Words this month:
Hi, bye, please, sorry, up, down, bike, ice, popsicle, bed, NO (yes I realize I wrote that in caps. You say it in caps, kid)
Oh my goodness, this month you are both fun AND frustrating. Fun because you’re talking up a storm and becoming such a little person. Frustrating because you’ve decided not to eat and you whine ALL the bleeping time.
After a particularly whiny day yesterday, you’re Dad and I looked at each other yesterday and just shook our heads. I believe we both uttered the phrase, “what do we DO with this kid?” I know it’s probably teething and it’s not your fault, but ‘dayum…
Oh here’s a doozy. The other day I thought you were coming in for a kiss but instead you chomped down on the tip of my nose and WOULD NOT let go. It seemed the more I panicked, the more you bit down. I ended up having to pry your little mouth open to free myself. Ok parenting books, how the heck do I address that conundrum?!
You’re Dad went garage sale-ing last weekend and bought you a little couch that converts into a bed. You’ve slept on it every night/nap since.
Since it has warmed up around here, you want to be outside all the time. Every day when we get home you run to the back door and say ‘Chee, Chee’ (translation: ‘Chase, Chase’ – the little boy who lives across the backyard from us). You are obsessed with the swing in Chase’s yard and wander over there almost every day for a ride. I think it will break you’re little heart when the new fence goes in next week.
The other night we had dinner at Gramma and Grumpa's house and then we all went for a walk to the park. The only thing you wanted to do was swing. Luckily Uncle Mitch and Auntie Lala were happy to join you.
You eat almost nothing but berries and chicken (update - you would also eat an entire meatpie if you had the chance). I don’t know if this is also a symptom of teething or what, but you just won’t eat. You do chug milk like a champ, so at least we’ve got a few food groups covered.
You are still completely smitten with Baby Addie, Teddy and now Elmo. Your cousin Sadie gave you her Elmo last month and you've been inseparable ever since. Every day on the way home from daycare you'll suddenly remember them and start calling out their names. Immediately after your bath when I'm putting on your nighttime diaper and jammies, your little trio of babies need to there. And then there's role call when I'm tucking you in to make sure they are all accounted for and in position beside you.
You love to come in the shower with Daddy or I. You’ll sit on the floor and fill cups with or play with your cars, but once you’ve had enough you ask to come up for a cuddle. We pick you up and we cuddle under the stream of water. In general you’ve gotten much cuddlier and let me tell you, there is nothin’ better in this world than toddler cuddles. Sometimes when you wake up in the night, you’ll call for me and I’ll pick up your sleepy little body, carry you to the glider and just rock you back to sleep. Those moments are my favorite.
You still like brushing your teeth and you’ll yell at me if I forget to put the lid back on the toothpaste. You literally will not let me brush your teeth if it’s not put back on.
While I blow dry your hair, you like to look at a book. You especially love looking at the back cover of your Golden Books. When I ask you to point to a certain animal, out you almost point out the right ones.
You’ve been sleeping pretty well these days and only occasionally wake up in the night if you’ve rolled off your mattress or couch. You've proven yourself to be a very ‘active’ sleeper and you get yourself into the strangest positions.
Most mornings Daddy finds you like this:
Oh my goodness, those toes. I could eat them up.