Can it be that Super A is three months away from two?? Well here is an update of what is going on in Super A’s world…
Super A is about 35 inches now and around 26.5 lbs. I’m having trouble finding shorts that are the right length, but don’t fall off of him as he is running around.
He is taking about a two hour nap in the afternoon now and (when he sleeps through the night) he sleeps from 8 p.m. to about 6:45 a.m.
Super A is still in size 5 diapers and wearing 18-24 month clothes. And is now in size 6 1/2 to 7 shoes! What a leap from three months ago (size 5 shoes in May).
And he is running! And not looking where he is going! Which leads me to constantly shout “look in front of you!” A good amount of the time he spends looking up to the sky trying to catch a glimpse of an airplane, helicopter, or the moon.
He is also working on jumping. It is a bit of a skip/shuffle, but he is definitely making the effort.
His favorite game right now is hide and seek. We play hide and seek everyday and he has now got the idea of hiding himself and we come find him (which is easy because he ALWAYS hides in his tent).
He is currently getting THREE teeth (two molars and one in front). Which means we have been getting up with him at least once or twice a night for the last week.
Food favorites are still cheese quesadillas, cheese pizza, peanut butter and honey sandwiches, and plenty of fruit. He has become remarkably good at trying new foods (salmon, asparagus, anything without soy, HA!). He also dreamily twirls his hair at the table (which means his hair gets covered with food). I tell him to stop, but it’s not helpful that I also twirl my hair. Doh.
He is finally drinking some milk. Which he only does when I say “big boys drink milk” and he says “let’s see…” then he grins really big takes a few swigs of milk and then he’s finished. So we are supplementing with plenty of cheese and yogurt.
He loves building with blocks, flying airplanes and helicopters around the house, cooking tasty pretend food for us to try, pushing his cars around, hammering his fort, taking care of his stuffed animals, reading, and running around outside. He loves playing with play-doh, coloring, using stickers, and finger painting.
He loves going to the pool, but he’s more of a lounger. He likes to be in the water for a few minutes, then sit on the side of the pool and eat some teddy grahams (grahmmy bears) and drink a box of juice.
He can successfully sing all of twinkle, twinkle little star and we are working on refining the ABC song.
He can count to ten and count down from ten (with the appropriate “blast off !” at the end)
He can drink from a straw! I was super proud that he picked this up with little trouble.
He loves to read on his own now. He will frequently sit with his books and point out the different pictures, and flip through them casually.
He never ceases to surprise us and make us laugh everyday. Today for example his stuffed Yoda was in “time-out” for most of the day, for reasons not known. Apparently Yoda got out of trouble by dinner time and we found him sitting in Super A’s booster seat for dinner. He also loves to get us to pretend to sleep. He will put a little blanket on us and bring us a pillow and rub our backs. So cute! He also now will pick up a phone and say “hello? hey. What’s happening? Oh. That cool. Okay. Bye now.” Hilarious! Do I talk like that on the phone, I wonder?
Super A is spending quite a bit of time in time-out lately. We are getting very close to 2 and the amount of temper tantrums, fits, and non-listening have been steadily increasing. But despite all this he is just unbelievably well mannered, kind, and sweet…it never ceases to amaze me.