Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Matthew William ~ 23 months

Weight/length: We put Matt on the scale the other day and he was 36 pounds, not sure about height but he's tall! We'll find out exactly what his weight and height at his 2 year appointment next month.

Sleep: Matt's still liking his big boy bed and sleeping there most of the night. Some nights are better than others. He's still napping and that's a VERY important part of our day ;)
Health: Besides a few colds here and there, he's been very healthy these past few months!

Clothes: We've moved to 3T in almost everything. He still fits in some of his 2T clothes, but I'm only buying 3T now. He's a size 7 shoe and has a very wide and square foot which makes it difficult to buy shoes.
 Baby Gear/Accessories: Toys ~ It's bats, balls, baseball glove, anything baseball or sports related. He loves his golf clubs, hockey stick, and football...our living room looks like a sports locker room most of the time. He's  into his scooter and likes to put his helmet on, but not buckle it. There's a magnetic buckle helmet that I'm going to look into for this next one. 
Books ~ Matt still loves all books. We read every morning and throughout the day. I bought the Potty book so we could start talking about the potty and he loves the book. We've probably read it about 10 times today, I guess there's a reason it's an Amazon best seller.

Development: Matt's talking more and more everyday. Starting to put 2/3 words together and loves repeating everything we say. He likes to count when we walk up the stairs and loves to repeat the alphabet.
He loves jumping and still falls often when he gets running too fast, but he's good at tumbling :)
Eating: His favorite foods these days are oranges, apples, sausage, pasta, but not a big fan of vegetables, he likes peas and avocado sometimes, but I still have to sneak the veggies in.  
Adventures: We've had a really fun Spring so far! Matt got to go kayaking in Santa Cruz, play and cook with his Uncle Glenny, and ride on this first rides at the Boardwalk. We had a wonderful Easter with both of his Grandmas and Matt got to do lots of Easter egg hunts and loved it. We just finished up our spring swimming session and Matt is getting very comfortable in the water. His favorite part is jumping in from the edge and doing lots of big kicks. We're going to continue swimming through the summer so he gets really comfortable in the water.
Mommy feelings:  
We're already a week into Matt being 23 months and I'm starting to plan his 2nd birthday. The invites have gone out and I have so many fun ideas to celebrate, however I'm definitely a little bit in denial - how could my baby boy be 2? It feels like yesterday that we gave him his first solid foods - apple sauce and he made such funny faces, those moments still seem like they were yesterday. There's no question that Matt is a toddler and pushes my buttons. Every day there is a new challenge, wanting to put his own shirt on, not being able to say exactly what he wants, or searching the house for 15 minutes trying to find a "yellow ball" -- yes, these are things that happen daily. Do I get impatient? YES, sometimes I just want to scream. Then, I look at that little face and he says, "Mommy pretty" or says "Owie" so I'll give his little hand a kiss. He's still my baby boy and I'm so lucky to be home with him and see the world through his eyes.

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