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I’m pretty sure that no one told me how much I would love this age, and there’s no way you could have convinced me four months ago that I would love this age even more than I loved his age a month ago. I thought my heart had expanded as much as it could when he was born, but I was wrong.

This is his first tricycle that his great aunt bought him. His feet don’t even touch the ground, so you have to push him around. That’s fun for about 5 minutes until your back starts hurting, but Ethan could do it for hours.

I had to include this photo below because he looks like he’s got a wine glass in his hand.

Ethan decided quite a while ago thatΒ he shouldn’t have to get his diaper changed. Ever. No matter what. I thought this was a phase, but it’s not as it’s been going on for at least six months. Makes for a fun diaper change — assuming you like wrestling with a toddler. Which I don’t. At least not on the changing table.

(Before you give me ideas of how to get him to not fight the diaper change, let me just say that I’ve tried it all and there’s only one thing he wants if he’s getting his diaper changed: nursies.)


20 Responses to “Wrestling”

  1. Mary

    I’m on “mimi duty” two days/week for my 11 month granddaughter. She’s also started to fight the diaper change. For now she can be distracted when I give her something to hold but I know that won’t always be the case. Good luck! BTW, he’s adorable!!


  2. Beth F ()

    He’s just too cute — despite the wrestling! I bet mom and boy were happy to be reunited.


  3. bermudaonion (Kathy) ()

    I think they all go through that not wanting to get their diaper changed. I guess that’s a good thing, though. It makes the potty look more attractive. He’s adorable.


  4. Ti ()

    He’s a mover and a shaker! You can’t expect him to stop for a diaper change πŸ˜‰ At this point, I wouldn’t fight it. Maybe it will make potty training easier when the time comes.

    He is adorable. I love his smiley face and he looks so much like you! Every time I see him, I see you.


    trish Reply:

    Ti (and Kathy!), I hadn’t thought that him fighting diaper changes might make potty training easier. That makes it all worth it, even if it doesn’t end up being true. Haha.


  5. jennakathepickygirl ()

    Oh my goodness, so cute. I’m not much for baby babies, but toddlers? I could just eat them up, they’re so fun. Love that look of pure happiness. πŸ™‚


  6. Word Lily ()

    I’m sure glad they’re not born needing to be wrestled to have their diaper changed! Don’t think I’m looking forward to that aspect of Asa’s growth.


  7. Sandy ()

    If it makes you feel any better (I always say that) my son, for probably 2 years, fought being DRESSED. It literally took both of my hands and both legs to pin him down so I could get clothes on the child. I’d have just left him naked, but his Catholic pre-school frowned on such things. (Although one time when he went to the potty at pre-K, he disrobed then ran butt naked through the classroom screaming “I’m penis man”! That was fun.) I think it is a strong-willed boy thing. One day he will lead a company.


  8. ris ()

    He’s adorable! I just love the hat πŸ™‚


  9. Amused ()

    Oh he is just too cute!


  10. JHS ()

    He is completely adorable.

    They don’t all go through the diaper fighting, though. Mine never did, but potty training was easy with both of them. So can’t offer any help.

    I am wondering, however, how one manages to change a diaper at the same time as offering “nursies.” Must require some acrobatics! πŸ™‚


  11. Trisha ()

    Love the pictures. My four month old fights getting her diaper changed. πŸ™‚


  12. Trish ()

    I adore that second picture of Ethan! What a little doll. I’ve been loving this age as well–the huge smiles and laughter–the goofiness. Just love. Though I can’t believe that Elle STILL isn’t freaking walking yet! She can, she just won’t. Now…I’ll tell you how to change a diaper if you can tell me how to get my babe walking. πŸ˜‰

    Yesterday Elle would NOT let me put her diaper back on so I picked her up bare bottomed, carried her over to Scott and held her upright while Scott fastened the diaper around her. Gah. πŸ˜‰


  13. Lisa

    Just wait til he learns to take it back off as soon as you get it on! He is looking like such a little man now – what a great age!


  14. Sheila (Book Journey) ()

    Ahhhh… wine and a good book, that is how I like to roll….LOL


  15. Bookworm

    He is adorable! Enjoy that age, time goes by too fast!


  16. Elizabeth

    David and Sophia fight diaper changes, clothing changes, face and hand washings – really, it’s just a parade of them wailing while I try to hold them down.

    But then they climb up next to me on the couch and say, “Hug mom”, and I totally forget how naughty they just were. It just gets better every day! =)


  17. zibilee ()

    He is just the cutest thing, and that red hair is just so adorable. I went through the no changing thing too with the baby I watched. It’s amazingly hard to change a diaper on a baby who doesn’t want to be changed. Thye can wriggle like a snake on speed! I am so glad to see that he is doing well, and I look forward to more updates. Great photos too!


  18. stacybuckeye ()

    He is adorable!!
    I think every month gets more fun (but keep in mind I did not think much of the first year was fun). Now at 20 months he’s a little man πŸ™‚ Who has just started fighting his diaper changes and I know for a fact will not be easy to potty train. I refuse to even think about it til 2 πŸ™‚


  19. D

    sit on floor, lay baby between legs, pin baby shoulders down with (stockinged or bare) feet so baby can’t roll, be quick. Try pullups.

    OR just forget what you hear about potty training ‘readiness”, and start, already.


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