Hi Ladies! I saw our old thread on page 4... and just thought.. goodness.. we need to start fresh again. I've been lapsed, terribly. And I know many of us have had new babies.
We're approaching 2yrs old! How Crazy Is That!
Rowan is just enormous. 38lbs. Wearing 3T t-shirts, although still good at 18month pants. He is SO tall... I've had to replace pants twice in the past few months. He's still got his full belly, but lengthening out. And the teething is coming to a close.
He's starting to find his words, finally. He doesn't wave bye-bye, but says Strawberries and Blueberries. His mimickry is scary sometimes - still makes fish face when he says fishies (because I have always done that with him), and "WHOA" is his biggest word. Anything fascinating is "WHOA". No real sentences, but I understand his words so much more than anyone else. He says most easy things... all animals, most animal sounds, puzzle, book, a lot of different foods, all his needs. But he still relies on "eh eh eh". My friends are telling me I need to be enforcing "use your words", as though he's behind for his age. I dunno about this.
Ro is all about lining things up. He has his little cars that he drives all over every part of the house... but then I find them oddly lined up along the piano, or in the corner of the room - all the little eyeballs of the cars staring at you :-) His daycare says he has to line up all the outdoor play cars so they point the same direction, with the tires in line. I'll admit, I get a little Blair Witch when I walk into the room and see 7 trucks all perfectly aligned :-) daycare says this normally happens around 2.5yo, but totally normal.
He is all about loving... finding me in pictures, kissing mommy in pictures, kissing his animals, making his animals kiss each other. We've transitioned to a toddler bed, which was trying for a whole 3 days and now he gets it. He wakes in the morning and comes into my bed and snuggles for a good time. I'm not as anti-TV as I thought I'd be - mornings we find Curious Buddies DVDs or Elmo (only with music). He won't watch TV that doesn't have music, which is ok with me.
Personally, DP and I have been split for some time now and we have a great schedule. Ro seems to be doing great with it. Except he definitely has some mommy-itis. I love his friends at daycare but if I touch another child, he will Freak Out, push that child out of the way. We've been embracing summer and camping a lot with other families with kids and he is SO protective of me. The minute I touch someone else, he's right up on me. Our last camping trip, he simply never left my side - had to sit in my lap 24/7, which is not his norm at all. I'm not sure if this is a daddy thing or a kiddo thing or just being out of his element.
Enyhoo... happy almost 2yo!
So much going on!