Cannot believe you are twenty months old kiddo! That is twenty months of having you earthside with us and enjoying the beautiful, wild soul you are. Your almost two years old in a few months and I swear I need to start saving for the pretty darn awesome idea I have for your second birthday party because hell I figure next year you will probably demand some Sheriff Callie or Paw Patrol themed party. (please God no)
It is another new year with you sweet Rey, you have been super affection this month, giving kisses and cuddles on demand or whenever you feel like it which is alot, you love sharing all the food with Dakota still which is cute but also rather annoying because she is becoming one hell of a scavenger of a dog. You seem to be braver with people you have not seen in a while, you say hello to them and give cuddles when its time to go. I cannot wait to see how you will be with bebe sister due very soon!
You vocabulary is growing rapidly every day and you learn new words like the Dickens! these are some of the words you know this month, frog (although is still sounds like a swear word), same with Fox, Frankie, car, truckie, plane, please (which is darn adorable), you can say your own name now, Tra and Ty (Tracy & Tyler), you have been saying mum more which is nice, you love saying "no mum" and "no" to almost anything we ask you, you try to call Dakota by smacking your lips, you say thank you but it sounds like go half the time, sometimes it sounds like your trying to say your welcome or how are you, uh oh, book, buggie, fan, shoes, socks and sand.
Speaking of sand you have been allowing us to wash your hands in the sink after you play in the sand which is better than you rubbing it on my pants or your clothes but you still do that anyway. We have a hard time getting you to come back inside once your out there also.
When you have your nappy off while your bath fills up you do not immediately wet yourself which is nice although I probably will totally jinx it and you will now, but perhaps it is a sign that your getting closer to start potty training, you also bring me nappies when you need a butt change. We probably should start cutting down your night bottle to half soon if we want to start training you but I also swear I am going to forget to do so when bebe comes or you will just magically not want the bottle sometime soon please.
You started to sleep through the night again after your whole canine teething phase but now your bottom ones are coming through, well they have broken through but are still giving you grief so we are up all ours of the night again and early wake ups which is not ideal. I am determined for you to not drop that afternoon nap even though majority of days you do not take it, I will just keep trying because I am not ready to loose that break time from you. Sometimes I put a sleepy-time rub on your chest and it seems to help you calm down and sleep so we need to get more of that asap and probably some more oil for the humidifier in your bedroom.
You love trying to figure out things by yourself, like putting things into other things where they do or not belong, trying to plug my phone charger into my phone or the PlayStation remote, putting things in bags and containers and unbuckling shoes. I noticed you figured out how to stack your wooden blocks and you sure are chuffed when you get it up high.
We went swimming alot this month in our local pool and you loved it. It was a scorcher of a day the first time we went so we only stayed for a little bit, you totally got sun-kissed even though I put sunscreen on you! Your such a water babe though! We also enrolled you in swim lesson for a term which is exciting, we did your first lesson towards the end of the month and you loved the daring, wild activities but got super freaked out by all the singing we had to endure, hell so did we! So many babies in the class and you are the oldest so hopefully things progress quickly so you can move up a class. Your attention span was quite thin despite having a nap beforehand so towards the end of the class you were a little bit fussy and did not want to partake in the activities. You naturally kick though and when we tell you to, you dislike getting water on your face so not sure how putting your head under will go! I have all the anxiety for that moment and hope you don't get traumatized so much so that you don't want to go swimming ever again. We dipped our toes in the ocean this month and we went totally unprepared of course, you would of gone straight in if we let you and you had the sweetest smile on your face every time the waves lapped at your toes. So of course we are going to do a beach trip sometime soon, hopefully this mama does not die in the heat.
You learnt how to do eskimo kisses (this deserves it's own line because its adorable)
You have become rather unruly and just plain naughty this month, I suppose it is those terrible twos, teething etc but holy moly some days you are a terror and you bring out the worst monster mum in me. I am trying my hardest to be paitent with you and to not be irrational towards you but you test me to the brink. I really do want to be that mum who tries to find understanding, who gets down to your level and tries to reason with you before jumping to irrational outbursts but it is very hard to think like that in the moment when I am sleep deprived and wanting a break from your wildness. I am trying to learn to see things with God's eyes, to see the beauty in the chaos and be kinder so forgive me.
I just hope we find a balance and routine fairly quickly when bebe #2 comes soon. (A girl can dream right?)