27 June 2011

17 months!

Oh gosh.

Is my child 17 months old already??? My goodness time is flying by.

I mean it's kinda hard to believe because look at this face!! He still has such a baby face. (in my opinion!) How can he be approaching a year and a half?
He throws his share of tantrums but I really do believe I'm finding ways to deal with them a little better. He's not talking a whole lot - and to be honest, sometimes it worries me. I mean, he doesn't even show interest it talking whatsoever. I know that toddlers grow & progress at their own pace but I feel like some of his tantrums are as a result of his inability to communicate. My husband and I are started teaching him some signs... which have helped a little. I wonder when he'll start wanting to talk? I work with him every day, try to read to him... etc... but he just doesn't have the attention span. Ah well... I'm going to just keep trying. And also recognize that he will catch on when he's ready. :)

Onto better things... he's totally turning into a flirt. He will bat his blue eyes and throw a grin out to any girl/lady that will pay attention to him. And if you're not paying attention to him, he'll keep staring and giving you googly eyes until you do. He's definitely a ladies man. I think I will have my hands full down the road.

He still eats like a champ. The more he's fed, the happier he is. I guess that's a boy thing, though. Ha ha. He still wakes up early (heaven help me!). Still takes 2 naps a day usually. But lately - he's been sleeping in a little bit more and because we've  been so busy his schedule has been messed up and now his naps are all over the place. I never know from one day to the next when he'll go to bed, when he'll wake up, and when his naps will be. It's a little bit frustrating because it makes it difficult to make plans but nothin' I can do about it. Maybe he's transitioning to just one nap a day?

He's wearing size 5 diapers, 18-24 month shirts and 2T size pants. Still tall and skinny. Oh and he's in size 5 shoes!

He picks his nose, snorts a lot, and dances like a fool - - but all of those things are so endearing. Makes me love him even more!!!


22 comments:

kaley said...

sweet boy :) kullen is also a little flirt - maybe it's a blonde hair/blue eyed boy thing?! they just know they can get anything they want with the bat of an eye or cheesy grin! ;]

jenni said...

He is SUCH a doll! He definitely still has a baby face. And you'll be sad when you hit the day that he no longer has that. It happened with Carter... the day I realized he looked like a little boy and not a baby... I cried.

xoxo

Southern Wifey said...

just throuugh a picture i can tell hes a little filrt with those big blue eyes! swoon

[sweet life of a southern wife]

Libby's Life said...

My brother didn't really start talking until he was THREE! I did all the talking for him... he he he. So don't worry he'll talk when he wants too. But that does make it so much harder to communicate when he doesn't have an older sister to do all the talking for him. All kids do things at different times so don't worry he's just being a boy.

Laura said...

He does have such a baby face! Too cute. Happy 17 months! :)

nicole. said...

isnt it crazy how fast they grow up. i love the little baby face. i hope my son has one forever ;)

Courtney K. said...

What a cutie. :) I wouldn't stress about the not talking thing too much. Boys are walkers, girls are talkers. Noah didn't start really talking until closer to 2, but now that he does, you can't get him to shut up. :)

Meagan said...

Look at those eyes! How could he not use them for flirting?? :)

Jazmyn Alexandria said...

Aww I love his little baby face and yay on 17 months. He is such a little cutie. :)

Oh Jazmyn

Sarah said...

Awww. So cute. I love these photos. He is growing up so fast.

Nikki said...

His face is changing a little, it only gets cuter!

I'm sure he's just moving at his own pace, but maybe next time you're at the dr. have his ears checked. I haven't heard you complain about ear infections, but a friend of ours little girl didn't talk for quite some time and threw major tantrums because she couldn't hear what her parents were saying to her. Her ears were tubed and it all changed. Of course its the terrible two's so I doubt it will ever really change ;)

The Best of Both Worlds said...

I wouldn't worry about the talking. My nephew didn't want much to do with it either. He is 2 now and talks ALOT. I had a friend whos son was the same way! He is so adorable & I bet the flirting & the picking the nose thing are super cute & attractive!

Angie said...

He's a cutie! Don't worry about the talking yet. My son didn't talk until 2 1/2 and then made up for it when he started - most verbal one in the house!

the mom diggity said...

Gosh that kid. He's so amazingly cute and perfect! He doesn't seem that big in his pics, I can't believe he's in such big boy clothes & diapers!!! Such a boy :) You're really doing a FANTASTIC job there mama!

SILVIA said...

awesome post!!!!
congratulation honey!!=D
xxx

AmyLee said...

whoa! 17 months already?? why did i think he was only two months older than P? i'm a nerd.

he's so so so cute. but you knew that.

Casey Martinez said...

Happy 17 months to your precious little man. He is such a cutie!! All of my gal pals who have boys have told me that none of them started talking much at all until the boys were close to 2 or a little after. The gals seem to start chatting a lot earlier...but, from what it looks like boys motor skills are so much more advanced than girls so that is where they put their energy;0. Isn't it so cute that babies love to dance!!

uwmomma said...

This is so sweet :) Happy 17 months Bennett!!
I know that the talking thing will happen when he's ready! At least for us, it seems like big milestones like walking and talking seem to come out of nowhere!

Miranda said...

Goodness, those eyes of his get me everytime! He is just adorable. Happy 17 months little guy!

ADSchill said...

My little man! So grown up! He won me over the minute he was born, he was a ladies man even then!

Spa Toilet Seat said...

he so handsome .. i like his eyes its so adorable ..

Ashley said...

Aww he's so cute! Turning into such a little man.