Monday, April 9, 2012

Twelve Months

New Developmental Milestones this Month: Almost two months after taking his first unassisted steps, Andrew is officially walking.  It took me awhile to admit this, but he is definitely walking more than he crawls now.
  • Here are the new age-appropriate developmental things that he can do: waves bye-bye with both his hand and/or arm, uses pincer grasp, self-feeds small food objects, self feeds with bottle and sippy, reacts to his name, walk while carrying something, and picks up objects while standing unassisted.
  • Vocabulary: Mama, Dada, Dog, Duck.  All animals are dogs (even his bunnies).  When he wants something he says, "uh uh uh" and when he's excited he says, "ooh, ooh, ooh." Aunt Melissa thinks she heard his say Aunt and bath, but he hasn't repeated it. 
  • No new teeth, but he's been teething pretty much all month. We had a few days of a slight fever, weeks of clear snot...
Physical Growth this Month: Andrew has had a bit of a growth spurt this month that has affected his length.  We did have two trips to Kaiser (3/18 and 3/20) because of a cold, turned cough, turned respiratory issue, turned double ear infections.  Thankfully, because of his history the doctors were proactive and we were able to start the correct antibiotic quickly and the sickie germs only lasted a 10 days in this house!
  • March 18: 21 lbs, 8 oz
  • March 20: 21 lbs, 9.6 oz
  • April 4 (Weight Watchers weigh-in): 21 lbs, 9 oz and 30 inches
  • April 24: Official one year appointment
Things Andrew likes: Person: Aunt Melissa, Mommy, Daddy, Ms. Cindy at school, Places: outside and the bathroom!, Activities: taking a bath/shower, swinging, being thrown in the air by dad, climbing up on anything and everything, Toys: his ball popper, Little People animals, specifically the lamb, and books

Things Andrew doesn't like: he does not like being told no and stopped from doing whatever he has decided is his mission
Sleeping: We are all over the place with sleep.  At school, he has transitioned to one nap from 11:30-1:30-2ish.  He hasn't really put himself on a routine with that new nap time.  He sleeps sometimes when we come home from school, sometimes not.  He is pretty cranky starting at 6:45ish, so we're working on getting bedtime to 7ish.  He sleeps through the night.
Eating: Piglet eats like a madman.  His favorites are beans, cheese, fruit of any kind, and cruchies.  He also eats pretty much everything that we eat--he can polish off an entire piece of pizza! We're in the process of switching to whole milk.  We started at 2 oz of WM to 6 oz of formula and we're not up to 6 oz of WM and 2-3 oz of formula.  By next week, he'll be on all whole milk.  At school, they provide milk, breakfast, lunch, and two snacks which he greedily eats all of it (I get reports of a very healthy eater).
Diapers: Still in size 3s--we've used another 256 diapers (1921 total in size 3). He's wearing size 3 Huggies Overnights still.
Clothing: His growth spurt has finally made it possible to move to 12 month clothes (I packed up everything April 2)!! The onesies are still huge and the pants are still a bit too long, but they fit!

This is also our last monthly update!  See in at 18 months!

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