Wednesday, January 9, 2013

21 Months Old

Well, I just realized that I completely forgot to write up Andrew's twenty month report. Although I am sure I'll look back at these and appreciate that I included the little details and things that happen, I'm ready to stop writing them up monthly.
New Developmental Milestones this Month: Here are the new developmental things that he started doing this month:
  • Physical: Andrew can climb anything to get what he wants and is pretty stable doing it.  He's learning to throw balls and is pretty good at it.  He colors with crayons and pen/pencil with the tip of the utensil (he loves his magnadoodle for this reason).  Much to our amazement, he's figured out how to open the doors in the house (egg shape handles).
    • Teeth: All four of his canines are out and pointy
      • Bottom Left: December 13
      • Bottom Right: December 14
      • Top Left: December 21
      • Top Right: December 24
  • Cognitive/Language: mastered stacking (he can get 8-9 blocks taller than himself), master copier of mommy and daddy, he's finally started babbling conversations, points to twenty body parts on command, enjoys reading stories and intently pays attention to the pictures, announces everyone's farts as "poo poo"
    • Andrew got his hair cut on New Years Eve and his hair dresser gave him a green Mohawk!
    • Vocabulary/Words: We've had a language explosion in the past month.  Over Christmas break, his vocabulary doubled and we have lots and lots of words (even though NO and MINE are still used more than all the others combined).  We're still signing away, but he's replaced some of the signs for the verbal word now (mainly milk, eat, and more).  We have more and more two word sentences.  I love how he says 'thank you' (tank too) with his baby voice.  He also has great inflection with some words--"yeah" has like ten different pronunciations.
  • Potty training: He still goes pee and poo on the toilet at school, but he seems to be more interested in the toilet paper and flushing the toilet at home. 
  • Psychosocial: totally seeing his stubbornness at this point.  Last night he didn't want to go to bed, so he repeatedly yelled, "no yet mama, no yet!" as I got him ready for bed.  Add in the lip noodle effect and it can take quiet awhile to go potty, change a diaper, brush his teeth, and add PJs.  He's showing aggression with hitting and pushing people away, but is also very loving.  He gives the best hugs to everyone (including Reese) and shares kisses.  Every day when he leaves daycare he runs to each of his teachers and gives them a hug.
Physical Growth this Month/Doctors:  not a since appointment in two whole months! 
Sleeping: (same as 18 months) We're a loving sleeping family! Bedtime is around 7:30 and he's sleeping until we wake him up for school at 7:00 am.
Eating: Currently his favorites are fruit (still), raisins, ground turkey meatballs, and pizza.  He's been protesting veggies and on-and-off eating less than normal.
Diapers: Still in size 4s and I've lost count!  Probably close to 1400 size 4s used.  He's wearing the Huggies Slip On Diapers at school because they wanted him to be in pull-ups to make potty training easier.
Clothing: Still a size 6W shoe, but we purchased 6.6Ws at the Stride Rite outlet for Christmas.  We are in 12-18 months clothes for shirts and pants.  Our new wardrobe is basically Osh Gosh jeans (adjustable waist) and long sleeve shirts.
Favorite Toys: His Christmas toys have added a lot of joy!  When playing independently, he alternates between his Mac truck (from Grandma Linda), his legos (from Aunt Pauline), and his books.  When we play together, he's been loving his kitchen and shopping cart (from Grandma and Grandpa Bennett).  His Cozy Truck (from Aunt Melissa) is constantly asked for, but it is an outside toy for Daddy to push him around in. The horse (from Grandma Pfeffer) is one of his favorite seats in the entire house.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Because we were able to spend lots of time with Andrew and his parents this past December I was able to watch this adorable boy grow before my eyes! Andrew amazes me with his concentration and attention to details...pushing in buttons, making things work, cause and effect. Thank you for writing your blog Jennifer. It gives this Grandma something to enjoy and treasure. Love you all!!