4/29/14

17 MONTH UPDATE

My baby will be a year and a half next month! I am in disbelief. The past seventeen months have gone by way too fast. The past few days I have been looking through all of his old picture/videos, and I can't believe how much he has grown. It has been and continues to be a beautiful adventure.
GROWTH: He has his 18 month check up next month. I'll have all accurate stats next month. However, I have noticed he's gotten a little heavier and he looks so much taller. Evan still fits in most of his 12 month clothes, but I have been purchasing 18-24 months just in case of a sudden growth spurt. We have retired his size four shoes(including his moccasins) and I just want to shed a couple tears. He is now a size five maybe even a six depending on how the shoe runs. 

CURRENT WORDS & OTHER MILESTONES: I should post more videos of Evan talking. He repeats EVERYTHING! I have a copy cat on my hands. I have noticed that the more we sing the more words he learns. His favorite word is NO. If it's not the song or toy he wants I get a "no, no, no mama."  I could write a list of all the words he's saying, but I'm going to keep it short and sweet. Lets just say this boy can talk! Evan can count to two and repeat a couple letters. He know where his nose and mouth are, he also recognizes two colors(red&blue). 

TEETH & SLEEP: He has twelve teeth. His naps have been shorter during the day, but he's not constantly waking up at night. I'm still nursing and he's still waking up occasionally for a feeding, but no where near as many times as before. We both have gotten more sleep, which means we both have been in better moods. It's a win win if you ask me. 
FAVORITE FOODS: I am so thankful that Evan will eat whatever I serve him. He's not a picky eater and I love that about him. He is however a messy eater, and he will only eat if he's feeding himself. I am all for it as long as he eats. I don't mind cleaning his mess if he eats all his veggies. 

FAVORITE TOYS/ACTIVITIES: Oh how he loves the outdoors. The weather has been amazing and we spend most of our days outside. Sticks and dirt have become his best friends. When we are not outside he loves throwing and catching his ball, pushing his shopping cart, playing with his cars, or legos. Singing, dancing, and climbing on everything. He loves taking baths and washing his hands. I can't leave out talking on the phone.

LEAST FAVORITE ACTIVITY: After being outside for a long period of time, bringing him back inside is a nightmare. There are days I just want to stay inside to prevent getting him upset. Brushing his teeth and changing him after his bath are no fun either. The only thing that seems to cheer him up is breast-milk. Nothing else seem to work. What do you do when your little one gets upset?

EXTRA COMMENTS: How did I ever live without you? You are amazing. Your personality has developed in a way that I had never anticipated. You are so kind and caring. You learn so much and so quickly in a short period of time. You never seize to amaze me. Our adventure has been the most incredible experience of my life. I can't wait to see who you become one day. I love you.

Happy Tuesday!!

5 comments

  1. Happy 17 months, such a cutie!!

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  2. Happy 17! I love that he is talking, and I'm so jealous. I'm so excited for Aria to start chatting it up! Yay for a little more sleep...makes things nicer for all.
    When he doesn't want to come back inside can you walk inside and leave the door open? I do that with Aria when she doesn't want to come back in after playing outside. She doesn't want to not be near so it works every time. We've got a big back yard with minimal access to the front, and I keep my eyes on her naturally. I walk in and eventually she trots back in herself, and I make a big deal out of seeing her. That way I don't upset her by making her come in. Clearly not everything works for every kid, but I thought I'd say what works for us!

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  3. So cute! It is such a fun age when they start to talk and really understand everything. Soak it up, mama

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  4. These next few months are just going to fly by girly! When Lily started really trying to communicate and string words together, it was like a whole new ballgame. So much fun! So bittersweet too. When you are trying to get him to come back inside; have you tried giving him a countdown? For example, alright in 2 minutes we are going to go inside. You can do one more thing outside and then we will go inside. Would you like to swing or blow bubbles? Then do that one thing and go inside? We have to do that at the park or it is a complete meltdown in for the whole world to see. Hopefully that helps. Have a beautiful day!

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  5. He is so cute. This is such a fun age. They pick up new words left and right these days. I think Mac said over 1000 words this morning within 5 minutes of being awake! They just don't ever shut up! :) (and I mean that in a good way).

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