The Biting

When I picked Will 1.1 up from school yesterday, the teacher told me there had been an incident, and that I needed to read and sign an accident report.

“There was a biting,” she said anxiously, awaiting my angry reaction.

“Who did Will bite?” I asked.  “Are they OK?”

“Oh, no.  Will didn’t bite anyone.  His left hand was bitten when he was playing with some other kids.”

I was surprised and relieved, and told the teacher, “Oh.  Well, that’s good news.”

She was surprised and relieved by my reaction, evidently expecting me to be angry that another kid had bitten Will.  I told her that I was more relieved that Will hadn’t been the biter.  Was that wrong?

Anyway, Will is fine – he had some teeth marks on his left hand, but nothing major.

We’ve had another “routine” week with Willpower is just about over.  He’s now just about completely bottle-free, and prefers sippy cups.  Now it’s time to transition him to regular cups.  He drinks juice and whole milk, and is off of formula entirely.  He is eating pretty well when his teeth aren’t bothering him, and loves ice cream just before bedtime.

He’s down to one nap per day, usually in early afternoon, although he’s still not entirely used to it.  Sometimes he’s very tired in the morning and the evening.  He’s still sleeping through the night, going to be about 7:30ish and sleeping until 6:30ish.

He’s started throwing small temper tantrums when he doesn’t get his way, and every few days he’ll throw a big one if he’s tired.  Redirecting him seems to be working well, as does just ignoring him.

We’ll be staying at Al & Susan’s this weekend to help them with a flooring project, and then it’s off to Papa Jim and Grandma Angie’s for Thanksgiving.  I hope Will doesn’t mind the flight too much.

Quickly Learning

Will is growing up so quickly that it seems like every day we’re discovering that he’s learned something new.  Pam wrote about his new skills fitting his shapes through the holes in one of his toys.  He’s also walking effortlessly with his walker now, and we keep urging him to take that first independent step.  He’ll turn while standing, going from holding the couch to grabbing the coffee table, but he won’t yet take that first independent step.  We’re really working with him on it, and getting anxious for him to do it.

Grandma and Grandpa Adomite, and Great-Grandma Lenny came up on September 10 to attend an award luncheon for Pam – she was named to Central Illinois Business magazine’s Forty Under 40 inaugural class, which is quite an honor (pictures here).  While they were up, they took Willpower to Curtis Orchard for the afternoon while Pam and I worked, and Lois got some pictures.

I love his little Illini hat.  :-)

It is impossible to grasp that his first birthday is just ten days away.

First Solid Foods

Will 0.4 had his first taste of solid foods at breakfast this morning, and he did very well. Pam gave him some formula mixed with some rice cereal. His swallowing was excellent, and he seemed to enjoy it, although he got full very fast and didn’t really want a bottle afterwards. Hopefully, we can make this a regular part of his morning routine.