Baby Update {18 months}

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There’s no time like your son’s 19-month mark to make you finally finish an 18-month update for your blog. Womp womp.

Typical mother fail right there. Oh well. Here’s the latest and greatest of what’s happening in the life of my 18 {but really 19} month old:

-Blake is talking more and more!! Common words hear everyday include:

  • mama
  • dada
  • NO! {usually a yell}
  • vee-o {video}
  • uh-uh {up up}
  • moh {more}
  • bawh {ball}
  • cawh {car}
  • dow {down}
  • awe-guh {again}
  •  go
  • ello {hello}
  • uh-oh
  • ah-meh {amen}

-He can also sign more, please and finished…although he does it begrudgingly. He would much rather talk than sign.

-Last check up, he was 25 pounds and 31 1/2 inches tall {on the skinny end, but still healthy and growing}. Head still in the 97th percentile….typical for a Brennan boy. He still has blonde hair and blue eyes. Such a heart breaker!

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-He’s started to run! It’s kind of like a gallop or hop because I think he gets more air than distance, but so cute to see his little body move so quickly.

-Still has a sense of humor. He will do things to get a laugh out of us. Like if we tell him not to touch something, he will slowly try to reach for it. When we say “Hey!! What are you doing?” he pulls is hand back and laughs. Lots of stuff like that happens every day.

-He wants to be like his big sister and do things that she does even though he’s too little. Like unload the dishwasher. Blake LOVES the dishwasher and will come running if he hears us pull the door open.

-He loves to be tickled and is getting better and better at giving hugs and kisses.

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-He thought putting black olives on his finger was the finniest thing ever and now will consistently do it ALWAYS.

-Blake got his 3rd haircut last week. So crazy how fast his hair grows and how thick it is!

-This boy LOVES cars and trucks. Any machines that go he LOVES. We have a picture book of different kinds of trucks and it is literally his favorite book. He wants to read it multiple times a day and points and grunts to all the pictures. In fact, he won’t stop grunting until we read the page.

-And, anytime we go in the car, whenever we see any kind of truck {delivery, mail, bus, fire engine, etc.} he makes the same noises until we acknowledge that “yes, Blake, that’s a cement truck” or whatever.

-He loves to play with his toy trucks and frequently wants to sleep with them for nap time.

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-Blake also loves football {actually ANY ball}, legos and tackling his Dad.

-Favorite foods of his include: anything sweet, cheerios, clementines, greek yogurt, cheese sticks, plain pasta, cucumbers, red pepper slices, fish crackers, applesauce, pizza, quesadillas, cottage cheese, milk, water, peanut butter sandwiches, buttered toast, cream of wheat and oatmeal.

-He will fold his arms for prayers. He only lasts 10 seconds doing it, but at least he is doing it!

-He loves to use the swiffer sweeper to dry mop the floors with his sister. Like, he will go a long time just running back and forth from the kitchen to the dining room and back.

-I tried taking his pacifier away completely, and then he started teething and life was rough for a couple of days. Now, he only gets his binky for nap time and bed time. I think once he turns 2, we will take it away completely {just like we did with Brooke}.

-He LOVES the bath and screams when we take him out. He even knows how to blow bubbles with his mouth!! Such a smartie pants.

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Overall, we are LOVING this boy more and more everyday!! He just keeps getting smarter and smarter and cuter and cuter!!

Questions for all you folks with boys: were your little ones hard wired to love cars, trucks, footballs and legos as much as my son? From the very beginning, we’d have barbies, dolls and my little ponies around the house and Blake would throw them all on the ground because he wouldn’t want to play with them. So interesting how different my kids are from one another.

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9 Responses
  1. Spinning Cook

    Love it! Great pictures. Our little man was ALL ABOUT TRUCKS just as you say, and much more into sports than we were used to. In the same way you described, he was born into a world of pink and ponies created for and by his older sisters, and while he played well with them, he marched to his own drum. Congrats on the milestone Lauren!

    Ryan

  2. Karen @ On the Banks of Salt Creek

    Oh how I miss that age. Enjoy it. My boys are 11 and 12 now. Yesterday we were scanning old pics and it just brought back so many memories. I have a box of their favorite books and we opened that up too. My favorite times were sitting and reading books to them. Almost all the books were truck type books. About six months after my second was born a new housing development went in down the road. I would put both of them in the stroller and go and sit across the street. They would just sit there and watch all the big trucks doing their job. It was break time for me. I would also drive them to the RR switching yard (the Mcloughlin/Holgate area) and they would watch that as well.
    Boys are definitely made to be different from girls. Now that we live on a farm I see it even more. I’m surrounded by testosterone!
    The Lego’s didn’t enter the picture until about six years ago (it was Duplos and Lincoln Logs prior) and now they spend all of their allowance (after tithing and savings) on Lego’s. We have a whole room dedicated to Lego’s now!
    Enjoy this time. It is precious and fleeting.

  3. Nancy Driscoll

    We had our daughter Jamie first, then 3 1/2 years later our son Ryan arrived. Right from the start our son was interested in boy things, though girl things were readily available. Like a typical boy it was little cars , duplo’s and anything that had little “guys”. He also talked and interacted more with his toys, unlike my daughter. She did talk to her babies but not like my son did, where everything came to life. So yes, definitely wired different. Enjoy them while they’re young because they grow up too fast. Enjoy

  4. KIM A

    Alas its all girls all the time here so can’t answer the boy question. However, I have seen it in friend’s boys – at a 1 yo birthday party, he was given some toy cars -his first ones. Immediately put them down, tried to roll them and made vroom noises. LOL That pic of Blake with the beater – oh my is he going to be a heart breaker. Those EYES! I LOVE the baby updates, but how about an update on Brooke? How’s kindergarten going for her? Love all your recipes and always look forward to reading your blog.

  5. Kim

    He is becoming so handsome!! His eyes are such as beautifulul blue. Although I swear just yesterday you were posting that you were pregnant!

  6. Nikki @Seeded at the Table

    Yes! Both boys, hard wired for boy toys! 🙂 You are doing MUCH better than I at the baby updates, btw! So, don’t be hard on yourself for being late. haha! Simon is saying NO words at the moment (unless you count “uh oh” and “mmmmm” for everything). 🙂 He signs, but it’s time for that kid to speak, yo! Love these updates…keep them coming! xoxo

  7. Kathy J

    When our oldest was probably almost two, we went to Toys R Us. He was in a dead sleep. As soon as we walked by the Little Tykes trucks, we woke up and said, “Truck.” Yes, they’re hardwired to like trucks, guns, balls golf clubs.

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