Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Oliver - 15 Months

My baby is 15 months old today!  And while he's still my baby, he's becoming more and more of a little person every day and he's so much fun right now.  I know I did kind of an "update" post from his point of view last week, but I thought I'd do an age update today because it's been awhile and he's just changing by the day lately!

Height - Somewhere around 31 inches I think.  It might be more.  He's getting very tall, that's what I know, he can reach the top of tables and things now!

Weight - Again, not really sure, we have a doctor appointment on Monday to get that information. We think he's around 26-27 pounds or so now.

Nicknames - Ollie boy, The Ollie, Munchkin, Buddy, Kiddo, Kid, Boy, Monkey, Wild Man

Sleep - He's still holding tight to his one wake up at night, but I'm still ok with that.  Compared with where we were around his first birthday, I'll take it!  He pretty much sleeps about 11 hours at night. His naps are starting to change, we're kind of in the transition from two naps to one.  He kind of leads on this mostly, if he refuses a morning nap we just kind of go with it and he seems to be ok with just an afternoon one.  This has worked well for morning outings now, we don't have to rush home to get him down for a nap.  And while I miss having the two time periods in the day to get stuff like laundry done on weekends when he's down, he stays down a good two hours for the one nap he gets, so that's been kind of nice!

Eating - He's still a big carnivore, this boy sure loves his meat.  He's a carb-o-holic too, give him ALL the bread.  He still likes most vegetables and he's finally taking a bit of a liking to fresh fruit. He really enjoyed pineapple at a wedding we were at this weekend.  I found a dairy-free yogurt he seems to also finally like.  He loves his almond milk.  He's down to nursing only once before bed and then his little midnight snack and that's it.  Again, kind of letting him lead with this and I think it's been a nice gentle weaning process so far.  He's also a big fan of his daddy's homemade pancakes and I think he'd eat french fries pretty much all day every day.  And of course, puffs.  He's a good eater, we're very lucky I think!

Diaper size - Still hanging tight in size 4's!  I can't believe we've been consistent in this for so long now!  We are slowly looking at moving to 5's, mostly for bedtime since he's going so long now without being changed.

Clothing size - 24 months/2T is what fits best now.  If he has clothes labeled "18-24", especially in shirts, they still fit, otherwise we've moved up a bit here, partly due to his getting taller.  I'm glad clothes we buy get more than one use at this point though, I'm thankful the growth has slowed so much since his first birthday!

Mood - SO happy all the time.  Yes he is a toddler and he has his toddler tantrums here and there, but he is just pretty much the happiest little guy for the most part.  He cut one of his molars this month and we had a rough day or two when that was at it's worst, but again, those days are few and far between (and Orajel helps a TON).  He just loves life, he loves to explore, and I think like Buddy the Elf in the moving Elf, "smiling is his favorite."

Says - He's so verbal, no idea where he gets that (wink).  He can say words like bottle (comes out like bobble sometimes), puffs, Elmo (Elbow), up, buh-bye, nom nom (you know he loves his food when he says that!), no, and his newest favorite word is turtle.  We have a book of sea animals and when turtle comes up he says it clear as day.  He's started calling Nate "papa" instead of dada or daddy somehow, and he calls my dad "boppa" which is the cutest thing ever.  We also think it's pretty cute that instead of saying yes or yeah if you ask him if he wants something he instead says "sure."  It's just fun listening to him talk - I always worried I wouldn't understand him when he started talking but maybe it's something about your own child, you just do know what they mean somehow.

Teeth - All eight in front and one molar in the back.  Working on the molar on the opposite side now.

Loves - Books (yay! parenting win!), puppies, kitties, Elmo, Mickey Mouse, swimming, chasing mommy and daddy around the house, playing with blocks, playing with Tupperware lids, singing Old McDonald and Baa Baa Blacksheep, Curious George, music, watching birdies in the yard, bath time.

Dislikes - Sitting still for any length of time, getting changed, getting bundled up to go outside, when it takes mommy too long to get his food warmed up, cutting molars, not getting his way.

Latest milestones - He's a full fledged walker now, he'll still hold our fingers if he's in a more unfamiliar place, but otherwise he's good on his own.  He can sing songs, he's learning words by the day.  He will pick out the book he wants and hand it to you.  He feeds himself finger foods pretty well and will even feed himself with a fork if we stab the food for him first.  

Dear Oliver,
You are just the sweetest little boy and I am so amazed by all your new skills and things you are learning each day.  You're a little sponge, you're just soaking up so much now.  I love seeing things through your eyes, you're teaching me to see things in a whole new way.  And you are just so much fun.  You pretty much do something to make me smile every day.  Even if you're becoming a boy, you're still and always will be my little baby!
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