Saturday, June 13, 2009

Piglet's 17 Month Update

I can't believe I've been doing this for 17 months now, but here we are.  Piglet is just one month shy of being one and a half.  He has officially morphed into a toddler! Sometimes when I look at his sleeping face, I still see the baby I brought home, but when he's awake and toddling around, getting into everything (but miraculously not the wine rack), there is no trace of baby there at all. Tear.  It's okay.  I know it's inevitable and it's good for him.  He's getting more and more independent every day though there are always tears when dh and I leave him with a sitter.  He's starting to remember and anticipate things too. The other night my best friend came over and because we usually go OUT (cue choir of angels), he hasn't seen her in over a month so while she looked familiar, he did the math in his head. 

"Hm.  Female person. Here around my bed time. Mom is wearing makeup.  This cannot end well for me."  

He was wrong, as she was over to chillax with me while his dad put him to bed, but it showed me that he remembered the typical circumstances that mean we are going to leave him.  Poor baby.  Hopefully he remembers the part about us always being here when he wakes up in the morning too!  The other big change we've noticed is that he now uses inflection when he talks. He'll ask questions, call out to us wondering where we are, say things with definitive confidence.  So cute and fun!

 Without further adieu, here are the month 17 Piglet lists!

Piglet LOVES 
  • Tillamook medium cheddar cheese.  Yes.  Still. 
  • Sour gummy candy.  Yes, I bribe my child already. Not to worry, he has probably had the equivalent of one small gummy worm total. 
  • Cars.  Emergency vehicles.  Tractors.  Buses.
  • Peek-a-boo.  I swear this game *never* gets old.
  • Gymboree class!  The whole thing!  
  • Being outside
  • His sand/water table
  • Long walks in the Kelty with his dad
  • Sitting on the poor dog.
  • Going through the cupboard full of his cups and utensils
  • His little red chair
  • Climbing the play structures at the park (even though it's still pretty dangerous)
  • Shoes!
  • Using any and everything as a step stool
  • Cuddling on the couch with his momma :)  

Piglet is OVER
  • Sitting in his highchair.  He prefers to graze while toddling around.  Not good.
  • Yogurt.  Again.
  • Holding anyone's hand while walking around.  I am not a fan of this, especially not when we are walking around a parking lot!
  • Asking for something and getting a "no" in response. 
  • Scooting backwards down stairs, he still scoots down on his bum, but facing forward


PDXTwins said...

I'm still very impressed that your wine has survived the toddler months. My girls are drawn to your wine rack like Piglet to cheese.

Carrie said...

He is SO darling! Miraculously, my daughter left our wine tower (cue dangerous sounds) alone and is almost three! Her friends, however, think it was put their for their enjoyment. :)

I remember the don't-hold-my-hands stage. I picked her up every time she refused in a parking lot or on a sidewalk, and then she decided holding my hand wasn't sooooo bad after all. ;)

Happy 17 months!

Anonymous said...

I love the pics! I can't believe he is a toddler already! I can't wait to play sometime :)