Jun 12, 2012

16 Months!

Oliver is 16 months old!

-Height: 29"
-Weight: 21 lbs
(both official as of today)
-Teeth: 10 or 12 depending on how you count them, 10 are completely in and two molars are almost in with two points out on one and three points out on the other - neither middle crown is out yet.  Perhaps that's when they officially 'count' as a tooth?  One cuspid is starting to move up and I can see the white under his gum.

-Shoe size: 4, but will probably be a 4.5 very soon.

-Clothing size: 12-18 months mostly, but still some 9-12 month sizes here and there.  He has Chandler's build so his shoulders are wide, but his waist and hips are tiny.  Thank goodness for shorts with adjustable elastic.  He really needs a 9-12 month sometimes, but I just can't bring myself to buy that size knowing he's just going to grow.
-Diapers: bumGenius 4.0 & Elementals.  When we travel, The Honest Company or 7th Generation disposables.  Lately, he's been soaking through his cloth diapers at night no matter how full I stuff them, so we're going to start using Huggies Overnights at night.  Changing sheets on a king size bed more than once/week is no fun.  

-Naps: Two nice, long ones from 9:00-11:00 AM and 2:00-? (usually between 4:00 and 5:00).  
-Words: Same as last month... with the addition of 'ball.'  Anything could be dada, but dad is 'dod' - it is really funny.  'Bitta' is a commonly heard along with lots and lots of other babble. He is really not interesting in saying new words, but I'll occasionally hear him try to say things.  Just yesterday he was watching a pre-school shapes DVD in the car and I heard him trying to say octagon - 'gon, gon.'  He's also tried to say star.  He's also started to say Nola a little better. 
-He can correctly identify eyes, nose, mouth & head.  I really haven't worked with him a whole lot on these things, it took him a day for each and he knew them.  He is, for the most part, not interested in paying attention to anything I do unless he's nursing or in the bathtub - I believe I've noted that in these monthly updates before.
(Penguin ice cream from the Blue Bunny ice cream truck!)

-He became a walker in the last month and thinks he is 100% big.  He goes to Gymboree (play & learn) and  when we go to open gym there's usually two groups of children, the younger ones who tend to congregate together because the moms chat, and the older ones, who run wild.  He tends to prefer the older ones despite being two or three years younger.  Fantastic.  We're constantly scooping him up before he's run down.  

-Independence.  Enough said.
-He's become a toddler overnight.

-He is a lover.  He loves to run (yes, didn't take long) up to the cats and lay on them and hug them.  He will also pick up a stuffed animal and hug it, smiling.  So sweet!  I love to see him do this.  What's funny is that we've never really showed him this or taught him to do it - he's very affectionate.  
-Now that he's walking, we're using the learning tower and love it.  So glad we have it - he enjoys playing with play-doh, splashing in the water, and otherwise just being able to hang out with me in the kitchen.

-He taps his fingers.  He does it on my chest, face and shoulder when he nurses and I've noticed him tapping his legs in the car and sometimes in the stroller.

-He blows kisses when I leave his room for nap.

-He's the most amazing thing I've ever made and I love every day of him!


Jill Foley said...

He looks like he is so much fun. I love this age - when they start to walk, talk and just really show their personality.

My heart just melted today when Audrey, a little girl at our church said "bye" to me - it was the first time I've hear her talk and it was precious. (she's 19 months)

B. said...

Happy 16 months! He really is so adorable.

Also - a Blue Bunny ice cream truck?! Sounds divine! :)

GinH said...

Thanks girls :)

Blue Bunny IS divine!

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