Wednesday, April 30, 2014

18/19 Month update

Okay, so this should have been done a month ago....considering Sawyer turned 18 months on March 18th.  But again, I'm fully using my first trimester fatigue/misery as an excuse to be a terrible blogger.

I have to admit, I'm feeling a little awkward in my blogging shoes right now since its been quite a while since I've posted anything regular.  But what better way to get my groove back than talking about my favorite little man?

Sawyer is 19 months old and becoming more like a little boy every day.  There are days when I wish he would out grow this phase of not being able to communicate and climbing on everything.  But I know that I can't get these days back and when he is graduating from college I will fondly remember these days of him learning to say "Elmo". 

At our 18 month check up with Dr. Irwin, Sawyer was 33 1/2 inches and 28 pounds (both in the 75th-90th percentile) and I'm pretty sure had a growth spurt shortly after our visit.  Most of our 18 month pants are too short and we have moved up to 24 month or 2T.  He also has a long torso like his daddy so we are moving up to 24 month/2T sizes in shirts too.  He wears size 5 diapers during the day and size 6 at night.

Developmental Milestones
Oh, where to begin!  Sawyer no longer walks, he runs.  And climbs.  And finds all the things he's not supposed to get into.  He can stack blocks and rings and has figured out how to turn on and unlock my iPhone - prompting me to turn on a passcode.  He has his first set of molars and is currently working on his canines.  His first official word was cheese which he pronounces more like "gee".  He also has said store, night night, and Elmo once or twice.  He still signs quite a bit for more, drink, all done, please, thank you and bath.  He's becoming a very polite child.

This kid will eat most things except vegetables.  He is quite proficient with both a fork and a spoon these days.  He loves oatmeal, eggs, yogurt, blueberries, raspberries and string cheese.  We've definitely started feeding him more of what we eat and this week since Grandma and Grandpa Hall have been here we've being doing a lot of family meals which he seems to enjoy.  He's getting a little easier to take to restaurants now as long as he has a fork to eat with.  And at 28 lbs no one can accuse us of starving our child.  He still gets one bottle at night before bed even though the doctor wants us to wean off the bottle.  Sometimes he drinks 2oz, other times he drinks a full 8 oz.  He still drinks a lot of milk and/or water from sippy cups so I don't think that him having one bottle at night is detrimental to his health.

Sawyer has transitioned to one 2-3 hour nap a day and sleeps about 11 hours at night.  We still wish he would sleep a little later in the mornings but I think Andrew and I are both accustomed to getting up at 6:30 these days.  Its actually nice to have some family time in the mornings before we all have to go to work.

Likes and Dislikes
Sawyer loves anywhere he can run.  Since the weather has been nicer recently we've been doing a lot of walks around the block or on a trail that is near our house.  We also put together his wagon so he likes his wagon rides.  He still enjoys reading books (his Bear books continue to be favorites as is Little Blue Truck) and wants to have our phones, the Surface or the laptop to play with if they are available.  He also likes to help clean including vacuuming, sweeping and unloading the dishwasher.  He and Charlie are best buds.  That boy loves his puppy.


Charlie makes a great pillow
Before/after of his umpteenth haircut

We do Stroller Strides 3 days a week and go to Toddler group once a week.  We are hoping to start swim lessons this summer if we can find a class that works for us.

This is a fun but exhausting age.  Sawyer loves to laugh and smile so it makes all the business worth it even on the days when my hormones and impatience tell me other wise.  I love to watch him learn new words and figure things out.  I'm amazed at all that he knows already!  I'm looking forward to lots of activities this summer and hope that I can keep up with him as my belly grows!

A boy and his dog

A little naked time in the kitchen
Going for a walk

playing in the rocks with his buddy Soren

standing on the coffee table - because he knows he's not supposed to

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