B turned 15 months old last week and yes you read the post title correctly, he is rockin' the 97th percentile in height and weight. Don't worry his head isn't far behind in the 80th percentile. Some may be concerned, but don't worry my kid loves the 90's!!! He has been there since he weighed in at a whopping 10 lb. 5 oz. at birth.
A Few Noteworthy Things
- He really enjoys flap books at this stage.
- He has gone on a food strike. I don't mean he won't eat (obviously). I mean he will only eat cottage cheese, yogurt, cereal, raisins, baby food in squeeze pouches, peach/pear/mandarin orange fruit cups, sausage, and occasionally a few beans. That may seem like a lot to you, but this kid used to eat EVERYTHING!
- He knows he is not allowed to play in the trash can, but he is allowed to throw trash away. Therefore, he takes every opportunity to throw his own trash in the garbage can.
- He has learned and is constantly trying to climb.....whether it be the steps (which he has been climbing for months) or onto the couch or into the tub or onto his Thomas the Train, etc.
- He prefers to be put in his crib at night versus being rocked. Sam or I will sit down with him and in a matter of seconds he takes his paci out, gives us a kiss, and motions towards the crib.
- He is beginning to show a lot of interest in his coloring book and crayons. He doesn't scribble much, but on a daily basis he wants us to give him his crayons to carry around. He will scribble occasionally.
- He has pretty severe separation anxiety. At this point he will stay with my in-laws, but he is rarely content anywhere else unless Sam and I are around.
- His vocabulary and understanding blow me away. He says more and understands more every day. For example, we can say, "Let's go outside." He says, "Side" and walks toward the door. We can say, "Wait" and he will stop (most of the time) and say, "Waaaayyy" while making the sign for wait. We can say "Let's go take a bath." He says, "Baa" and walks toward the stairs. We can ask if he is hungry and he will walk to his high chair motioning up. We ask him to give us a pat and he starts patting us on the back. The list could go on and on.
- He still loves to put things in and taking things out of containers.
- He enjoys saying, "No" while shaking his head. This really makes us LAUGH, because he usually uses this response when he mean YES.
- He continues to love his Veggie Tales CD and is much happier in the car when it is playing.
- Like most children he loves the TV and Wii remote
- After watching a cartoon (specifically Dinosaur Train) he makes the more sign while repeatedly saying, "Mor, mor, mor."
- He continues to love all things water....his bath, the pool, the slide, the water hose, etc.
- He has 12 teeth
- He wears some 18 month, but mostly 24 month clothes.
We want you to know that you continue to bring so much joy into our lives. Each passing day you show a little more of your personality. It is so much fun to watch you play and interact with other people and your toys. We especially enjoy the way you lean in to give us kisses. The way you reach your arms up to hug our legs or walk behind us to hug our backs. The way you squat down looking for the dinosaur on your stacking blocks and when you see it you give us a big, "ROOOOOAAARRRR!" The way you crack up LAUGHing when you hear us LAUGH. We love playing hide and seek and peek-a-boo with you, as it brings us as much joy as it brings you. We love how you pat your head and walk over to the bike when you want us to take you for a bike ride. There are so many things you do that bring us joy. Even now, as the early stages of discipline are beginning, we experience joy when you obey us the first time. It not only brings us joy, it brings you joy. When you choose to do the right thing versus the wrong thing you will often turn around and smile. It's like you're saying, "See mom and dad, I did it!"
You are a lot of fun and we love you very much.
Mommy and Daddy