How is my baby almost two-years-old?
We taught him “I love you”. He repeats each word after us. So, I. love. you. And when we ask him to say “I love you” he often says, “I need love!” It’s super cute, and I’m not going to correct him.
Other new words: cake, cookie, goose, computer, cucumber and so many other words. It’s hard to keep up with him. I finally caught him on video singing his ABCs.
He’s becoming more and more a daddy’s boy. Loves daddy. I think it has helped that he gets at least one full day at home with daddy this summer. (He doesn’t go to daycare on Tuesdays.) He’s been home with daddy two days a week several times this summer, and of course we’ve had vacations. Daddy is fun and this kiddo knows it.
His tantrums are beginning to increase (I believe we are hitting the “terrible 2s”. They’re as terrible as I imagined they would be.)
He loves to read and listen to his music. If he’s throwing a fit in his car seat, I can pop in the Baby Genius cd and he immediately quiets down. (Major thanks to my brother for buying that set! They’ve saved us from so many meltdowns.)
He is shy when you first meat him. He warms up quickly, but he is shy around other kids and adults. This past weekend, he warmed up to another two-year-old at our party and they chased each other up and down our hallway with Lucas saying “come get me!” It was the cutest thing ever.
He likes to eat food just like Cookie Monster eats cookies. There’s video. It’s funny unless you don’t want to clean up all of the couscous, cake or whatever other messy food he’s decided to devour in similar fashion to Cookie Monster.
I should also note that he ate an entire hamburger this past Sunday. I had cut it into shapes of Elmo and an elephant, and he ate the entire thing (and 1/4 of another hamburger.) This is huge for him as he has decided that he doesn’t really like meat.
He speaks more sentences this month. He tells us “daddy is sleeping” or “that’s daddy coffee” or “I read a book” and “doggie is night night”. Sometimes he still fires at us in his toddler-ese, but we can usually figure out something that he’s trying to convey.
He’s wearing mostly 24-month clothes now. We haven’t abandoned potty training, and we’re just letting him call the shots as far as that goes (for now.) He has a bedtime of 7:30 and he wakes usually by 7 a.m. He still nurses at bedtime, and I’m not sure when that’s going to end. (Soon, maybe?)
He’s such a fun boy.