Sunday, October 27, 2013

15 Months Old

I could only manage a slightly blurry photo, because this guy just wanted to play!



Stats:  Let me preface these by saying that Liam is not a fan of the doctor's office at this age and therefore gets upset as soon as he sees that crinkly paper on the table.  The nurse had a difficult time getting his measurements and actually took them twice, since they seemed off.  I have absolutely no faith in the accuracy of these numbers, but wanted to include them nonetheless.  Height: 32.28 inches (83%).   Weight: 22.82 lbs (26%).  Head: 18.6 inches (51%).   If he continues growing at the same rate, our doctor roughly estimated that Liam will be 6 feet tall as an adult.  Conor is 6'1 & I am 5'9 so that sounds about right, but who knows.

Favorite Foods:   Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, hummus, pretzel chips, smoothies, & orzo.  His favorites have pretty much stayed the same.  We've started having little "dates" at Jamba Juice, which Liam loves!   He is part of the welcoming committee as he tells everyone who walks in the door "hi" at least a couple of times.  He's also fascinated by the blenders and the people working behind the counter.  We usually have them pour some of our smoothies into a small cup for him.  The kid loves having his own cup, and gleefully sips on his smoothie while kicking his legs against the bar stool.  Since Liam isn't eating much in the way of vegetables right now, I typically put baby spinach in our smoothies that we make at home so at least he's getting some greens.  He has also started going to his highchair when he is hungry and wants a snack.  I like that he is able to communicate to me that he wants to eat, and that he is interested in real foods instead of just nursing.

Liam also LOVES to have his own little sample cup of plain-tart at Yogurtland!

Breastfeeding:  Breastmilk is still the main source of Liam's nutrition.  He always nurses in the morning, before naps, and at bedtime.  There is usually at least  one other nursing session during the day, it just depends on how busy we are.   He still has rough teething days, or days he just seems off and then he'll nurse a ton!  I am completely okay with continuing to nurse him on demand, so that's exactly what we do!

New Words:  So many new words, I'm not sure I can remember them all: baby, bee, whoo (what an owl says), bye, help (he also signs this), Liam,  nose (he can also point to his and others), lights, poop (he says this when he farts right now, but we are working on making him more aware of what he is doing; no potty training going on yet),  brrr & no.  He was so excited to learn help, and now uses it all the time when he is struggling with something or wants us to do something for/with him.  He uses it out of context at times, but it's only giving us an opportunity to expand his vocabulary more.


Sleep:  Liam is still holding onto 2 naps about half the time.  I love two nap days, especially with how busy Liam is.  The days he only takes 1 nap, he is usually in the bathtub by 7pm which is very early for him.  On a normal night, he is in bed by 8:30pm and sleeps in 'til 8:30am.   We're still cosleeping and Conor & I are both still happy with this sleeping situation.  It's so special to wake up to his little face saying "hi"!  He still nurses throughout the night although not as frequently.  Or perhaps I am sleeping through some feedings....who knows.  Sometimes, he resettles himself without nursing, which makes me so happy!

Favorite Activities:  Making Coffee.  Liam has watched us use our Keurig for months now and has picked up all the sequences of making a cup of coffee.  It's so fun to watch his little mind work as he grabs a k-cup, opens the lid, drops in the k-cup, closes the lid, and pushes the brew button.  He is so pleased with himself as the coffee starts brewing.  And I have to say, Conor & I are pretty darn proud too!  Pretend Play.  I love watching Liam use his imagination and seeing it develop.  One of the cutest things he does, is pretend to put gas in his Cozy Coupe.  He uses his finger and makes a "glug glug" sound!  Walks.  Liam loves to walk around our neighborhood or get in his stroller and go for a longer ride.  He is constantly trying to get me outside and will often resort to bringing my shoes to me so that I know he means business!  He will also grab one of my reusable grocery bags if he wants to get in the car.  He is making all of these connections now and knows what to do to convince me we need to get moving!  Grocery Shopping.  When Liam rides in the cart, he likes to put throw all the items in it for me!  He's a little rough with some things, but is slowly getting better with being "gentle" (just like with the cat)!  Also, we recently used one of the car-carts so that Liam could ride in it while we shopped....  This was a huge hit!  However, those carts are massive and so hard to turn!  I don't think I'll use it for my everyday grocery shopping, but maybe once awhile so it remains something special!  Building Towers.  Liam finally has the patience to actually build things with his blocks and cups.  Before he was all about demolition, but now he loves slowly building things up and then steps back to admire his work!  Pulling in the trash cans.  He loves Fridays when Dad gets home from work and he gets to help bring the garbage & recycling cans up from the curb.  So much joy for one small task; it's just the little things in life.  Watching airplanes & trains.  Whenever Liam hears a train or an airplane he looks in that direction right away, points, & says "wow"!  Books.  Liam continues to love all books.  I take him to the library every week, so we can find new ones to bring home with us and read over and over again.  I'm always keeping my eye out for books to buy him as well.  This month's current favorites are: One, Two, Boo! & LMNO Peas!  One, Two, Boo is a lift-flap book which adds a little extra fun.  However, the flaps are somewhat fragile and Liam ripped off two when he had free reign over the book.  A little super glue made it brand new again, but now we always keep an eye on Liam when he has this book.  LMNO Peas is a fun alphabet book; however, the best part is that there is a lady bug hiding on each page.  Liam loves searching for it and pointing it out to me.  Luckily he hasn't memorized the book yet.  I need to find more books that have something to search for ASAP!  Anyone have any suggestions?


Each day is a fun new adventure with Liam!  He absolutely exhausts me, but every moment is worth it.  I love him more & more, if that is even possible!  He is just about the cutest thing ever, and I'm pretty sure he knows it.  Liam is quite the little flirt, sometimes playing this little shy game to then show off his smile!  I get so many compliments from strangers about Liam, especially his hair!  It is starting to get so long that it gets in his eyes a bit, but I just can't bring myself to cut it so I help him swipe it over to the side.  I know that little curls in the back will be gone forever once we do; and I'm just not ready!

He is such a silly boy with a deep belly laugh that sometimes lets out a snort or two!  He'll even laugh so hard that he knocks himself over!  I can't wait to see what this next month brings and watch how he continues to grow & develop!


We love you Liamasaurus!

7 comments :

  1. Happy 15 months!!! Love that he makes coffee! My 15-month old stares at our Keyrig everyday!!! :)

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  2. Now if only he could start mixing cocktails! ;-)

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  3. You need the Richard Scarry "Cars and Trucks and Things that Go" book. It is a classic and check out Amazon to see how highly rated it is. Best thing is that on each page (and there are a lot of them) is "Gold Bug". He can actually be a little hard to find but my 27 month old LOVES it right now. I'm on the look out too for more books like this. http://www.amazon.com/Richard-Scarrys-Cars-Trucks-Things/dp/0307157857/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383051161&sr=8-1&keywords=richard+scarry

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  4. This book sounds perfect! Liam might find it in his stocking... Unless I can't wait that long!

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  5. what a little doll you have! I'm glad I read your post - I have a 15 month old, too. It's nice to see what other babes the same age are eating (as mine is very picky)...I'm always looking for ideas!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Liam pretty much let's me know right away what he will or will not eat. So I always offer everything I'm eating. Sometimes he surprises me!

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  6. Isn't this just the best age. I have loved every second of the last couple months. They are so silly and sweet and smart right now. I love it.

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