Twenty Months

The big 2-0.  The kids finally got the memo this month that, lo and verily, they are toddlers.  They want “up” (general use preposition for any change in position) all day and night.  They wander around with cups of milk and lounge on the couch like miniature teenagers.  They have strong opinions about the Backyardigans, although their limited vocabularies mean that these opinions are mostly expressed through interpretive dance.   They’re busy, glorious, sweet little people who are fully capable of stealing sister’s toy one minute, and patting her to comfort her the next.  It’s astounding.

The stats:

Sleep:  11-13 hours at night, 2-3 hour nap each day.

Food:  Smaller volume than previously (Chloe until recently could out-eat Nanny J’s 7-year-old) but still a nice variety.  They’re enjoying dipping things (salsa, ranch, ketchup, marinara) and love the independence of their new booster seats at the kitchen table.  Bye-bye, high chairs!

Nursie:  Early a.m. on waking, for about 3 nanoseconds.  They’re close to weaning, I think.

Teeth:  Chloe’s holding at 16, Emma has 10.

Apparel:  18 month clothes, size 4 shoes, size 4 dipes.

Dimensions:  Emma is 25# 10 oz, and Chloe is 23# 3 oz.  Both 31.25 inches.

Words:  Chloe – up, baby (beebee), poopoo, stinky (tinky).  Emma – “hi, sister” and “I love you (I luuh ooo)” as well as beebee.

Likes: Chloe – the Wonder Pets CD (accept no substitutes), climbing anything/everything, raspberry fruit bars.  Emma – her baby doll, bananas, her baby doll, the red triangle, and did I mention the doll?

Dislikes: Chloe – mama’s suggestion that she sit on the potty (oh how funny, mama!), not having something that her sister has.   Emma – walking barefoot outside, having toys stolen by Chloe, and Major Dislike #1: losing contact with her doll for any period of time, including bath, dinner, brushing one’s teeth, etc.

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