Thursday, January 27, 2011

Dear Bo, You're 14 months old...

Here's what you're up to:
  • You weigh 24 pounds 1.5 ounces; you didn't get measured this month.  You wear a mix of 12 month and 18 month clothes, size 3 shoes (size 12-18 month in Pedipeds which is about all you wear), and a size 4 diaper.
  • You have 4 teeth, and they are C-U-T-E, and I don't mind saying so.  I'll admit it.  I dreaded your front teeth coming in.  I loved your toothless baby grin!  But...I love the toothed baby grin just as well!  You have a big space between your two front teeth which I adore.
  • You take about 20 ounces of milk (4 sippy cups a day), and a couple of sippy cups of super-diluted apple juice.  You eat a TON of food.  For breakfast, you typically eat a package of "big people" oatmeal, or a nutrigrain bar and half a banana, or a scrambled egg and fruit, or whatever we're having on the weekends (pancakes, breakfast burrito, etc.).  For lunch, you typically eat leftovers from the night before, or lunchmeat or grilled chicken with mashed potatoes or a sweet potato or green beans, with a fruit.  For dinner, you generally just have what we're having.  For snacks, you love graham crackers, mini Nilla wafers, Ritz crackers, and cheerios.  
  • Your schedule is still awesome.  You've been more consistent with your nap times this month.  You typically get up between 7:30-8am, have a cup of milk in my lap while we watch Cat in the Hat, eat breakfast and play until naptime at 10 or 10:30, get up at 12:30 or 1pm, have a cup of milk and lunch then play until naptime at 3:30 or 4pm, get up at 5:30 or 6pm and have a cup of milk and dinner, then play until bathtime at 7:45pm, then go to bed.  Love. Your. Schedule.
  • Your bedtime routine is to have a bath around 7:45pm, say prayers with Momma and Daddy, then one of us (we rotate) will rock you and read you books while you drink your milk.  We'll turn out the lights and sing 2-3 songs then put you in your crib.  For nap time, we rock and sing a couple of songs then put you in your crib.  You haven't fussed when we put you down in a long time.  When you go down for naps, you play and talk awhile before you fall asleep.
  • You had a weird spell the first week of January where you woke up screaming and crying after you'd been in bed a couple of hours.  There was no consoling you.  Oh, how it reminded me of the early days.  It made me thankful that we're past that season and reminded me how used to sleep we've gotten!  Thankfully, it didn't last long.  
  • You had your second diaper rash this month.  No fun.  (but so grateful you've only had 2 in 14 months!)
  • You are a FAST crawler.  Anyone who sees you crawl says that immediately.  You took your first steps this month, but you do not want to walk.  You fuss everytime we make you do it.  Then all of a sudden yesterday, you decided walking would be your thing.  You're a sidewinder.  You sidestep to your destination with your hands out like a mummy.
  • You love to get on the couch, bounce up and down, bury your head in the couch and scream, and pick on Scout.  Every night you fuss for me to pick you up and put you on the couch so you can go crazy.
  • You like shaking your head back and forth (as if you're saying "no" with your body language) and will do it and giggle.  If we do it back to you, you get to laughing really hard.  We have no idea why you think it's so funny!  Another thing you think is funny is if we clear our throat.  You just laugh and laugh.  And coughing?  Same thing!
  • You're really into sitting on the floor and playing with books right now.  You also still love your laugh and learn house.  You like to "play catch" with balls (you throw left handed), play with your cozy coupe car, push cars/trucks around, and throw puzzle pieces.  You love the TV remote as well.
  • You're pretty verbal, but you don't say words we understand.  It's more just repetitive sounds.  You've gotten good with saying "Da-Da".  You can be yelling away, but when you go to say that word, you whisper it.  You'll occasionally say "Ma-Ma".  If I say "Ma-Ma", you usually whisper "Da-Da" though.  You'll generally try to repeat back to us what we're saying if we repeat it enough times (i.e. "Ma-Ma, "Da-Da", "Bye-Bye").
  • You like to be tickled and have a big giggle.  You have an easy smile, too.
  • You don't like being told "no" (who does?).  When we sternly tell you no or swat your hand, you get your feelings hurt and really wail (usually with tears).  You understand when we say "no" (unfortunately you don't always obey it though).
  • I know the only thing that stays the same about a baby is that you're always changing, but I am really enjoying this stage.  You are so much fun, and things are just so easy right now.  You eat well, sleep well, and are so happy and content.  I know we're still on the roller coaster, it's just that we're on the upswing right now, but I've got to say...I'm sure it enjoying it.
We love you!

 One Year Ago (2 Months)

Today (14 Months)


1 comment:

  1. oh my--SOOOOOOOOOOO cute --all the pics--too precious!!!!