Aaron is at a stage where I feel he is growing up before my eyes. It was not so long ago that he said everywherey instead of everywhere. Water was wawa, rocks were roros, yogurt was baby and all trucks were bigs. And while I am thrilled to watch him grow (and improve his vocabulary), I get a bit misty eyes watching my baby disappear.At this moment, he is downstairs by himself watching a movie. A few short months ago he wouldn't have been able to handle that (and I would have been a wreck wondering what he was really doing). He plays outside alone a lot. I look at Abby and think 'will she ever be able to be left alone outside?' I know the answer is yes, but it is amazing to watch how quickly our babies turn to children.
Aaron's funny stage for us right now is that he doesn't have a concept that if you are in a room with Person A and Person B and you say something to Person A, Person B heard it. You don't need to repeat it for Person B. Example: "Mom, can I go outside?" "Yes, you need to go up and get your shoes." "Dad, Mom said I can go outside. I need to go up and get my shoes." Another example was when Jory asked Aaron if he had done his inhaler. Aaron looked at me and asked if he had done his inhaler. I said yes. He then turned to Jory and said, "Mom said yes."
Aaron is also very expressive with his hands right now when he is telling us something very important. I get a kick out of that. And when he's telling us something not as urgent, he'll lean up against the wall and cross his feet and just chill while he relays the story. We have really been enjoying Aaron lately. Three is not without its struggles, but it is also a rewarding time of being able to spend fun quality time together. Aaron really wants to share everything with us. He wants us to be a part of everything. Participating in life with him is a thrill.
Today is Abby's Fourteen Month Birthday! She is at such a fun stage - though definitely a stage that requires constant supervision! She is full of laughter and loves to make others laugh. She is constantly trying to talk, but she doesn't have very many words we understand yet. She is walking more, but is quite inefficient at it so she often resorts to crawling - she's a speed demon there!She wears 18 month clothing, but I think she just had a growth spurt. Suddenly - and I mean suddenly - her pants are too short and her arms are too tight. I see a closet reorganization in my near future as she enters 24 month clothes. She wears size 3 diapers.
She sleeps from about 6pm until 6am. She naps for about an hour early in the morning and an hour and a half after lunch. She is a non-picky eater and she eats a lot. She still nurses a couple of times a day but is becoming less consistent with that.