Thursday, January 14, 2010
18 1/2 Months
Case is such a big boy now. He is starting to follow directions. For example, Take this to Mom. Take this to Dad. Go get a diaper. Go to your chair. Go get the toilet paper. He understands A LOT. If we ask if he's hungry, he says "yum yum." If we ask if he is thirsty, he will say "cup" or go the frigerator and point out his milk when we open it. If we ask if he is ready for night night, he goes the gate and waits to go upstairs. He understands where "your room," "upstairs," "downstairs," "mom's room," and "outside" are and will go to the appropriate place. If we ask if he wants to take a bath, he goes straight to the bath tub. He loves baths and showers and washing his hands. He feeds himself independently and refuses if you try to help him. He loves beans, crackers, bananas, cheerios, cheese-its, Chef Boyardee, cooked carrots, chicken nuggets, fish sticks, FRENCH FRIES...really he eats just about everything we do as long as it's not hard or tough. He doesn't eat things like nuts, most chips, or raw veggies, tough steak, small, hard candies, or gummy things. He drinks Rice Milk. No cow milk for that boy! He loves doing puzzles, playing with cars, playing instruments, looking at books, dancing/singing animals, trains, Lightning McQueen, Baby Einstein movies, Yo Gabba Gabba, Wow Wow Wubbzy, Cars. He likes to put toilet paper in the toilet and flush it but he cries if you put him on the potty. Good thing we aren't in a hurry to potty train. He waves hi and bye to cars driving down the road, strangers in Wal-Mart. He stands at the window and barks with the dogs. He plays squirrels with Steiny. He runs and climbs. He squeals and laughs. He cries as soon as we walk into any doctor's office now. He loves shoes. He always wants them on. He likes to put things out the dog door...still. He loves to play peek-a-boo. Sometimes when I'm tickling him I say "giddy giddy giddy" and if I quit he says "gee gee gee." Other things he says are "dad," "gee gat" (kitty cat), "horse," "dat" (that) or "dere's dat" (there's that), or "what's dat?", "cup," "up," "wow wow" or "wub wub" which both mean Wow Wow Wubbzy and occasionally "yes," "no," "stop," "go," and "moma." He also started saying "yogi gogi o" which we think means Yo Gabba Gabba. Not sure though. He also says "hello" when he's playing on the phone but never to a real person. He understands a a lot of words and will point or look at many people or objects when named. If we show him a picture of a cat he'll point to our cats. Same with a picture of a dog. He signs "more" for just about everything he wants. If he wants to watch a movie, he picks it up, gets his dvd player and signs more. If he wants the light on, he looks at it and signs more. We're trying to get him to say "on." He's just a little hard headed. No surprise there (gets it from his mom) but we're working on it. He likes the color, red, Lightning McQueen, Mater, music, and tractors. He is 32 1/2 inches and weighs 25 pounds. He's growing up too fast and is so pleasant to be around right now. He helps put things away, helps dress and undress himself, helps wash himself, helps brush his teeth, helps brush his hair. He gives kisses and hugs. Waves night night. Only blows kisses to Maddy dog. He loves watching sports. He has all of his teeth except 2 year molars. I hope we can have a few months of calm before those start coming in! He goes to sleep in his bed and sleeps about half the night there. We're working towards all night. We ask if he's ready for night night between 8 and 8:30. He goes to the stairs and waves. He gets a bath. Gets in his bed with the lights off and one of us and he's been going to sleep within 15/20 minutes this week with no crying. I forgot he likes coloring too.