Babbling to Talking

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  • 23 Months 1 Week Milestones

    Roman and Mom under cherry blossomsThe weather has been getting much nicer and the cherry blossom tree has even bloomed!  He now initiates “I love you mommy” and “I miss you”, which of course melts our hearts!  If he by mistake hurts you or sees that you’re hurt he will say “Okay mommy?”.  He also waits for us at the window when we’re coming home from work.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

    Roman watching dino videosHe has been obsessed with using Windex and cleaning – we need to replace that with water!  Our hobby with dinosaurs is ever growing and he even names a “pterodactyl” when he sees one!  He also enjoys watching dino YouTube videos and imitates actions with his dinosaur.  And he’s been having playdates galore!  We also went to PF Changs to celebrate the opening of the playspace – he did a great job of sitting at the table.  We continue to go to the city on Wednesdays so he can spend time with his grandparents and uncle.  He LOVES jumping on his uncle’s bed!  

    Roman eating a donut He has been having quite a few meltdowns, but we’ve learned that talking about his feelings, and then ignoring negative behavior, and finally praising him when he calms down works best.  It’s been a struggle bringing him to the playspace since he sees it as home base and everything as his so you often hear “This is mine”, “I need it”, or “I use it” (e.g. – the yellow Cozy Cab, Lego wall).  He also insists on having a snack (usually chips) when we’re there.  He tried a donut for the first time!  At the Little Zookeepers class he had difficulty waiting his turn and said “touch” and “mine”.  If something is taken away from him he continues to say “no mama”.  And he’s been exhibiting toddler behavior all around such as lying himself on the floor so you can’t pick.