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    17 months

    S2 is a month shy of being a year and a half. I feel both torn in that with each passing day, the baby in our home is growing up, and yet also not being able to wait for him to be more expressive, and reasonable…. althought judging by older bro, I’d love to sedate him past the age of tantrums 🙂

    In this last month, S2 has re-discovered his toes. He looooves his bare feet at changing time. Specifically he loves to pick out the lint in between in his toes… and eat it (yuck!). Kid seriously digs for gold, and inspects each crevice with great care. While it’s kinda gross to watch, it keeps him occupied, and I’d rather have that over a dude who is trying to perform break-dancing moves while I’m trying to wipe a poopie bottom.

    He can’t seem to keep shoes on his feet. His new favorite thing is to remove his shoes while we’re in the car, and toss them in nooks and cranies I can’t get to. It’s fun stuff in the rain, let me tell you! I’m pretty sure his next set of shoes will either come with laces, or duct tape.

    He wants to walk out our front door all on his own. He’s not loving being carried out to the car, and wants to walk down the stairs like a big kid. It’s sweet. And then he makes a run for the street as soon as I try to get bags in the car. Not sweet!

    He loves to feed Neko. He comes home, and before he’d sit down for his own dinner, he’d point to Neki’s dry food and gesture he wants to give him food. I’m pretty sure these guys will be best buds in a few years. Neko in turn will come and check-out S2’s nursery in the morning, and there’ve been a few times I’ve seen him snuggled up in the rocking chair. Once S2 gets a big boy bed, I think I might find Neko cuddling up with him at night.

    His hair is coming in a bit thicker now. The sides are getting just a little shaggy, and the back is forming a nice little tail, but the top still has a ways to go to fill in. I think he’s getting ready to rock a mullet.

    Child is also still a climber, and testing limits daily. I wonder if Planet Granite will make an exception for him, and let him enroll in climbing classes ahead of 5.

    There was one thing he did at daycare this week that made me really impressed and proud: he did his morning poop delivery while I was still in the room, and when called out, he dropped what he was doing, walked over to the changing room, climbed onto the changing surface and sat down. And he did it two days in a row! I was both a little jealous our setup at home was not as convenient, and also grateful since the top of the changing are is NOT something I want him getting into. But hey, the dislike of a poopie diaper may spell out earlier potty training with this guy.

    Now… onto stats:

    Weight: 24lb, 11oz
    Height: 31.89″

    Favorite food: yogurt

    Favorite toy: not really showing interest in any ONE thing specifically. He’s been into G’s power tools, but also still very much the kitchen

    Favorite activity: climbing onto the couch over the couch arm

    New accomplishment: really wants to feed himself. He grabs spoons out of my hands so that he can do it on his own. And then he tosses them, with food still on them

    Number of teeth: 7! We’ve got our first molar, and it’s amusing to me that he’s growing things very a-symmetrically.

    Number of words: 7. There may be more, but he says “Dis!” implying “this”

    Naughtiest moment: uhmn, draw between running for the street, or starting fights with his brother

    Temper tantrum meter: low

    One response to “17 months”

    1. Wendy says:

      Such a cutie!

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