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19.5 months old - April 1, 2016

19.5 months old – April 1, 2016

TWENTIETH MONTH
MARCH 21 – APRIL 21 (2016)

OUTDOOR FUN

  • outdoor roaming
  • stroller walks
  • hot tub swims
  • petting the neighbor’s dog
  • getting things out of the garage to play with (i.e. skateboards, ski poles)
  • waving at cars
  • sitting on “his” (serpentinite) rock
March 29, 2016

March 29, 2016

Sitting on Serpentinite - April 14, 2016

Sitting on Serpentinite – April 14, 2016

COMMUNICATION & LEARNING

  • started doing “thumbs up” with both hands (3/25)
  • he repeated “magic carpet” (3/27)
  • he repeated “eye” to command (4/1)
  • he likes to do “body part identification & review” by pointing to different parts on himself or us while I name the thing (i.e. nose, eye, ear, hair, etc)
  • correctly pointed to ears when I asked, “Where is Pillow Bear’s ear?” and “Where is Todd’s ear?” (3/30)
  • said ski “sgee” constantly (5/5)
  • likes to make loud sounds
  • likes to make sounds in cardboard tubes/vacuum cleaner tube
  • I told him to count with his fingers and he seemed to imitate by holding up thumb & 1st finger (4/12)
  • this was the first month he really started waving
  • he tries to open the oven door even though he knows he’s not supposed to
Thumbs up! - March 25, 2016

Thumbs up! – March 25, 2016

SKI WEEKENDS IN WENATCHEE

  • Mission Ridge (3/26)
  • Stevens Pass magic carpet (3/27)
  • Mission Ridge (4/2 – 4/3)
  • Mission Ridge (4/9 – 4/10)
  • playing outside on the condo deck
  • Todd loved playing on the grass with our condo neighbors (4/9)
  • nap on both Eric & me before driving home (4/10)
  • we stopped at a park in Cashmere and he loved interacting with the other kids, he started to kiss one little girl and was super smiley & happy (4/15)
  • Mission Ridge (4/16) – our last day skiing of the season
Eric & Todd on the Mission Ridge rope tow - March 26, 2016

Eric & Todd on the Mission Ridge rope tow – March 26, 2016

Stevens Pass Ski Area - March 27, 2016

Stevens Pass Ski Area – March 27, 2016

Mission Ridge ski area - April 2, 2016

Mission Ridge ski area – April 2, 2016

SILLY BOY

  • when Eric picks him up he “jogs” his legs in the air
  • he scrunches up his eyes & mouth to make silly expressions
  • he loves looking at himself in window reflections
Dada's skis - March 22, 2016

Dada’s skis – March 22, 2016

GROSS MOTOR

  • he does multiple solid jumps in a row without stopping (~10x)
  • jumping off the couch & landing on his feet on the floor
  • “skiing” up & over the upside-down balance board (4/1)
  • crawling under coffee table without hitting his head
  • able to sit on a regular park swing by himself while being gently pushed
  • climbing up park slides & going down by himself (close supervision)
  • able to walk up stairs without holding on

Cashmere, WA - April 15, 2016

Cashmere, WA – April 15, 2016

PLAY

  • skateboarding in the house
  • driving his Little Tikes car over the upside-down balance board (4/1)
  • likes the “Twinkle twinkle” song on the “lap pup,” plays it repeatedly & dances as he sits
  • stacking cans 3 levels high & knocking them over
  • likes to “dive” over the handlebars of his Little Tikes car
  • new Razor Scuttlebug bike (4/19)
  • watching our ski videos on YouTube

BABYSITTER DAYS

  • I worked 12 full or half days.  He loves when his babysitter, Jeri, comes to play with him!  They go outside daily to explore…
Babysitter pic - March 30, 2016

Babysitter pic – March 30, 2016

Babysitter pic - March 31, 2016

Babysitter pic – March 31, 2016

Babysitter pic - March 31, 2016

Babysitter pic – March 31, 2016

Babysitter pic - April 13, 2016

Babysitter pic – April 13, 2016

Babysitter pic - April 20, 2016

Babysitter pic – April 20, 2016

FAMILY VISIT

  • visit from Darren & Sandie (4/18)
  • this was the first time Todd met his Uncle Darren (Eric’s brother)
  • Todd took a little while to warm up, but then snuggled with Darren a lot & gave out kisses 🙂
Todd with Darren & Sandie - April 18, 2016

Todd with Darren & Sandie – April 18, 2016

TEETH

  • bottom right lateral incisor poking through (4/6)
  • that’s his 11th tooth
  • Dentist check-up (4/8)

HEALTH

  • start of (yet another!) cold (4/10)
  • this was the worst one yet because he really “acted” sick (for the first time)
  • 4/11– he spent a lot of time in my chair in the morning (and fell asleep there), and he took naps on couch & Aerobed instead of his crib
  • 4/12– he napped twice on the Aerobed, in addition to a 1 hr crib nap
  • 4/13– he napped once on the Aerobed, in addition to a 1.5 hr crib nap
Sick Todd - April 11, 2016

Sick Todd – April 11, 2016

Sick Todd - April 11, 2016

Sick Todd – April 11, 2016

FOOD

  • now he can handle eating a banana “whole” instead of needing it cut up
  • Cafe Rio (4/1)
  • eating ketchup plain (4/8)
  • Carlos 1800 (4/8)
  • Carlos 1800 (4/15)

DAY TIME NAPS

  • crib naps were generally 2-3+ hours
  • longest nap = 3.75 hours (4/15)
  • shortest nap = 1.0 hour (more than once)
  • when he was sick he had informal naps on Aerobed (as described above)
Car nap - March 26, 2016

Car nap – March 26, 2016

NIGHT TIME SLEEP

  • he woke up crying in the night 13x this month
  • this was Todd’s worst sleep month since he was ~9 months old (thanks to teething & being sick…ugh!)
  • he followed my instruction “hold my hand” when I’d put him back to bed after night-time wake ups. (I held his hand through the crib rails while he fell back asleep.) (3/31) (4/5)
  • he fell asleep on Eric on the couch before bed (4/4)
  • starting 4/20 I stopped letting Todd look at books when he woke up in the night because it was getting more difficult to get him back to sleep quickly
Eric & Todd - April 4, 2016

Eric & Todd – April 4, 2016

POTTY TALK

  • 39 poops were done in the toilet
  • only 5 poops were not done in the toilet (3x he pooped more in the toilet once I got him there)…yay!
  • 1x it was obvious he had to go poo but he refused to sit still, then went in pants
Dada mitts! - April 19, 2016

Dada mitts! (Babysitter pic) – April 19, 2016

See you next month!

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