Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Almost 2

I can't believe my little Jude turns two in just a few short weeks.  The time has flown by, especially with how busy we have been.  We are in the process right now of selling our house and buying a new one.  We are under contract on both houses and we are now just trying to figure out closing dates.  Right now it looks like we will be moving the middle of next month.  It's hard to believe that we are going to be leaving soon the only house Jude has ever known.  But the new house is going to be great for him, we will have room to have a special play area for him, he will be in a much much better school district, we will have a park literally next door to us, and best of all he will have two extra hours a day with his mama now that S won't be commuting two hours a day to work.  Yay!  

Now that Jude is almost two, his little personality is really starting to show.  He is so sweet sometimes, giving hugs and kisses out, blowing kisses to everyone and at the same time he has such a temper.  He gets easily frustrated and throws himself to the floor if he hears no.  He is fascinated with older kids but having to share with any kid is likely to end in a melt down, or worse, hitting and sometimes biting. He is talking more and more but I still think he is behind.  He seems to have about 30-40 words that he will say, which I know is a bit below where he should be and he isn't really making any scentences yet. I'm guessing at our two year check up that they will want him to see a speech therapist.  We will see.

Our big boy now sleeps in his toddler bed full time!  We tried it out a few months ago but he wasn't ready.  So he has been sleeping in his pack n play which he couldn't climb out of, at least until two weeks ago when he did climb out.  The toddler bed has been going better than I thought, though for each nap and at bedtime I have to stand outside of his room and listen to see if he he trying to get up. For the first few days I had to put him back in bed quite a few times but now I normally don't have to put him back more than once if at all.  And for the most part he goes to sleep without tears where before he cried himself to sleep almost every night no matter what we did.

He loves to stack things and last night he found the dice I had left out.  Isn't he the cutest?


  1. That is 2 years of serious cuteness there!!! Happy ALMOST Birthday Jude and mommies!!!

  2. Cute! Glad to hear the good news about the toddler bed. We are thinking of switching in a couple months. We're hopeful they won't climb out too much.