Saturday, February 26, 2011

20 months

pre haircut :)

Conor is 20 months old today!  This month he managed to completely give up his paci, something we've been putting off way too long.  After misplacing his daycare paci one Friday and taking his nap without it, we decided to cut it out cold turkey and he did great without it!  Then a couple weeks later, we made the transition to the toddler bed and it did not go well at all.  After three sleepless nights, we gave him back his paci - the only comfort object he's ever taken to.  It did help and slowly he's gotten used to the toddler bed.

Age 20 months
Weight  28lbs-ish
Length  ~33” 
Size 18-24 month and 2T clothes, size 6 extra wide shoes, size 5 diapers, 3T hats 
Hair  a trim mid-month, then another cut today (8th?  9th? who knows)
Teeth  16. Still working on those 2 year molars.  Likes to brush with his Elmo spinbrush.
Sleeping  Moved to his toddler bed.  Major sleep disruption for about a week but now back to 10-12 hours at night (usually up once or twice) and one 1.5-2 hour nap after lunch.   
Eating  Favorite foods are pancakes, cranberries, peas and carrots.  Likes to eat at his new little table.
Movement  Jumping
Milestones  Transition to toddler bed, sat on the potty
Outings  Baby Association meeting at Olivia's house, swimming lessons, 
Favorite toys/activities  Books (favorites are “Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel”, “Elmo - Big Enough for a Bed”, and “Green Eggs and Ham”), anything transportation related, Playhouse Disney, teepee, play kitchen, swimming
Words/sounds Some new words are Mimi ("miiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiii"), cakey (pancake), yeah/yes, waffles, Jackson, goat, potty, firetruck/firebus/firecar, Timmy (the little lamb), airplane, yuck
Memorable Moments climbing out of the crib, playing in the snow

Monday, February 21, 2011

Home Improvements

We just added a half bath ;)

We don't expect that he will potty train for a while, but it was suggested that we get a potty so he can gradually get comfortable with it.

Conor likes sitting on the potty, likes talking about the potty, but hasn't gone in the potty.  He usually sits for a couple seconds, then jumps up to see if anything happened :)  Tonight, he figured out the toilet paper part - when he gets up he wants a square so he can wipe, then puts the tp in the potty.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

I had it all planned out to take Valentine's pictures of Conor in his new red Chuck Taylor's and polka dot tie with a heart shaped sucker, but he was really not very interested in my plans.  At all.

What is that?  Candy???  I want it!


Yessssssss.  That always works.  Suckers!

(hey Conor, I didn't take the wrapper off.  Who's the sucker now???)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Big Boy Bed

Right now, Conor is upstairs sleeping in his big boy bed for the first time (big boy bed = crib without a front and a little safety rail).  He's been there for roughly 2 hours without incident and I call that a big success.

We made the transition because of a little "incident" last Thursday night.  Conor slept in later than usual after a particularly rough night.  Around 6:45am, we heard a loud THUD followed by crying.  I was sure he had fallen while trying to climb out of the crib.  Nope.  We found him on the floor in front of the glider!  The warm spot and drool puddle on the seat confirmed that he had been sleeping there, for who knows how long.  Apparently he exited the crib without a problem, did who knows what, then decided to climb up in the glider and go back to sleep, where he stayed until he fell out. (He's fine - the fall scared him a bit but not a scratch on him thank goodness.)

Friday and Saturday nights he stayed in the crib, but it's only a matter of time before he tries that stunt again so he's in a toddler bed much sooner than I had anticipated.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Baby Foodie: Honey Couscous and Peas

I feel a little guilty calling this a “recipe” because it’s so simple, but Conorman loved it so much that I wanted to share.  I threw this together last weekend in a panic of “Oh my gosh it’s lunchtime and he’s hungry and I haven’t been to the store so what can I make fast that’s not a sandwich (again) before he starts screaming???” 

In theory, couscous is a great food for toddlers – fairly benign tasting, pairs well with lots of things, easy to scoop with a spoon, high fiber, low fat, some protein, and more vitamins than pasta or rice.  Sounds good, right?  The only problem is that toddlers like to throw things, like their bowls.  As it turns out, couscous is surprisingly difficult to clean up when launched from the table, so perhaps invest in a good suction bowl or keep a close watch for the wind up.

¼ cup cooked couscous
½  teaspoon-ish honey (just squeeze out a little glob)
¼ cup steamed peas

Make the couscous according to package instructions – mix equal parts boiling water and dry couscous, stir, cover and let sit 5 minutes until the water is absorbed.  Make a bunch and store the leftovers!
Mix cooked couscous, honey and peas and enjoy!­­