Meet the Sullivans: Owen is 17 Months!

June 20, 2013

Owen is 17 Months!

Dear Owen,

This week you turn 17 months-old! Our days are filled with fun and giggles. Each one goes by in the blink of an eye. There is never a dull moment when you're around!

I don't have the official stats, since we won't see the doctor until next month, but I'm guessing you're still close to 24lbs and 32 inches tall.

Through the night a few times a week, but wakes once on most nights. Wake up time is usually around 5:30-6:30am, sometimes we get to sleep until 7am if we're lucky. Naps are all over the place... sometimes there are two, other days it's just one. Sometimes they're as long as two hours, and on other days they're just an hour. Sometimes they're in the morning, get the idea! 

When we sing "Itsy Bitsy Spider" together. You always try to do the hand motions for the spider when I do and it always gets a big smile from you! You love swimming in the pool and are all smiles during swim class. You're still a big fan of playing outside, especially when you get to help do some yard work or feed the birds.

Being put in your car seat. You'll tolerate it once or twice during each outing or if you get to have a snack or bottle, but otherwise you arch your back and do your best to avoid being strapped in. Diaper changes still aren't your fave either, but you'll tolerate them. 

You are mimicking and saying so many words. If you're in the backyard with me picking up after the dog you'll say "poopoo" and go "ick!", because that's what I say! Ha! You like to say "whoa!". We were taking some pictures while we took the photos for this post and you insisted that I color with you (which I am always more than happy to do), and whenever I would put the chalk down for a second to take a picture you'd point to it and say "MAMA! MAMA!" and hand it back to me. You're the cutest, my little boy!

You have been eating really well lately. We are SO proud of you! You've been asking for bananas and apples. You'll even try some of the vegetables and fruits we offer you. I'm glad we've kept offering you new things and fruits/vegetables at every meal, even if it means we prep it and then have to toss it.

You love to workout with us! You like to swing from the TRX cables when we're using them, do crunches and push ups on the floor, do squats really low you've even been trying some yoga. You're the cutest most determined little mimic.

Your health is great! You've had three molars come in in the last month. You are growing like a weed--you seem heavier and taller all the time.
And because I love to compare photos, here you were a year ago at just 5 months-old! This photo only further convinces me that you're no longer a baby, but a full-blown toddler. I wish I could bottle up your smell, your smile, your laugh and keep it for when you're all grown up. I hope you'll never doubt what a blessing you are to your dad and I, now and forever. 

xoxox, Mommy


E Hayes said...

Love it! And I love how similar he is to A!... the wake ups and sleep, car hating, etc. So cute that he mimics you... Ashlynn is starting to do that, but only little things or noises, can't wait until it's like Owen, so adorable!

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Erica Layne | Let Why Lead said...

He's so adorable! And I can definitely see a little of you in him!

Vanessa said...

He seriously has the sweetest smile ever!!! And we've had a few of the car seat, back-arching incidents lately…yikes :/

Love the comparison pictures too!!

erin vancura said...

happy 17 months sweet boy!!! i LOVE all his big smiles. and he works out with you?! i wanna see him on the TRX (i bet hes better at it than i am!!).