Baby Cakes is now 18 months old. A whole year-and-a-half! Baby Cakes has always had huge personality, but now Mr. C and I are truly seeing the comic, the scholar, the sweetheart, and the rambunctious spirit come out in the boy that we have spent the past 18 months (well, 27, really!) getting to know.
I don’t know when kids are supposed to show their sense of humor, but BabyC has his stand up routine down pat. He has a signature “Dinosaur Voice” in which he will repeat anything you say in a low, gravely growl, as long as you ask, “How does a dinosaur say ____?” Of course, this is the funniest thing in the world to him, so he always has to throw his head back to force out his toddler cackle.
Our little 18 month scholar is learning letters and building his vocabulary. People have asked me how many words he knows, and honestly, it would take a long time to create that long list, and I’m sure some words would get left off. Recently, I purchased magnetic letters for the fridge. He immediately took to them, started pulling them off one-by-one and to my surprise, he was naming them (correctly!). Thank you Cookie Monster, for your letter of the day. You have truly made my child a literary genius.
Baby C has turned into such a little person, with his own opinions, style, and sense of humor. We can’t eat one meal without requests of “ah-deh?” (that’s Adele for those non-toddler speakers) and “dancey?” as Rumor Has It blasts in our kitchen. Everything is a show while Baby C is on the go, yet I live for those moments when he winding down for the night. He will fake “ni night” and snuggle up close with his “B” (his little lovey blanket). Being a mom of a little boy is such an immense joy. I can’t wait to see all of ways BabyC will continue to amaze us as he is over the hump and on his way to a big 2 year old.