Friday, May 27, 2011

Dear Bo, You're 18 months old...

Here's what you're up to:
  • You are 27 pounds 8 ounces, but I'm not sure about your height.  Your 18 month appointment isn't until mid-June.
  • You wear size 4 diapers, 18 months clothes, and a size 5-6 shoe.
  • You dropped a nap 2 weeks ago and are officially down to one nap!  I love this schedule!  We're able to play more and get out of the house in the morning if we want to.  
  • You had a month of transition.  Your nanny was here the first week of May.  The second week, the neighbor's daughter kept you.  And the third and fourth week, a friend stayed with us and kept you.  You did so well with them.  I was nervous because you have only really known me, Daddy, Mimi, and the nanny consistently, but you did not miss a beat.  You didn't cry when I left in the mornings and did just great.  You are such a friendly, adaptable little guy.  The second week, you were having trouble going down for the second nap so we tried feeding you lunch at 11:30 then putting you down.  You were definitely ready to go down, but you did great without a second nap!
  • You are really into any ball.  You like to shoot it at your basket, kick it, and "throw" it.  You do this quick throw-it-over-your-shoulder-thing that cracks us up!
  • You are obsessed with water bottles.  You take the lid on and off and act like you're taking a drink, making sure to slurp at the end.  It's hilarious.
  • Other things you love:  books, books, books (yay!), Fisher Price little people farm set, nesting cups, dump truck, slide, swinging, cozy coupe, the pool, and your phone.  Everything is a phone these days!
  • Shows you love:  Cat in the Hat, Super Why.
  • You are a little fish!  You love the water!  You love to be in your pool, and you aren't afraid to get in and out as you please.  You splash about, and when you slide in and get water in your face, you gasp then giggle.
  • You aren't the most verbal little thing, but you are saying more and more.  You've made a big leap in talking this month.  Things you say: Dada, Momma, Buh (Bo), Moo, Ow-ooo (wolf sound), the most hilarious pig grunting noise, Hi-dee, and you'll try to repeat things we ask you to repeat.  You're not much for unprompted speaking though.
  • You can point to your eyes, nose, and mouth when asked.  If we say, "where's Bo?", you cover your eyes then move them down really fast and grin when we say, "there he is!".
  • I love your schedule.  You wake at 7-7:30am (though it's been on the earlier end this month), you have a snack and juice about 10am, you eat lunch between 11:30-12pm, go down for a nap immediately after lunch, sleep for about 3 hours, have a snack when you wake, have dinner about 6pm, have a bath between 7:30-7:45pm, then go to bed.  You're like clockwork, and it's awesome.
  • You have been on an eating spree this month!  You eat anything and everything we sit in front of you!  For breakfast, you're big on scrambled eggs, sausage, mini-pancakes with syrup, biscuits, and fruit.  For lunch and dinner, you're into chicken, fish sticks, edamame, anything we're eating, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green beans, just anything we're having really!  You love fruit (except for blackberries)--cantalope, melon, blueberries, strawberries (sprinkled with sugar though), cuties (oh-you love these!), bananas, peaches, pears---you love fruit!  For snacks, you generally have graham crackers, ritz crackers, goldfish, fruit snacks, raisins, or any fruit.
  • Your bedtime routine is a science now---3 books by the closet light with the humidifier and noisemaker on, 3 songs and rocking then down with your lovey and fish, covered with a blanket and a few pats on the bottom.  
  • You are such a friendly little boy.  When you're around new people, you don't whine or cling to us.  You just smile and go with the flow.  That's been so nice with the nanny situation up in the air.  
  • You are so quick to smile and giggle (and your smiles and giggles are contagious!). 
We love you!


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