18 Months

Little man is constantly on the go!

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Crosby started swim lessons this month! It was a rough first week on everyone but he’s doing much better. It’s been sporadic due to some weather issues but we are hoping to get back on track this week. We are excited to see him progress. Kenley started swim lessons around 22-23 months old, right before her second birthday, so Crosby being a bit younger has been a different experience. He will be ready to start swimming this summer for sure!

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Since spring break, Crosby experienced some separation anxiety going back to school. I did not expect this at all, especially since he was home most of the week with my parents and I am the one who drops him off at school in the morning. It wasn’t like he got to spend the entire week with me, I continued to work my normal schedule. For about two weeks following spring break, he cried and cried at drop off at school. After a couple minutes, he was perfectly fine, but hearing him scream “mommmmmmmy” while I walk out the door was crushing my heart. He has never done that in the 15 months he has gone to school. All of a sudden, he was perfectly fine and it was like it never happened. He now runs right into his classroom and starts playing and could care less that I walk out the door.

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Typical weekday schedule – 6:00-6:15am wake up, Cheerios & cartoons in mommy’s bed, breakfast with Kenley at the table, off to school with Mommy, fun day at school with his buddies, Daddy picks up after 4pm, home to play upstairs, swim lessons, dinner, bath, pajamas, books, bed around 7:15pm.

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It’s crazy how different our mindset is between our first child and our second child. When Kenley was 18 months old, she seemed so old. She has been in a toddler bed since she turned 18 months old and I cannot even imagine Crosby in a toddler bed right now because he still seems so young. Don’t get me wrong, I do not consider him a “baby”, but we have a three and a half year old to compare him to, so it’s just different. He is in full toddler mode, getting into everything, climbing on everything, throwing things, just being a boy. But he is also my cuddly, lovey boy who loves hugs and kisses. If you’re in our house, Crosby will come up and hug your legs, no matter how well he knows you, especially if it is nearing bedtime. If he wants your attention, he will grab your cheeks and move your face towards his.

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Eighteen month notes:
Weight – 23 pounds, 3 ounces (75th percentile) Again, very similar to Kenley’s 18 months stats.
Height – 33.25 inches (80th percentile)
Head – 18.98 inches (70th percentile)
Hair – Brown, but starting to lighten up. He got another haircut last week.
Teeth – 12, but definitely working on some more.
Eyes – Brown
Clothes – 18-24 months and 2T
Diapers – Cloth diapers by day, disposables by night, size 4
Likes – Making animal sounds, especially the animals that say “rawr”, throwing toys off the changing table, climbing, running, going “side” (outside), pointing out the “light”, Daniel Tiger, reading flip books, cars, trucks, airplanes, running and tackling, singing the Itsy Bitsy Spider and Five Little Monkeys, rocks, pointing at airplanes in the “sky”, being tickled, “shoes” and “socks”.
Dislikes – The changing table…hates it.

18 Months

Happy half birthday Crosby Martin! We can’t imagine our life without you, sweet boy.

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