Happy Belated 17 Months Jasper!

Jasper at 17 months - always a Rockstar in my eyes

Jasper at 17 months - always a "Rockstar" in my eyes

Dear Jasper, I almost didn’t get around to ever writing this because next month’s birthday is such a big one I wasn’t sure we shouldn’t wait! But as usual, there are so many new things you are doing that I want to remember and record for you should you ever decide to read this blog someday.

First of all, you say EVERYTHING.  It doesn’t matter how big the word, or even if you know what it means, but you will repeat it like a little parrot.  There are some pretty big words that you do know what they mean, like cash register, ravioli, calculator and some really cute sounds like “Cock a doodle doo!”

You are also starting to say people’s names (including your own finally!) and a thrilling new development: You are answering some questions with a Yes now, not just always No like you used to.

You are also transitioning from the infant to the toddler room at daycare – which I think is much harder on me than on you! Yesterday you gave me a kiss, waved bye bye and ran to play with the funnels in the rice table without even glancing back at me.  You are even taking your naps there on a cot instead of a crib!  I don’t know why, but this makes me all weepy –  so bittersweet.

But by far my most favorite new thing you do is you’ve started to hold out your hand and say “hand” and then slowly lead the person whose company you desire to the location you desire them to go to – usually to your playroom where your toys are.  It’s the slow and gentle way you walk with your hand in the adult’s hand that kills me – so cautious and sweet, as if you were to move to0 fast you might leave that person behind.  I hope that care for others is something you never lose my sweet boy.

I love you now and always,


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Ava says:

Happy 17 month, Jasper. You are growing up WAY too fast!

jbhat says:

Why do these letters make me cry?! You have me reaching for the tissues each and every time.

“The days are long, but the years are short,” which I’m sure you’ve heard and experienced, is so true. Babyhood is so fleeting. How is it possible that he is almost 18 months?

Claudia says:

Oh such a sweetie! Jordan used to have the same paci.

Justina says:

Awww… the holding hands thing is so sweet!

anne marie says:

cutest thing ever!

Shane says:

oh man!!! big words… that i actually understand. while g is still running around w/ ‘uppidown’ (Up and Down). for the longest time I couldn’t figure it out.

Auntie Rox says:

Thats the cutest cock a doodle doo I’ve ever heard. So ridiculous!

Lisa E says:

Just precious! I am impressed at the big words for his age!

Heather says:

Oh he’s so sweet! He’s talking really REALLY well for his age!

kari says:

so precious.
happy bday sweeet boy.