Sorry for all the mommy-heavy posts lately.
Actually. No. I’m not sorry. And I’m also not sorry that I’m not sorry
And here’s another one – ha!
Can you believe it? Sawyer is closer to two than one. I was just talking with the Mister the other day and trying to explain how I just don’t think I am thankful enough. I mean here I am, living in my little, simple world with my two boys and I truly have everything I’ve ever wanted. I feel like I should be DOING something to deserve all this. I feel like I owe so much. But I guess all I can do is continue to pray and thank God for all his blessings and aim to be truly present in my life.
Which is becoming more and more important as the months continue to FLASH by. The Mister and I were showing Sawyer old photos of himself (one of his favorite things to do) the other day, and I started CRYING! You know, like one of those silly mommies we see in the movies. I couldn’t control it! Here were pieces of the past year and a half captured in time and displayed so quickly in front of me. And while there are times that I want to go back — when I think time is moving way too fast — when I want to curl up on the couch with that newborn baby of the past — I’m also so, so excited for what’s to come.
Because seriously, it just keeps getting better and better.
My little BOY has grown up so much over the past month. It’s funny because last month I thought he was so advanced with his speaking and words (and he was!). But this month? I really can’t even believe it. Just this morning, he said to me:
“Mama, let’s go get the mail; Mama, let’s go see Daddy; What song should we sing? Sing, mama!; Let’s go watch the cars; etc, etc, etc….”
You watched the video, right?
Every day he continues to blow me away.
And did I mention he has a sense of humor? My lord, is he a hoot! So funny, full of tricks, hide and seek and unexpected tickles.
Another advancement – KISSES.
Before he would wander over and either extend his face so we could kiss HIM or just place his open mouth to my cheek (also adorable). But this month? This month he puckers his little lips and kisses me right on the mouth – holding my cheeks in his little hands. I couldn’t love him more.
At 19 months, Sawyer:
- Can walk up and down the stairs holding only one hand
- Can count up to 6 on his own
- Can *sometimes* spell his name on his own
- Can identify his name written out
- SINGS a few songs on his own – twinkle twinkle, hot cross buns, itsy bitsy spider. With help, he’ll also sing skidamarinkydinkydink, ABCs, Wheels on the Bus and Ants Go Marching
- Can get on and off the couch himself
- Does somersaults (with help, of course)
- Is sleeping until at least 5 am – AMEN! Most nights we actually get to sleep until 6. Let the heavens rejoice.
New likes: PUMPKINS – they are everywhere and we have to go say “hello” to the pumpkins anytime we see one, scarecrows, DUCKY (don’t worry, cookie, you are still #1), trying to roll his tongue, waking daddy up in the morning, waiting for daddy to come home from work, when mommy blows the bubbles in the bath to make “SNOW”, apples (eating and playing with them)
New hates: When he doesn’t get your attention immediately – high pitched screaming ensues (we are working on this BIG TIME)
New favorite foods: apples and bagels