Almost 22 months - June 15, 2016

Almost 22 months – June 15, 2016

TWENTY SECOND MONTH
MAY 21 – JUNE 21 (2016)

SPEECH/COMMUNICATION & LEARNING

  • very clearly said “Todd” (5/22)
  • learning concepts of “hard” & “soft” using the wood part vs fabric part of my glider chair:  Todd tests “hard” by gently tapping his head against the wood; he does this with other objects, too
  • using hand sign for “more” (he does it with closed fists, tapping his knuckles together) (6/1)
  • signs “more” food, “more” swinging
  • practiced shaking head “yes” (6/12)
  • learning 1 + 1 = 2 and says “two” while putting up index fingers of both hands
  • he repeats lots of different words when asked to do so
  • he shook head “no” when asked if he wanted socks on

GROSS MOTOR PLAY

  • rolling on a soccer ball with his tummy & lifting his legs up
  • jumping up & then landing on his knees
  • playing with balls
  • he brushed his hair (5/21)
  • he kissed lots of things (5/21)
  • stacks 6 blocks (5/22)
  • walking up & down the ramps at the skate park (5/21)
  • swinging at Washington Park, Wenatchee (6/11)

Todd at Jennings Park - June 5, 2016

Todd at Jennings Park – June 5, 2016

Swinging at Washington Park (Wenatchee) - June 11, 2016

Swinging at Washington Park (Wenatchee) – June 11, 2016

ENTERTAINMENT

  • watching a show about bears on Netflix & laughing hysterically (5/23)
  • he carefully took items out of a kitchen drawer one at a time & arranged them on the floor (and did the same with Jenga pieces) (6/16)

WATER PLAY

  • he loves to sit on the edge of the kitchen sink & play with water (i.e. putting his hands & feet in the running water, filling up cups & pouring them over himself, getting sponges wet & squeezing them)
  • he loves to play with ice water/ice cubes at restaurants
  • hot tub swims:  he can stand up by himself in the middle (i.e. deepest part) on tip-toes; he can climb up to the seat by himself; he practiced keeping his chin up when I told him to do so
  • playing in the condo pool (6/12)
  • there was a lot of water play in Kauai!

  • Condo pool - June 12, 2016

    Condo pool – June 12, 2016

    Todd at the faucet - June 16, 2016

    Todd at the faucet – June 16, 2016

KAUAI VACATION (5/27 – 6/4)

  • See the last post, “Kauai Vacation 2016 (With a Toddler),” for all the details!
  • Todd loved roaming around, going in the pool, playing with other kids, waving to people from the lanai, touching surf boards, going after footballs, throwing food to the chickens, walking in flippers, and more!
  • Here are other some pictures not featured in that post…
At the pool - May 28, 2016

At the pool – May 28, 2016

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Todd – May 29, 2016

Todd in Kauai - May 29, 2016

Todd in Kauai – May 29, 2016

Eric & Todd - May 29, 2016

Eric & Todd – May 29, 2016

Elisa & Todd - May 31, 2016

Elisa & Todd – May 31, 2016

Eric & Todd on the boogie board - June 1, 2016

Eric & Todd on the boogie board – June 1, 2016

Todd & his Grandma & Grandpa - June 2, 2016

Todd & his Grandma & Grandpa – June 2, 2016

Todd walking in flippers - June 3, 2016

Todd walking in flippers – June 3, 2016

FAMILY VISIT

  • Eric’s parents came over to visit (5/26)
Todd's Granddad & Grammie - May 26, 2016

Todd’s Granddad & Grammie – May 26, 2016

BABYSITTER DAYS

  • I worked 9 full or half days & Jeri babysat him on those days
Babysitter pic - May 25, 2016

Babysitter pic – May 25, 2016

Babysitter pic - June 8, 2016

Babysitter pic – June 8, 2016

Babysitter pic - June 20, 2016

Babysitter pic – June 20, 2016

MISC

  • On 6/10, after driving to Wenatchee (we’d just rolled into town), Todd suddenly projectile-vomited his “formula milk” all over himself in his car seat.  Fortunately, we had a packed car so we quickly changed his clothes and lined his car seat with a dry towel.  After the incident Todd was back to himself and we proceeded with the evening and the rest of the weekend normally. Odd!
  • he fell off his Little Tikes car and hurt himself; he was able to point to where it hurt
Pool without water? No problem! - May 23, 2016

Pool without water? No problem! – May 23, 2016

June 9, 2016

June 9, 2016

TEETH

  • he likes to lick his lips & position his jaw with an underbite & rub his lower front teeth on his upper lip
  • left upper canine tooth poking through (6/8)
  • that’s his 12th tooth
Demonstrating the underbite - May 27, 2016

Demonstrating the underbite – May 27, 2016

Todd's teeth - June 8, 2016

Todd’s teeth – June 8, 2016

FOOD

  • new food:  onion rings (at the Honu Bar in Kauai)
  • dining out:  La Fuente (6/10), Lemolo (6/18)
Babysitter pic - Post smoothie face - May 26, 2016

Babysitter pic – Post smoothie face – May 26, 2016

June 7, 2016

June 7, 2016

Munching on a banana at Lemolo - June 18, 2016

Munching on a banana at Lemolo – June 18, 2016

DAY TIME NAPS

  • crib naps were typically 2-3 hours
  • longest nap = 3.75 hours (in Kauai, 6/1)
  • shortest nap = 1.50 hours (6/7)
  • he wanted to wear his boot liners to bed (6/10)
Day time nap - June 6, 2016

Day time nap – June 6, 2016

Napping in his boot liners - June 10, 2016

Napping in his boot liners – June 10, 2016

NIGHT TIME SLEEP

  • he woke up crying in the night 6x this month
  • it took 10-30 minutes to get him back to bed when he woke up (except 1 night it took 1 hr)
  • when he slept through the night his sleep duration was between 8 and 11.50 hours (average ~9.5 hours)
  • One night, I put my hand on his cheek while rocking him before bed. When I tried to take my hand off he placed it back on his cheek (5/25)
  • the BIG change this month is –> after we got back from our Kauai vacation Todd started going to his crib awake instead of asleep, and he would communicate with me (in a non-verbal way) that he was actually ready to go to bed (motioning in that direction and leaning his head out) (starting 6/5)
  • when I put Todd to bed awake, I leave his door partially open at first, then close it after he falls asleep
Crashed out in the travel bed - June 17, 2016

Crashed out in the travel bed – June 17, 2016

POO-POOS

  • 28 poops were done in the toilet
  • 27 poops were not done in the toilet (5x he pooped more in the toilet once I got him there)
  • made motions to try & wipe his own butt (5/31)
  • he pointed to his diaper after he did a poo in it (6/5)
  • he did 4 poops in one day, possibly because we used romaine instead of kale/collard in the smoothie (6/7)
Todd puts on helmet & mitts - June 8, 2016

Todd puts on helmet & mitts – June 8, 2016

POTTY TALK

  • this month Todd frequently refused to sit on the toilet, although he’d sit there for his babysitter
  • he completely removed his underwear (6/5)
  • 2 pees in small potty (Baby Bjorn) after I put him there (he touched his undies) (6/7)
  • he refused to sit on the regular toilet but he peed in his small potty (6/9)
  • he sat on his small potty & pointed to his undies so Jeri (babysitter) took his undies off & sat him on the potty.  He peed (6/9)
  • he sat on his small potty with undies on & peed (6/9)
  • he pulled down his undies then peed on the kitchen floor (6/19)
I love this kid! - June 17, 2016

I love this kid! – June 17, 2016