I thought I would update on how Brigham has been doing lately. Next month he will be two and a half! Seriously? Oh my goodness, where has my baby gone?
His speech is crazy good. Although, on occasion, it’s hard to understand what he’s saying. I can usually decipher it but maybe outsiders can’t. He’s speaking in full sentences, five and six words! He repeats everything we say. We’re so glad he can communicate well because for a long time all he did was squawk and scream to get his way. He is still very loud and still screams (oh, my ears) but not as much as he used to.
He tries to say the alphabet and he knows one through ten but doesn’t always say them in the correct order. He knows his shapes and colors. He loves when we read to him at night. Chica Chica Boom Boom, Go Dog Go and Clifford the Big Red Dog are his favorite books right now.
His big appetite seems to have slowed down a bit. He used to eat anything and cleaned his plate at every meal. Now he is a bit more picky and sometimes refuses to eat. His favorite treat right now would be fruit snacks. He asked for them all the time. But he’ll also eat a whole banana. So it evens out.
He is a big guy, probably about 32 pounds and he’s tall too. He can wear 2T but I think 3T actually fits him better. He has a big round belly so 2T can be tight on him.
As for potty training, I think I was wrong about him. He used to talk about it and want to sit on the potty chair to try to go. But now he wants nothing to do with it. Preschool is working on it and they even have him in pull-ups. But he has never gone on the potty. He’ll sit but he won’t go. It’s the same at home. He sits down but he just can’t (or won’t) go. I decided to put him in big boy undies just to see what happened and he peed all over the floor. He said “uh oh!” and ran to the potty but it was of course, too late. I put him back in a diaper and I think we’ll just wait a little while longer.
He drives his big brother crazy by taking toys away from him. He also copies everything Landon does, which annoys him. I think he wants to be just like Landon and that’s why he does it. But sometimes I think he is just doing it on purpose to bother him. Wrestling and playing in big dirt piles are their favorite things to do together. They also play power rangers or superheros. No matter how many fights they have they can also be very sweet to one another. I’m so glad they have each other.
Brigham definitely has a mind of his own. He doesn’t listen very well and won’t ever do what we ask him to do. This can be dangerous as he will run out into the street during a walk and not listen when we tell him to stop. He is a risk-taker. Always wanting to do big kid stuff that he shouldn’t even know how to do. He is a very spirited child just like his mama was
Parenting a two-year-old may be challenging but Brigham is also a sweet and sensitive boy. He still loves to cuddle and kiss and hug. Here he is, two and a half, and he still requests to be rocked to sleep at night. It is my favorite moment with him. Our nightly rocking sessions. And he is just the happiest guy when he wakes up in the morning. His smile every morning is huge and it always reminds me to thank God for another wonderful day. I mean, he’s happy about it. Why shouldn’t I be as well?
Brigham, mommy and daddy love you so much and we can’t wait to see all that you will do as you make your way to three!