Thursday, February 11, 2016

Matthew William ~ 18-21 Months

It's been way too many months since I last blogged. Toddlers are no joke when it comes to time.   




Weight/length: Matt was 29.5 pounds and 35 inches long at his 18 month appointment. He's definitely bigger now and over 30 pounds. We won't know his exact measurements until his 2 year appointment in May.
 
Sleep: Matt moved to a big boy bed and he's sleeping in it about 1/2 the night and 1/2 in our bed. He's taking one big nap from about 12:30/1-3 and then goes to bed around 8:30.
 
Health: There were a few weeks during December that were tough and Matt had a yucky cough/cold, but knock on wood the last few months he's been healthy. It's inevitable over the winter that he's going to get sick from being inside with other kids, but I'm hoping it just boosts his immune system for next year.

Clothes: Matt's still in 2t, although over the past two weeks some of his pants are short and too tight. Before I know it he'll be in 3t - wow! He's a size 7 in shoes, but his favorite pair are starting to feel a little snug. Matt got a pair of rain/winter boots that he loves and wants to wear them in 70 degree weather :) 
 
 Baby Gear/Accessories: We were overwhelmed with all of the holidays presents and had to put some stuff away and bring it out later. Matt loves everything from his kitchen supplies to his new car - he's a lucky boy! His favorite thing is still a simple bat and ball - he loves baseball!
 
Development: Last time I posted my blog Matt was just walking and now he's running, kicking a ball, jumping, hiking! It's no joke when people say children don't walk they run, this is so true. He's a handful in public places because he's running everywhere. We visited our family in Georgia in January and he was good on the airplane but was everywhere in the airport. 
 
Matt is saying so many words and starting to put two words together and add an "s" on Mommy and Daddy. It's so cute to watch him learn to speak and identify objects. He loves to point out what is "mommy's and daddy's" things. He's started saying "NO, Mine" - he's such a toddler! It's cute at first, but I can see it getting old fast. 
 
Eating: Matt's become more picky over the past few months and veggies are getting harder. I'm starting to see why kids menus are so simple. He loves plain pasta and sausage and I try to sneak in some veggies. He definitely has a sweet tooth he loves fruit and anything with a natural sweetness. We've been really good at avoiding super sugary things so far, I'm sure that will change a little when he starts preschool. 
 
  Crying: I should change this header to whining/tantrums. We've definitely entered toddler world and crying is more about not getting what he wants.
   
Adventures: We went to Atlanta a few months ago and it was fun spending time with family and Matt loved playing with his cousins. He's obsessed with his 10 year old cousin, Julie. She's the perfect age to play with him and give him tons of attention. He wanted to hold her hand and not let her stop playing. 
 
  We're going up to the snow this weekend and it will be Matt's first time seeing snow. I can't wait to put him in his snow clothes and let him run around.

Mommy feelings:  
 
I can't believe Matt is so close to 2 - time flies! Toddlers are a whole different game and we've definitely entered "toddler time" - it's very different. Both Todd and I are learning a lot about Matt's personality and how to deal with tantrums and attitude. Every day is a little bit of a challenge in a good way. Matt challenges me as a mother and we're both testing each other and some days we test each other a LITTLE TOO much. I feel so lucky to to be there watching Matt discover the world. Sometimes, I just need to take a step back and be patient with his discoveries. He wants to imitate everything that I'm doing and I should be happy that he's so interested in the world around him, right? Patience and deep breaths are key these days.
 At the end of the day I'm obsessed with Matt's cuddles, when he says "Momma" and the giggles, he's the sweetest little boy and I'm so lucky.

Happy Valentine's Day friends and family! 
 
 
 
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1 comment:

  1. Love our little Matt! He's doing great and he's so much fun! Toddlers aren't easy but they are so fun and learning something new every day!

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