19 April 2013

22 Months

I know I say this every month,
but Max really is turning into a little man.

Seriously, when did he get so big?

Max weighs in these days about 33 pounds and measures 35.5 inches tall.
I am really struggling with what size clothes to dress this kiddo in
because, well, children's clothing manufacturers have conspired to confuse 
parents everywhere with their crazy inconsistent sizing.
He wears some 18-24 month, 24 month, 2T and even 3T items.
It's nuts, I know.

He is still eating really well and loves his milk.
Little man has pretty much mastered the fork and spoon -
and is equally adept with both hands,
though sometimes he chooses to use his fingers instead. :)

He sleeps from about 8:00pm to 6:45-7:00am
and takes a 1.5-2 hour nap.
Max has been taking longer to fall asleep and 
is not sleeping as soundly these days for whatever reason.
I am hoping this is a phase that passes before Baby Brother arrives!

Clay and I are seriously amazed that little man's
vocabulary continues to grow by leaps and bounds!
He does not stop talking it seems. :)
Some things he often says:
When asked if he has a poopy diaper, "Workin' it." Ha!
At stoplights, "Go, car! Go!"
After climbing up onto Mommy & Daddy's bed, "Piddows on bed, pease."
Sometimes when he's done something he shouldn't, "Mommy did it."
(Don't know where that came from?!!)
When we get into the car to go somewhere, "Mommy buckle."
When one of us leaves, "Mommy/ Daddy back minute home."
When Mommy gets out the safety gate, "Max room time." :)
If someone mentions trains (or if he just thinks about one), "Man driving train all board!"
There are many more I'm sure I'm forgetting!

He has also recently started singing, which is pretty cute.
His rendition of "Hap Bir-Day to You" is quite charming,
as is his version of "Tinkle Tinkle Lil' Star."

Sometimes Daddy will sing while Max is in the bathtub
and Max will fill in the words that Daddy "forgets!"

 This past month, Max...
rode an airplane with Mini and Zu.
hunted Easter eggs for the first time.
fed some "baby doats."
climbed into his carseat all by himself!
started sleeping with his sock monkey, teddy bear AND giraffe.
(That toddler bed is getting crowded!)
 helped Mommy stir the "ba-bakes" she was making for breakfast.
has started dancing to songs - that boy has got some moves!
has developed a love for trains and talks about them all. the. time.
climbs all over everything - furniture, people, you name it!

We are still working on the concept of Baby Brother with Max.
I have been showing him pictures of himself when he was a baby
as well as pictures of "Baby Mommy."
He loves to look at the photos, but I'm still not sure he gets it.
It will be a shock to his system when this little one arrives. :)

It is bittersweet to watch Max grow,
and I think both Clay and I miss the baby snuggles
(though we will have more of those soon enough!).
He continues to amaze us and keep us on our toes!

1 comment:

karen said...

i am loving all of these updates! it is so fun to read of all the things he is saying and doing! it really does amaze me...every time i see him, he has learned more and more words, and is expressing himself in such a big way. he is such a joy! love him so mich! xoxo, mini