Here's what our day looked like:
6:50 - The Little Man (although our new nickname for Reid is the Little Destroyer...those of you with kids around this age, especially boys, can probably relate...) wakes up! However, I don't go up to his room before 7:00, so I lay in bed a little bit longer. Luckily he keeps himself entertained until I make my way upstairs, usually around 7:15. We've started leaving pacies in the crib and just use them for night-night times, so we wave bye-bye to them, Reid grabs a cowboy hat he finds in the closet, and we go downstairs. Reid loves to begin his day with a banana, but he likes to walk around with the whole thing. We let Lily out and play outside for a little bit. Then, it's inside for the usual, oatmeal.
8:15 - Breakfast is over and I get myself ready for the gym...but at 8:30 I realize that I won't have time to work-out and still make it to playgroup on time, so I easily talk myself out of going! BTW - we've decided to run the half-marathon rather than the full, so there's not too much pressure to keep to the strict running schedule. While I clean the kitchen, and get ready for the day, I turn on KERA and Reid watches a little TV, and plays with his toys.
Reid decides to do some exercising with his ball :)
So into the TV show!
Who, me? I'm not getting into any trouble!!
10:15 - Leave for playgroup held at Courtney's house. We have not been able to go to this playgroup in forever so it was so good to see everyone again! It really helps now that Reid is only taking 1 nap. Reid had so much fun with all of his friends: Hallie, Ally, Chloe, Wyatt, and Madeline. We ate a pizza, salad and fruit lunch and then let the kids play outside.
Doesn't it look like Ally and Reid are on a date? Who knows - maybe in 25 years when they're allowed to date! :)
All the kids at lunch: From left: Ally, Reid, Chloe, Hallie, Wyatt and Madeline
Swinging with Madeline
Waving bye-bye to an airplane
1:10 - We get back home and it's time for a nap! I put Reid down and I will say that since going to 1 nap a day, he has been AWESOME about going to sleep when I put him in the crib rather than crying for me to come up there and rock him again, but today he doesn't go to sleep so easily so I have to go back up there, give him back his paci that he has thrown on the floor, stand-rock him, and lay him back down. THEN he goes to sleep. :)
3:25 - I have to wake him up because we have his 18 month appointment to get to!! We meet Matt up there, and unfortunately run into the "after school" appointments so have to wait for a little bit. Everything looks great! The doctor says that Reid is long and lean and there's no need to worry about his pickiness in eating because he's still gaining weight, even though he's in the 25th percentile for it.
Weight: 24.6 (25th)
Height: 33" (75th)
Head: 18 3/4 (60th)
We also walk away feeling like we need to be a little stricter with him! I never thought I would have such a hard time with disciplining, but it's so hard to know what "battles" I should choose and which to ignore. Reid is so independent and definitely has a mind of his own, and loves to do whatever I tell him not to. The doctor even witnessed a good old-fashioned temper tantrum! Plus, Reid had to get 3 shots, so seeing how he was already not in the best mood, that was no fun! To top it off, we didn't get out of there until 5:00 so I had to miss my other playgroup today which was from 4-6. We missed you guys!!
5:30 - We get home and I let Reid watch his DVD player while he eats dinner. This DVD player is absolutely awesome - we take it with us to restaurants and it keeps Reid entertained, and we take it in the car when we go on trips. He used to not really be into it, but now he just loves the Baby Einstein videos!
Dinner, as usual, Lil' Entree Wagon Wheels pasta, and a smoothie. I am loving my Magic Bullet blender! How to make smoothie: handful of frozen fruit, some blueberries, milk, and a Yo Baby yogurt. Reid will drink the whole thing - he loves them!
Seriously, Mom? Another picture?
All blended up...
Enjoyed by a picky toddler!
6:45 - Bath time! Reid is ready to hop into his bath! Afterward, we let him play for a little bit. Matt had left after Reid's appointment to play volleyball, but once it started raining, he had to come home and he brought Panda chinese food with him for our dinner...it has grown on me and now I like it...
I can't resist taking this picture!
Pre-bedtime playing; another of Reid's favorite words is "yo-yo" which he learned from this alphabet train station
7:45 - Bed time! I read him some books and put him down. Whew! What a day!