Guyon – 18 months

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I seriously can’t believe that you are already half way to two. You, little one, are such a joy to be around and each day is so exciting. Thank you for bringing so many smiles to our faces during such a transitional part of life.
How Big Are You?
Almost 28 pounds. Not sure how tall you are right now.

What’s Your Temperament?
You are still a pretty chill kid except for when you are tired or really want something. You will throw a fit and throw yourself around on the ground. Mom and dad will ignore it most of the time and let you finish before we console you.

You communicate with us a like a champ too. You have your own sign language for so many things. The common words are: more, please, thank you, shower or bath.
You are starting to form more sounds but we haven’t quite gotten full words out of you yet. I can only imagine though what it is going to be like when you start talking though. I have a feeling you won’t stop.

What Are You Eating?
Lots of food. Your typical eating schedule is as follows:
Arrive at daycare – Eggs
9:00 am – Snack
11:00 am – Lunch
After nap – Snack
5:00 pm – Dinner

You dink lots of milk and water out of your straw cups and love to drink water out of big kid water bottles. You like to pour the bottle out when you are finished with it.

You are such a sport about trying new foods. For the most part, we still haven’t found much that you won’t eat.

What Are you Sporting?
24 month pants
2T Pajamas
24 month and 2T shirts
You wear mainly button down shirts and shorts or pants to daycare most days with your boat shoes. You are definitely a Maryland boy when it comes to the boat shoes.
At home, a lot of times, you are in a diaper and t-shirts.

How Are You Sleeping?
Coming back from vacation was rough on you. You have started to adjust back into your schedule but you still have nights where you cry for a little while before you fall asleep.
Towards the end of the month though, you were back to sleeping like a champ. You sometimes need a book in bed with you to help you fall asleep but it does keep you quite. You seem to always choose the largest books though to keep in your bed with you.
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Guyon Likes + Dislikes:
Likes
– Playing games with Daddy to get cookies after dinner
– Eating dinner on the front porch
– Books!!
– Playing outside. After daycare almost everyday and all weekend if we let you.
– Your basketball blanket
– Watching the cows and for airplanes
– Food!!!!!!
– Playing in the bathroom.
– Cleaning tools. Vacuum, dust buster, broom etc.
– Wagon rides
– Pointing out airplanes and helicopters

Dislikes
– Going to bed too early
– Daddy being away
– Being woke up from naptime.

Fun Moments, Favorite Notes, Guyon Quirks + Milestones:
– You tried eggplant for the first time and you liked it. It probably helped that mom made eggplant fries.
– You enjoy playing basketball and being outside.
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– You went back to daycare… and caught your first sickness. You ended up staying home on Friday due to your highest temp to this day. (101.4)
– You enjoyed crawling in the cabinet where the garbage can goes because mommy broke the garbage can and it made a good hiding place.
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– You and daddy bought mommy flowers for her first day back to work.
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– You have done so much in your new room. You paint, play pretend, play in the sensory bins, and play in the water at daycare.
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– Mommy built you a playhouse out of a couple of boxes that she was able to get at work. You LOVED it.
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– You helped daddy install the new garbage can.
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– You like to clean your cardboard playhouse with your broom.
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– We stayed home instead of going to the boat for the weekend. You dumped out your cloud dough, we played in the drive way, had wagon rides and played outside all morning. We had Granny and Grandpa over for dinner on Saturday night.
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– You slept through the solar eclipse on August 21. Hopefully you will see the one in 2024.
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– We explored Chestertown and visited the Farmer’s Market on Saturday. We explored the park and found a fun playground.
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– You have gotten carsick several times. It’s never fun when that happens.
– You explored the hay bails in the backyard with daddy.
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– Your first day in the Toddler class.
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– You played in the rain for the first time.
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– You endured another couple of days of daddy being away. This time he went to Wisconsin.
– Sweatshirt weather has started and you wore your “Cat in the Hat” sweatshirt for the first time.
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– We cheered on Purdue football in your vintage overalls.
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– You hung out with our friends Jim and Leyna. You were an awesome little dude and sat for over two hours while we ate crabs. Labor day weekend was a blast!
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– Tons of fun at daycare including box parties, PJ day, marker drawings, sorting pom poms.
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– We had breakfast at the Farmer’s Market. You had your first donut, an Apple Cinnamon donut from a local bakery.
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– Granny and Uncle Daniel visited for dinner and play.
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– You wore your Ravens jersey for the first game.
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– You celebrated the River Bandits winning and going to the Championship.
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Guyon – 13 months

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How Big Are You?

What’s Your Temperament?
This month has been hard on you. You are cutting some teeth and they have made you fussy, snotty and whiny, especially in the afternoon. You seemed to come out of it towards last week though.

What Are You Eating?
Everything! Sometimes I wonder if you have a hollow leg! At dinner, it seems like we can never give you enough food. You also have figured out that if you don’t like something you do 1 of 2 things. You either spit the food back out gently or you throw it on the floor.

You now only drink out of your straw cups and you don’t seem to be dribbling as much out of your mouth as you used to around your birthday.

What Are you Sporting?
Still rocking your 12 month pants but only because mom doesn’t want to buy you all new pants. Everything else is either 18 months or 18-24 months.
You wear number 4 diapers at daycare and at night time. You are still rocking your cloth diapers at home at night and on the weekends.

How Are You Sleeping?
When daddy is gone, you are sleeping through the night like a champ. Sometimes you wake up but not very often. You also fall asleep on your own in your bed like a pro. The only night we had problems with you was when we put you to bed early for throwing your dinner all over the floor. You didn’t like that at all and it took you 2 hours to cry it out that night.

Guyon Likes + Dislikes:
Likes
– Crawling really fast
– Trying to open doors
– FOOD

Dislikes
– Teething (MOLARS! AH!)
– Being put to bed early for throwing food.

Fun Moments, Favorite Notes, Guyon Quirks + Milestones:
– Now you drink from a straw cup
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– More weeks without daddy!
– Cheered on Purdue in the Tournament
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– St. Patrick’s Day and jumping in bed at daycare – March 17th
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– Winter Cruise with the Yacht Club to Winterthur – March 25th
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– Pooped in the bath for the first time – March 25th
– Played at the park (1st time) – March 27th
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– Protested wearing pants at daycare
– We all wore blue stripes.
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– Fussy weekend full of teething!
– What I want to be when I grow up – April 4th
– First steps at daycare – April 5th
– Kite Festival – April 8th
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– Cut bottom molars – April 9th
– Walked enough for mom to get video – April 11th
– Said “Mama” – April 11th (FINALLY!!!!)
– Medicine for breathing problems – April 12th
– 1st time in the Infant C room at daycare – April 12th
– Climbed the stairs for the first time – April 13th
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Where I am with you…

Guyon – 1 year!

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How Big Are You?
24lbs 7oz
30 inches long
46 cm for your head

What’s Your Temperament?
You have been a little more fussy this month, mainly due to ear infections and sickness. You still are a good little guy though. You are so flexible and do pretty much anything we take you to do. You always have a smile on your face and laugh a lot. Most people say that you are a joy to be around and that you are a good little boy.

What Are You Eating?
You still eat like a champ. You are doing a much better job of picking up, tearing big pieces into smaller pieces, and chewing your food up.

You are such a good boy when we go out to dinner too. We don’t go out that often but you are typically a very good little boy when we do.

A normal day consists of….
Feed from mommy when you wake up.
7-8am – Cereal and Cheerios transitioning more away from cereal these days and more fruit and Cheerios
9-Noon – Drink cold cup of milk
Noon – Lunch time
1-5pm – Cold cup of milk and small snack
5pm – Dinner
7pm – Feed from mommy and bedtime

What Are you Sporting?
You wear mostly 18 month clothing these days with a few 24 months thrown in there.
You wear number 3 or 4 size diapers when at daycare and at night. You still wear your cloth diapers at home.

How Are You Sleeping?
You still seem to wake up occasionally at night time and there have been a couple of times this month that you really wore mommy and daddy out getting up at night. Since you got your tubes though you are starting to sleep longer at night time.

Your naps are getting shorter though. We are lucky to get two 45 minute naps out of your but then other times you surprise us and you sleep for a couple of hours.

Your bedtime routine really does help you even when we traveled. Typically we follow the same routine each night:
Dinner
Bath
PJs
Brush your teeth
Story time
Eat
Bedtime

Guyon Likes + Dislikes:
Likes
– Crawling really fast
– When the front door is open
– Steak, Chicken, and potatoes
– Stacking blocks
– Knocking blocks or towers over
– Opening and closing books

Dislikes
– Teething
– Being sick

Fun Moments, Favorite Notes, Guyon Quirks + Milestones:
– Dressed to impress for Valentines’ Day (my first Valentines’ Day)
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– On the move everywhere!

– Started drinking more consistently from a cup
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– Visited Strasburg for opening weekend
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– Celebrated Fairy Tale week at Daycare
– Uncle Same came to visit. His visit included an early birthday celebration since Uncle Sam was in Scotland, working for your birthday.
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– Stayed up SUPER late the night before your tubes so that you would sleep on the way down there and not get too hungry.
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– You started pointing at things. You also discovered your new favorite game. You touch your finger to someone else’s finger and electricity transfers from your finger through the other person.
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– Grandma, Grandpa, and Great Grandpa came to visit. Uncle Andrew and his girlfriend, Allie, came to visit as well.
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– Celebrated Grandma’s birthday too.
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– You met the Owen family
– We celebrated your birthday a couple of days early.
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Where I am with you…
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Getting a Christmas Tree and Meeting Santa

This past weekend we went to get our Christmas tree. Wow, so much more of an adventure with a little one! It was a little cold but we found one after a little searching. We had a little bit more of a difficult time than what we thought we would.
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Then we went to meet Santa! Guyon did so well and didn’t scream but did try to pull Santa’s beard off a couple of times.
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