Sunday, August 21, 2011

Spencer is 15 months!

My little guy, how you grow so fast!!!  You are no longer a baby (though you'll always be "my" baby), you are a toddler through and through. 
Eating:  You're still a great eater and don't refuse much.  You still do your green monster smoothie every day and a milk smoothie too.  Your newest phase it wanting to lick the hummus or peanut butter off the pita/toast and then give it back to me for more of the topping.  It's quite comical.  I'm so glad that you are a good eater, buddy!  We're pretty anal when it comes to junk food (ahhhhh......first time parents!), and we definitely had to let go a bit when we were up north with all the grandparents.  They definitely didn't see the need for our strictness, and I do realize that we won't always be able to control what you eat or what you like, but I do hope that giving you healthy and nutritious options now will help to set you up for better choices and healthier tastebuds in the future. 

Sleeping:  We're down to one nap a day, though occasionally you'll still do an extra afternoon one or fall asleep in the car on the way home from daycare.  The nap can be 1- 2 hours, though once last week while we were on vacation you took a 2 hr and 40 min nap.  Daddy and I both went to check on you more than once b/c we were worried!  You were just WAY overtired and needed some catch up time.  You are still going down around 7 or 7:30 and waking up sometime in the 6 o'clock hour.
Milestones:  You got your 5th tooth this week.  Finally!  It's been on the verge of coming in since the 4th of July.  Unfortunately for you, it meant a horrible night's sleep and a bad diaper rash.  Teething stinks, little guy!  Your 6th tooth looks like it'll be in sooner than later, but I'm not holding my breath. 
You now know how to blow kisses, say "thank you" in sign, and have about 11-12 words under your belt that you say regularly and correctly.  While we were up north, we would pass you around the dinner table to give good night kisses, and at the end of the week when we would say that it was time for night night, you would walk around the table yourself to make sure everyone got a kiss.  It was adorable and oh so charming! 
The other night you climbed onto your bike and balanced on it by holding the handlebars and having one foot on the seat.  You wanted us to push you around like that.  I am not ready for you to be a little daredevil!!  Yikes!  You can say bike pretty well and always point them out whenever we see them around.
Favorites:  Swimming in the pool or in the lake has been a HUGE source of entertainment this summer.  You (and mommy!) wish we could do this every single day.  You move your hands like you are swimming and you blow bubbles without any difficulty. 

I don't know if you'll ever get tired of saying "ball"!  You just love them and love to point out anything and everything that looks like one. 
You love to be outside and it definitely helps to calm you down when you are upset.  I'm hoping you always love the outdoors, buddy!

Stats: 24 lbs 6 oz and 31 in long (47th and 49th percentiles), wearing 18 month clothing for the most part, in size 4 diapes and size 3-4 for shoes (you have tiny, chubby feet for sure!!)

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