Saturday, December 1, 2012

Owen is twenty months old!

  We don't have a doctor's appointment this month, but according to our bathroom scale, Owen weighs a little less than 25 pounds. He seems taller to us, but we haven't tried to measure him.

  • Owen eats three meals a day and an afternoon snack normally. 
  • He still eats basically whatever we eat unless we are having something super spicy. He has been eating really well lately.
  • Owen's favorite foods are pizza, Cheddar bunnies, turkey sausage, oatmeal, yogurt, biscuits, peanut butter sandwiches, pears, and soup. 
  • Owen loves to "dip" his food, fingers, and pretty much anything else in ketchup or other sauces. He frequently asks to "dip it?"
  • Owen drinks whole milk with each main meal and water in between. He had hot chocolate for the first time the other day and loved it. 
  • If you ask Owen what he wants for breakfast, he will most likely say, "Uh, sausage and uh, muffin?"
  • Owen naps in the afternoon and generally goes down just after lunch around 12:30 or 1 p.m and sleeps for between an hour and a half to two hours.
  • Owen goes to bed at night at 7:30 p.m., though he has been fighting it lately and sometimes won't fall asleep until closer to 9 p.m. 
  • He wakes up at around 8 a.m., sometimes earlier, sometimes later.
  • Owen has been waking up in the night the last few nights. We are not sure if he's having a growth spurt and some growing pains or if its teething pain or something else entirely. 
  • Owen's going to bed routine consists of a bath, pajamas, reading a few books, and then snuggling and rocking in the chair with either mommy or daddy for a few minutes before putting him in his crib. We have about 5 books we alternate between for our bedtime routine and Owen basically has most of them memorized now. He also knows which one is the last one we read and now tries to close it so we can't read it and make him go to bed. 
  • Owen loves to have us read his "Bible stories."

Things He Knows:
  • Owen has a super large vocabulary. 
  • Owen will say "Bless you" whenever someone sneezes. He will say "thank you" if you say bless you when he sneezes.
  • Owen can count to 10. He can even do it when we take turns filling in numbers for him.
  • The only sign that Owen still uses is "please."
  • He can say "Love you mommy" and "love you daddy."
  • Owen says "bye bye" to many things. 
  • Tim has taught Owen to "tackle" him and it's so cute. He knows several football-related words and will say "Yay football" anytime he comes into the living room and Tim is watching a football game. He can also say "Go Dawgs! Sic Em! Woof woof woof!"
  • We are continuing to teach Owen his shapes and colors. So far, he can recognize and name a circle, triangle, square, star, rectangle, diamond, and oval. He is a pro at the shapes sorter and can put all the shapes through their respective holes in about a minute flat.
  • Owen definitely knows his name and will refer to himself by name now. For example, he will point at pictures of himself and say "Baby Owen." 
  • Owen has learned some of the words to several songs. He can sing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" and "Jesus Loves Me."
  • If you show Owen a skunk in a book or talk about skunks, he will hold his nose or yours and say "Pee-yoo!"

Other Things I Want to Remember:
  • Owen is wearing mainly 18-24 months clothing. His 12-18 month pajamas are too tight now and it seems like he outgrew them overnight. 
  • Owen wears size 6 and 6.5 wide shoes, depending on the brand. His boots are size 7's and without a couple pairs of socks, they still fall off his feet.
  • Owen is mainly in size four diapers. We have just a few more size threes to use up. 
  • Owen has 12 teeth completely in now (four in front on top and bottom and two top molars and two bottom molars). His canine teeth are still making their way in slowly. 
  • Owen loves when we read to him and looking at books by himself. His favorite books are anything with trucks or animals. He really loves "Little Blue Truck Leads the Way," "Barnyard Dance," and "Fox in Socks." He really loves Sandra Boynton books. He can even finish or fill in the words to some of the sentences of certain books when we're reading to him. 
  • Owen's favorite songs are "Baa Baa Black Sheep,"  "Row Row Row Your Boat," "Hush Little Baby Don't You Cry," and "Old MacDonald." If you wait for him to fill in the animal when you sing "And on that farm, he had a..." he will 99.9 % of the time say sheep. He can also sing the EIEIO part. 
  • Owen loves to watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, which we allow him to watch about once or twice a week. He knows most of the characters' names and seems to prefer Mickey and Goofy. He adores the "hotdog dance" at the end of each episode and can now sing some of it and dances to it. 
  • Owen loves bathtime. He has started lining up all his toys on the side of the tub in a very OCD way.  
  • Owen enjoys playing outside and will cry pretty much every time we bring him back inside.
  • Owen still displays some separation anxiety and fear in certain situations. We were called out of the church service twice this month to come get him.
  • Owen is a major animal lover, particularly dogs and cats. He talks all the time about all the ones he knows.
  • Owen still loves to put our shoes on now and try to walk around in them. 


1 comment:

  1. What a cutie! Chloe loves to dip food too, it's pretty cute, but then a lot of time she just sucks whatever she's dipping off of what she's eating. ha! I can't get over how much he knows, he sounds like such a smart little guy!