Well, I’m not gonna lie to you – I’ve pretty much quit tracking milestones, and I’ve lost count on words though I’m guessing they have somewhere around 45-50, know 3-5 body parts and jacket, shoes, socks, hat (though strangely I am not sure if they know shirt and pants!). They follow directions really well…..when they want to that is.
What I HAVE seen a lot of this month is personality.
Miles is my conscientious, “put things back where they go”, “figure out how things work”, “want to be a good helper” kid. He tends to talk more than Abby and use words functionally more frequently. He loves everyone and hugs everyone. He finishes with a toy, says “all done”, and sometimes puts it away. He takes care of Abby and gets her her monkey when she cries. He also, surprisingly, has been the biggest tantrum thrower and the one with the biggest attitude, a trait I had assigned to Abby as an infant. Every day when I pick them up from daycare he goes straight to the fridge and gets his cup out, then to his hook to reach for his jacket. Sometimes he will get Abby’s cup too if I ask (because she is too busy leeching onto me to get her own cup). Many stereotype boys as constantly “on the go”, but I don’t know that I’d say he’s any more on the go than Abby is.
Miles Choo choo
Miles’ motto of the month: STOP IT!
Abby does her own thing. She’s slow to warm up to new (and even not really new) situations. She’s social when she wants to be but when she doesn’t want to be she’s usually happy to entertain herself. She figures things out in her time. She’s also super sweet and loves to snuggle and sing e-i-e-i-ooooooo. She’s more the one to create the mess than clean it up, but she will help if Miles starts to pick up toys. She is tending towards more of the follower than leader at this point in time, but I have a feeling these roles will flip flop quite a bit as they get older. She is my eater. She LOVES the mirror. For real, LOVES it and anything she can see her reflection in, including the stove, a storm door or the outside of a car.
Pay special attention to this gallery, because its hilarious.
Abby acts silly (and signs please)
Abby’s motto of the month: I LOVE ME!
So far, they love each others company, and that’s something I hope they will always do.