Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Man Cub: 17 Months

Sweet Little Boy,
We have loved watching you grow and learn this month.  Advent was extra fun this year as you took in all there is about our Savior's birth.  What a treat.  You fell in love with San Antonio during a quick visit.  People tell us how much they are drawn to you, and we just love that about your sweet personality.  We ask God each day to use you for His glory.

We love you!!!

Not much has changed this month.  You still love sleep, and you like having a pillow.  You still sleep like a little tree frog, all tucked up on your belly.  You've been that way since you were born.  It's precious.
We have prayed and prayed God would make you an adventurous eater and willing to try new foods.  He is certainly answering prayers.  You love homemade oatmeal with raisins, cereal with milk, you will once again eat turkey sandwiches, and you now like PBJ.  Fruits are still your favorites, along with mac 'n cheese.  We keep offering you new things, and I know you will eventually decide to at least taste them!  You also still nurse any chance you get, but definitely first thing in the morning, right after school, and before bed.  
Best new word: Jesus!  Christmas helped you learn how to say Jesus, and hearing you say our Lord's name, or even Baby Jesus in your tiny little voice is the best thing ever.  You can also say angel, tree, star, Mary, Joseph, down, horse, chicken, Santa, Papa (my dad), Dede (my granddad), Nanny (my grandma), tractor, firetruck, Vince (his tractor buddy), Brownie (his pony buddy), bye bye, mouth, teeth, button (for belly button and actual buttons), mole, book, walk, bath, brush (for brush teeth), I do!, nana (banana), butterfly, squirrel, bunny, and truck. You oink like a pig, quack like a duck, make goat sounds (thanks, Gabe), talk like George from Curious George, and buzz like a bee.  All of that just this month, and I'm sure I'm forgetting something.  You love to put together shape puzzles, your new latch board, and identify colors on the Christmas tree.  If we ask you to put something away or throw away something, you think it's so cool to do it.  You also blow bubbles in the tub and float.  I think you miss the swimming pool!  You also still feed the dogs and give them their treats.

Most of the same things you have been liking.  Doing things with the dogs tops your list. You loved opening your Advent book each day.  Books are serious business for you.  You 'read' to us, we read to you, everything in each picture has to be identified, and then the next book comes out.  It's awesome.  Your favorites are Down By The Farm (still) and the Veggie Tales Silent Night. You adore your new firetruck that you can ride in (Flintstone power), puzzles, George, feeding the chickens and egg hunting on the farm, driving tractors with either Daddy or Mr. Vince, and music.  You still love dancing.  Oh, and you love, love, love sitting on the piano bench and playing us your original songs.  It's the best!

Sometimes you don't like getting dressed, you only wear hats when you want to, veggies that aren't in pouch form, most meat, if we try to feed you (you want to feed yourself), your high chair
17 Month Stats:
Weight: 24 pounds
Length:  31.5 inches (I think you were over measured last month...ha!)
Eating: nursing 7:00 AM, 4:45 PM, and 7:30 PM; breakfast around 7:15, lunch around 11:15, and dinner around 5:30.
Bedtime: between 7:30-7:45
Awake: sometime between 6:45-7:10
Naps: ~12:30-3:00
Diapers: Size 3
Clothes: size 12-18 months, and 18 months onesies; size 12 months and 12-18 months pants/shorts; 12-18 months, and 18 months rompers.  12-18 months and 18 months pjs.
Shoes: Size 4

Year One:
 Year Two:

1 comment:

Laura Darling said...

What a cutie! That's awesome that he's such an adventurous eater!

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