My not-so-little man is 22 months old! We saw a familiar face in Kohl's last night and she asked how old he was and I had to think for just a minute and realized he's 22 MONTHS OLD. Wow! I've said it before and I'll say it again- Time Flies! In 2 short months I'll have a bonified 2 yr old, but I think he looks like he's 3-4 sometimes. He's quite tall, as you can imagine, and just doesn't look like my little baby anymore. In short, I'm loving this stage the most of all. He's quite the conversationalist (If that's even a word). He's loving, animated, nurturing, fun, and kind of crazy sometimes, but overall it's just wonderful.
A few milestones/fun tidbits about Jack's day to day life at this point.
* He's got 16 teeth! And I believe he's already trying to cut his back molars. He's recently started doing the full-hand-in-mouth-chomping thing. So, back to daily ibuprofen doses.
*Mr. Jack has an extensive vocabulary and he keeps us on our toes. He has full conversations now and it's quite funny sometimes. When he gets hurts (even minor injuries) he says, "Kiss it mommy". I'll kiss it and he says, "Feel better?", prompting me to ask him "Does it feel better?" to which he always replies, "Yep!" with a head nod. Another funny thing is how he asks us to 'find' things, such as we did when he was first learning recognition skills. He'll say, "Where's the truck? I no see it." I'll say, "I see it" and he says, "Yep, I see it!"
*He's so good at loving us. He will hug us really tight and say, "Squuueeeze". When Reid and I hug each other, Jack immediately wants "Up, hug too". So, we take full advantage of a family hug when we get it. He is always telling us "I love you mommy. I love you daddy". He can now tell us "how much?" and he replies, "Big much" with his arms outspread.
* I'd say that he weighs in around 32 lbs. He has a big obsession with the scale (probably learned this from his parents..hopefully it's not really an obsession and just because he wants to weigh himself like us). He'll get on top of it and stay, "Hold still" and then he'll tell us the numbers.
*He is a great companion to go shopping with. Last night in Kohl's we walked in and he said, "Lots of cute. Look at the cute!" Lol. And he's forming his own opinions. I brought home two outfits to try on for a party last weekend. I put one on and Jack said, "I no like it." (He learned to be blunt from me). Needless to say, I did not wear that outfit and it's already returned to the store (I didn't like it either after getting it home). :)
*He's getting more and more into sports. We watched daddy play soccer last night and he was going crazy! Jumping up and down, yelling for Daddy to "go Daddy go!" He enjoys "passing" the soccer ball and pretend headers. He and daddy have been working on his football passing skills too, oh and basketball. We will make a hoop with our arms and he'll throw it up. He's pretty good! We're hoping to buy him a basketball hoop for his birthday, so he can really practice. And the more we get close to 2, the more excited I am for him to start soccer practices. They really start them at age 3!
*His favorite foods include everything that kids love: hot dogs, grilled cheese, mac 'n cheese, ravioli, "Chicken fry dip" which translates to chicken nuggets and dip, occasionally with fries (we buy the frozen nuggets as this is a request for EVERY meal if we let him choose), and good 'ol PB&J. He does enjoy his veggies and fruit too, so I'm thankful for that. He doesn't like to try very many "new" things. But, hopefully his tastebuds will change soon.
I could go on for hours, likely, but these are the first tidbits that came to mind. Thanks for checking in.
Until next time...