Something else happened, too. Sean and I have turned into THOSE parents that think their child is a genius! Ok so not a genius - but good golly - he is definitely smart! He talks continually and very clearly. I've had moms come tell me they can't believe how well he speaks. There is no word he won't attempt to say, and if it doesn't come out the way he wants it to, he will try and try again until it sounds just right. He has also started putting words together. His favorite lately is, "Mama up!" (Or whoever it is that is sitting when he clearly wants you up!). He has learned to put the person in front of what he wants. If he is having a smoothie, he will want to share it with me or daddy so he will say, "Mama drink smoothie." I just love it. I love that Sid can communicate with us so well.
Sid is very into trucks (garbage especially), trains, fire trucks, school buses! All of those boy things. When he hears a "delibery" truck, the mail truck, or the "gabage" truck, you better watch out because you might get run over by a speedy little guy who is dashing to the window to see out!
|This was the day we decided he needed his own table!|
Sid is completely obsessed with being outside! Anytime he hears his daddy's office door open he runs as fast as he can saying "Outside! Outside! Outside!". That is their favorite thing to do together. I love it because it allows me a few minutes to get something done inside! And I see how much joy it brings them both. Sid likes to feed the birds, help water, and just roam around with the neighborhood girls who love him!
|Check out his top teeth!|
The last thing I will say before wrapping this post up is - after 20 months and 3 weeks, Sid is weaned. For almost two years I nursed my baby. I could get sad, and in a way I am, but I am more proud than sad. I did it! I have given my boy the best start to his life that I knew how to give. And for that, I am beyond grateful. He is a healthy little guy :) Other than a few colds, (knocking on wood before I say this) he has never been sick! We are so thankful!
Sid is just so much fun! He loves being silly and making us all laugh. He loves to learn and explore. Sean and I are just completely in love with him. Our little family of three is so strong and so full of love. It's 6:45 in the morning right now. A month ago I'd of been laying here getting ready to nurse. But today I lay here and wait for a vibrant little boy to come bursting in with his daddy (who took the monitor to his desk) and say with the most joy you've ever heard attached with the most giant grin say, "Mamaaaaaaaa!"
Life doesn't get much better.
Weight: 30 something - it really doesn't matter - the boy is SOLID!
Medical Issues: Nothing new
Naps: We've just recently dropped down to 1 nap a day. For a while, his second nap really ended up just being quiet time in the crib. So I finally consolidated. He now naps between 12:30 and 1, for an hour and half (rarely more, ugh!)
Night Sleep: Bedtime is at 7. His routine has changed though because I no longer nurse him before bed. Sean does bath, then I get him ready for bed and we read a few books, say our prayers, sing a sweet song and then he's in the bed by 7.
Clothing Size: Most everything is 2T (can still wear 24m onesies)
Diapers: BG 4.0 w/ cotton or bamboo inserts during the day / nighttime Pooters bamboo diaper with cover.
Diet: He loves food. There isn't much he won't eat. He doesn't like green veggies right now, but I hope it's just a short phase and nothing permanent. He will eat them, but I have to suggest it. Red bell peppers are amongst his favorite things. Along with hummus toast and PASTA!
Personality: Silly! He is good at being silly.
Milestones/Firsts: Gosh that's hard to say. He learns new letters, numbers, and words every day!
Likes: Coloring, legos, his books, anything having to do with trucks, being outside, painting, his stuffed animals (especially Pooh!)
Dislikes: Having to leave the house when he's in the zone and playing. It is seriously sometimes just easier to stay home!
Nicknames: Sid-Sid, boo, bug