hi there! o was hoping to get some insight from some btdt mamas.
lately i've been noticing more & mroe quirks with my son ethan. i'm not sure if it's just a quirk, or more than that .... i'm calling his ped this afternoon to make an appoinment to discuss it with her, but was wondering if anyone had any insight before, that i could take with me. he will be two in may.
since he was born, i've been worried about him, i don't know why, but i've always had this weird feeling. :/ ethan has always hated his hair being combed. he cries, says it hurts (even when i've barely touched his head). he doesn't like shirts being put on/taken off, again, says it hurts his head.
he doesn't eat many foods, i'm assuming because of the texture. as soon as certain foods touch his tounge (cottage cheese, cantelope...), he whines for someone to get it out of his mouth. of course he eats chips, pirate's booty, whole wheat crackers, peanut butter, broccoli is a fave, rice, pasta, cheese sometimes .... then again, he doesn't eat much of it - but he'll eat those things, usually.
often, he claims foods are too hot when he puts them in his mouth, even if they are just barely above room temperature.
hair cuts/nail clipping impossible. they all "hurt."
he's been fighting me a lot lately to get diapers & clothes on. i've noticed sometimes he's just tired, and takes a nap shortly after, and then i put a diaper on him, but sometimes it is really impossible to get him dressed. the few times i've had to force clothes on him (due to dr. appts & such), it wasn't pretty.
lately he's become a pretty crappy sleeper, too. he was always up 10x a night to nurse, but always went right back to sleep. he's been getting up sometimes at night, and demanding i come downstairs to rock him.
one of my biggest worries though is how much he doesn't eat. i'm thinking it may be because he snacks all night with nursing, so i'd really like to night wean to see if it improves during the day ... but he's not thrilled with the idea. yawn.
His speech is getting better. I was worried about it for a while, because he spoke later than his 3y/o big sister, but it's been getting better, and he's been putting two words together more & more lately, along with saying two syllable words.
he's been ultra sensitive lately, and i guess has always been a sensitive kid. he does okay in social settings, but yesterday started hysterically crying when his friend the same age gave him a hug.
a lot of these things soudn like normal toddler things, but all together they worry me. :/