them and says "eat" and then "hmmm" like they are so good.

So many, many more things but these are just a few to share with you what a funny and smart little man we have here. We'll keep him.

Friday, July 27, 2012

21 months later

Hey. Hi. Miss me? I've missed blogging so much but really have literally not had the time, nor energy to log on to write anything. Sucks I know, and many new Moms who blog fall into this problem, but I wanted so not to be one of them. Oh well.

All is good here in the land of the Pharaohs. Yup still in Cairo. Been back to the States since I last checked in, did major shopping and we're back. I will have to share
the story of how Superbaby did on the LONG flight, man I was so nervous, was way over prepared and for nothing. This boy is a travelin' little man I tell you, sooooo good!

Superbaby is beyond amazing, super, super smart and so much fun. Still breastfeeding like a champ. Plan to wean by October, he'll be two then, God Willing. But it will be hell impossible hard to break him. I haven't started anything yet, no cutting down, no skipping feedings, changing BF times nada. I know I will have to start soon and have been reading lots of different ideas from BF moms. This will be fun.

He is talking alot, understands everything and putting two and three words together now. He walks up and down our stairs alone, if we don't catch him that is, which we ALWAYS do, but is really showing his independent little self. His sense of humor is amazing and he is awesome with other kids. He is so loving and continues to inspire us every day.

You know since Superbaby was born, he has not been one day without me. Not once. I have not had alot of breaks, Super S is awesome with him and does give me the occassional break, but man he is stuck to me. He is definitely Mommy's boy and I love it! I am fortunate and grateful that I am not working and can be with him all the time. I can't imagine it any other way.

I am thinking about trying him in a preschool here when he's three maybe. He really is smart and does well around other kids when we are at the playground and out and about so it may be good for him. We'll see how things go in a year or so. Then the task of finding a good English speaking school begins. There are MANY here but which one, I guess when the time comes I will be visiting alot of them.

Egypt, oh Egypt. We have a new president now, as I'm sure most of you know. He does not seem to be a fanatic like some Western media outlets are portraying him, rather he seems to very humble and reasonable. He has promised lots of change and I think he will really try to implement it. Problem is I think it will take decades for alot of change to be seen. Many people here possess a certain mindset that will be very hard to break. I will not go into detail, cause well its boring really, but suffice to say the people here lived under extreme corruption and craziness for so long, they need to un-learn alot of ways/things. Just my opinion.

So, the plan is to start blogging again. I miss it. Main thing is I love that I can share our miracle with so many people.

Peace and love.

I have two wonders of the world here where I live...