Michael Raynes | 17 months

Weight: 26 lbs

Here we are at 17 months. I’ve always liked to round things off- so let’s just say 1 1/2, shall we? Or to make my forever baby stay young, I can keep him at age 1. I think I prefer that.

New Developments: He can wave hello and attempt to say this as well.  When I am talking to his Daddy on speaker phone R says “Da? Da?” in the foreground. Best of all, the boy now watches television for a solid 5 minutes. Praise Jesus!

Physical Developments: Haircuts are becoming a regular thing with two under his belt now. Thanks to Daddy for taking him most recently while they bonded last weekend. Once a Ging, always a Ging.
Your shoe size is a 6, pants 18 months and shirts a 2T. I am working diligently on (okay, eventually) dressing you more like a “little boy” (per your Daddy’s instructions) knowing that the many monogrammed Jon Jons and matching turtlenecks will soon be a thing of the past. I cannot part with your Livie and Luca shoes elephant just yet.

New Words: Hot, Boo, Cheese, Hi

Games: Peek a Boo only he does it to me now. Wrestling (it must be a built in boy gene) and chase.

Health: Looking on the bright side, you have started to build up your immune system with strep throat last month, and a fun little bug this month causing you to take a third round of antibiotics in a short period of time.  Shh, don’t tell your holistic Sassy.

Bath time: Still a favorite and thankfully your mom got creative and rounded up some bath toys for you since the full of water plastic cups finds it way outside the tub each night.

Independence: You are growing in this area. We have learned the hard way not to keep the courtyard gate open. Let’s just say we will need to use the Pooper Scooper (is this actually a proper noun?) in the backyard more frequently now.

Demeanor: Happy go lucky with a bit of spunk mixed in for good measure. Little to no crying with a high curiousness level.

Foods: It is official, I will go ahead and admit defeat now. You are a picky eater.  I am embarrassed to even mention the limited number and types of food you will eat, none of which are green in color.

Coming back inside the gates- wondering why  his  parents were less than thrilled with the treat I brought them?

Sleep: Thankfully you continue to keep up your high batting average in the sleeping department.

I can’t help but remember 17 months as the age that Kenley was when she had her open heart surgery. How nice it is having an uneventful yet full of life 17 months with this little guy. He has indeed captured our whole hearts.

Even if he is a little snotty.