Monday, March 25, 2013

21 Months (and 2 days)







Appearance:
  • 27.5 lbs on the bathroom scale, so this is about 50th percentile
  • Rosy cheeks
  • Crooked teeth, still waiting on the second set of molars but I can feel them right under the gums
  • Rough feet, bye bye baby feet
  • Size 6.5 shoe
  • Round bottom
  • Lots of curls
  • Dark eyes and lashes


Language:
  • Your vocabulary expands daily.  You constantly have new words and are easier to understand.  You repeat just about everything you hear.
  • You've got great manners, and expect that every time you say "peas" you'll get your way.  I love hearing you say "excuse me" and "thanks."
  • Your sentences are getting longer..."Run fast hallway Mama please."



Motor:
  • Your running is improving with your balance.  Your toes aren't pointing inward as much, so this helps.
  • You can climb anything and do it quickly.
  • You are almost galloping behind Freddie when he demonstrates.
  • You are drawing and explaining that it is an "E" or the number 5.  Or you read it to me and say "The End."
  • You are able to get puzzle pieces where they belong and take great pride in doing it by yourself.
  • Climbing stairs is an area I've seen a lot of improvement in this month.  You are able to go up and down, holding the rail, without help.   
  • You are throwing and kicking balls and seem to have a real interest in basketball.  You love shooting into your little hoop and watching the guys play on the outdoor courts. 
  • You are beginning to take off your own pants and undies



Diet:
  • Meat eater
  • Cucumbers are your new favorite
  • Cheese
  • All fruits, especially bananas and berries


Likes:
  • Being read to, especially Llama Llama books and Goodnight Moon
  • Lunch, and you call all meals lunch
  • Bath time
  • Going to get Freddie from school
  • Finding your friends in the lounge for Thursday play dates
  • Brushing teeth
  • Finding the moon at night



Dislikes:
  • Having your face and nose wiped, although sometimes you ask to do it yourself and then let mama have a turn
  • Getting help from Dada or anyone that isn't Mama, and this is so frustrating.
  • Waiting your turn 




Potty:
  • I expected it but you're having a regression.  You've decided it's a waste of time to go to the potty since Mama has dry undies on hand.  Freddie went through a bit of the same phase but he was a little older.  I am trying to nip this in the bud.  Hope it passes quickly.
  • You are a pro at pooping on the potty.  No more struggles here.  You've been tell me to "go that way" while pointing out the bathroom door, telling me that you want privacy.
  • Just about transitioned 100% to the big potty.  We got rid of one of the little potties and will get rid of the other when we head out of town in a few weeks.  No issues using the big potties when we are out and about.


Personality:
  • You are one stubborn kid.  
  • Shy with strangers, but you've been warming up quickly.
  • So affectionate, grabbing my face and giving me a real kiss with a smacking sound and all right on the lips.

Sleep:
  • We moved bedtime back with the time change so you've been sleeping 7.30-7.00.
  • Napping from 1-3

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