Stats: He has his 18 month check up next week so I’ll have some official numbers then.
Sleeps: He’s doing great! I may be jinxing myself, but he has been sleeping through the night for over 2 weeks. Bedtime starts around 7pm with a bath and then a few stories (his regulars include Goodnight Moon, Red Truck and The Going to Bed Book). He’s in his crib around 7:30 or 7:45, and usually asleep around 8pm. He has been sleeping until about 7am. It’s been so great! Sometimes he will randomly wake up around 5am, but I just talk to him through the monitor and tell him that it’s still sleepy time and he can lay back down and go to sleep. And so far that’s been working great! His daytime naps have been shorter as a result though – just under 2 hours usually instead of around 2.5-3 hours.
Eats: He’s been loving popsicles this week since it’s been so hot! I got these special slow melt ones at the grocery store and they are great. My mom and I also made a few different kinds that are just frozen fruit – the perfect healthy snack. I made some that were strawberry, raspberry and Greek yogurt. She made some apricot ones.
Says: So many new words this week!
- ap-uh – “apple”
- bub-uh – “bubbles” but this time he says it for berries. Babcia and dziadek have lots of berry bushes in their yard (raspberries, blueberries, currants, and gooseberries) and Cooper loves walking around and eating all the “bubbles” from the bushes.
- dah – “dog”. He will also say “arf” when we ask what the doggie says.
- nak nak – “knock knock” while knocking on the door. He does this whenever he wants us to open a door that he can’t get into.
- happy – “happy.” He’s been saying this a lot but I don’t know if he really says it because he’s happy or he just likes saying it.
- atch – “ouch” for when he has a boo-boo or when he’s touching Kirk’s cast.
Does: This cracks me up – but after Cooper does a #2 in his diaper, he will go get a diaper and wipes and a changing pad to lay out. Of course he doesn’t want to lie down and actually get his diaper changed – but it’s funny that he knows what is coming.
Likes and Dislikes: Jumping, dancing, moving around. Not sitting still 🙂
Here is a great video of him dancing to one of his favorite songs. He will point to the iPod (or the radio at my parent’s house) whenever he want to listen to music and dance.
Social and Activity: Cooper has lots of activities! He goes to daycare 2 days a week, story time at the library at least one day a week (with babcia and dziadek) and tumbling one day a week (also with babcia and dziadek). This week he did great at story time, but not so great at tumbling. My parents thought that he might have been thinking they were leaving him there instead of playing with him, and so he was a little upset. Like anything, it just takes a little while to get used to. He’s been doing great at daycare. Dropping him off in the morning can sometimes be difficult (some days he’s upset and other days he’s fine) but picking him up is always fun. He seems to be in a great mood and seems to have fun there, so I feel good about that. Overall, the transition is going really well!
Cooper being so serious on the train ride this weekend at Belleview Park. I asked him if he was having fun on the train and he gave me a huge smile. I think he was just trying to take it all in.
Weekly Random Moments: In some Kirk news, he had his MRI for his wrist on Friday. We got the results back yesterday, and it’s not broken and he doesn’t need surgery! He has a deep bone bruise and a mild tendon tear. He has to wear the cast for at least another week, and then can start phasing it out. It will take about 6-8 weeks to fully recover. We are both so excited that he doesn’t need surgery!