Marie's Musings

Musings from the mundane day to day life of a mom of 9 to more serious ponderings of the day.

Thursday, March 05, 2009


Gideon is nearly 2 yrs old now(23 months :). Developmentally, some of the behaviors I am seeing (always wanting whatever toy his siblings have, pretending to be the baby by getting in the cradle, etc) are more around the 18 month mark. Thats okay though, so far hes staying roughly around 6 months behind in some areas, caught up in others and still way behind in speech. Thats to be expected though with sotos.

I am seeing some neat things. Its fun to watch him really play with little people or superheroes. He loves putting them into a bus or van and driving them around. One of his most favorite things to do is watch his brothers and dad play an online video game called Guild wars. He really enjoys watching them battle the monsters. His brothers showed him how to shoot bears and lions, so now he comes up to you and says boom. Its rather cute though! Another thing he enjoys is sitting and looking at books. They are a great distractor for when Im getting his braces and stocking on or diaper changes.

Gideon regularly signs please when he wants somthing. It can be a challenge to figure out exactly what he wants. He finds ways to get his point across though even without words. For example, he will bring me a cup and then sign please, meaning he wants a drink please. He also does finished with great regularity. Thats extremely helpful when hes done eating, to know that hes finished and wants to get down. He occasionally has done the signs for more, and hurt. And on the word front, he started saying the actual word,momma this week! He has said very infrequently before, but now is using it on a regular basis. Especially when he wants me to do somthing like open a box of toys or get him a drink. Gideon also will wave bye bye and usually will do that as well for goodnight.

One thing Ive noticed is that if he gets too tired, his behavior is out of whack. He really starts hitting and fighting you. If he gets overtired, we basically have to put him to bed, cause there usually is no getting him to eat or do anything cooperative.

Hes less sensitive to pain it seems. Last week, he bumped his head and didnt even cry. I didnt discover that he had a cut on his head until 20 minutes later! He does tend to hit more frequently and get frustrated easier than the other kids but we are learning to manage that behavior as well.

When he runs, he tilts his head down and leans forward and takes off. Its really cute to watch. I love watching when Josiah gets down on his leval and opens his arms, Gideon will go running right in for a hug.

Hes beginning to learn some detective skills too. He knows when Ezekiel and Zemirah are downstairs or in a room with a door shut. He searches until he finds them and bangs on the door.

All in all hes doing fabulous!

God is good ... all the time


  • At 10:11 AM, Blogger Julie said…

    What a delight! Your Gideon sounds like he is doing well. I will say that some of that sounds like my G who is 2 1/2. She always wants what others have and has bad behavior when she is tired.

  • At 5:52 PM, Blogger Michelle said…

    I can't believe he's almost 2! Where does the time go? He sounds like he's doing awesome and it's wonderful that he has so much love and so many others in his family willing to teach him and help him learn. He's in the best place ever!


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