Wednesday, January 20, 2010

15 Months Old.... really?

Wow, Junior turned 15 months old  last week. I can't believe he's almost 1 1/2 years old. Crazy how fast time flies! He had his 15 month check up yesterday and here are his stats.

21lb 11oz
32 inches tall/long
19" head circumference

According to the growth percentage calculator at Baby Center here his percentages are below.

Length = between percentile 50 and 75%

Weight = between percentile 10 and 25%
Head Circumference = between percentile 75 and 90%

As the doctor said, "looks like he's going to be tall and skinny with a big head".... oh, just like his daddy was growing up.

His weight seems to have stayed the same a bit since we took him off milk and switched him to rice milk. Not as much fat in it at all so we have to try to subsitute with other things like beans and black olives. He doesn't seem to like avocado which is odd, he likes everything else.

What can Christopher do?

The doctor was impressed with his mobility as he can:
- Walk very well
- Can bend over to pick up a toy without losing balance
- Can squat and play with toys without losing balance
- He hasn't actual had a spill from walking in a few months as he's much steadier **knock on wood**
- Understands so much. Things like "take your socks off", "sit down", "lay down". We try to talk to him assuming he understands and out of the blue will do what we say and show he understands.
- Can say Mama, Dada, Dog, Woof, Sock, that, this, light, duck, up, tuck (tucker the dog). There seems to be more that I can't think of but he understands much more than he can say which is normal.
- He knows a lot of animals and things and can point them out in books if we ask. Things like dog, horse, pig, cow, duck, elephant, baby, book, ball, and on and on. It's really amazing how quickly he picks these things up. And he's learning the sounds of the animals. It's really cute to hear him say "woof". He's started calling the dogs with a loud "woof!".
- He's starting to feed himself with a spoon. Can do it if we put food in and hand it to him and he's just learning to fill it from bowl. He knows how to wipe his face with a towel. It doesn't really do anything, he's too dainty when he does it, but it's cute and a good thing to learn.
- He's eating just about anything (besides cow's milk and peanuts). LOVES cherrios, bananas, beans and olives.
- He's loving daycare and is growing so much each day as he learns more there. The kids love him and there are a few that don't let him leave without a hug.
- He's on a wonderful schedule for bed time (has for a long time). We start bedtime (bath or stories) at 7pm and he's out by 7:45 (earlier if he is tired) and will sleep through the night till 6:30-7:30am. His nap time has been great, he goes down about 9:30/10am for a 60 - 90 minute nap. He then takes an afternoon nap for about an hour sometime after 1:30pm. On the weekends he's pretty flexible with us if we go out to costco or shopping and can stay up till as late as 3:30pm for his nap with out any fussiness.

Christopher is overall an easy and happy baby. Even right now as his baby molars are coming in on the bottom, he's good.

I'm hoping really to get more photos up soon, promise.

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