You amaze us every single day. You are such a loving, funny and sometimes challenging little boy. I'm guessing you weigh a little over 32 pounds and I'm not sure how tall you are, but I swear you grow taller by the minute. We'll find out exactly how big you are in just a few weeks at your 2 year appointment. You can still wear some of your 18-24m clothes, but we're quickly transitioning into 2T because your clothes are getting too short. I'm just anxious for real spring and summer weather so you can wear clothing that fits! You're still wearing a size 5 diaper and I can't imagine that will change any time soon.
We've been talking a lot about your baby sister that's on the way. You point to her crib and say "baby sister". You also try to lift my shirt and look for her. As much as I'm excited for you to meet her, I'm also sad that you won't be my baby any longer. I'm trying to take every minute I can to snuggle you (or as you say "nuggle") and tell you how much I love you. It often brings tears to my eyes as I put you to bed at night. Just tonight, without prompting, you said "night night baby". It made my heart melt. Speaking of sleep, you're a great sleeper and Daddy and I often comment about how lucky we are. You're in bed most nights by 8pm and sleep often until 7am or later. You're on to one nap per day, usually around lunchtime, for about 2 hours.
Eating is a daily struggle. You love your milk, but you're still incredibly picky about what you will and will not eat. From what I hear from other moms of toddlers, it's totally normal, but frustrating for Mama and Daddy. We can almost guarantee that you will eat bananas, cheese or homemade banana bread.
You recently started combining words and repeating everything we say. You like to say "hab it" (have it) and love to point out what's going on with the weather. Being outside is your absolute favorite and all of the recent rain has put a big damper on that. You also love to take walks to the pond near our house to see the ducks.
You're much too busy to read many books right now, but you love to play with your toys and you play very well by yourself and with Lauryn. You and Lauryn also love to watch the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, but I really think you are learning a lot from it. You know many of your letters by sight and know some shapes and colors.
You're so close to being 2 and it's obvious in many ways. We are amazed at how much you've changed in your second year and we're excited to celebrate your birthday with you.
We love you sweet boy,
Mama and Daddy