Monday, April 28, 2014

24 months old

It's still so hard to believe that two years have gone by since this little angel graced us with his presence!  We love him more than ever. 

Weight- 23 lbs 2 ounces (up 3 lbs in 6 months) ~ 4% on growth chart (down from 6%)
Height- 32.5 inches (up 2 inch in 6 months) ~ 13% (up from 2%)
Head Circumference- 20 inches (same) ~ 93% (up from 86%)
Eating- The last time I did a "monthly" post William was 20 months old.  I was still packing William's lunch everyday for school.  Since then W has really ventured out!  He wants to eat what everyone else is eating at school.  I'm so happy that he gets a variety of foods everyday.  His latest favorites are oatmeal and peas with guacamole mixed in.  He will eat the whole can of peas!  Cheese is still his #1.  He does a "happy dance" when you give him mac n cheese and he loves dipping things in ketchup.  :)  I'm so thankful to not have a picky eater!  William's tried chocolate out recently and he's a BIG fan.
Sleeping-  Unless William's sick, he does really well in this department.  He no longer gets a "goodnight bottle".  It didn't even phase him when we stopped giving it to him.  We just do the sippy cup and only give him water after dinner (next step is cup with straw).  W is usually in bed by 8:00 and wakes up around 6:00.  Nap time is the same, 12-2.  We still give William his paci in the car and during bedtime.  He has a cloth book that he sleeps with as well.  You know William's tired when he starts rubbing soft fabric between is his fingers.  It's his way of calming down and soothing himself. 
Development- We were able to answer all but 2 questions with "yes" at his yearly checkup.  Little buddy can't jump yet and he's not saying 50 words.  We've had him evaluated on speech delay and he didn't qualify.  He is behind for his age but not enough to need speech therapy.  He is able to understand and follow any directions but doesn't express everything in words (might be quiet like his daddy!).  He can kick a ball, say 2-3 words together, and follow directions such as bring me the shoes.  William calls all colors yellow and his favorite shape to point out and say is oval.  He knows most animal noises (elephant, lion, dog, cat, sheep, duck, cow...) and can recognize and say most of his family members names when he either sees them in person or in a picture (nana, mimi, papa, D, Skye).   
Personality- William is still really sweet but he is definitely in the independent toddler stage.  His favorite things to say right now are "It's Mine!" and "Stop".  Time out happens pretty frequently these days.  It really helps him to calm down and act a little nicer.  We're starting to see a stubborn side to our little man.  He still cracks us up!  He makes the funniest faces and is super silly when he's around people he knows.  The kids eyes and facial expressions speak volumes.      
Clothing size- He is still in a size 4 diaper and size 4 shoes.  This time last year he was wearing a size 1 or 2 shoe so we are making progress.  Most of his clothes are 18 months with a few 2Ts. 
Things mommy loves-
His little right arm still swings back and forth when he walks sometimes and he still loves giving us kisses!   I really love how much William loves music!  He and I are going to have some fun times together.  If Dancing With The Stars is on he'll stop everything to do a little dance himself.   
When he sees something that he thinks is cool he does the cutest "ooooooo" sound (see pic below).  It can be a book he's seen a million times, but if it has a truck in it he's in love. 
I love how he holds my hand while he's walking and he tells me about all his "boo boos" from falling down while we are driving in the car.
He still lets me cuddle with him and rock him for a few minutes before bed.  I could cuddle with that baby forever! 
Mommy stuff- When William was 22 months old I had my first night away from him! 
Thankfully, things around our house are a bit calmer since the moving and unpacking are DONE!  Eventhough we recently joined the YMCA I still only get to the gym twice a month.  Oh well, it's better than nothing and I get lots of exercise chasing after the little guy! 
Things WJG loves- William loves being outside!!!!  He will follow his daddy around "helping" him do yard work all day long.  He loves swinging at the playground and playing with his golf clubs.  He still doesn't pay much attention to the TV but if he hears DJ shuffle come on the Disney channel he breaks out in the cutest dance.  He also loves coloring on his new art easels!  Little man is still obsessed with vacuuming and actually requests that we get it out of the closet every day!  His other favorite outside toy is his lawn mower.  You can never be too much like your daddy.  :)
Things WJG doesn't like- Being the typical toddler, if it's not his idea it's probably not what he wants.  Getting him into the carseat can be challenging sometimes.  Same goes for getting him to leave the park.  The kid could play outside for an endless amount of hours.  I gave him a orange push pop the other day and he made the grossest face ever.  I guess we can put that on his NO list along with eggs. 
Favorite Things To Say- William is always saying "I'm stuck!".  If he's in the car seat for a long period of time or is wrapped up on the couch in a blanket he tells us he's stuck.  Pretty hilarious.  If something gets dirty or falls he says "ooooooohhhh NOOOO".  He does not like his hands to get dirty with food but doesn't mind dirt all over them.  "One More" is his other favorite saying.  If he really likes doing something he asks us "one more?".  The past three weekends he's gone on train rides (this is his current favorite thing to do).  As soon as we get on the train he looks at you and says "one more?"
Funny Dad Moments- Until the last week or so William has called both me and Gordon "mama".  He has been 100% certain that Gordon was also Mama.  It has been the cutest thing ever but poor Gordon just kept repeating himself, "No William. I'm Dada."  He's finally asking, "Where's Daddy?" when we get home in the evening! 
First time- William went to Austin for his first time in February and had his first hair cut right before that.  We visited the Children's Museum for the first time on St. Patrick's Day.
From the Doctor- Luckily, William didn't need any shots at this check up.  Dr. Freedman did say that his right ear still looked "congested".  It doesn't seem to be bothering William and we've been fever free for 3 weeks now.  We're keeping our fingers crossed that things clear up and we all stay healthy this summer! 

  • He still love Goodnight Moon.
  • I'm busy mom!
  • This is the ohhhhh my gossssshhhhhhh face!
  • He's so much bigger than the bear now.
  • Being silly
  • Such a big boy.  I'm hoping he stays in the crib until Christmas time.  Fingers crossed he doesn't start climbing out. 

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