Matthew has hit a growth spurt. We think. He went from 35 1/2 inches two weeks ago to almost 37 inches over the weekend. I already knew he shot up last week but did not think much of it. Kevin confirmed this by measuring him on the ghetto chart. So this may be slightly off but close. The reason we know this - he complained about being itchy all weekend. Yes, I said itchy. And he actually ate. A LOT. At every single meal. Plus he drank tons of milk and water. The last time he grew he ate and drank like this so I am drawing the conclusion that the itchy feeling he was having had to do with growth. Or a serious case of Poison Oak/Ivy. Which he does not have but I would not put it past Matthew to find an urban patch of Poison something and roll around in it. Can you imagine?! Okay let's not. Oh and remove your mind from the gutter with regards to the title!
With the wicked itch came naked Matthew. Nine hours of naked Matthew yesterday alone... Clothing seemed to bother him and he would say "no underwear Mommy I am itchy." We did not get out much yesterday. Sigh.
Additionally, this drinking thing - well as you can imagine he spent a lot of time in the bathroom. So did I. He is able to navigate the bathroom by himself mostly. He knows how to put his own seat on the potty to go poopy and he can pee on his own (and will take said potty seat off to go pee pee.) It is the washing of the hands that has become an issue so I along with Matthew washed my hand 989,3520,538 times this weekend.
I am excited for the purported growth spurt because it means all that 3T clothes we bought will/might actually fit him! But good lord, I can hardly carry the boy any longer. As Kelly said recently - "Matthew you will be carrying your mommy soon." I feel your pain Jen! Matthew is not only getting to big but too heavy for me. Good thing he is WAY into Daddy right now!
We also decided to get ambitious and paint our deck this week. Photos to follow. We vastly underestimated this project overall... The time & energy and potentially the skill this might take. (HELL I SAY IT WAS HELL...) Kevin cleaned the deck about two weeks ago - yes we totally procrastinated on this project FOR GOOD DAMN reason. It took us 17 man hours with both of us working either together or separately over two days and the whole thing is mostly done (we still need to do the underside of the steps and two slats that I some how missed - EVIL EVIL SLATS...)
We chose a lovely shade of brown from Lowe's that we both liked and rolled with it. It does look great and in a few weeks when the pain and anguish of squatting and/or bending to paint (writhing in pain) the freaking deck will wear off, I will truly love how it looks! Have you ever painted a deck?! Holy shit, now I know why people either pay someone else to do it OR just buy that fake wood stuff. No shit - I said to Kevin "WHEN we rebuild this deck, we are using Trex so we NEVER have to do this again." In fact the painting of the deck was made worse by the searing heat and sweaty temps that we are so fortunate to still have hear in IN... OMG, kill me now. BTW, we WERE planning to paint the fence too... ahahahahahaha
Oh and I have a blister the size of my entire hand. Next home project?! Dig a trench and insert stone blocks around the front yard to create a lovely paver edge... sounds like fun, eh?! All, this while trying to wrangle a naked, itchy 2 year old into getting dressed to go have some fun outside! Hooray.