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Almost 14 months old - October 16, 2015

Almost 14 months old – October 16, 2015

FOURTEENTH MONTH
SEPTEMBER 21 – OCTOBER 21 (2015)

BEING ONE

  • excitedly runs in place screaming (9/26)
  • comes to my lap to sit (10/8)
  • if I don’t read the “right” book, he’ll push it aside and reach for a different one

SO HELPFUL!

  • tries to put shoe on my foot (9/25)
  • tries to put glasses on my face (9/25)
  • feeds me food
  • loads utensils in dishwasher tray (10/17)
  • pulls the handle on the salad spinner (10/19)

EXPLORING

  • racing to the fridge when we start to open it, flings door wide open, and grabs things
  • climbed to 2nd shelf of pantry, grabbing for items (10/12)
He needed some mustard powder - October 12, 2015

He needed some mustard powder – October 12, 2015

SPORTS

  • kicks balls (right foot) (9/26)
  • tries to put football in “tee” (i.e. plastic ring) (9/26)
  • doing the “skeleton” on the skateboard (9/26)
  • playing with skateboard in the house (climb on/off, stand up and walk on it, roll it on floor)
  • rollerblade with stroller on the Centennial trail (10/3)
  • he let me put his helmet on if I did it very slowly (10/14)
Skateboarding - October 11, 2015

Skateboarding – October 11, 2015

AT THE PARK

  • I started taking Todd to play at parks regularly this month
  • he loves going on the slides with me
  • he liked walking on the suspension bridge
  • hanging from rope at Lake Goodwin park (10/5)
  • he decided he loves swinging now (before he didn’t like it) (10/16)
  • I give him Happy Baby Puffs at the park to keep him from putting other things in his mouth
  • while playing at the park next to where Kindermusik is held, he went over to the door and then pushed me to communicate that he wanted to go in (10/14)
Jennings Park - September 29, 2015

Jennings Park – September 29, 2015

MUSIC

  • every Tuesday we go to Kindermusik
  • he waved to another mom at Kindermusik (10/13)
  • he loves playing the kazoo (10/12)
  • he dances to music he likes

ANIMALS

  • he kisses cats in books
  • he kisses a picture of our old cat, Stuart
  • he loves to watch the squirrels outside
  • he loves dogs
Visiting the neighbor's dog - September 23, 2015

Visiting the neighbor’s dog – September 23, 2015

OTHER OUTINGS

  • he loves shopping cart rides, and insists on facing forward
  • when we go to the library he gets to roam around
  • when we get ready to go out, he practically jumps into my arms at the garage door
  • out to eat: Casa Tequila (9/27), Grilla Bites (10/4)
Playing basketball - September 24, 2015

Playing basketball – September 24, 2015

INSIDE PLAY

  • he loves splashing really hard in the bathtub
  • he zooms his cars down the toy garage ramp
  • he likes to climb up on my glider chair and look at books
  • he rolls around in the blankets on the floor
  • he puts things into other things (i.e dominos in a container)
  • he kept putting his pillow blanket on top of his head (10/2)

NEW WORDS & SOUNDS

  • bird (9/26)
  • baby (he said after Elmo said it on Sesame Street) (9/28)
  • bus (9/29)
  • grandma, “anga” (9/30)
  • shoe (10/1)
  • bee (10/2)
  • grandma, “gamma” (10/6)
  • boat (10/7)
  • “a raw” (10/11)
  • he dramatically kept making a hard “C” sound (10/13)
  • he tried to “moo” (10/14)
  • honk (he said after I read that word in a book) (10/16)
  • tries to make the “baa” sound for sheep (10/19)
  • bear (10/19)

SIGNS & OTHER COMMUNICATION

  • waving to Eric (9/24)
  • he does “frog” when he sees it in his book (sticking out his tongue and pulling it back in) (9/24)
  • he does “butterfly” when he sees it in his book (opening and closing hand like the wings flapping) (9/28)
  • he pushes me when he wants food/formula milk
  • he pushed me to tell me to keep playing with him (10/15)

FAMILY

  • visit from my mom (9/30 – 10/7)
  • he loves his Grandma and he lets her comfort him
  • spending days with Eric while I’m at work
Morning snuggles with his Grandma - October 5, 2015

Morning snuggles with his Grandma – October 5, 2015

MISC NOTES

  • he had a mild cold/runny nose (10/2)
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Good Morning! – October 2, 2015

FOOD NOTES & ORAL HAPPENINGS

  • he likes to put pancake pieces to his smoothie (“dippers”)
  • I started adding 1/2 t ground flax in his smoothies
  • he started taking Dr Fuhrman’s Pixie Vites multivitamin
  • he eats/plays with a dry “cereal snack” in the morning (unsweetened Os & brown rice puffs)
  • he loves to eat whole apples while grocery shopping (started 9/24)
  • he loves garbanzo beans and strawberries
  • new food:  date (10/12)
Mmm, Honeycrisp apple - September 24, 2015

Mmm, Honeycrisp apple – September 24, 2015

OTHER ORAL HAPPENINGS

  • he blew air into smoothie pack after I did (9/26)
  • 4th tooth spotted! (top right 1st molar, 10/20)
Centennial Trail Parking Lot - October 3, 2015

Centennial Trail Parking Lot – October 3, 2015

FORMULA WEANING

  • at month’s end, we’re 3/4 of the way through formula can #72 which means he only went through a little more than 1 can this month
  • in his sippy cups, he drinks equal parts formula, soy milk, hemp milk, and homemade cashew oat milk
  • he drank from his sippy cup about ~5x per day (minimum 4)
Daytime snuggles are so nice - September 27, 2015

Daytime snuggles are so nice – September 27, 2015

SLEEP

  • he only woke up at night 3x
  • when he woke up at night, he got back to sleep within 15-45 minutes
  • he averaged 9.78 hours of sleep per night
  • before bed he stays awake longer while rocking in my chair
  • he likes to have several books read to him, and he reaches for the books he wants (upon waking up in the morning, before his swing naps and at bedtime)
  • he’s always asleep when I put him in his crib at night
  • daytime swing naps averaged 1.84 hours
Ready for bed - September 22, 2015

Ready for bed – September 22, 2015

POTTY TALK

  • 48 poops were done in the toilet
  • 39 poops were “misses” (10 of those times, he did more poop in the toilet as soon as we got him there)
  • he refused to stay on toilet even though it was clear he had to poop, then pooped in underwear (9/28)
  • 1st poopy diaper away from home (10/4)
  • likes to shred toilet paper while sitting on toilet
  • he follows direction to put toilet paper shreds in the toilet (10/15)
Little ball player - October 1, 2015

Little ball player – October 1, 2015

Well, that’s a wrap!

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