I don’t know why I keep dragging out these 15 minute posts. If I just banged them out in the morning when my brain was awake instead of whatever the crap it is I’ve been doing, I would be done already.
Except here I am, once again, starting when the dregs of my brain are at their dreggiest. And sure enough, Sasquatch (17mo) has woken up, climbed out of my bed, opened the door, and is at the top of the stairs, arms raised, crying for me to pick him up and cozy with him back in bed.
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I keep forgetting that he has been waking up at night, super angry at me for not being in bed with him. He used to wake up, look around and then plop back down to sleep. But now, he knows. And he is mad as hell about it.
This has killed his 2-3 hour midday nap, too. Now, like clockwork, 45-60 minutes after he goes down and finishes a sleep cycle, he’s up again and escapes to let us all know. It’s super cute.
So, in honor of my last baby, I will now list a few of my favorite things about him.
1) He is really stinky. I don’t know what’s in his body bacteria makeup but it is stinky and uniquely his. Also, he really sweats a lot. I don’t understand how his head is wear all the sweat leaves his body. It’s impressive and disturbing all at the same time.
2) His curls. Glow Worm (4) also had a head full of curls that rarely returned once I cut his hair so Sasquatch will also be stuck with super mullety hair because I refuse to cut his hair until I absolutely must.
3) He is so fricking smart. I mean, all babies are smart because they learn from scratch. So I am not by any means saying Sasquatch is smarter than YOUR baby (but he totally is) but he really is so observant.
This kid recognizes patterns and systems and knows exactly how to get what he wants. I mean, the kid can open doors ffs. And uses stools and pushes chairs to reach things he can’t. He brings me my shoes or purse when he wants to leave a place. He knows everything and isn’t afraid to let you know.
4) Sasquatch loves chocolate. Especially Lindt truffles. It is ridiculous how many times a day he will drag me to the pantry and point to the Lindts. (He used to open the pantry and get them himself but I have since moved them too high for his reach.)
5) He is sooooo jealous of Glow Worm. Sasquatch could be 5 counties over but as soon as Glow Worm sits in my lap or cozies with me, he’ll storm over and push Glow Worm out of my lap. Gamera (6) or Cookie Monster (8) want to sit in my lap? Whatever. Curly hair don’t care. Glow Worm even looks in my direction and Sasquatch will slap his face or bite him to remind Glow Worm of his place.
6) When he nurses, he likes to pinch and pet my other nipple and it’s weird and uncomfortable and he gets super mad if I interfere. He also physically pushes my face away if he feels like I am kissing him too much.
Jerk. There is NO SUCH THING.
7) He thinks he can do whatever his older siblings do. He embodies FOMO. Sasquatch demands that he have his grubby little fingers in everything everyone else is eating or doing. He will not be denied.
Since Sasquatch may never have his own baby book, these few posts collecting all his babyness will have to suffice.