Friday, June 28, 2013

20 months

What does it look like at 20 months?

A whirlwind- a complete whirlwind! Noah- you are one active boy. This month you love to push strollers, grocery carts, trucks, cars, anything and everything across floors. At Lowe's on Monday, you quickly told us you were "all done" sitting in the cart. You were determined to push our shopping cart full of wood planks and piping down the aisles- people were moving JUMPING out of your way. Noah- you are Mr. Independent and like to figure out things for yourself.

I read a really great article on how to incorporate you into helping me. Noah- you want to do everything your mommy and daddy does. Although frustrating at times, I have realized that I need allow you to "help". We have been doing this a lot the past month and I can see such a difference in your attitude. You are proud of yourself and feel as though you are a part of the team. Verbal affirmation is huge for you, so I continue to sing your praises even for the small stuff.  Another key this month is giving you choices. I will offer you two things- allowing you to exercise your independence and feel a part of the decision. It has been another big breakthrough and a joy to watch you understand.

You love to sing and dance. This month's favorite song is "Old McDonald". You also make up your own songs- usually repeating a word or two over and over again to some kind of tune.  Words as of the past couple weeks- sky, ark, orange, bear, grass, DD (duck dynasty), Alice, one, two, three, duck, kiss, and that's all I can think of right now.

Food this month has been great. You like to eat all day and all the time. We have to limit the snacks or you will just pick at your lunch or dinner. Some of your favorites this month- avocado, dried fruit, Gatorade, grapes, blueberries, carrots, broccoli, zucchini, cheese crackers, graham crackers, macaroni and cheese, corn, salami, and pizza.

Sleep is great. You sleep eleven to thirteen hours at night and take a two to three hour nap during the afternoon.

You are trying to jump and get both feet off the ground. You twirl in circles to make yourself dizzy and count down as you sprint different places.  One night this week, you ran back and forth counting and checking yourself out in the window. You love to see yourself in the mirror, reflection of the refrigerator, or through the windows.

You try on sunglasses, daddy's shoes and your hats all day long. You love when daddy tells you how you are a "cool dude". There are a lot of high fives and fist pumps given between you two these days.

I could go on, but I'll leave this post now. Happy Friday!

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