You have changed immensely since your 15 month check up. You say so many more words now, or partial words and you insist that your Aunt Karen's real name is DoDo. You've learned that yes ,yeah, is another response option to a question opposed to NO NO NO. This is heaven to my ears for some reason. You tend to leave the last letter or syllable off of words, i.e.-ba=bat or bath, poo=pool or poop, baball=baseball. You can see how this can be confusing from time to time, "What you have to poop or you want to go to the pool?" You are able to comprehend a lot more (sometimes more than you lead on, like when we ask you to pick up your toys and you just ignore us. I know you can hear us and understand us...nice try bubs), which is nice to feel like we can converse with you more.
You are able to do a lot more physically as well. You love to climb up on chairs or anything really. You are running faster, you attempt to hop (thanks to Grandma Shelley) and you are even getting the hang of swinging a bat!
All your teeth have come through and it looks like we'll be clear for the next 6 months till your 2 year molars show their faces. Hallelujah! And your teethy grin is kind of adorable!
And this part of the letter is to the Kash who will some day be a father of an 18 month old, so that when your precious baby turns into a little stinker you will know that your parents survived and so will you! Now it's not to say that you are an extremely hard toddler I actually think your behavior is right on for your age, it's just very clear you are learning about independence and the quickest way to get what you want. This is your dad's favorite stage, he loves that he can play with you and interact more. But for me I have a hard time when you throw a tantrum in the middle of the store, smack me in the face or when I tell you not to do something and you look me straight in the face and do the opposite. For some reason I take it personally. When I stop and think about it I know it's not personal, I just need to remember that in the moment.
|Throwing a fit in the middle of the parking lot (on my birthday) because you thought the restaurant was in the other direction|
|Sharing your drink we me because you just love me so so so much! ha|
Love you bubs!
Mom & Dad
Likes: Mickey Mouse, babies (although I think you just like seeing them at church, I don't think you'd like if one moved in with us), baseball, the moon, baths, water, unfortunately treats, dogs or any animals and being outside.
18 month stats:
Weight--30 lbs (95%)
update: Kash is now done with the pacifier! For the last 6 months he only would get it during naps/bedtime. But we just weaned him off! Such a big boy!