This is SO late. Rohan is already 19 months old! Here is his late 18 month update anyway!
For my Instagram friends you’ve seen most of the cuteness I’ve been dealing with over the past 6 months since the last update. And for my Youtube friends, I’m sorry…all the videos below I had set as unlisted and just sent them to family. I just made them public so take a gander at what this kid’s been up to!
Overall, he’s doing amazingly well. He’s a handful. A huge ball of endless energy. He amazes me, impresses me, makes me laugh, and wears me the F out, every single day.
I have to sneak veggies into him for the most part. I whip up greens and fruits in the nutribullet and give him smoothies, or hide whipped up greens in pasta sauces. He will sometimes eat green bean or broccoli casserole…but it’s hit or miss. He loves fruits, meats, grains and spice…. and a great thing about his eating is that he will try everything at least once. He’s adventurous that one. (I asked him what we should have for lunch the other day and he told me cookies.)
We were doing really well with a wake up around 6-6:30 and going to bed at 7-7:30 with one nap from about 11am to 1pm. But now, he’s going down around 7:30 and waking up at (or before) 5am!! This is not OK. (Suggestions welcomed). He still takes the same nap. When I put him down later than 7:30-8pm, he sleeps fitfully, and wakes up just as early. 🙁 He goes down on his own at night, but for his nap I snuggle with him till he passes out. Gunna have to break that habit and get him putting himself down for his naps before his sister gets here.
He’s got so many words!! I love it. Babycenter said he should speak 12 words. He’s way past that. I’m grateful. He’s communicating so well. And he mixes his spoken words with his signs, and it’s just adorable. I love when he “curses” saying clock with no L, and sit with an H in it. LOL He’s stringing together two word combos sometimes, but usually not. Usually he’ll repeat one word until I force him to say please so he gets what he wants.
So why didn’t yall tell me the terrible twos start at one?! He’s generally a good kid, but he will test his boundaries, as expected. And I just have to check him. He is willful and daring, and I punch him dead in his face sometimes. Just checkin’ to see if you were payin attention…;) We’re good at switching his attention to other things when a meltdown is coming. (Coloring and brushing teeth are my go-to moves) He’s really predictable most times, but unpredictable at crank times. I try to watch for his crank signs and keep him rested, well fed, medicated if his teeth are killin’ him and engaged in activities he likes (or will tolerate) to avoid drama. The major behavior issue is “I want to climb on this table and yank this TV down on top of my little body and kill myself but mommy wont let me. I think I’ll loudly let her know how I feel about that.”
He’s a sour patch kid and a honey badger all wrapped into one. He will play, fall, bash his face into something and just keep it moving. And sometimes he comes over just giving hugs and loving and sweetness, then he pushes off of you to go beat elmos face in with a truck. He loves to share, and feed others. So he’ll be loving and abusive all at once. I never know. He’s SUPER curious. Asks “what’s that” all the time, and then later when he sees it, he tries to tell you what it is. Gee, thanks Ro. He loves playing games and laughing…I think he thinks he’s funny!
Lil man is a smartie! This boy really amazed me with what he’s retained. I didn’t realize how much he soaked up just from reading our little books each day. He knows his letters and their sounds. And seems rapt whenever he hears the alphabet song. He knows his colors, shapes, numbers 1 to 10, but he refuses to say 1 thru 5 out loud for some reason LOL He cannot recite the numbers in order on his own though, just point them out when asked, and we’re working on understanding the meaning of the numbers.(ex: pointing to 5 blocks instead of the #5.) He’s got his body parts down, his animals and their sounds. And we’re working on concepts and phonics. He seems really drawn to reading/letters. He will sound out words at random, so I’m going to start helping him string it together. Why not, right?
I didn’t want him watching TV until after he was 2. But boy oh boy, Super Why and Sesame Street are great shows! And he is getting some new concepts and words from it and reinforcing his letters/numbers. (PS: Sesame St has changed so much since I was watching it with my lil bro…and definitely since I was a kid. So hi tech!)
- Trains, Cars, Helicopters, Planes, Trucks, Buses, Motorcycles (Anything with wheels!)
- Stacking, building and lining things up
- Brushing teeth (read: eating the training toothpaste)
- Being told no
- Getting help that he didn’t request
- The exterminator
- Bad vibes – he’s really sensitive!
- Green vegetables
- Loud noises, shouting and ruckus
- Diaper changes