Feeding: Two percent milk (16-20 oz./day), water all day, table foods three times a day with a snack after nap.
Clothing: 2T and some 3T (He is 90th percentile for height and 80th for weight!)
Bedtime: 7 - 8 p.m. Sleeps 11-12 hours each night.
Sleeping: Overall, he's still a great sleeper. I think he sleeps a little less than he used to, still sleeping 11-12 hours, but we rarely ever get an 8 a.m. wake up any more. Usually he's ready to go at 7 a.m., no matter what time he goes to bed. Naps continue to be all over the place for length and I can't seem to figure out why some are longer than others - activity, noise, stimulation, etc. all don't seem to play a part - that I can tell at least. He'll usually sleep 1.5 - 3 hours, although I really, really prefer that he gets at least two. Usually when he wakes after just an hour and a half he's super crabby for the day. If he gets 2+, I call it a "good nap."
So, I've decided two years old is definitely one of my favorite stages. He is so funny, I love talking with him each day about what he wants to do, or what he dreamt about or what daddy's up to. He's loves playing Captain Obvious, constantly pointing out, "Car. Black car. Big black car. Momma's big black car." All in that order - each time he likes to add a descriptor - just in case I wasn't sure which car he was talking about. He's also really into opposites and posession. He tells me which ball is big or small, or what is up or down. Or he'll go around pointing at things telling us who's they are, "Momma's coffee. Daddy's coffee. Eli's milk. Colette's nuk." He loves talking about what we're going to eat or do, and often when I ask him what he'd like, he'll say, "Probably ... hmmm ... I want to ... maybe ... probably .... eat pea-na-ner toast, yes, that's it." or whatever it is. I love getting to hear his decision making process!
This was such a fun month for us! It was great to get to spend more consistent time with him and not have so much on our plates so we could give him more attention than we have in a while. I feel like every day Eli gets more and more fun as his language and personality develops, and I love getting to have actual conversations with him. It's amazing to watch how well he can understand a concept or apply something he's learning to different situations. Mike and I are constantly amazed by what sponges kids are! I'm also so grateful Eli seems to be enjoying the move. I knew logically his "friends" back in Minneapolis wouldn't be a loss, but I was still really sad about it. He seems to be doing great here and doesn't even know the difference. He now shouts "Home!" when we pull into the parking lot, and "new house" when we pull into the driveway of our, you guessed it, new house. It's fun to see him so excited!