Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Sixteen Months

We're at sixteen months today and although I don't feel like we've done much with Noah this month I will say spending time with him has been really enjoyable.  He laughs a ton and plays independently much better for longer times and that makes for a happy mom who can get so many more things done.  We've started Kindermusic this month and so far only two sessions but we're having a great time.  Noah's one of the oldest and biggest kids in his class so I do a lot of running around making sure he doesn't trample on the other kids.  Otherwise, it's nice to spend some time outside of the house which I know he's getting bored in.  Plus, it's kind of a little workout for me too.  Lots of lifting and bouncing and rocking Noah and at almost 30lbs that's like a kettleball workout for about 45 minutes!

Anyway, lets get to this months stats.  The kid is still  huge and the doctor said he was looking good.  Personally, I'm a little worried at his lack of speech but the doctor wasn't too worried yet and said next visit we would reevaluate.
  • Stats: Size 4 Diapers | 18mo to 2T clothing (finally out of overnight diapers since we sized up but sometimes still pees out in the morning)
  • Size: 28lbs 13oz (98%) - 33.5 in (98%) - head 19.25 in (93%)   (Dr. Stats for his 16mo update last week)
  • New Abilities: Still babbling a ton.  Understanding a lot of commands. Is using a lot of signs and seems to appreciate being able to communicate.  He is trying to talk but sounds out the syllable patterns mostly but he can't quite get words out of his mouth. His climbing abilities are much better and can get pretty much anywhere.  Finally he's gotten his giggles down.  The kid can laugh at anything and it's the funniest thing ever.  I had gotten the best video ever, about a minute long of him rolling on the couch just laughing and laughing and I would so show it to you, but he's nakey. So not for the internet but hopefully I can get another one soon. We've also taught him how to swat flies since they seem to be everywhere in our house.  He'll go up to the slider door and act like he's swatting them even when they're gone.  ...and of course he laughs and laughs until he finds something else to laugh about.  The cutest baby in the world. ;-) 
  • New Words: Nothing new this month. We're still working on mama directed at me. : (
  • Sleep: Sleeping consistently from 7:30pm to 7:30am. Naps twice during the day. A morning, an afternoon.  Both naps are getting shorter so I'm assuming soon we'll be switching to one nap? About 1.25 in the morning and 45 mins in the afternoon.
  • Mom Check-In: I bought myself the girliest Nikes ever at JCrew when I found they were finally on super sale.  That store is so cute but I could never get myself to buy anything full price so I was super excited to find they still had some left in my size.  As of Monday they were still on sale in case anyone is still interested.   ...and this little jewelry tray for all the things that sit around the bathroom.  I also decided it was time for an upgrade from my iPhone 4s so I went for it and bought the 6.  Now I just have to be patient and wait for it to arrive.  So... shopping therapy for like the next year is done! But it does feel good to do a couple things for yourself once in a while.

1 comment:

  1. Ellery is also behind in speech (she doesn't say Mama yet either), and her ped referred us to a speech therapist. I was excited at first, but it's a total waste of time and we leave feeling like crappy parents for not singing enough or having good enough flash cards. I wouldn't worry about it, especially since he seems to understand words and commands- just a little behind at communicating back.