Thursday, August 9, 2012

16 Months

New Developmental Milestones this Month: Here are the new developmental things that he started doing this month:
  • Physical: climbs and balances well on furniture (this is our big one), jumps off step/uneven surfaces, attempting to jump on flat surfaces, self feed with fork pretty well, runs without falling, and can hold his weight with his arms.
    • Climbing: We really need to examine this one because he's a bit "advanced" in climbing.  I know most toddlers go through this stage, but my kid can pretty much climb anything and does.  It takes him such a short time to successfully get to new heights (literally).  On July 28th, Andrew climbed out of his crib; Dave's "hidden" camera captured the replay which took a total of 12 seconds. He's climbed onto the dining room table, up the bookshelves, up and on his high chair, up the recliner and high chair to the mantle.  He cannot be left alone in a room for even 90 seconds without a potential new height found.
    • Teeth: we have two molars after a full month of teething and two more coming any day now.
      • Right Top First Molar, July 29
      • Left Top First Molar, August 1
  • Cognitive/Language: uses sign language (all done, please, more, eat, milk), smacks lips to eat/drink, vocalizes for pretty much everything, full understands/vocalizes/shakes head to indicate 'no' and 'yes', understands/follows simple commands, knows/points to body parts (ears, nose, eyes, mouth, tummy, feet, hair, teeth, tongue), points to objects in books (specially animals he recognizes), makes cars "rrooom," makes train "choo choo," and makes elephant and lion sounds with hand motion.
    • Vocabulary/Words: We have 28 words in our vocabulary, not counting the sign language. This month we've added me (as in "I want that"), pretty, ears, eyes, hot, "titty tat" for kitty cat, turtle, "boo" for book (old words are Mama, Dada, Dog, Duck, more, hi, no, byebye, ball, bunny (bun), banana, bird, tree, diaper (die), milk, ni-ni, Reese (eese), shoes).  We have a lot of B words, they are all sort of sounding the same, but he knows what he's talking about.
    • Two Word Sentences: "No, eese" along with a finger pointing at her to stop trying to eat his food, "Hi There," and "ni-ni dada eese" (translation: night night daddy and Reese).
  • Psychosocial: wants Mommy more and more (actually teared up when I dropped him off for the day at daycare), shows sense of "mine," interested in strangers, but actually showing hesitation at first now, shows personality through defiance/temper tantrums. 
Physical Growth this Month/Doctors:  Just updated the "well baby" list
  • August 6: 24 lbs, 3.2 oz and 31.75 inches long
Sleeping: He's still in summer mode (wonderful summer!).  Usually have a 2 hour nap about 11:30-12, bedtime about 8-8:30 and up around 7 am.  I'm hoping that we can keep the 7 am wake-up when we start back to school schedule in the upcoming weeks.
Eating: Current favorites: grapes, chicken nuggets of any kind, pizza, string cheese, blueberries, strawberries, bananas.  We're also (thankfully) back to eating some veggies as long as they are flavored and hidden.
Diapers: Size 4s (594 used) during the day and night. Cloth swim diaper in Large :)
Clothing: 9-12 month clothes comfortably and I'm thinking we'll be here well into 18 months.
Favorite Toys: WATER (hasn't changed), books, singing and dancing, climbing on the chairs/mommy,  and Little People animals.
 Andrew went swimming with Aunt Melissa for his 16 month birthday.

see that face?  Oh, the personality!

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, but he's having a serious conversation with Auntie!