One thing that hasn't changed is that Theo is still the big kid on the block. He is taller than most two year olds, according to his doctor. I didn't even ask about his weight percentiles, but he's a full 8 POUNDS heavier than Emmett at the same age. I wonder where he hides it all? #BELLY.
So, yeah he still likes to eat. Fruit is a favorite (watermelon a new fave), along with cheese, oatmeal, mac and cheese, pasta, greek yogurt smoothies, and snacks of all kinds. You know it's easier to just tell you what he won't eat, which is most meat (unless it's hidden in something or a Chick-Fil-A nugget) and a lot of veggies. He has a lot more teeth now (4 on bottom, 6 on top, including two molars), which is helpful when you like to shove a handful of food into your mouth at a time. Isn't someone teaching this kid any manners?
Weight: 32 lbs. (over 95th percentile)Height: 34.5 in. (over 95th percentile)
Head circ.: 47 cm (50th percentile)
Also, I must mention that weighing Theo at the doc was a total pain. He wouldn't stand on the big kid scale, so we had to try and put him on the baby scale. As I was trying to put my hands under him to place him on the scale, he leapt out of my arms!! I grabbed his ankles and the nurse grabbed his arm and body to prevent him from hitting the floor. Still, it was a pretty traumatic experience for all of us. I have the feeling that won't be the last time this kid dive bombs. He has no fear.
It's hard to believe that at the last update I was talking about him learning to walk. That feels like a lifetime ago. Since then, Theo has mastered walking and moved on to running and climbing and jumping. The kid can jump like a foot in the air in his crib. Going down steps is still a head-first situation though, which means I'm carrying this lug downstairs every day. #workoutplan Theo also loves to dance and we can always count on him to do it when Wild Kratts comes on. See for yourself:
Another thing you should know about Theo is that he sweats...a lot. Even just playing inside our house for like 5 minutes. He is the sweatiest kid ever. He plays hard. I bet when you're as big as he is it's no small feat to move around, but he manages just fine.
Theo loves to go outside. Lately, he will find his shoes and bring them to me and throw a fit until he gets me to put them on. That's the cue that'd he like to be outside now please. He likes to go in our backyard and wander around. He loves going to our neighborhood playground, but again mostly he just wanders. He'll do slides but he's not a huge swing fan. He also loves to go out front when Eric leaves for work and he'll wave and say "eye!" and walk around barefoot for as long as I'll let him.
Theo has gotten so much hair over the last 3 months. It's the most fine strands of blonde hair laying haphazardly all over his head, especially in back where it also has some precious curl to it. It's approaching mullet-ness, but I can't bear to do anything about it. Those curls are my weakness. Plus, with a little sweat we can get a real nice pompadour-like style on the top.
Theo understands a lot of what we say, even if he can't talk back. A few words he definitely knows are no, eat, outside, inside, bath, hi, bye, snack, and night-night.
• Shakes his head no (learned this from example)
• Claps after he hears applause on TV or if he sees people clapping
• Growls or grunts to indicate most sounds (car, dinosaur, cat, etc.)
• Does what we've termed the "chicken wing" - he waves his right arm from side to side as if to propel him forward faster, or punch somebody out if they get too close.
• Fake cries when Emmett cries
• Has very expressive eyebrows and does a decent side eye
In the past few weeks Theo has morphed into full-on toddlerhood, with a temper and subsequent tantrums. He knocks things over when he's mad, he'll push, pinch, swat, cry and collapse on top of me. It is SO dramatic! Who would have thought that this sweet, easy-going baby would turn into such a drama king?
Theo is also a "messer." He just gets into things. He reaches up to the counter #hidetheknives, opens the pantry, is constantly opening drawers and cabinets, tries to climb up the stairs on his own. If it gets too quiet, it most certainly means trouble.
That said, Theo is also adorable when he's happy. He's pretty social and not very afraid of new people. He has a killer smile and droopy eyelids, a particularly cute combo. He's a good sleeper and good eater. He always makes us laugh and can cheer me up with one little eyebrow raise. He may be a handful now, but he's gonna make the ride a lot more fun.
PS. Emmett at 15 months!