Sunday, March 27, 2011

Dear Bo, You're 16 months old...

Here's what you're up to...
  • You weigh about 25 pounds, and I'm not sure on your height.  You wear size 18 months clothes (but lots of 12 months things still fit), a size 5 shoe (size 4 works for length, but your feet are too thick for them!), and you wear a size 4 diaper.  You have four teeth on top and 3 on the bottom (middle 2 and your bottom left).
  • You're talking a lot, but you don't say many words.  You say, Dada, Momma (though not often), and will try to repeat most things we ask you to say. 
  • You are getting more opinionated about what you eat though you're still a pretty good eater.  For breakfast you like oatmeal, apple nutrigrain bars, mini pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, yogurt, and you always have a banana with breakfast.  For lunch and dinner you have a veggie, fruit,and meat generally.  You like chicken and turkey better than beef, and you really like fish sticks.  You love, love, love tomatoes.  You also really like sweet potatoes and avocado.  You'll tolerate green beans, but carrots aren't your thing.  You like bananas, applesauce, peaches, and pears.  I gave you strawberries and blackberries this week, and you did not like them.  I tried all week, but it was a no go.  You like a variety of snacks...goldfish, Ritz crackers, cheerios, Welch's mini fruit snacks, and Nilla wafers.  You usually ignore bread when I give it to you, but you've recently decided you like rolls, biscuits, and the like.  You drink about 20-24 ounces of milk a day (and it's all cow's milk!!!!)--4 sippy cups.
  • You're still a scheduled little guy, though we've had to start being more strict about your nap times and how long we let you sleep because you were having a tough time at night for awhile.  You get up between 7:30 and 8am.  You drink your milk in our lap while we watch Cat in the Hat.  You go down for a nap between 10 and 10:30.  We wake you by 12:30pm, and you have milk and lunch.  You play until 3:30 and sleep until 5:30pm.  You have milk when you wake then eat dinner with us.  We try to get outside if the weather is good, read, and play until bathtime at 8pm.  Then it's books and songs while you have your milk and off to bed!
  • Getting to sleep at night was a little bit of a chore this month.  You had trouble adjusting to the time change so we just put you down later.  We've gradually gotten your bathtime back to 8pm, but most of the month it was 8:30pm or 8:15pm.  For several weeks, you wouldn't cry when Daddy put you down, but you cried when I did.  You've been better the last 4 nights so I hope you're past that little phase.  You were up in the night more than usual this month.  You had 2 ear infections and cut some teeth so there's no wondering why.
  • We put on PBS in the mornings, and you really like Cat in the Hat and Sesame Street (you think Superwhy and Dinosaur Train are fun, too).  
  • You love books.  We set up your new play area and bookcase, and we catch you pulling out books and looking at them a lot.  
  • You love being outside---swinging, walking around picking up rocks, sticks, leaves, grass (and putting them in your mouth), playing in your Cozy Coupe, riding in the bike trailer, riding in your wagon, and playing with the basketball goal love it all.
  • You are a mess in church.  We're lucky if we can get you to last through communion.  You love the nursery and Bible class though.
  • You are a friendly little thing!  You go to pretty much anyone, and you don't fuss when we leave you in the nursery (at church or gym).
  • You are a giggle box!  You love to laugh and do so often. 
  • You insist on grabbing your lovey and Billy Bass when you get out of your crib in the mornings and after naps.  You carry them around and love on them; it's the sweetest thing!
  • You're a big clapper these days--you really like to clap for yourself when you've done something well.
  • You're just so much fun right now.  I can't wait to enjoy the rest of spring and summer with you!
{Then-4 months}
{Now-16 months}


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