Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Growth Spurts

You know your toddler is having a growth spurt when...

Ayden's current favorite thing to do!
Walk up the driveway, hunting for horses and collecting rocks.
1) He goes back to two naps a day and sleeps even better at night.

2) He eats like he has been starving to death at every meal. I mean he SHOVELS it in!

3) You have to let out a rise snap on all of his cloth diapers (or go the next size up with 'sposies)

4) You spend a day discovering that everything that was out of reach yesterday needs to be moved up another inch or two. 

5) Your child can not only reach the door knobs but can close his little fist around them (Luckily he can't turn the doorknob or reach the deadbolt...yet...)

6) Your back starts aching all of the sudden when you carry him.  Don't worry though,  your mommy muscles adjust and get even stronger and it'll stop hurting in no time.

7) Despite all that he is eating, he looks lean and his legs look extra long. 

1 month to 18 months.
Growing must be really hard work!

No matter how much we want to make it stop, our babies are growing up on us. It is sad to say goodbye to each chapter but so exciting to see what he next one holds. 

What are the tell tale signs of a growth spurt in your house?


Flashback!  Here's what we were up to one year ago today: "Hunting For Treasures "

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  1. The comment about having to move items up higher reminded me of a question I have for you. With my 15 month old son we have to move things out of his reach if we don't want him touching them and doesn't pay attention to "no touching" or "not for you" and the like. Do you preemptivly move things or do you say no all the time (that's the way I feel when I don't move things)? Or a mix of both? I know people think we spoil him by moving the stuff instead of teaching him not to touch it

    1. That's a great question and unfortunately I don't have a definitive answer... We put things where we like them because there is a chance that he won't even bother it. When he does start bothering it, we ask ourselves, "is it hurting him? Is he hurting it?" If those answers are no, we typically let him explore it and find that he loses interest in it and stops bothering it. If it is something that could potentially hurt him or if it's something he could break, we try teaching him not to touch it or move it, depending on what it is. Sorry for such a long reply, does that help?