Thursday, July 03, 2008

Nothing beats brain freeze on a hot summer day

Baby boy turned 20 months this week. The big 2-0. The countdown begins to 2 years old now, I guess. Kind of hard to believe that this is the same little boy who, at this time last year, was this little boy:

Our latest accomplishment is counting to 11...usually leaving out #4, though. Doesn't like the 4. He speaks mostly in complete, 4-5 word sentences now, something that isn't usually seen until age 3, apparently. My boy's a genius. Look out, Mensa - here comes Natty! Still the doting big brother, he loves to shower his baby sister with kisses, and asks for her as soon as he wakes up. He can't get enough of the outside, and loves playing in his pool and sand and water table. Loves the dirt and mud - he likes bringing mama gifts of mud and worms - and thinks it's hilarious to splash people with water. He has such a big heart and he makes me proud every day. We have to be very careful with what we say around him, as he seems to pick up the most inappropriate things we say. His extensive vocab is made up of some not-so-nice things. It can't be me that he gets these things from, no no no. The terrible twos are definitely here and I'm very ready for them to go away, but he's still a ton of fun to spend my day with.

Baby girl is doing well. Smiles and laughs and coos. Doesn't like to sleep much during the day, but is giving us nice 6-hour stretches at night so I can't complain.

I have the pleasure of getting a lumbar puncture done next week to either diagnose or rule out MS. I can hardly wait.


Matter Of Fact Mommy said...

i've been reading your blog re: the brain lesion stuff and just haven't commented - back from a week at the beach and then work craziness.

best of luck that it's not MS. that is a strange disease which we don't know much about. here's to hoping that you're just like the rest of us and "only" have lesions on your brain. :D

re: the talking thing... well, my 23mo old (she'll be 2 on 8/8) is just now starting to form 2-3 word sentences, so in my house you're way ahead of the game. except, BB did speak very early, much like Natty. i swear it's a consecutive kid thing. consecutive siblings don't HAVE to learn how to speak, so they don't until they're older.

at least that's MY experience.

Happy 4th! :) :) :)

Sara said...

Sounds like you got a smart kid there... I love the crazy thoughts and sentences that come out of Mady's mouth these days. Its the best.