Sunday, September 18, 2011

22 months...

**Disclaimer:  I did in fact write this letter on September 14th; however, didn't get it posted until now.  It was another deviation from my September Break, but a necessary one.  Enjoy!**

Dear Gage

It makes me nervous to even think that in just 60 days, I will have a 2 year old.  My little baby is growing up.  And although I look forward to the future, I miss the days of old when you would sleep on Momma's chest and want to cuddle all of the time.  You are getting to be quite independent these days. 

I just read your 20 month letter and I do have to say that I'm surprised about how much of it I would still write today.  Maybe this is kind of a plateau age.  I mean, I can't quite think of much more that you could do to amaze me.  Your language skils are way above average I can imagine and you are getting more interested in your friends, which is super cute.  You've grown a teeny bit since last the post it seems and are right under 23lbs.  I didn't measure you tonight, but will check on that tomorrow. (32.25 inches)  Everyone at daycare seems to think you've grown and I look at you sometimes and agree, but then when I measure you, it doesn't seem I'm right.  You are wearing 18 month clothes now, I have finally packed away 90% of the 12 month stuff.

You can recognize all of your letters now and about 6 of your colors regularly.  If you had asked me 3 weeks ago, I would've sworn you see in black and white because you were always 100% wrong about your colors.  We read books so much now, you can finish most of the sentences/rhymes on your own.  You ask often to go to the 'lie-buh-ree'.  I will try to take you at least every other week....I had gotten slack at the end of the summer.

Of course you started back to school at the end of last month and were not happy about it.  You said, 'Momma, I can't believe you're bringing me back here after 10 weeks away.'  hah....not really, but it was written all over your face.  You do tell me when I pick you up, 'I had good day.' and after you eat dinner, you always run over to Daddy and tell him, 'I eat......'.  You are STILL a picky eater, nothing has changed there.  You are more agile with stairs now although you crawl up them and slide down on your butt.  At least you attempt them now.  You don't have any super favorite toys at the moment, but have taken up a great interest in doodling and scribbling.  You do have 11 teeth now!  Crazy, I know!  You have all your  molars, 3 other bottom teeth and your top 4.  One of your bottom teeth is coming in WAY crooked, guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. 

Lately we have been having more playdates and it's fun to see you actually 'playing' with other kids.  You are getting a little more coordinated lately and have almost learned to jump.  Unfortunately the Little Gym is over for the summer, but we hope to go back next summer!  You haven't been sleeping the best lately and I'm not sure if you just need less sleep or what.  You have definitely been taking 'crap naps' since you've been back at school.  However, you have also gotten at least 3 teeth in the last 3 weeks, so that could have something to do with it.  I also have a feeling you're about to get naughty as you are nearing your 2nd birthday.  Who knows, maybe it's just a stage....

I'm sure I'll think of a hundred things tomorrow to add, but I think that pretty much sums you up these days.  I am falling more in love with you every day and cherish every moment I have with you when I'm not at work.  I  love your hugs and kisses every day when I pick you up and before bed.  I can't believe I will be planning your 2nd birthday party in the coming weeks.  I love you, my Gage, to the moon and back. 

Love, Mommy
This is what getting 3 teeth simultaneously looks like.


Brenda H said...

This is such a great thought to write letters that your child will be able to learn someday. I hope if I have a child that I will do something like this.

Isn't it amazing that one month ago he didn't know some things and now he does? Children are amazing

Casey Jensen said...

Talk about a smarty pants! Knows all his letters and 6 colors. Just know that's not normal (in a good way). What a cute pie.

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