March 31, 2010

19 months

Noah, you are such a big boy now! I can't believe you are 19 months already. You are growing up right before our eyes, and as much as I hate to admit it, my baby is... really not a baby anymore. What a privilege and honor it is to be your Mommy. You bless me {and your Daddy} more than you will ever know, and you bring such joy to our lives. We are so proud of you and all of your accomplishments. You amaze us everyday, and we love watching you discover and learn new things. Just promise your mommy you won't grow up too fast okay?

Tonight I want to share some of the things you are doing right now, so we can look back and remember you at this sweet, precious age.

You are very, very ticklish just like your Daddy. Daddy knows each and every one of your ticklish spots, because those are his too. Someday you will figure that out and then it will be payback! You love to be tickled, and you just can't get enough of it.

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You love Veggie Tales. Some of your favorite shows right now are Silly Songs with Larry, Jonah: A Veggie Tales Movie, The Ballad of Little Joe, and Madame Blueberry. Nothing gets you moving like Veggie Tales does. Anytime a song comes on, you get a big smile on your face, and start dancing. It's the cutest thing ever.

You love shoes. Who would have thought? You love to carry your shoes throughout the house, and often you will come up to me with a shoe wanting me to put it on you. It is so funny to watch you walk around in nothing but a diaper and a pair of shoes. But it's not just your shoes that you're into; you also love to bring Mommy and Daddy our shoes and insist that we wear them too.

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You love, love, love to jump on Mommy and Daddy's bed. And you look like a little frog when you're doing it. It's so funny. You love when your Daddy throws you on the bed too. That's something else you just can't get enough of.

Not long ago you discovered the refrigerator magnets, and you love playing with them. You carefully place each magnet on the fridge, and once you've finished that, you will start again and move them one by one to the opposite side. Mommy even discovered some magnets in the toilet the other day. I wonder who could have done that?

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You hate getting your teeth brushed. In fact, hate is not a strong enough word to describe how you feel about it. You loathe it. I can't even imagine the first time we go visit the dentist. Yikes! I'm sure that will be an interesting visit. Honestly, I have no idea how the dentist will even get a look inside your mouth. You are one strong little dude when it comes to your mouth.

You are always doing something that makes Mommy and Daddy laugh. Lately, you have started gagging yourself, and you think it's pretty funny when you do it. It is so funny, although we try not to encourage it. I have no idea how you started that. You're a silly boy!

You love to give kisses. Almost every time I ask you to "give Momma a kiss" you pucker your lips and tilt your head to the side as you lean forward for a kiss. You are already such a romantic! We sure love your sweet kisses.

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On a recent sick-visit to the doctor, you weighed 24 lbs! Such a big, healthy boy! We have a well check-up this Monday, so we will get to see again how much you weigh as well as how tall you are!

You almost have all your baby teeth in. It is a little hard to see, but it looks like most of them are in or are in the process of coming in.

You love playing at the park. So do Mommy and Daddy! Oh, and of course Einstein. We have discovered a couple of really fun parks to play at, and I think today was our fifth time to go this month. Your favorite thing to do at the park is just run, but you also enjoy the slides. When you slide, you love to go face first. What a brave little boy you are!

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Your verbal language consists of: "Mama," "Dada," "Uh oh," "Oh," & "Nuh-uh". We love your sweet little voice.

You are very quickly picking up different signs. The ones off the top of my head are: please, more, Daddy, Mommy, bath, cookie, drink, milk, donut, finished, candy {fruit snacks}, and you are working on "I love you." You are learning new signs everyday, and we are so proud of you! You will be signing like your Daddy before we know it!

You love to hug Einstein, but you have to be in the mood to do it. Most of the time it is when Mommy doesn't have her camera in close reach or when the settings to take the picture are all wrong. Go figure. But when you "give Einstein love," you wrap your arms around his round belly and/or lay your head on him. You are such a sweet little brother.

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You love to dip your food in sauces. Queso, ketchup, mustard, hot sauce are some of your favorites, but you aren't too picky. You never bite into the food; you just lick the sauce off and go for a another dip. Sometimes I wonder if you are getting enough to eat, but I guess you are because you seem satisfied, and you're growing like crazy.

You are growing and changing every single day, and we love and cherish every single moment we have with you. We'll be celebrating your 2nd Birthday before we know it!

Love you sweet baby boy.

Momma

7 comments:

Linda P. said...

Very sweet post, and I love the pic of Noah hugging Einstein!

shanna said...

It is a very sweet post- and when Noah is in school, you'll go back and tear up at it because he's not a baby anymore then.. but he will always be your baby. Kids grow up way too fast and it's bittersweet. Noah and Malie are identical in some of the same ways and they're only 3 weeks apart! Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

awww i love it it like noah my bother but he my good baby and i love everything u said about noah it makes me want to cry

Anonymous said...

Sweet post u have there!

Dee

The Christians said...

Awww...soooo sweet! I can't believe how big he is getting! Love, love, love your cutie pie. He is adorable and it is so easy to see how much joy he brings into ya'lls' lives! He needs to get Ian signing too! Ian used to sign milk, but has dropped even that in favor of making as much noise as he can.

Anonymous said...

each word written from the love of mommy's heart. thanks, libby, for sharing these precious moments with us readers. CJ

Kasey said...

Oh how sweet! I can't believe that he is 19 months old. I always think that him and Grace are the same age. She's about to be 16 months old. Oh how time flies. Please slow down. It seems so hard to capture everything when they become this age. They are such busy bodies, it makes it hard to keep up sometimes. We definitely need to get them together before they get too much older.