Thursday, March 5, 2015

Wilson-- 18 months

My baby is officially a toddler now. I cannot believe we are somehow on the downward slope to TWO. what? How? When???

I have no idea how much Wilson weighs or how tall he is. I can tell he is getting tall and lanky. No more chunky baby fat.

He is wearing 18/24 month pants and 2t/3t shirts. Diapers are still 5s.

Wilson usually wakes up between 8:30 and 9:30 and goes to bed around 9-9:30 every night. He takes a 2-3 hour nap everyday around 1:30. He has been going down for bed time and naps really well recently.

He is still eating tons. 3 meals and a snack or two everyday. I've started letting him eat on the couch some instead of his high hair, and he eats so much better if he can just graze. His favorite foods are veggie bacon, broccoli, green beans, cheese, raisins, any fruit, and anything covered in mustard or ketchup.

Wilson took forever to start "talking" but he had been picking up words left and right in the past few weeks. In just the last week he has learned "ball" "no" "night night" and "I did it". He can say mom and dad but he just doesn't very often. I'm really not worried about it. I know he understands 95% of what I say to him and he "talks" a lot, I just don't know what he is saying.

Books are a big deal around here. We have started putting a book or two in bed with him at night and I wake up hearing him "reading" in the mornings. He knows every animal sound I can think of so animal books are his favorite. He has also become aware of letters. Every letter he sees in a book, on tv, on a t shirt, anywhere, he gets excited and points and says "B! B!"  Every letter is B right now.

Daniel Tiger and Sesame Street are his favorite shows. He will watch anything on PBS kids, except Thomas the Train. We both hate that show.

I dont really know how to describe it, but I can just see Wilson growing and learning every day. He is just so funny and such a joy to be around. He can throw a good tantrum, but he is mostly so silly and full of energy. He is the best little boy. Really.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Hello, 2015

So I really hate the whole "new year, new you" thing. I like the old me, k?

I sorta (really) slacked off on the blogging in the last half of the year. I'm not sure why, but I just didn't feel like writing. So here's a little life update to get caught up.


In November, we had a new rental house just fall in our laps. It's 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with a huge playroom and kitchen plus an inside laundry room (you have no idea how happy this makes me). Rent was about $200 cheaper than what we were paying. So twice as much space for less money, YES PLEASE. The only catch is, the house is in the middle of nowhere. Literally surrounded by cornfields, 20 miles outside Cleveland. But we couldn't pass up the space at that price, so I now live in the "country", just 6 miles from the Mississippi River. It has been an adjustment, but it hasn't been nearly as bad as I thought. Dare I say, Wilson and I are truly enjoying all the space and fresh air. 

In December, Caleb and I had two crazy weeks of finals. We both were sleeping 3-4 hours per night and doing homework from 4am to whenever Wilson woke up. It was crazy. But the hard work paid off and we both made straight A's. 4.0, whooo hooo! 

That's the major happenings around here. The holidays were such fun but one huge blur. I'm looking forward to my birthday in two weeks and starting new classes. Caleb is teaching a class this semester, which is so fun. When we first started dating, he told me he wanted to be a college professor when he grew up.  It's pretty exciting to see his dreams coming true (and I guess this means we are grown up now! Eeeek!).