Friday, March 14, 2014

16 Months

 {smiles for the camera are hard to get these days}

You are now climbing on everything. If it is 1 inch of 10 inches off the ground, you are going to get yourself on top of that item. Some of your favorite things to climb on are the buckets from your toy organizer, the couch, and your walker. You can now get into your walker on your own, but can't get out. (You don't actually use the walker, we just haven't moved it to storage so it is in the living room.)

Your vocabulary has picked up this last month and it is so fun to hear you mimic what Mom and Dad say. Words that you repeat over and over are: shoes, dog, puppy, sick, nose, eyes and baby. Music class must have worn off on you because all day long you say e i e i o! You finally started saying mama more often, but it's not too frequent yet. When Mom tells you that something is hot, you start blowing.

The weather has been so nice this month and we have had many adventures at the park. We started out at the baby swings which you loved, but now you are moving on to bigger and better. You enjoy going down the short slides and climbing to the top of the playground. You started out climbing on your hands and knees and grasping the small holes in the stairs. Lately you have been trying to walk up the stairs with your hands on the rails. Usually between your two naps you will take a ride in the stroller to the park by the White church and play.

This month you traveled by plane (your second plane ride) to Washington to see all of the Barber family. You finally got to meet Uncle Brad who just returned from his mission in Bulgaria. While you were there you had a fun time playing with your cousins, eating lots of treats from Grandma's cupboard, and going up and down the stairs. While we were there you decided to start hating high chairs at restaurants.

Unfortunately you got sick this month with a really bad cough. The doctor said it sounded just like RSV, but luckily you didn't have it. You were super grumpy for a week straight. We spent a lot of time in the bathroom with a steamy shower running trying to get you to feel better.

When you are playing with your toys, you usually have your baby or stuffed animals in one hand and a bottle in the other. You are such a good Mom to your little babies and they are always hungry for a bottle of milk or juice. Just recently you started stacking your blocks. You love to push them over and squeal when they fall.

For breakfast you enjoy milk, bananas, cereal, and oatmeal, sometimes if you are lucky Mom will turn on a show while you eat. You enjoy Mickey Mouse Clubhouse or anything on Baby TV. For lunch and dinner it you usually eat whatever Mom and Dad are having.

You are still wearing 12-18 month clothes. You wore an 18 month outfit the other day and you were swimming in it. The capris looked like pants and the shirt looked like a dress. Your feet are still size 2-3, and Mom is sure you will be in size 3 diapers forever.

{climbing in her pants that are too big}

Your top right molar may have appeared last month and mom never knew, but you now have 3/4 molars. The top left one is the last one to come in. Your bottom lateral incisors haven't come in yet, but it looks like the right one is about to make its way through. Mom can't wait for your teeth to all be in.

You are a dancing queen, anytime you hear music come on you start bouncing your little bum up and down. And you are always looking around to see if anyone is watching you.

It is time for your first haircut. Your hair is getting longer, but it is all different lengths and your mullet is getting out of control. Hopefully we can schedule a haircut sometime soon!

{mullet baby}

Naps are still happening twice a day. You nap from 10:30 - 12:30 and 2:00 - 4:00. Sometimes a little shorter depending on the day. And then you usually sleep from 8 - 8 each night.

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