I feel like the last month flew by. We didn't even do Cael's 20 month stats until this past week. I'm trying to do them on even months, so I can keep a steady record of his growth. But this month was a little off. As of this past week, Cael weighs 28 pounds and is 35 inches tall! That's the 65th and 93rd percentiles respectively. I'm so happy that Little Man has caught up. But honestly, with how much he eats, I'd be surprised if he didn't. The boy can eat. That's the truth. We went to Sesame Place this past weekend, and for breakfast at the hotel, he ate more than I did. One and a half pieces of French toast, scrambled eggs, oatmeal, a serving of fruit, breakfast potatoes, 2 small glasses of OJ and a cup of milk. Yes, I'm serious.
Over the last month, I've seen a big change in Cael's independence. He doesn't want to be carried anymore, and would prefer to walk himself. He loves going up and down stairs, and recently started doing this without holding our hand (or a railing). He also has to take his meals out of the packaging by himself, and then hand them to us to we can microwave them. He has, however, regressed with teeth brushing. Where he used to hold his tooth brush and make the motions of brushing his teeth, he now screams when I brush his teeth. But it has to be done!
This past weekend, Cael and I took a fun little vacation to PA. We went to Sesame Place. This was a group get-together with 10 other Peas from the mom's group I'm in (the group that goes back to Dec 2010/Jan 2011, when we all found out we were pregnant). We came from all over - Ohio, New Jersey, and Kentucky even! It was amazing! Cael loved it, and actually didn't freak out too bad when we went to take pictures with the Sesame characters. He wasn't too fond of the dry rides, and nestled into me when we were on them. But he LOVED the water park area. It took him a few minutes to warm up to all the people and splashing that was going on around him, but after he did, he had so much fun. I can't wait to bring him to another park, but this time with Matt.
I haven't done this (either at all, or in a while), so I figured I'd do it. Some stats/current info regarding Cael:
Current clothing size: 18-24 months for the most part. He has some 2 year old/2T shirts, but they don't fit him yet. They'll be perfect for towards the end of summer.
Current diaper size: we use the Huggies Little Movers Slip-On diapers, because they're easier for Matt to use. He's been in a size 5 in those for a while now, and probably will be for a while longer. It really makes me miss cloth diapering, though.
Favorite food: fruit and anything with cheese! The boy loves cheese!
Favorite toy: any of his trucks. He loves to push them around at full speed, from room to room. When he's done with one truck, he'll grab another and push that around for a while.
Favorite tv show: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse or the "old school" Mickey cartoons (House of Mouse); and Chuggington.
Favorite color: He hasn't really shown any liking towards a particular color yet.
Words he can say: still not a lot of words, but he's slowly saying more. Also, he'll say a word and then it's like he completely forgets it, and never says it again.