Monday, July 08, 2013

Mommy Mondays: 21 Months

Weight: 28lbs 3oz (+ 20 lbs, 13 oz) - left over from last month
Height: 33" (+ 13")
Head: 19" (+ 5.65")

Sleep: Naps have shortened up.  We're lucky if we can get 90 minutes right now.  On the plus side, by the end of the month he was doing fairly well with sleeping at night, all the way through.  The first week, when Thatboy was gone, was awful.  He was waking up every night.  I brought him to bed with me, since I was all by myself and didn't want to deal with it.  He's also sleeping a bit later - all the way to 6AM!  Even on weekends!

Eating: I kind of covered this last week, but we're back to 2-a-days with nursing.  Food-wise he is VERY into smoothies right now.  Still not so into green leafy veggies - including basil.  With the exception of spinach pizza.  Which brings me to one of his current favorites - pizza.  Loves it.  I asked him whether he likes pizza more than beans and he assured me he still prefers beans.

Best Moment: Before Thatboy left on his latest excursion we took Thatbaby for some pool time.  It was his first time back in the water this year.  He was a little timid at first, but it didn't take him long to warm up to him.  He had such a blast playing in the water, climbing out, and jumping back in.  And it was good to spend some family time relaxing and having fun.  It's been pretty stressful round here since the day after our pool-time fun!

Monthly Wisdom: This one comes from my good friend Horse Whisperer.  She gave me a call on my birthday and we had a nice long talk.  Mr. Horse Whisperer travels frequently for work, so she's an old pro at this thing.  She told me that everything is manageable if you have a good night's sleep.  She was referring to managing a toddler on your own, but it really works when dealing with a toddler under any situation.  If you have a good night's sleep you can handle their craziness.

Goals for the Upcoming Month:
- Still the babysitter. One day... one day.
- Weaning
- Making it through a trial while single parenting!  (So far, so good!)

Things Thatbaby is doing:
-  "Wannie" (want) is now a permanent part of his vocabulary.  And he reaches for what he wants and opens and closes his hand.
- He is becoming so gentle and kind with Thatdog.  All gentle touches and pets.
- He is a surefire trouble maker.  Like blaming other kids when he bites himself, or trying to grab toys from other kids.  And of course, there's the fake crying.  It's not even really convincing.
- Thatmom claims he is entering his "terrible twos" because he is on the verge of hysteria all the time.  Thisclose to tantrums at any given moment.
- He's been fantastic at soccer for a while, but Thatmom introduced him to basketball, which he adores.
- He loves his cousins and calls them by name.  
- He can swing on the "big" swings.
- He is obsessed with snails.  He collects the shells.  He points them out on all our walks.  He wannies them.


  1. Very cute.. Everyone always says they grow up so fast.. We dont have any kids yet so we will see... =)

  2. He's so awesome.
    I love Mommy Mondays.

  3. The cuteness!! I love it. These updates are the best.

  4. One of the most difficult projects I have undertaken; raising a child. Being a parent is the hardest work, I think!