Archive for November, 2009

Talking about ourselves in the third person

November 23, 2009 8:17 pm

Me: C’mon baby, let’s go.

Jace: I’m not a baby, I am a Jace!, the Jace said!

I told him he can leave off the “the Jace said” part of that statement…

H1N1 vaccine

November 22, 2009 12:42 pm

Like everyone else in this country we have weighed the options as to whether to get Jace an H1N1 vaccine. Having decided that it was probably a good idea, we waited, with everyone else, to find out when it might be a available. I got a phone call from our pediatrian’s office saying that they had a limited supply of  vaccines. I have no idea how they got them when so many others have not, but perhaps, because go to a family care doctor instead of a true pediatrian, they have less children in the practice so they are not just limiting it to kids with asthma etc. We signed up to go Wednesday night and I told Jace he was going to get a piggy shot. He is a trooper when it comes to shots and actually likes going to the doctor’s office because he gets stickers. However, this time he informed me he didn’t want a piggy shot. At first I was worried this was going to be the start of a fear of shots, but he quickly added he wanted a donkey shot instead. When we went the doctor’s office the nurse was more than happy to play along. Jace got the very first donkey shot in the country!

What a sweet kid

12:31 pm

The other day I wasn’t feeling very well when I pick Jace up from daycare. We came home, played for a little, then I made him dinner. As he sat at the table eating, I curled up on the couch to take a nap. Once Jace was done eating dinner he came in to the living room to see what I was doing. After finding me napping, he ran into his bedroom and got his stuffed bear. He brought it over to me, gave it to me, then ran off to get his monkey and puppy. Once he was sure I had enough friends to cuddle with, he patted my head and told me “Mommy sleep”. What a sweet little boy he can been when he wants to be!

Jace gets a new bed

November 10, 2009 5:31 pm

Well technically it is the same bed with a different side but that doesn’t sounds nearly as exciting. A couple of weeks ago his cousin was here to stay and we set up an airbed on the floor for her. She left on Friday night but we didn’t deflate it right away because Jace was enjoying playing on it. On that Saturday he asked if he could nap on it. Being an agreeable guy, Steve said sure, so long as he (Jace) stayed on the airbed but didn’t jump on it. No problem. He had a great nap. I guess that shouldn’t be that surprising since he naps on a mat at daycare but he just never has at home. The airbed got cleaned up and nothing more happened until Sunday when Jace asked if he could nap on his mattress on the floor. Again it was a success so I decided that perhaps he was ready to transition out of the crib into a toddler bed.


When we bought his crib, we opted to pay the extra $50 to get a toddler rail that attaches where the drop rail usually goes. A few minutes of construction and Jace is the proud owner of a toddler bed. So far we have had no issues. He climbs in without a fuss and doesn’t try to get out and run around. I guess the real test will be this weekend for nap if he isn’t in the mood to lie down. We keep his door shut and he has no clue how to open it so he is essentially trapped even if he climbs out of bed. Perhaps that will be enough of a deterrent for now. I do have to say it is great not having to lift all 34lbs of him in and out of the crib!

(C) Steve and Heather Leibman, 2007.