Okay, epic epic EPIC mom fail! I totally let G’s 17 month milestones blog pass me by. Taking a 17 month photo was on my to-do list all month, but busy season is no joke, you guys, and it just came and went without me ever getting around to it. Gah, I feel awful, but, thankfully, I keep a running note on my phone of all this little guy’s milestones so this month I am just combining his 17 and 18 month milestones into one mega milestones blog!
17 Month Milestones
(Above stats from last pediatrician appointment.)
*Woodchuck baby! From his crib rails to his board books to everything in between, this kid won’t stop chewing on (and trying to eat) all things paper and wood! Gah!
*We have tooth #9 and #10, with more coming! Holy molars, this poor babe has been having a bit rough go at getting those suckers in!
*Says ‘Choo choo’ when he hears or sees the trains go by.
*Ball might still be his favorite word…and toys! He loves kicking them around and throwing them too!
*Finally gives kisses to mommy, yay!!! Best milestone ever this month if you ask me!
*Starting to learn to give hugs, but sometimes he thinks we are just playing the chase game, so when I put my arms out, he giggles and runs away.
*Baby’s first trip to Michigan!
*Baby’s first visit to a lake…and IN a lake!
*Baby’s first boat ride!!! He LOVED it!!! Stood at the front of the pontoon boat, loving the wind in his face.
*Has learned to actually move his Fisher Price car around by moving his feet along the ground.
*Baby’s first haircut with clippers!!!! He has had nearly 10 haircuts by now, but we have officially moved into using the clippers! His thick mop is so much better for the summer now.
*Says HI and waves!
*Tickle tickle!!! His favorite new past time is tickling everyone and everything, even inanimate objects! It’s pretty much the cutest thing ever.
18 Month Milestones
*Signing the sign for MORE without being proded, but only if he really really likes what he is eating.
*Has been trained by the pup. Maybe is attached at his hip when it’s feeding time. Then when she cries, he gives her his food. Gah! Need to stop this from happening, because half of the time he just lets her lick the food in his hand and then he eats it! Yuck!
*Bye Bye! Loves to say ‘bye bye’ to people even if they just arrived. Especially if you ask for a kiss, he will then immediately tell you ‘bye bye’.
*No no no! Yup, he has learned the dreaded word ‘No’. It started with him copying me when I would tell him No when he would do something he wasn’t supposed to. If he would go near a power outlet, I would point at him and say, ‘No no no.’ Now, he turns back around, sometimes before I even have the chance to say it, and tells ME, ‘No, no, no!’ and points at me. It’s pretty funny actually. But, I’m not so much looking forward to the No answer to all my requests in the near future.
*Obsessed with his London train set from Grandpa.
*Loves stacking, but only up to 4! Once it gets past 4 things, it must be knocked down!
*Loves pointing at people and things and jibber jabbering away at them. We’re pretty sure he speaks some dialect of Chinese and we just don’t know it!
*Never. Stops. Talking. (Seriously!)
*Blood curdling screams. For no apparent reason other than he just discovered how to do it and I’m convinced he knows how crazy it makes me.
*Kissing and Hugging Stuffed Animals. So cute!!!
*Giving the cheek! Gah!!! Just when he starts to give me kisses too like he has been to everyone else in the world, he starts avoiding them all together. When you ask for a kiss, he just gives you the cheek now! I thought that wasn’t supposed to happen till middle school!
*A song for a kiss?! His latest beyond adorable thing…whenever I sing him my go to comfort/lullaby song of Journey’s ‘Lights’, he stares at me and goes to kiss me on the lips over and over while I sing. I can’t figure out if he really loves when I sing to him so he gives me kisses or if he is trying to stop me from singing with his kisses. Ha.
*’Uh oh’ Whenever he falls down, it’s ‘uh oh’.
* Baby’s very own slide. What happens when mommy is away all weekend long with triple header weddings? Mommy comes home to a baby slide in the middle of the living room! Gah! But he loves it! And he has finally figured out how to climb the ladder up it on his own and get down the slide without getting stuck. He also loves sending all his cars and trucks down it.
*Does not want to be contained. This kid is officially on the move. Running around and getting into everything. He wants to be held very little these days.
*Epic naps! Takes 2-3 hour naps (that mommy LOVES!!!!) and then wakes up crazed and full of insane energy, bouncing off the walls.
*Covers his mouth when he laughs like it’s the most hilarious thing in the world and he can’t even contain his laughter.
*Sit-in’s. When you try to take him away from something he isn’t supposed to be doing or to move him to somewhere else, he just collapses to the floor and sits down to try to resist being picked up. Smart toddler ways, gah!