Wednesday, September 19, 2012

{ what terrible two's? }

There is a certain someone who turns two on Friday
and I’ve been bracing myself for the terrible two’s.

The thing is… they haven’t shown up just yet.

Maybe this is the calm before the storm
Or maybe I’ll be spared (I can hope right?)

 All I know is that, at least right now, Jake is being absolutely delightful.
He has his moments, of course, when he whines (which is my ultimate pet peeve)
or when he throws tantrums... which actually make it hard for me to keep a straight face
because they involve him running away from me and hiding while he wails the fakest cries.

For the most part, though, he’s simply a joy to be around.
Recently he’s gone through some really noticeable development.
He interacts and does funny things to make people laugh.
He entertains himself with cars or trains for longer periods of time.

At bedtime, while he’s not happy to be leaving his toys,
he still follows us into his room and goes in his crib when we tell him to.

I think the biggest progress he’s made 
is discovering the ability to express his wants and needs,
whether it’s verbally with his newly found vocabulary
or by pulling my arm in the direction of whatever he wants
or asking me to sit down and handing me a toy when he wants me to play with him.

Perhaps it’s not necessarily that he’s being “better,”
it’s that we’re communicating better.
I don’t have to decipher what he wants all time...
and maybe that makes me a better mom and him a better son.

||mommy and son trip to the aquarium||

||one of his humorous tantrums||

Whatever it is, I’m loving it!
I hope it’s something that we can continue to enjoy for the next few weeks.
God knows I want to bask in these last few weeks of being a mother of one.
I want to give him all the attention in the world while he’s still an only child
and his awesome demeanor is making so easy to love him beyond measure.


Carina Schoen said...

I thought two was awesome... they're just figuring out how to communicate and it's super entertaining :) now three? that's the age I could skip. love you! 2 weeks, baby!

Bevin Lewis said...
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Bevin Lewis said...

New follower from the mommy mixer!
Congrats on baby #2! You are glowing in your pictures! I'm looking forward to reading more about your pregnancy and following your posts!

Mary said...

What a cutie! I am looking forward to two with my twins. Vocabulary would be amazing right now! New follower from the mixer.

Sarah said...

Hi there! New follower from the mixer. 2yr old boys are the best! Look forward to reading!

Kera @ Nugget On A Budget said...

Stopping by from the Mommy-Brain Mixer! My daughter is only turning one in two weeks and I swear she's already into the terrible two's some days. But we still love 'em :)

Newest follower--would love for you to come by my blog!

Desirae R said...

Hi. I found you through the mixer today and followed. Can't wait to see more from your blog.

Your boy sounds like a sweet heart!

Unknown said...

Stopping by via the Mommy Brain Mixer; congrats on cohosting. I am connected to your gfc. Jake the Snake-too cute. My son just turned 4 and I tell you terrible 2's are no match to the 3 and 4's. Having one baby is fun but 2 is so special and I love having 2 children. Enjoy all those moments momma. You can find me at

Taara said...

New follower from the Mommy Brain Mixer - I have a daughter who just turned 2 a few weeks ago. She is definitely in a most precious stage. Looking forward to reading more of your blog. Hope all goes well with baby #2. :)

Maria @ Life on M Avenue said...

I didn't think the 2's were so bad either. The 3's though?? oh boy.... :)
Following you from the Mommy-Brain Mixer!

Dawnelle @ Just Dawnelle said...

Oh we should be friends... I have a picture of my almost 2 year old boy in front of the very same sting ray tank! I had no idea you were from South Jersey!! Me too!!! We should totally chat...


Unknown said...

Super cute pics!!

Personally, I loved the age of 2. 3 is the more challenging age. But still, it's not too bad. Seeing them grow up and develop more of their own little personality is so fun. :)


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