Sweet Pea will actually be 22 months old tomorrow! I can’t leave things undone so even though my blogging focus has changed on this blog, I am going to finish Sweet Pea’s monthly posts to 24 months! Can’t just stop at 20 months with her posts since I have them for Little Bug all the way to 24 months. Here is Sweet Pea’s 21 Month post. 22 Months will be posted Monday!
Sweet Pea is 21 months old!!
Three months and my baby will be two! That truly seems impossible but I know this baby girl is growing up right before my eyes.
I decided it was time to stop the baby food. She just needs to learn to eat real food that is not pureed. Sweet Pea loves being given a bowl and spoon so I am trying to introduce foods to her that way. She has eaten cheerios with milk, black beans and rice this way! I still have a few jars of baby food and will use them up but then we will not buy any more. Sweet Pea also likes sandwiches, especially if I melt the cheese into the sandwich. I see her making progress with eating. She is just going to need to learn to like different textures and I think she is on the right track.
I moved naptime back by 15 minutes this month because she was ready to be up a little longer before a nap. I hope around her birthday she might be ready to nap at 1 or 1:30pm which will be nice to have a little later naptime for when we go out in the mornings.
We moved this month and both girls spent a lot of time with Grams and Gramps during that transition phase. They of course did fabulous with them. Grams is very good about keeping the girls on their schedules. Sweet Pea did start waking early from naps, but once she came home I figured out it was because of teething. She is cutting her incisors and I remember those being very hard on Little Bug when hers came in.
Sweet Pea is still just the sweetest thing – for the most part. This month she has started throwing some tantrums if something doesn’t go the way she expected or wants it to go. It is quite funny but I just ignore her fits or tell her to use her words to tell me what she wants and the fits have not escalated beyond anything that is typical for this age. I know if she had more words the tantrums would be non-existent like they were with Little Bug, but I also know as she learns more and more words and starts to talk more she won’t tantrum either.
Sweet Pea is extremely dramatic when she gets hurt. It is nearly comical except her drama has gotten a little out of hand! The slightest bump or fall and she cries like someone is stabbing her. I think we started babying her too much when she would get hurt and now she exaggerates her injuries! So now I am giving her just enough sympathy without dragging it on forever.
Sweet Pea and Little Bug have been playing pretty well together since we moved. They played for a good while together in the playroom a couple days after they moved in. Sweet Pea loves her big sis. She thinks she is so funny and Little Bug can always get Sweet Pea belly laughing.
Sweet Pea’s schedule (20 months old):
8am wake up
9:30-10:30 Room time
12:45 – 4/4:30 Naptime
HAPPY 21 MONTHS, SWEET PEA!!!