Poor third baby. Addie has blog posts for every month of her first two years of life ... I love you just as much, West!!
This baby was so enamored with the ocean. I think our week-long vacation in a new place with a crazy schedule was a little hard on my boy, but he really was a trooper. The delays on the trip home were a little difficulty for all of us!
As a third baby, he's often along for the ride to t-ball or basketball games or practices, activities and events ... and while he can be pretty go-with-the-flow, he has some serious opinions about things and how he thinks things should be done. I literally have three children with the same personality, y'all. Although in general, W seems to be the most outgoing of them all, and perhaps a smidge less high maintenance (or maybe this mama is just getting better at accommodating!).
He still needs his mama or dada if he's feeling unsure or insecure and he definitely prefers us most. He still has some separation anxiety at church but the tears never last long. He's going to be starting Mother's Day Out at least one day a week in the fall, and while I'm looking forward to some structured time to work, I'm going to miss my baby.
There are so many things I love about this age ... his talking and interactions are so sweet. He learns a new word nearly every day. He's obsessed with his Daddy. He wants to be in the middle of everything. He is so loving and gives the best hugs and kisses. His belly laugh is the sweetest sound in the world. But he gets frustrated when he can't communicate what he wants or we don't comply with his wishes. He likes to make us chase him. He has so much energy and literally Never. Stops. Moving. I'm just about too old for 18-month-olds, so it's a good thing he's the last one ;) But I know I'm going to miss this stage when it's gone.
Weight: 25 lbs
Length: 28.75 inches