Bryce turned 18 months two weeks ago. It simply amazes me everyday seeing how fast and how much he has grown. Sometimes it saddens me a wee bit but for the most part it's pretty amazing. Things get easier, harder, and then a new little phase hits and leaves you wondering what's next? For the most part his tantrums have now died down a little. He's able to communicate much better now and it's really helped out with the funky temper tantrum phase that we hit head on around 15 months.
I'm trying to teach him "patience" and well, that seems to be working some what. Bryce is a little parrot at the moment. I think sometime last month he started putting two words together and every so often he'll use two words now. Like for instance, come on, mommy ball, daddy bird(or whatever it is he want us to notice), stop it, Puma kitty(our cat), and so on. I can't really remember them all right now. I've not had a lot of sleep the past couple of nights because of our aging dog. She's 13 years old and I don't think she's going to last too much longer. She's blind and deaf now. And for the last two nights she just can't seem to get comfortable in the evenings. She has been pacing from our bedroom to the living room, this goes on for hours until finally I shut her out of our room as I can't handle the noise. She's a little dog but I hear every tiny sound. Her nails click on our hard woods and she's wearing me out. Tonight I'm putting her doggy bed that's beside our bed in our living room and she's just going to have to make do. I suppose I'll shut our bedroom door, but I'm so scared that Bryce is going to climb out of his crib and come into our room and our door will be shut(even though he can open doors), so as you see, I'm making myself insane.
Okay, enough of the dog rant. At 18 months like I mentioned earlier Bryce is a parrot. He doesn't sign as much now that he can basically speak all of his signs. He will still sign I love you(if I beg enough) which melts my heart. He has now learned if he says "please" he can basically get anything he wants. He's obsessed with eating M&M's. Thank you Easter bunny. So every morning as soon as he wakes up he normally says M&M's. Not quite the healthy breakfast there son! When he follows that with a pleassse, it makes it extremely hard to say no. I don't cave in the morning but in the evenings it's a different story. Every evening when we get home he goes to the kitchen drawer where the candy stash is and says M&M's, followed by please, please, pleassseee, one million times. So, I normally cave. Luckily he's normally satisfied with just one or two so for now it's not so bad. It's so damn cute it's hard to tell him no. I've tried to tell them they are all gone but he pulls the drawer open and sticks his little hand in and normally will reach some sort junk.
In the last week or so he has also learned to say no correctly. Me- Bryce are you ready to go night night. Him- no. Bryce it's time to go inside, come on. Him- no(while he shakes his head). I love it, I love this age. I told my husband today this is one of the months/childhood phases that I would love to freeze in time.
I do apologize for the lack of blogging. I don't know, like I've said previously I'm not sure where I'm at any longer with this blog. I never imagined that I would be lucky enough to become a mother and I guess I've moved to a mommy blogger now. Or a half ass blogger that rarely blogs.