Monday, April 27, 2009


In exactly one week and one day Malcolm will be 30 months old, (that's two and a half for the people who don't use months to count). We have sure come a long way since first bringing him home from the hospital. Tracey and Roger both agree that Malcolm has been such a good boy when it has come to transition issues. As first time parents they've come to worry or expect the worst when it came to many things, but have been pleasantly surprised every time (I think it was their experience in Hawaii that contaminated their outlook). Here are some of the worries that ended up working out quite smoothly:
  • Dropping the dream feed (the 11pm bottle feed). The biggest worry was that Malcolm would then stop sleeping through the night.
  • Weaning Malcolm off the bottle (piece of cake Malcolm says, "Who needed that bottle anyway, I love my sippy cup... bottles are for babies").
  • Sleeping without being swaddled, first one arm out then the other.
  • Transitioning from two naps to one (we're now at the stage where some days he doesn't even nap at all anyway, but plays quietly in his crib for up to two hours). We're very lucky.
  • Sleeping in a new place (our current house). We were worried that the new environment would affect his sleep, but again such a great transition. In fact, the first night he slept at the new house he slept in until almost 9am, unheard of.
  • Sleeping with a blanket. In retrospect, Tracey and Roger feel silly they worried about that one at all. He loves his blankie.
  • The latest break-through has been finally weaning Malcolm off his soother. He hasn't been one of those kids that has needed his soother everywhere he went. For well over a year now he has only wanted his soother in his crib for naps and night-time sleep, now no more. He's becoming a big boy.
Now some of the ones that are coming up:
  • Potty training, we'll take more of an active role this summer.
  • Transition to the big boy bed, again something we'll tackle in the summer.
  • Preschool
Some other pictures from this past week (with the new camera I might add).

Malcolm enjoying a mouth full of fruit bar, crumbs still on his face.
Malcolm has showed a very keen interest in flowers, here he is checking out the Daffodils and Dandelions.
Hamming it up in front of the camera.

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