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Milestone Madness

I stole this idea from my lovely bloggy friend (she might not know we are friends but here I am telling her) Suzanne over at bebehblog.com. She compares baby Evan's milestones to those listed on Babycenter.com and since I always enjoy those posts I have decided to do my very own.

Pweezy is now seventeen months old. According to Babycenter these are the milestones he should have reached by now.

Mastered Skills (most kids can do):

  • Uses six words regularly
  • Enjoys pretend games
  • Likes riding toys

P uses way more than six words regularly. He is a chatterbox. His favorite words are ball, cracker, what's that, mamma, daddy, baby, sister, juice, milk, bye-bye, and grandma.

As for enjoying pretend games we may be way behind on that. The problem is either that I never initiate them or he has as crappy of an imagination as I do. Sometimes I throw a towel on his head like a parrot to see if he will fall asleep. I then ask him where he is. It is great fun for everyone but I always end up disappointed that he did not take an impromptu nap on command. 

He does enjoy riding toys. We have gone over this. He rides around on his BMW like he runs shit.

Emerging Skills (half of kids can do):

  • Feeds doll
  • Speaks more clearly
  • Throws a ball underhand

P is way ahead here. He tried to feed his sister! Take that babycenter milestone chart. He is also doing well in terms of speaking clearly as long as he is using one of the phrases he uses regularly like what's that? Nite nite and Bye bye. Things of that nature. 

However there are times that he runs around mumbling incoherently in full sentences on the pretend cell phone. This usually happens later on in the evening which has led me to the conclusion that he is engaging in some sort of day trading activity with some equally super smart toddler cohorts in Asia. 

All. P. Does. Is. Throw. Balls. Seriously. It is an obsession. He can spiral a football. Yes he can. I am working with him on perfecting his Heisman pose. 

Advanced Skills (a few kids can do):

  • Dances to music
  • Sorts toys by color, shape, or size
  • Kicks ball forward

P dances to music. It isn't breakdancing which is a significant disappointment to me. I had kids because I wanted to upstage Posh Spice and her super cute breakdancing sons. There is still time though so I am not looking into giving P up for adoption...yet. Keep your eye on my future giveaways. You might see a cute toddler you recognize : )

There is no sorting of any kind going on here. Damn.

Again with the balls. Yes he does that. Constantly. 

This picture is blurry and it includes Daddy's feet but you can see how happy that ball makes him. 

I have another kid too. Miss C. She is now three months old. I have never been one of those chicks that gets all teary-eyed because her kid is growing too fast. Well things have changed. 

Now I know what awaits me and I am perfectly happy with C staying a beautiful chubby smiley little blob. I love P and his toddler-isms but keeping C as a tiny (not really she is huge. Like 15 pounds huge) infant and P as a toddler affords me the best of both worlds. Anyway here is what C should be up to according to Babycenter. 

Mastered Skills (most kids can do):

  • Recognizes your face and scent
  • Holds head steady
  • Visually tracks moving objects

C definitely recognizes my face AND scent (bacon, breast milk, and the faint scent of quiet desperation is the latest mix). She holds her head steady and has learned to track moving objects lest she get pelted in the face with a Nerf football yet again. Looking good! 

Emerging Skills (half of kids can do):

  • Squeals, gurgles, coos
  • Blows bubbles
  • Recognizes your voice
  • Does mini-pushup

C is the smiliest, giggliest, fat cheeked sweetheart in the world. Of course she squeals, gurgles, and coos! She also carries on full conversations with P. They go back and forth in some secret baby talk and it is the cutest thing ever. She responds well to my voice. 

Mini-pushups? Pfft she does full pushups with another baby on her back while listening to Eye of the Tiger because she is the toughest broad around.< br />

Advanced Skills (a few kids can do):

  • Rolls over, from tummy to back
  • Turns toward loud sounds
  • Can bring hands together, bats at toys

I don't think she can roll over yet and I am okay with that. I need more time. I am not ready yet. 

The poor girl is constantly turning toward loud sounds. I feel terribly for her at times. P's yelling, screaming, and stomping startle her often. 

C does bat at things. She is always messing with my iPhone touchscreen and likes to grab objects that are nearby when she is getting her diaper changed.

According to Babycenter my kids are doing fine. Fabulous! 

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