Our little monker is getting to be such a big boy! He still has plenty of his baby chub, but he is by far our biggest kiddo at this age. I’m not sure how much he weighs right now, but he’s probably around 25-26lbs. I am switching him over to his 24m/2T clothes because the 18m ones are getting a little tight already. I’ve started putting him in little shoes/sandals, especially when we’re camping, to protect his little feet. He’s still not walking independently but if you give him his push toy, he’s pretty much running. He CAN walk by himself, but he’s just nervous still and will only take about 5-6 steps at the most before he drops down on his butt and crawls. He loves to use his push toy though and I have some great videos of him just flying around the house with that thing. He probably does 4 miles a day in the house with it.
He’s only drinking around 15 ounces of organic milk now, but he lets us know if he’s thirsty. We typically stick with milk or water for him. He will point to his mouth when he wants a drink and he can drink out of a water bottle by himself pretty well at this point. He can also drink out of cups with help and straws and sippies are no issue for him. He’s pointing a lot now if he wants something to eat and you can’t eat anything in front of him without him wanting some of it too. We didn’t start the other two out with Oreos quite this early, but he sees them eating them and of course he wants some too. He does this adorable thing where he’ll reach his hand up in the air towards what he wants and then open and closes his fists like “give me some of that”. So cute. He LOVES blueberries and can put those away like crazy. But he eats pretty much whatever you put in front of him, although he’s learning that if he doesn’t want something he puts it in his cup holder on his tray instead of throwing it on the floor.
His naps are usually 2-3.5 hrs in the afternoon and he sleeps 11-12 hours at night. He’s SUPER easy to put down for naps now and doesn’t even want to be rocked before we put him in bed anymore. We’re still working on night time, but he’s getting better with that as well. I’ve started putting him in size 5 diapers overnight so he doesn’t wake up quite as soaked.
Jamison is such a good baby. He’s VERY easy to have around and is pretty go with the flow for the most part. He travels well, and he’s just happy to be a part of whatever we’re doing. He loves going for bike rides with his (although wearing the helmet is not his favorite at all), and we just got a baby seat for my bike (and a bike for that matter) so he really enjoys riding back there. He likes it best when he can see Daddy or one of the other kids though, or he thinks he’s getting left behind. Mark and I always say what a distraction he is because you can’t help but sit and watch him when he’s awake. He’s just so happy all the time and loves to grin every time he looks at you and he’s adorable in pretty much anything he does. He loves pushing cars around and making noises for them and he LOVES to be chased, usually by Mark. He gets so excited every time Mark gets home from work and doesn’t want Mark out of his sight from the minute he gets home from work until the minute he puts him to bed.
I have a 3 step ladder in my closet and I’ve gone in there to find J on the middle step, which isn’t good. And I’ve stood there with him while he’s climbed all the way to the top step by himself. He’s a determined little bugger. We had him swimming this past weekend and he is fearless in water. He loves splashing and putting his face in the water, which is fun, but scary too. He didn’t like the infant life jacket we had on him because it put him on his back so we’re going to try a puddle jumper with him to see if that is better for him.
He has said mama a few times (finally!!!) and has said babo for bottle. I think sometimes he blows kisses when he wants me because I tell him all the time “mama loves you” and typically when I say that he will blow kisses for me. He LOVES it when you scream at something or pretend to be surprised. That really gets him giggling. And he loves pushing all the buttons on the printer and ripping paper out of it and throwing it everywhere.
Jamison makes us so excited for #4 to join us. If they are half as easy and fun as he is, we’ll be doing good!!