Summer is in full swing and it’s been so fun to see our little man continue to grow. It’s hard to believe he’s 21 months old and closer and closer to being a 2 year old! He’s most definitely growing too fast and needs to SLOW DOWN.
* You are drinking from a sippy cup, straw, and even some from a cup on your own. You are a little messy, but you can do it!
* You are still picky sometimes, but we continue to offer you what we eat and you sometimes surprise us. Often, you will eat a large breakfast or lunch and then small dinner or vice versa.
* You sleep about 12 hours each night, going to bed at 7:30pm and waking between 7:30-8am. Sometimes we hear you up in your crib just playing by yourself for a while. I think you like to wake up slowly.
* You are napping once a day in the afternoon, usually from around 1:30-3:30pm. Sometimes you’ll sleep longer if you are really tired.
* You are wearing size 5 diapers. Potty training is nowhere near my radar, so we’ll be in diapers for a while longer!
* You are wearing 18-24 months clothing, with some 2T shirts thrown in. You look like such a little man with your polo shirts and khaki shorts!
* You are walking really well and running all over the place! You can scare me sometimes because you get going so fast and I’m just waiting for you trip and face plant. So far it hasn’t happened, but I’m sure it will at some point.
* You are a good climber and will try to climb most anything when we are at the playground. You are great with the climbing up the stairs, but it still makes me nervous since you’ve taken some tumbles.
* You have 15 teeth now. You are still working on your bottom right incisor, but all the rest are in. You are excited about brushing your teeth, but it can sometimes be difficult for us to get you to open your mouth wide enough to actually get some good brushing in.
* You are doing better with your highchair manners, but we still have to remind you to keep food on your tray. You will usually listen, but I’m waiting for the day when it happens naturally! They don’t call it training for nothing, right?!
* Your speech has definitely improved. We started speech therapy back in May and I’ve certainly seen progress, so I’m pleased. You can say lots of different words, but the therapist seems to think you are just really stubborn because you aren’t always consistent. You are repeating a lot more words and we hear new words quite often, so we’ll see how things continue. The therapist seemed to think you might have a speech explosion soon based on our session the last couple of weeks.
* Your hair is growing pretty fast and you are in desperate need of another haircut. I’m planning to try giving you a trim myself, but I need to grab some nice clippers at the store. It should be interesting!
* You love to play! You like a lot of your sister’s toys and figurines, but you also enjoy your own cars and trucks. You will often play quietly with blocks or other toys and sometimes I’ll catch you sitting by yourself and looking through board books. You still enjoy getting your hands on some Play-Doh.
* You love your sister, but you two certainly have learned how to fight like brothers and sisters. Sharing is such a hard concept, but you’ll get there. Savannah used to be the one to provoke you, but you have her beat in that department lately. A big source of arguments these days are Savannah’s Frozen figurines….you LOVE them and get so mad when it’s her turn to play with them. We grabbed you some of your own figurines so we are hopeful that you will start playing with them more. It’s funny how you can go from fighting one second to laughing and giggling the next!
* You enjoy getting outdoors, but it’s been so hot and humid that we haven’t been outside as much lately as usual. You love playing in the sandbox and going down the sliding board.
* You are in love with Daddy these days and have become a little clingy with him. You love to climb on and wrestle as much as he will let you. I think it’s adorable and I hope you develop a strong relationship with him as you grow.
* You are definitely entering the tantrum phase. While I don’t know that you’ve had an official tantrum, you can make your opinions known very loudly when you don’t get what you want. Luckily, a timeout or some other distraction usually does the trick.
* You love listening to music and it’s so cute to watch you dance. I even heard you starting to sing a little bit in the car the other day. You were singing random words to the songs we had on the radio and it was priceless.
* You love to throw balls and have a decent little arm. It’s so cute to watch you wind up.