Eighteen Months

Kallen is 18 months old! We have a full blown toddler on our hands! I can’t believe how big he is getting and how much he learns everyday.

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Here are some things I want to remember about Kallen right now….
Kal weighs 24 ish pounds and is about 30 inches tall (his well check isn’t until the 19th so not positive on these numbers)

Wearing: 12 to 18 and 18 months. Size 5c shoes

Eating: Kallen is an awesome eater! He eats pretty much everything and always is asking for snacks. He loves guacamole, “cookies” (graham crackers), grapes, bananas, apples, chicken, hamburgers, french fries and ice water. He is not a huge fan of green veggies, tomato, and cucumber

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Nursing: Kal is still nursing at at bedtime, and sometimes when he wakes up. We had a pretty rough start with nursing, and I didn’t know if I’d ever make it 18 days, much less 18 months. My “goal” was to breastfeed him for 12 months, and I feel so blessed we’ve been able to continue. He is starting to show signs of weaning , so we will see how much longer he wants to nurse

Words: If you know me and Chris, it’s probably no surprise that Kal is quite the talker. He says: Mama, Daddy, Papa, dog, cat, Leo, Bree, Russell, Dal, Kal, baby, ball, cookie, eat, treat, apple, “nanana” (banana), watch, ice, done, Thank You, walk, shoes, Elmo, uh oh, toes, kick, what’s that?, why’d you do that?, and where’d it go? He also signs please, all done, and shakes his head Yes and No. Just this last week he has started repeating things if you ask him to.

Play: Kallen is obsessed with Balls…we have no less than 10 of them and every morning he collects them all. He loves being outside and swinging at the park. We’ve been swimming a few times this summer and he has enjoyed that too. He started climbing this last month, and gives me mini heart attacks all day long. He is VERY busy and does not stop playing and getting into things, unless he is asleep.



Sleep: Kal transitioned to 1 nap right after his 1st birthday. He usually goes down after lunch and will sleep for 1.5 to 3 hours, depending on the day. He still isn’t a great nighttime sleeper, but it’s getting better. We start our bedtime routine (bath, brush teeth, read book, kisses, prayers, and a couple songs) about 8 and he is usually asleep by 830/845. He usually wakes up once around 4 or 5 and gets in our bed and will go back to sleep until 7 or 730

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Being the mom of a toddler is exhausting, trying, and an absolute blast. I love spending my days with Kal and love watching him learn and grow. Can’t wait for all the adventures to come!

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