Thursday, July 24, 2014

Nineteen Months

Month 19 was here and gone in the blink of an eye.  Now that he's 20 months I find myself saying "He's almost two" or "He'll be two in November" instead of  "He's one" or one and a half  when people ask how old he is.  Most people can't believe how old he is when I tell them.  Partly because he's a big dude and partly because he's very thoughtful and aware. 

 This past month he hit a pretty cool milestone which was a very proud moment for Ben and I.  He counted to 10!  It's weird because for a long time we couldn't for the life of us get him to say three.  Our conversations would go as follows:
Me: Say one, two, three
Charlie: one, two, one
M: Say cat
C: Cat
M: Say bear
C: Bear
M: Say purple
C: Purple
M: Say Sadie
C: Sadie
M: Say three
C: One!
 It was so bazaar, he just refused to say it or couldn't say it, who knows.  He would literally count everything 1,2,1,2,1,2.  Then all of a sudden one day he said 1,2,3 and then literally 2 days later said 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 while going up the stairs and ever since then he has been counting to ten with ease.  It still baffles my mind that it took months of hard work to count to three and then 2 days of no work to count to 10.  Anyhow, we were so excited for him!  In the past whenever he would hit a milestone I was quick to google the average time frame that it usually happens at but I told Ben I'm not going to do that any more.  Instead, I'm going to believe that we are growing a baby genius.

Other than that, month nineteen has been very fun and rewarding with this silly boy!

Counts to 10
is finding new ways to play with old toys
won't leave the house without bringing a stuffed animal or Pooh toy
If you follow me on Instagram you'll like this one: Never got a hair cut :)

And I'll leave you with this "The many faces of Charlie Beau" pic!