Monday, October 14, 2013

14 Months

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You are 14 months old as of this past Saturday.  You're growing up so fast.  It's so FUN yet so sad.  I want to bottle you up at age one.  You're hilarious, curious, energetic, and so loving.  I love coming to get you out of your crib in the mornings.  You're so happy and peaceful.  You reach those sweet little arms out for me and give me the best hug ever when I pick you up.

You're learning so many new things, and you definitely have preferences.  I hate to jinx it, but you're on a pretty good schedule right now.  I thank preschool for that.  You're getting so much better at drop off.  In fact, one day last week, you just took off running to your friends to play when we arrived.  I'm so thankful for that!  

It cracks me up how you know what comes "next" in your day.  For example, after I change your diaper in the mornings, you KNOW and you WANT to go straight to the kitchen to make your cup of milk.  You get crazy excited over that blue turtle cup filled with milk.  And when you get out of the bath at night, you are READY to brush your teeth.  

Speaking of teeth, you have 2 new ones - your bottom molars!  They were a doozy to come in, and I'm so thankful they're here.  We broke out the ole humidifier to help with the associated congestion.

As far as learning, you will now "find your duck" "find your cup" and "find the turtle" in the bath tub.   You will also "go get your shoes," "pat your belly" "do touchdown!" and "blow the horn" in your car. It's so amazing watching you learn!  Granted, you don't always do the these things on demand, but most of the time it works.

We have started taking you for bike rides with the little seat on the back, and you LOVE it.  You also love books, especially at bedtime.  Your favorites are "Goodnight moon" "Happy Baby ABC" and "Animals."  You also love your 4-wheeler and blue car.  There are times when you just go back and forth between the two of them.  Other favorites are DOGS, trucks, wheels, balls, the washer and dryer, and playing catch.

You often stand by a door and pat on it, waiting to go outside.  I think you've said "side" a time or two. You say "dog" a LOT.  You wave bye-bye and blow kisses regularly.  I've heard you say "mom" "all done" and "Daaaaa", but you aren't a huge talker right now.  You are busy busy busy on the move - walking, running, climbing.

Your schedule is roughly:
7:15-7:30 am - wake up, cup of 8 oz. milk
8 am - breakfast (cheese toast, oatmeal, pancakes, waffles, fruit)
9:30 am - snack at school (saltine crackers, fruit)
11:30 am - Lunch - (deli meat, banana, yogurt, grilled cheese, green beans, leftovers)
12:30 pm - NAP until 2:30 or so
3:30 - Snack (crunchies, graham crackers, fruit)
6 pm - Dinner (whatever we eat, but you'd prefer to eat GREEN BEANS all day every day.  You're obsessed.)
7:30 pm - Bath, books, and Bed by 8 pm (sometimes earlier depending on how tired you are from school)

Knock on wood and Praise the Lord - you've been a pretty good eater lately.  I would say you don't like applesauce, sweet potatoes, squash, and zucchini, but you devoured the first 2 of those this weekend like they were your favorite foods.  So who knows?!

It is such a blessing to be your mommy, little buddy!  I love every moment with you, from the screaming in the car seat on long rides (you're still rear facing) when you refuse to fall asleep to the awesome giggling fits you have while Daddy and I chase you around the house.  Thanks for being ours!  We love you so much and always will!!!

This last picture is my fave!  Love that smile!

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