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~16 months old - December 20, 2015

~16 months old – December 20, 2015

SIXTEENTH MONTH
NOVEMBER 21 – DECEMBER 21 (2015)

NEW WORDS & SOUNDS

  • “ben ga” (11/21)
  • “be ge be ge ba”
  • tries to repeat after me, “t, t, Todd”
  • “clock” (11/24)
  • “meh beh beh”
  • distinctly rolls his “r,” as in “car” (11/30)
  • “quack” (12/9)
  • lots of “chatting”

SIGNING & OTHER COMMUNICATION

  • he did lots of signs, trying to communicate something to Eric (11/23)
  • he came to “get me” to help him get something down
  • precisely putting thumb and index finger tips together for the “bird” sign (12/9)
  • his arm signs for “airplane” and “fish” look the same
  • his hand signs for “butterfly” and “bird” look the same

OUTINGS

  • dining out: The Shire Cafe, Noi Thai, Baja Fresh, Casa Tequila, Mi Tierra, Cafe Rio
  • Thanksgiving with family in Bend, OR (11/26 – 11/29)
  • he handles long car rides well
  • Santa pics with his cousins – he hated it! (11/28)
  • Kindermusik – he hugged and kissed other kid(s)
  • stroller walks
  • 2 weekends in Wenatchee
Scared of Santa - November 28, 2015

Scared of Santa – November 28, 2015

Driving home from Bend, OR - November 29, 2015

Driving home from Bend, OR – November 29, 2015

PLAY AT HOME

  • he loves to dance (and groove to music during dinner)
  • hot tub “swims”
  • intensely working with 2 skateboards
  • he loves to play with rollerskates (he calls them cars)
  • he tries to help decorate Christmas tree by putting toy on branch (and pulls off ornaments)
  • stepping/jumping off couch (unsafe!)
  • he loves to practice jumping
  • he races his Little Tikes car around the house and turns it quickly
December 1, 2015

December 1, 2015

“FIRSTS”

  • 1st jumping with both feet off the ground simultaneously (11/22)
  • 1st backing down a flight of stairs safely
  • 1st walking backward on the couch (to command)
  • 1st assisted roller skating (12/6)
  • 1st unassisted somersaults (12/8)
  • 1st safe climbing down over the armrest of the couch (to the floor, not a bin)
  • 1st catching a ball with both hands (12/19)
  • 1st walking in the snow (12/19)

1st time on skates - December 6, 2015

1st time on skates – December 6, 2015

Mission Ridge ski area - December 19, 2015

Mission Ridge ski area – December 19, 2015

FASCINATED WITH FOOTWEAR!

  • sitting to put on my flip flops
  • standing and stepping into various (adult) shoes, then trying to walk in them
  • he loves walking in his boots in the house (12/11)
  • he loves standing on the counter in laundry room to “organize” the footwear
Todd and his boots - December 16, 2015

Todd and his boots – December 16, 2015

MISC

  • he no longer likes taking a bath (but he loves the hot tub)
  • he didn’t like getting his snow gear on/going out in the snow during Thanksgiving
  • increasingly wants things up high (or inside the fridge) and gets mad when he can’t have them
Not happy here - November 27, 2015

Not happy here – November 27, 2015

15 MONTH DOCTOR CHECK UP (11/24)

  • weight = 21 pounds (23rd percentile)
  • height = 29.72 inches/75.5 cm (7th percentile)
  • head circumference = 17.76 inches/45.1 cm (9th percentile)
  • vaccines:  DTaP, Hib, pneumococcal (PCV13)
December 6, 2015

December 6, 2015

BABYSITTERS

  • 1st non-family babysitter (Jeri, 9 hours) (11/23)
  • Todd had a babysitter on 9 days, while I worked
  • he went to Mission Ridge (ski area) childcare 4x and did very well
Crazy Todd with Kylie babysitting

Crazy Todd with Kylie babysitting

Mission Ridge Childcare - December 13, 2015

Mission Ridge Childcare – December 13, 2015

FORMULA WEANING

November 30, 2015

November 30, 2015

NAPS

  • little to no crying in the Pack ‘n Play travel bed when away from home
  • 1st daytime nap in Pack ‘n Play (1.5 hours) (11/27)
  • 1st daytime nap at childcare (Mission Ridge ski area) (12/12)
  • crib nap duration at home (~1.5 – 3.25 hours)
Relaxing with Pillow Bear - December 1, 2015

Relaxing with Pillow Bear – December 1, 2015

NIGHTTIME SLEEP

  • ZERO nighttime wake ups for the 2nd month in a row!
  • Average night-time sleep = 9.58 hours
November 24, 2015

November 24, 2015

POTTY TALK

  • 20 poops were done in the toilet
  • 32 poops were “misses” (1x he did more poop in the toilet as soon as I got him there)
  • like last month, he frequently declined to sit on the toilet, especially for pee
December 15, 2015

December 15, 2015

I never knew love like this!

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