Xander is as old as two pregnancies now! Ha, that sounds kinda weird huh? I can’t believe that the countdown to two starts after this 18 month age. Toddlerhood is so incredibly fun and John and I catch ourselves staring at him in amazement – like I’m sure all parents find themselves doing. We are already so proud of the little man he’s becoming and couldn’t be happier with his development, temperament, and personality.
Xander’s 18th month in a nutshell:
New words: ouch, yuck, cheese, whoops, chicken, go, and night-night.
New signs: socks, chicken, wash hands, bus, plane, daddy, mommy, baby, owie, horse, mouse, home, rain, cheese, cookie, sleep, flower, tree, leaf, bear, grandma, grandpa, and work.
Whew! It’s getting hard to keep track of it all! This man is a communicating machine! Seriously, if anyone is on the fence about teaching their child sign language, we can’t say enough good things about it. Signing eases situations that could have been stressful for both Xander and ourselves as parents. Plus, he signs for fun too – when he sees things in real life that he knows the sign to, he gets all excited and signs expressively. He also has started to try to speak more and more of the signs as he does them.
This month also included the end of breast feeding. I’ll be doing a separate post just on that topic later in the week.
I should have put “choo-choo” on Xander’s picture because he recently received a choo-choo train/track and loves going into the basement to play with it! It’s been such a fun toy for him to have – and he’ll stand at the basement gate, point, and ask: “choo-choo?” (One of you will have a chance to win the same choo-choo later this week too!)
Xander’s 18th month has been so fun – just from day-to-day activities to his first trip at the beach. He loved chasing the birds on the beach and riding on the back of daddy’s bike. We have a blast whenever all three of us are together and cherish every memory made as a family.
Mommy and daddy love you X man!!