I totally skipped out on 20 months because the holidays involved a wedding, traveling and being away from normal things (like the blog). Posts will be slowly going out about all of that, as soon as I figure out my new iPhone camera.
The past 2 months were exciting in terms of toddler development. Little M is soaking in information like a sponge, and seems to be popping out with something new every day. However, sleep fell apart again sometime a week ago and all three of us have been zombies.
Feeding: Little M has reverted a little on this bit, like some of his other behaviors. He really wanted me to feed him ever since we got back from holidays. Not sure why, since he is great with eating and drinking on his own. But at dinner and lunch, he would only eat two bites before handing me the spoon and asking me to feed him. Hm…
Fussy: Really not that bad for a toddler — Little M has his moments, but is usually quite sweet and happy.
Sleeping: Wow — starting last week, Little M decided that night-time sleep is just not for him. Three days in a row, he was not sleeping more than 3 or 4 hours per night, and was completely dead during the day. Then he decided that sleep was alright until around 3am, which he has consistently woken up and decided he would rather play. Not sure if this is teething or growth spurt or some kind of developmental leap, but man, have we gotten used to his sleep getting better.
Potty: Still having a backslide in the potty department, including Little M wanting to get on the potty when he wants to read a book (i.e. when he doesn’t want to sleep). A few times, he asked to be on the potty several times, only to then poo in his diapers.
New Things: Tons of new things! Little M has learned the alphabet in lower case letters, countries of the world, new animals, some numbers. He also at some point learned to hop (with both feet off the ground) and has been practicing with his new toddler-bicycle. And what could be a huge development, Little M seems to have started to pretend play, using his stuffed animals to do stuff that he would like to do, and “feeding” them and cleaning them up.
Mom: Getting exhausted, and a little nervous about next month. We will have a lot more help this time around, which is nice. But still — hoping the new one isn’t as unsettled and scream-y as Little M was as a newborn. We are getting all the final ducks in a row — including hospital visits, all the stuff needed for the apartment, getting plans made with friends just in case we need some help in case this one comes early and meeting with the midwife.