He has changed a bit since 16 months (my last post), so I thought I would record everything before I forgot.
What he's up to now:
He can climb up on the couch himself, which has helped a ton in his happiness while awake. He can also climb back down which has also been beneficial for us all. Climbing on the edge though has not been helpful and so we rearranged the couch from the window to the wall so he doesn't hurt himself trying to touch the window. He just loves being as close to us as possible. One of his favorite toys is a ball. He's gotten really good at tossing it, so lots of games are playing catch. I also toss balls around the room and he fetches them. (I've told Ellie countless times we don't need a dog.).
He's also starting to stand up on his own without needing to hold onto anything.
|Pointing at me to come sit with him|
Likes: sitting in our laps, "talking" (I love this stage of baby chatter and no talking back yet), baths, going outside/leaving the house, push toys, balls, ride on toys, playing catch, building with Legos, drums, music, climbing, eating
|He can actually build with Legos|
Dislikes: getting out of the bath (hates being covered by towel), covers/blankets, being told no, yells when needs "help" & gets frustrated, not being around us, grass, swimming pool (surprised us cus he loves baths!)
Favorite foods: new thing is liking more fruits! Banana, Mandarin oranges, grapes, watermelon, apples, oranges, peaches
Pizza, bread, taco meat, sloppy joe meat, pasta, corn, cooked veggies, potatoes, food pouches, baby granola bars, pb crackers
*Foods he doesn't like are due to texture. Still refuses most Mac&cheese except Annie's.
He screams a lot now to get his point across. Ugh. I have to make sure I know what's going on before I decide what actually needs to happen to make things better. (Jayden yelling at Ellie doesn't necessarily mean Ellie is doing something wrong.)
Typical Day for Jay:
Wake up multiple times in the night OR just once but for a long time.
(One night was 4am-7am)
(One night was 9-10pm and 1:45am, and 7am)
Up around 6/7am
Breakfast & playtime
Sometimes needs morning nap now that he's up more in the night
12:00 (M/Tu/Th/F take sis to school)
12:15-3:15 ^ on those days sis at school
12:30 Nap (usually lasts 1hr10min, longer if I'm lucky)
4:30 kids play/pick up the house while I make supper
7 Ellie bedtime
7/7:30 Jay bedtime
*Jay goes down after Ellie, due to his inability to sleep if he hears other stuff going on. Helps keep the constant night wakings from reoccurring.*
*When he's able to put himself back to sleep at night, he wakes around 7*
|Jay likes it as much as Mommy when we order pizza|
|Gets on/off push toys all by himself 💙|