At 21 months we started the process of night weaning. Matthew is unimpressed.
He's getting new words every day, but many of them sound the same - even to Mommy and Daddy. Elizabeth often claims to understand what he's trying to say. Suspiciously this often coincides with what she'd like him to do. He doesn't mimic words the way Elizabeth did, but once he's decided he's using a particular sound for a particular meaning, he gets annoyed if we don't quite catch on.
On the plus side he's started to negotiate. This makes giving daily iron much easier as we can trade chocolate for cooperation. This might have been as of 20 months, a post that is conspicuously missing. Mommy has been too exhausted to blog recently - sorry kid, we really did intend to write a monthly post about your growth and development until you were two but the dreaded second child syndrome is stronger than the best of intentions. There are extenuating circumstances, not least that you spend many of your waking moments trying to demolish the house, launching yourself down the stairs or generally leaving a trail of destruction behind you. Elizabeth can always tell when you've been in her room, no matter how well Daddy thinks he's tidied up afterwards. But we all adore you nonetheless.