Wow, time flies, especially with a toddler! Here are a few LT updates:
Likes: Being outside (even in a blizzard… he cried when we made him come inside because we were cold).
Clothing Size: He can still wear 12-month clothes, though they are starting to get tight. The 12-18 month size tends to work best, as 18-month clothes tend to still be pretty big on him.
Diaper Size: Size 4. He’ll probably still be in size 4 when it is time for potty training.
Favorite Toy(s): His keyboards, his farm set, balls.
Skills: He’s an expert walker by now. He’s also really great at pointing out body parts on himself and others (eyes, ears, mouth, nose, tummy, feet, hands…).
Sleeping: Sleeps all night like a champ!
Firsts: Spending some time in the toddler room in daycare (his first full day in the toddler room isn’t until next month).
Daddy’s Highlight: Finding ways to get him to giggle. Lying next to him on the floor, tickling him, or simply laughing to get him to laugh.
Mommy’s Highlight: Having LT hold my hand when he’s walking.
Likes: Being outside – in a blizzard, in the rain, when it is hot, any time. He also enjoys watching the finches at our feeder outside the dining room window.
Clothing Size: 12-18 months.
Diaper Size: Size 4. Still.
Favorite Toy(s): Balls
Skills: LT is starting to try running.
Eating: He goes in phases with eating. One night, he’ll love blueberries and eat all we can offer. The next night, he will throw blueberries into the corners of the kitchen.
Sleeping: Sleeps all night! We are still working on naps at home, however he is doing great at naps in the toddler room at daycare!
Firsts: First full days in the toddler room at daycare, and he loves it!
Daddy’s Highlight: Getting his hands dirty in the garage when Mom was at work. Shh, don’t tell her, we cleaned it up 🙂
Mommy’s Highlight: All of the dancing.
Weight: 23.81 lbs (44th percentile)
Length: 31.7 inches (23rd percentile)
Likes: Being outside continues to be a big favorite. He brings his shoes over to us, takes our hands, and pulls us to the door.
Clothing Size: While he does still wear some 12-month, a lot of 12-18-month, he also does fit into most of his 18-month clothes now, too! He does need a little belt to help hold up his pants sometimes, as he has a skinny little bottom.
Diaper Size: Size 4. Still. Always.
Favorite Toy(s): His cars, the water table.
Skills: LT is really picking up some words now! Some of his favorites include: cracker, GO!, quirrel (squirrel), no, yes/yeah, uh-oh.
Eating: Eating out is getting trickier with him, but we’ve discovered that eating outside offers him helpful distractions (seeing cars drive by), and makes a safer environment for the food he drops (or throws).
Sleeping: LT continues to sleep through the night; occasionally he’ll wake up before 6, but usually it is around 6:30am. HE’S NOW STARTED TO TAKE A GREAT AFTERNOON NAP! HOORAY! I credit the great naps he gets at daycare and the amount of time we spend outside now that it is spring.
Firsts: Camping trip over Memorial Day weekend! Trip to the local nature center, tractor ride, and more.
Daddy’s Highlight: Playing outside, chasing after whatever thing with wheels he sends down the driveway.
Mommy’s Highlight: Playing and learning together at the local nature center.
Likes: He still loves being outside and exploring.
Clothing Size: Same as last month. The 12-18 month clothes fit best right now.
Diaper Size: Size 4.
Favorite Toy(s): His cars
Skills: LT learns more and more words all the time, and I’m pleased to share that “please” and “thank you” are among them. He is getting pretty good at blowing kisses, too.
Eating: He likes to eat the freshest fruits and vegetables… as in, picking white strawberries from our little strawberry plant and eating them. He’s recently started doing the same with green tomatoes. However, if we were to provide him with a ripe strawberry on his plate at mealtime, it would probably end up across the room. He also still nurses at bedtime.
Sleeping: He’s a rock-star, sleeping well all night (even when he recently had a cold and would cough a bit in the night). He’s continues to sleep longer and better during his afternoon nap, too.
Firsts: Slip-n-slide, trip to a cheese curd festival
Daddy’s Highlight: Having LT hit off a baseball tee.
Mommy’s Highlight: Our Little Turkey caught a virus at daycare this month, and while it is not my highlight that he was sick and miserable, I loved having an unexpected snuggly day at home with him.