Twenty-Three Months

Will I really have a two-year-old in a month?! It doesn’t seem possible. But then I look at all the things this kid can do, and his rapidly expanding vocabulary, and he’s SO BIG, he’ll be driving soon.

Likes: Gus loves to count anything – toys, steps down the stairs, you name it. He’s pretty good from 1–3. After that things get a little fuzzy (1, 2, 3, 9, dog, 4, 9, George!) He’s also really interested in colors – only he says that everything is blue. Like, to the point I was wondering if he was colorblind. But when you give him things and ask him to sort them by color, he can do it – even if every pile is “blue.”

Dislikes: For the most part, Gus is pretty agreeable. But if he wants something done a certain way, or only wants a specific person to come with him or help him, nothing else will do.

Sleep: We finally moved Gus into his own room, and he’s been sleeping in his crib for naps, and at night. We’ve even had a few nights where he’s slept straight through, it’s been amazing. He still nurses to sleep for naps and bedtime, but lately he’s been waking up (and screaming NOOO!, haha) as soon as I start to lay him down in the crib. After realizing he calmed down sooner if I wasn’t in the room, I’ve been leaving and he’s been putting himself back to sleep on his own in a few minutes, sometimes in like 30 seconds or less. I’m sooo proud of him (I honestly never thought we’d get here).

Eating: Eating, schmeating. He eats when he wants, I’m officially over worrying about it. When he DOES, he’s doing really well using his fork and spoon.

Clothes: 24 months/2T, even though his 18m stuff still fits his waist. I recently discovered OshKosh jeans have sizable waistbands, which might be the greatest invention, ever.

New Tricks: If you ask him a question, he says, “hmmmmm,” and taps his finger on his chin. He likes sorting things by color, and he recently started hopping around like a frog saying, “froggy, leap! leap!” We have no idea where that came from.

Teeth: Those last four molars are definitely taking their time, but they don’t seem to be really bothering him. Tooth Tally: 16

Vocab:
Mama/Dada
Nan
Woof!
Daisy
Jake
No
Night night
Yay!
Toot-toot!
Gus Gus
Yes!
Up!
Down!
Elmo
Nose
Uh-Oh!
Quack
Meow
Moo
Whoa
OH!
Daisy, no!
Cheese
Shoes
Juice
Roar
Monkey sounds
This
That
Bubbles
Hello
Wow!
You
More
Please
Hi
Bye
Boat
Boo!
Fish
Go
Do
oink-oink
snake sounds
Owl sounds
Baby
Me
Aaaachooooo!
The Letters: H & O & T
Beep-beep!
Bath
Hot
Cracker (now applies to chips, cookies, granola bars, actual crackers, and Cookie Monster)
Yuck
Hush
Book
Box
Hat
Help
Oh no!
Butt
Toot
Eww
Ouch
Apple
Rock
Run
Burp
Arm
Hand
All done / All gone
Elephant (Appa)
Wet
Bike
Mike
Knock-knock
Trash
Bug
Nemo
Big
Sad
Whale
Blue
Hair
Airplane
Fork
Spoon (foon)
*Thanks (“Tay, Mom!”)
*Sun
*Toe
*Egg
*Rain
*Pee-pee
*Poop
*Black
*Move
*Fly
*Bone
*Hair
*Fruit
*Tall
*Kite
*Three
*Piggy
*Duck
*Ding-dong
*Boom
*Hanger
*Button
*George
*Mouse
*Tickle
*Fall
*Beach
*Seagull
*Cake
*Hug
*Frog
*Towel
*Set, Go!
*Me Try
*Phone
*Banana (banna)
*Oh Toot Toot! (Toodles)
*Me House (aka the playroom)

*new this month

Advertisements

5 thoughts on “Twenty-Three Months

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s