Where does the time go? I had this draft ready two weeks ago but I was waiting on some pictures to be sent my way. The pictures are delayed and I figured that some iPhone pics would just have to do so that this post doesn’t become a 16 month update.
We had Jack’s 15 month checkup last week. Our little guy isn’t so little anymore – 91% for height and 95% for weight! He is still a phenomenal eater. He starts his day with a bowl of steel cut oats and some berries. He has started doing a Macaulay Culkin fist pump when he gets food that he especially likes – like raspberries and blueberries. He loves most fruit and makes the sign language for bananas. Fish is his preferred animal protein, (chicken is rarely enjoyed), and most vegetables are still a hit – especially peas, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans (only the flat ones!), and sweet potatoes. And of course all things dairy like cheese, cottage cheese and greek yogurt are hits.
Sleeping is going really well. The time change has pushed Jack’s bedtime back to 8pm but he likes to sleep until about 7:30am lately. He’s down to one nap which makes going places on the weekend much easier to plan around.
He has 12 teeth and is working on getting his incisors and canines in next. Poor little guy has been drooling again so hopefully these teeth will come in quickly and give him some relief.
And the really fun stuff…he has become more adventurous and is a little daring sometimes, flinging himself off the couch for a laugh. He loves playing, running and dancing. We got him a basketball hoop to have a good inside activity with the rough winter, and he LOVES it! He says “ball” all the time, and has a pretty decent shot.
His language has really taken off in the last couple of weeks. Earlier last week I was explaining to him that I had to change his diaper because it was so wet (he HATES having his diaper changed in the morning…or really anytime). He looked at me and asked “diaper?” very clearly. So in addition to saying mama, dada, and ball, he can tell you what sounds most of the animals make (cow, monkey, owl, lamb, doggy and cat are his favorites), says thank you (“shu shu”), yeah, uh oh, purple (and sometimes gets it right), hot, more, hat, brr! and bubble.
Speaking of bubbles, check out this bathtime video from last week from his first time saying bubble.
This age has been a lot of fun, but it would be remiss of me to not mention the start of toddler tantrums in our house. The back-arching and screaming is not one of my favorite parts, but I guess it keeps us on our toes. (Case in point: Matt and I took Jack to the park last week on one of our first nice weather days for a picnic dinner and lots of playing. As we congratulated ourselves on such a wonderful Monday night of parenting on our way to the car, Jack threw a complete fit not wanting to leave. Kids are great for lessons in humility.)
Hope you have a great week ahead!