Hunter: 21 months
I debated on doing a combined 21/22 month update for Hunter since he’s just 2 days away from being 22 months… but I’m sure there will be all new things and pictures to share in the next couple weeks, so just 21 months is it!
Such a cool dude… with his first haircut too!
Hunter became a big brother at the end of last month. I totally anticipated more fits or tantrums with the change, but for the most part he’s been totally the same. He does have times he wants me to put baby sister in bed to hold him, but I think that’s just because he’s held less often now.
He absolutely loves his baby sister. One of my favorite times is first thing in the morning when I get him out of bed. If Zoe is awake I take her down and they lay together on the ground while I change him out of his diaper. He loves holding her hand and giving her lots of hugs and kisses.
Another thing I’m thankful for is that he didn’t revert back with his potty training. He only randomly has accidents. Most often what happens is he has just a dime size pee spot in his underwear when he tells us he has to pee. He loves pooping in the toilet and calls them ‘toots or deuces’. He’s still using a diaper during his naps and over night.
He can now climb up and down the toilet, which is so nice!
His vocabulary amazes me more and more every day. I think he’s up to 5-6 word sentences now. He picks up new phrases instantly and comprehends things so well. I love when he tells me about his day and all the fun things he did. We’ve started having him say ‘may I please be excused’ when he’s done eating. It took about 1 day and now he can say the whole phrase. The sponge of learning continues!
Recently he’s been getting more daring with jumping off things. It started with the bottom step of the stairs and now he jumps off whatever he can. Thankfully he wants to hold a hand if it’s pretty high.
He can now walk down the stairs by himself! I still walk down next to him in case he falls, but he can manage holding onto the wall walking down. He even goes down the two steps outside our house without holding into anything. It’s so nice not having to worry as much when we’re outside about him going up and down stairs.
His hitting still continues. He seems to hit for so many reasons (happy, sad, mad) and then for no reason at all. Something we’re constantly working on.
He’s been popping teeth and molars through like crazy lately. I was up with him for a couple hours one night because of tooth pain, I’m assuming. Thankfully the next night he slept just fine. It makes me sad when he’s in so much pain that it wakes him and he’s just crying a ton.
His favorite place to be is outside. He loves exploring and getting dirty. These rainy days are tough because he just wants to be outside. Summer will be fun when we have more sunny days and less rain. This week is predicted to rain all day, but thankfully we’ve found 15 minute stretches to play in the gravel and dirt in the front yard.
This little boy continues to be a blessing and is just so much fun to be around. I can’t wait to see what next month brings!
Was there a certain age that your kid got more daring?