Not sure how that arm position is comfortable, but it seemed to work for him.
Our new favorite phrase of Nathan’s is “change your bottom”, which means that mommy should give him a clean diaper. And I do mean mommy, and only mommy. A few days ago he pooped while I was in my exercise class, so a couple of the caregivers tried and failed to change it for him. Apparently he completely refused to allow them to even get him near the changing table. He was calmly playing but still a little teary when I got there to pick him up, and immediately asked me, “Mommy clean a bottom?”
So that evening, Leigh asked him how it went at daycare, and he told her, “clean a bottom”. She replied, “Oh, did someone clean your bottom at daycare?” and he answered very emphatically, “NOT someone. MOMMY clean a bottom.”
He also informed me a few days ago that his zebra puppet was named Julia. Actually, he insisted that I make the zebra puppet introduce itself as Julia. Or rather, herself, since apparently we’ve learned the zebra’s gender. This is notable because this is the first toy that he’s named (not counting things like calling his sheep “baa” before he could say “sheep” or more recent examples like Doctor Bear and Nurse Cow). He must have been really happy to see Julia at the housewarming party.
NOT someone – MOMMY clean a bottom