It’s been a while since I’ve done any sort of update on Baby Chocobo! The last time I posted about him was when he was nine months! He’s nineteen months now, has grown a lot, and we are so proud of him. Here’s what he’s been up to lately:
His temperament is relatively relaxed. He throws maybe one tantrum per day, but he’s always quick to get over it. He loves music and dancing, and he loves to make noise! This boy will bang any two things together as he screams in delight! He’s pretty easy to amuse and he loves going to school and seeing his friends each day – there’s one friend in particular that he talks about all the time at home! He’s pretty observant, so it can be hard to sneak things past him, and he’s always getting into things on account of his curiosity.
We can tell that he understands a lot of what we are saying to him. His receptive language is pretty good. His expressive language is also developing well. He’s saying about 45 words now that he uses consistently. He also loves to imitate different animals – his favorites are dogs, cats, monkeys, bears, birds, and lions.
Our son is really strong. I’ve seen him carry things like textbooks and full bottles of laundry detergent clear across the room. He can move certain pieces of furniture and when he is thrashing about in one of those temper tantrums I mentioned earlier, it almost takes two people to restrain him! He started walking at nine months and really took off from there. He is running, climbing, jumping, throwing, kicking, dancing, and enjoys “wrestling” with his daddy. I think it’s safe to say that he’ll probably be involved in some sort of physical extracurricular activities as he gets older.
What’s Up Next…
Since birth, our son has slept in our bed. Now that he is getting closer to two years old, I am starting to slowly transition him to sleeping in his own room. He’s got his toddler bed (a crib turned day-bed) set up and I’ve started putting him in there for naps. Another big change on the horizon will be weaning.
I still nurse our boy (mostly at night) and although I’m not rushing him to quit, I know that it’ll soon be time to end this stage of his care. I enjoy nursing, and although I’m looking forward to having my body back, I know I’m going to miss it! It’s hard to believe he’s getting so old!
All told, I love being a mom. Despite our struggle with infertility, I was never able to imagine a life without children, and I’m so grateful that I get to experience these things.