Drew is now 20 months old. Yikes! We are slowly being reminded of all the fun and not-so-fun things that happen in this transition from 1 to 2 years. Thank the good Lord above that he has yet to throw a huge tantrum like an anonymous older brother had done about 45,000 times at this point in life. Because nobody can handle that 2 times in a row.
I always tell Seth that Drew may be a handful and wear us out, but he makes up for it by being the sweetest little guy. He is all about hugs and kisses. Drew loves a good cuddle and now wants to be “rocked” before bed. (Also known as his #1 stalling technique, but hey, it’s working)
Drew goes to bed between 7-7:30 and wakes up about 7:30. He takes 1 nap a day that is usually 2-3 hours. The early in the day he naps, the longer the nap. So I’ll let you guess if he naps earlier or later.
Drew is 27 lbs and almost as tall as Jake (FYI, Jake was 30 lbs at 3 years so Drew is quickly catching up!). He wears 18-24 month shirts and pants, size 5 shoes, and a size 5 diaper. (Jake is still in 2T…ha!)
He absolutely adores Jake and can’t wait to see him when he wakes up in the mornings and at naps. They hold hands all the time, hug, wrestle, and play pretty well together. Drew also gets so excited to see our good friends and grandparents. His eyes light up right away.
Drew still doesn’t say a whole lot but his words include: night night, mama, nahnah (aka, dada…he won’t say that D! and also calls Jake the same thing), dog, car, goat, cat, bye, ish (fish), ma (milk), bath, ball, book, bubble, tee tee, and booger (sorry, just keeping it real here). I think he could say more, because he randomly said “Papa” when we saw my grandpa last week and then repeated “elbow” the other day. He uses the signs for more, milk, and all done for everything else. Oh and let’s not forget that we can make animal sounds with the best of them.
(He was thrilled)
Drew loves to sing songs, play chase, push cars, play outside, eat, play hide n seek, read books, pester the dogs, and “help” around the house. When he wants something, he is absolutely frantic until he gets it. He is strong-willed, but not nearly as much as Jake. Drew is fun-loving, giggly, thoughtful, persistent, a Daddy’s boy, and makes us laugh every day.
I get asked all the time if the boys are twins (I just don’t see it) but your hair color is now lighter than Jake’s and you’ve still got those curls. You also have the biggest belly this side of the Mason-Dixon line. It’s out of control!
As we get closer to 2, we are just blown away by how much Drew has changed. Drew, you will always be our “baby” but you are quickly turning into a little boy!