rosefox: An extremely delighted white toddler with messy hair beams at the camera. (kit)
Rose Fox ([personal profile] rosefox) wrote2017-04-04 07:25 pm

"That boy's head's like Sputnik!"

Kit is visibly taller today than they were yesterday. It's been a while since that happened. No wonder they've been so cranky and tired for the past week or so.

Only a few days ago I wrote that 12M clothes still fit them. Today we're getting rid of the 12M leggings, which are, very abruptly, absurdly small. Even the 18Ms are kind of failing to cover their butt. Moving up to larger diapers tomorrow will not help that. I just bought three pairs of 18M leggings at Old Navy on Monday (including appallingly cute baby jeggings) and will exchange them for 24M versions tomorrow; good thing I hadn't taken the tags off. They'll be a little long, but we can roll up the cuffs. And I should get some 24M shorts while I'm there, on the theory that the weather will ever get warm. At least the 18M pajamas still fit.

Also, Kit now wears a toddler medium hat. Last summer—you know, when they were six months old—they wore an 18–24M; this is two sizes up from that. Their head is enormous.

We just bought a Diono Radian RXT car seat to replace our old bucket seat, which Kit has entirely outgrown. We went with the Radian because it lets you keep your child rear-facing until 44"/45 lb, and our sprouting bean is clearly going to reach that height/weight at a very young age. Next week, maybe.

This morning J was reading to them, and they decided they wanted a different book, so they crawled over to the bookshelf and got another book (My Pet Penguins) and held it out to him. 😍 This evening, during bedtime storytime, they kept impatiently grabbing the next book off the table. [personal profile] ailbhe said the other day that walking happens when the child needs to both move and carry things. Clearly bringing us books is going to be a primary impetus there.

Kit is mastering an unbelievable array of sassy facial expressions, including "sounds fake, but okay", "you're embarrassing me", "I don't get it", "I'm going to smile and laugh a little bit, to be polite, but actually that wasn't funny at all", and "please stop trying to make me perform". We crack up every time they do it, which of course encourages them and will probably lead to nightmare battles of wills later on. But it's hilarious.
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[personal profile] tgstonebutch 2017-04-05 03:26 am (UTC)(link)
I am very impressed with the array of sassy facial expressions. And with the book demanding strategies.
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[personal profile] mrissa 2017-04-05 11:26 am (UTC)(link)
I expect those facial expressions will be really useful for quite some time now.
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[personal profile] gaudior 2017-04-05 04:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh wow, adorable and huge baby!
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[personal profile] amyura 2017-04-06 02:18 am (UTC)(link)
Spherical but quite pointy in parts?

This is such a fun age.
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[personal profile] amyura 2017-04-06 05:47 am (UTC)(link)
It comes from the movie So I Married an Axe Murderer. One of my favorites because it's just so weird.

Sputnik line is around 1:26 or so:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqycJpRdVaY
Edited 2017-04-06 05:47 (UTC)
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[personal profile] silkensteel 2017-04-07 02:55 am (UTC)(link)
Oh boy gotta share.
Leif, who is now 13, is now officially taller than his dad. That is, 5'10. I think he hit "Taller than auntie Blanche" a year ago maybe. Baby growth spurts, those are amazing. Teenager two inches in a week, that's just weird. Also leads to painful collisions between body parts and walls, furniture, etc.
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[personal profile] silkensteel 2017-04-07 03:07 am (UTC)(link)
And Astrid, in full budding hormonal whirlwind, is 10. Eira is 6. Runa will be 3 this month. All will at some point be taller than auntie Blanche, but Leif is on track to hit 6'6" or 6'8'. He's a skinny long haired strawberry blond game-playing nerd just starting to show fuzz on his upper lip. And I'm still stronger than he is, but not for much longer. :)