Where to start...well, he's about 24 pounds and although he can fit in 18 month clothes he really shouldn't (the shirts are basically crop tops on him). He sleeps in his crib from 8 pm to 630 am on weekdays and 730 on weekends - I say he gets woken up by The Sailor while he gets ready for work, The Sailor says that isn't true, either way he wakes up earlier during the week then the weekend! Then he comes and cuddles in bed with me and nurses for about a half hour before we actually get up!
Things he likes...going to classes at the local Family Resource Center! This past month we went to Art Explosion, La Leche League, Natural Parenting for Non-Hippies, and My 5 Senses.
|Playing with another toddler at La Leche League|
Things he doesn't like are when I try to carry him to and from the car - he wants to walk there himself, and being told no in general (as in, "No, W, you can't play in that drawer in the kitchen.")
He hasn't shown any signs of parental preference...he just prefers us all to be together. He gets upset if either The Sailor or I leave.
He's go, go, going non-stop and incredibly independent. He likes to play on the playground himself, walk places himself, and read to himself regularly.
My favorite thing he does is when he "surprises" me with kisses. He doesn't like to give me kisses if I ask for them (but he'll give Tomcat, Gabby, or stuffed animals kisses on command) but every once and a while he'll crawl up on my lap and just give me a kiss. It absolutely melts my heart.
His words are still pretty limited but he regular says Mama, Dada, Meow, and vroom (when playing with cars) and he signs milk, please, more, finished. He "talks" to me (and everyone else) constantly, I'm just waiting for it to become actual words!
Challenges this month were 1) me trying to keep up with him even though I'm pregnant and lazy and 2) he's transitioned from 2 to 1 nap ::whompwhomp:: He used to take a morning nap at about 930 and an afternoon nap at about 230. They were each about an hour and a half long. But he started fighting the second nap and I'd spend 45 minutes trying to get him down only for him to wake up a half hour later. Now he's going down for a nap between 11 and noon and that nap lasts 2-3 hours. He has his best naps when we've done something extra active to wear him out in the morning (either going to a class or playing outside) and if he poops before he goes down for a nap. If we can keep up one nap that lasts about 3 hours long I'm not going to complain!
I guess that's really it this month!
In case you couldn't tell, we did a "golf" photo shoot last week at the driving range on base, haha.