I almost forgot that I needed to blog your 16 month update, I just thought I already did it so this is the most unprepared I have been in months. Kid, you are just growing up so much these days, it hurts my heart but it is also super exciting to see your personality grow each day.
This morning for the first time ever after the remote got taken off you, you sat there and frowned, your bottom lip wobbled like you were going to cry and you just looked mega sad all of a sudden, I have never ever seen you react like that before, it was an actual pre cry state and such a grown up kid thing to do.
You have gotten much better at drawing with pencils, think you may be left handing but you use both hands so who knows. But your drawing skills are getting better as I said, you can do more angles and scribbles instead of light dots and marks. I love your little face when you are concentrating though. You are warming up to to bike which is awesome to witness, you need assistance getting on but once there you just say "wow" over and over as you propel yourself forward on your legs.
So last month you liked blue berries and sultanas, but this month you dislike them, your loving dried apricots and mangoes, cheese, McNuggets (shoot me), philly cheese carrots, jam on toast and cheerios. You did a pretty gross thing the other day and dipped your cheerios in the jam and then ate it. Whatever floats your boat kiddo.
You still have not mastered drinking say a takeaway cup with a straw, but you drink a sippy cup with a straw like damn well but I think you just want to play with the takeaway cup and straw for now. We watered down your milk bottles to try to wean you off them but now you have a hankering for watered down milk, especially at night time which ends up with you wetting through in the morning which is not ideal at all. You will not drink milk out of a sippy up at all, just water so this process might be a bit of a challenge for both of us.
You call everyone else gum but dad is dad (so unfair), your perfecting your "byes" and say bye even when we have not said goodbye to people. You have learnt to say "sh,sh,sh" which is adorable because you say it when you notice Dakota is sleeping or you hold your plushies and pat their backs and say it. You said "frog" and "horse" once this month and your sentences are forming better but I still have no damn clue what you are actually trying to say majority of the time. Instead of pointing this month you open at close your hand at something you want, I would love it if you learnt please and thank you so we shall work on that in the next few months.
You are such a book worm and love bringing books downstairs, laying on your stomach, kicking your legs and reading them. You learnt how to put your books back on your bookshelf and are so proud when you do it. You have your favourite books and always always want to read them and you even request two book readings at night because you cray. You sit there and flick the pages, and it seems you are almost reading it and I love that you are just so into your books already.
You randomly started sleeping through the night again for a week but then you went all "no I shall request frequent bottles at night" again which really really sucked. You may need to drop a nap during the day, perhaps your afternoon one for you to actually stay asleep the entire night, but again not to sure. Golly, parenting is such a mystery half the time.
You zone out alot, especially when watching tv, perhaps you watch tv a bit too much so we are in the works on getting you some skill building activities or toys. I would love to get you some organic playdough but I really think you will ruin it with carpet dust, or mix or the colours together or even eat it! which seems like a nightmare to me! I got you these lovely alphabet boho flash cards but you just want to wreck them and step on them instead of learn from them.
You don't seem to like chocolate which is really odd, like if you I give you a chocolate buscuit or a piece of chocolate you give it straight back to me and trot off. Like what kind of kid dislikes chocolate?!
You learnt how to be soft with Dakota which is super nice and you give her kisses, but you still steal her toys and run away. You come up to us and randomly just want a hug or a kiss which I think just makes you feel better because you smile, laugh and then run away happy. You seem better at holding our hands instead of running away, maybe typing that makes me actually jinx the goodness of those moments lasting. You figured out how to open cupboards and drawers so hello child locks on everything.
You are just keeping us on our toes and surprising us everyday with all these new milestones.