Cal's birthday was 10 days ago and I have had those 10 days to let it sink in that Cal is no longer a "baby". He hasn't been a baby for some time, but he is officially a big kid now. I watched him sleep in his crib the other night and he still has those cherub cheeks, but he is definitely looking more grown up these days.
Cal is talking up a storm. He says pretty much everything and we can understand him about 90% of the time. Once in a while he says a word and I have no clue what it is, but that is pretty rare. He repeats everything we say so it's time to watch that language! Not only does he string two words together, but sometimes three! All done, bye bye, no Beau!, DVD Buzz, etc are all things that he says often. At his 2 year Well Child visit, the pediatrician was very pleased that he is saying so many things.
Cal is pretty laid back and reserved. He is shy, but at the same time, he can be very sociable. It just takes a few minutes for him to warm up, and soon he will be in your lap giving hugs and open mouth kisses. I often take the kids to the playground or to an indoor play place and he is right in there with the big kids, jumping and playing. Cal is our more laid back kiddo. That isn't to say he isn't as active, he is. Just not as much as his brother.
He is SO affectionate. He loves being cuddled, sitting on your lap and reading stories, hugs and being carried. He gives the best open mouth slobbery kisses, not only to me, but the dog and cats, ha!
Calvin is sleeping through the nights most nights (yay) but still needs the occasional pat on the back or pacifier. Speaking of, now that he has all his teeth, the paci is going away soon. We will probably start with naps to get him used to the idea.
His favorite thing on the planet is Yo Gabba Gabba. Pretty much the second he wakes up, he asks to watch it. We have 55 episodes saved on our DVR so he gets his choice! I made him a Yo Gabba Gabba blanket for Christmas and he has gotten several YGG toys. Of course, they are his favorites. Lately, he has shown a lot of interest in Toy Story, which is pretty much how Jack was at this age. He loves watching Toy Story and all the sequels.
Cal loves his brother so much. He loves to mimic and copy everything that Jack does. Jack still needs to be reminded to be gentle, but he does play with him much more these days. They run around the house and play "Monster" which basically means they chase each other and giggle and screech.
We still have a picky eater on our hands. He doesn't like many (if any) vegetables, meats or foods he isn't familiar with. He is not a fan of spaghetti, with or without sauce. Things Cal does like? Pretty much any fruit, raisins, cottage cheese, shredded cheese, hot dogs, pizza (sometimes), most crackers, yogurt, ice cream, and pretty much anything sweet (cookies, cake, etc.).
At his Well Child check, Cal weighed 27 pounds, 6 ounces (30th percentile) and was 34.5 inches (50th percentile). He is wearing 24 month and some 2T clothing and size 5 diaper. I know what size diaper because the cloth has been ditched (not my decision).
This little guy is so sweet and loving. He is very curious about the world and asks all the time "What's that?". He loves learning and I think being the second born has been good for him since he learns so much from his older brother.
I could photo dump so many pictures of my cutie, but instead, I leave you with my recent favorite. He looks so much like Jason and Jason's dad in this picture.