I cannot believe I am saying happy 18 months to my little man. This officially means that you are closer to turning two, than you are to being one now. I might need some tissue over that little truth today. Also, I think I deserve credit because I am actually getting this up on the day you turn 18 months. It's about time, I know.
This month has been adventurous. You had your first ever ER trip this month, and I wish I could say it hopefully the last, but knowing that I have an adventurous little boy on my hands pretty much tells me that's not going to happen. You randomly spiked a 104.6 fever out of nowhere, very scary moment. I had never seen you so sick, and hot, and sleepy. They had to give you some fluids because you were refusing to drink anything all day, so we spent all day there and just found out you had a pretty awful virus. It was a long day.
You are an adventurous little man. You go in the Chick-Fil-A play place with no fear. You think it's funny to try to step off of steps that are a little too high for you, mostly resulting in you falling, but you think it's so funny. You love to wrestle, and make train noises, and run around in circles and crash on the floor. You are entirely all boy. Your favorite toy is your little alphabet train, and the batteries have been dead for the last week which has not made you very happy. You also still love your Crazy Coup car, you yell bye, and shut yourself in the car and pretend you're driving away. Your imagination is so sweet.
You are learning new words like crazy! I left sign language off your update this month because we have mostly moved away from that and you are using words now. Sometimes you sign at the same time as saying words, but you are usually always talking. You pick up words so quickly now, it's crazy. I love the way you say "juice" and "thank you." You tell us "thank you" every time you give us something and every time we give you something. You are just soaking up every ounce of learning it is so fun to watch.
You are obsessed with throwing things away. You think you are throwing away trash, and mostly you actually do a good job. You find a cheerio you drop and you throw it away, that is if you don't eat it. You find fuzz on the ground, you throw it away. But you also like to take the hooks off the ornaments and throw the hooks away and set the ornaments back in the tree. We also found one of daddy's movies in the trash today, apparently you don't like the Three Stooges.
You have also grown very attached to your pacifier all of a sudden. Since you were one, you haven't had it during the day, except for when you were sick. I usually leave it in your crib and you have it at naps and bedtime only. It has really helped you talk more, but lately you have been asking for it. When I tell you now, you have the biggest meltdown ever. Not sure what caused you to be so attached to it all of a sudden, but you are.
I think you may be sensing change coming a little, and there is definitely going to be a big change for you. But I know you are going to be a great big brother and I cannot wait to see you and Elyse playing one day. I am so thankful that I get to be your mama, and I know you are going to do great with all the change coming. We will make it through. For now, I am trying to soak up every moment with you, yet still teaching you to play alone at the same time. In just under four months we will be welcoming your little sister. I am so proud to have you as my little man, until next month peanut.