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Coen, 17 months

With having two kids, it feels like everything is moving in slow motion, yet flashing before my eyes, all at the same time.  It's a little insane.


You are one of the most precious gifts that we have ever received.  You are a spunky little boy, who is so smart and silly all of the time.  We love spending time with you and hearing all of the crazy noises that you like to make.  Your laugh makes us giggle and your kisses makes us so happy.  In the last month, you've changed a lot and you're starting to show emotion a lot more.  It's all part of this phase and while it seemed trying, we are working through it.  We've learned to not draw attention and to ignore most of the out bursts and we try to correct you or tell you how we do things instead of always saying not and discipline you.  It's going to be a phase and we don't know how long it's going to last, but we're dealing with it.  We remain calm so that you can pick up on that emotion, but that hasn't seemed to work in our favor just yet.

You're becoming so smart and say a lot of words.  We work on little phrases that are slowly coming together and we are trying to have to start counting too.  We know that you'll pick up on it with repetition, but so far, it's really fun to see you try.  Some of what you say are things that we know you are saying, but others cannot understand, but at least you are speaking, right?

You love milk as much as me and you're loving your new football as much as your dad had hoped.  You guys love playing with it through the house and that's pretty entertaining because you get so giddy when you chase each other around tackling.  Pretty cute.

You're still in a size 4 diaper (which seems like we've been in them for a long time) and you're in some 9 month clothes, mostly 12 month clothes and some 18 month clothes.  It's still a lot of fun dressing you.  A lot of people compare dressing you compared to your sister and while frill and bows are fun... I love putting you in handsome outfits and making you look so cute, too! 

We've been practicing some child sensory activities at home and at the sitter and you're loving them!  You try very hard to do them and typically pick up on them pretty quickly.  It's fun to see you so excited about playing with those tools verse toys.  They are making you use your fine motor skills and you're picking up on them so quick.

Can you believe you're 17 months old!?!?  Seriously, it's crazy how fast time is flying by.  But with you, it's always fun and I wouldn't trade it for the world.  Seeing you with your baby sitter has been pretty cute, these last 2 weeks because she's growing and you're into her more and more.  She's been at the sitter's house with you and I think your relationship is growing there.  The other night we did a dual bath and she was literally following you around and just smiling at you the whole time.  It was so cute.  You're going to be her star!  You're a funny kid though, so it will be fun to see you both together.

We love you so much Bubba.  We cannot wait to watch you grow, learn and just to spend time with you.

Love, Mama & Dad

17 months.  Wow.


17 Months?!?! What!

Oh my gosh, he just looks so sweet to be around. He is also so stink'n cute!!

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