Friday, April 25, 2014

Dear Jude: 17 months

Dear Judesy,

Love, this is the month that I thought you were older than you are. You are so big and capable and smart that I forget you aren't even a year and a half old!  You are no longer my tiny baby, and I'm okay with that. Most of the time. 
You don't go to the doctor again until next month, so I don't know how tall you are. But, I do know that you weigh 25 pounds. You are still wearing mainly 12-18 month clothes but will be moving into 18-24 month soon, mainly due to the fact that that's what size all of your hand-me-down summer clothes are, poor kid.
Favorite foods this month: grapes, spaghetti, strawberries, chicken, cake pops, and anything in squeezy form. You love water and you also love standing at the pantry and crying while screaming either, "hungry," or "more."  I promise you eat more than enough. 
You absolutely love to be outside. You have no fear whatsoever and constantly want to walk off the side of the patio (about 1.5 foot drop). You love to run around and throw balls. We have a little basketball hoop and you are pretty good at shooting baskets!  
Judes, you talk so much!  You do a good job of communicating your needs to us. And you are very good at saying, "NO!" You have the most darling little raspy voice which makes all of your words even more precious. Lately you love to point and ask "was dat?" I love seeing your little mind working so hard. 
You are still enjoying school and never have trouble at drop off. But if you see Liam on the playground you get sad and start asking for mommy/daddy and saying bye bye. You love being with your little family. And you adore your big brother and love to keep tabs on him. You don't say Liam, but sometimes call him "brudder" or "bubba." 
You have such a fun personality, baby Jude. You are as feisty as you are sweet. You love to be touched or held and hearing you laugh is everyone's favorite thing. You are momma's boy, but you give daddy all of your kisses. And your all-time favorite toy is your stuffed bunny, he's your best friend. 

We are so thrilled to be your parents and are excited to see what the future holds for you, my love. You are going to do great things. 

Love you forever, and ever,