Liralen Li (liralen) wrote,
Liralen Li

The house is extra quiet, all the dishes clean and tucked into the drying rack, and the extra box of instant oatmeal disappeared from our shelves...

The last couple of days with Mom and Dad were good. I got some interesting thoughts and advice in the last few days, and it's helped. Enjoy them for what they are and not worry too much about what they're not and do what needs to be done. It worked and they had a good last few days, and I have had a less harrowing time of it all.

Jet reflected my changes to an astonishing degree as well, but had his own reservations and intuitions. It astonishes me a little to realize that the little guy does have so many ways to communicate how he feels about situations and interactions and that he, of all people. pulls no punches when he decides he dislikes something and also is all out when he decides he does like something as well.

He likes his grandparents. He got comfortable being with them when he was comfortable and happy and he'd play with them and eat food they fed him and all kinds of stuff. It was interesting noticing, however, that his communication style changed when he was with them. He was much louder about uncomfortable situations and far more persistent about complaining when he could tell it was going to depend on them, and they wouldn't try things. He was also happy to smile and wiggle and play with them when he was happy and they were happy, and that worked out really well when I needed to nap or when John and I got in our first movie for a while.

He's back to his old self with just me even this morning. Early in the morning he started to just cry and I changed his diaper and he stopped. He started crying again, and I tried feeding him and he stopped. He just whimpered a little, and I worked around to just putting him in his exer-saucer and he played away cheerfully. Just now, I'd put him in his crib while I was working this afternoon, and he was playing away and I heard just this grunt. I walked over and found Jet lying on the mattress with his arm twisted behind his back only because he would not let go of the giant Whoozit. It was a pretty badly uncomfortable position, but he'd only grunted the one time and it was enough to bring me and get him untangled without making him give up his toy. He went back to happily playing when I put him back together.

He's very quiet again.

Which makes me wonder if he's such a quiet boy because he hasn't had to be loud to get his needs met. Then again, there's a lot of it just being his personality, too, so I should not get a big head about it all.

It became a very good visit all in all. They had a great time, were very glad of their grandson and had a blast giving him two bathes in his bath tub upstairs, some loud toys, fun evening walks, someone to play with all the time, and lots of food whenever he wanted to eat solids. Jet had fun and ended up, last night, for the first time in months, only waking up once during the night. All without formula. Heh.

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