Weight : 31.3 lbs ( 99.79 %)
Height: 32.75 inches ( 93.67 %)
Head: 19.13 inches (91.17 %)
Clothes Size : 24 months/ 2t and 4T in Tshirts. ( He is very wide across the back)
Milestones : WALKING! Finally and he is doing it very well! He has also learned a lot of new tricks about playing with toys. He knows now how to stack his blocks, replace all his rings on the rock n stack and in general clean up after himself instead of just DESTROY and THROW things. He is also really interested in climbing up on things. Anything and everything.
our problem is that he is not talking. He is very much a small caveman full of grunts and body language but no words. I don't know if this is my fault for not teaching him words all the time or if it is just developmental. Our doctor has said before that his laid back demeanor means he will be slower to start new things, mostly because he is just content with the way things are. I am hoping this is the case with his talking. The Pedi did mention speech therapy if he is not talking by 18 mos! YIKES. So I am now in teacher mode telling him words all day long.
Did any of you have late talkers?
Baby Gear : Not much gear these days! I am really trying to just be able to wing it with him and not be reliant on so much gear. We went to Mexico with our niece a few weeks back and she does not require a bunch of gear or toys and is very adaptable. I am striving to be more like that with Peebs.
Toys : He LOVES books these days. Kleenex ( ripping them) , stacking and sorting any kind of papers, some large cardboard building blocks, his laugh and learn house and farm.
Books: Current Favorites are Llama Llama Red Pajama, All of Baby Nose to Toes, and a Baby Einstein Huge Board Book that has liftable flaps.
Diaper Bag: Diapers, Snacks, portable broom ( for cleaning up his food messes... I was a waitress for many years) , sippy cup.
Eating: Still eating really well, all of his health foods and fruits as well as junky snacks. Is tolerating dairy ok these days. Mostly he still prefers "mash" (baby food) but eats finger foods as well if they are OUR food. He loves mexican food and black beans. Has not held a spoon yet, and I don't think he wants to! ha
Sleeping : He has just this past week started sleeping later! FINALLY! He now sleeps from 7pm- 7:30am. Still taking 2 naps a day 9am and 2pm. This week they have been about 2 hours long each nap. Either the teething or the new walking is wearing him out! He does not sleep with covers and seems very uninterested. When did you guys introduce covers with your babes? It is getting cold here so I feel like he needs a blanket in the bed!
Teeth : Cutting some big time teeth right now. TONS of drool, red cheeks, low grade fever , all in all he seems kind of miserable but still acts happy mostly. I have ordered him an Amber teething necklace to see if it will help. I have read mixed reviews but am willing to try it. I feel like I should not be giving him so much tylenol.
Diapers : Major issue here. My boy has the biggest ham hocks EVER. So all of his cloth diapers no longer fit him around the legs. Not only that but since the teething business has started back up, I am having trouble with any diaper..... keeping his business contained. What a headache. This means multiple baths a day sometimes.. So I ordered a Knicker Nappies Diaper that snaps on the side and that seems to be much better but still pretty dang tight. I keep thinking he will lose a little girth on the leg once he walks around more. This past week we have been using disposables. :(
Discipline : I read BabyWise II while in Mexico and picked up some great tips for discipline. Even though my boy does not want to talk, he understands completely what I am saying, and he also minds me when I make a noise that means "NO" but this book gave me a few pointers like squeezing their hand and making eye contact when correcting bad behavior, and not to manipulate their environment ( i.e. move things out of their reach, just teach them not to touch) which is good advice if you plan on taking your baby out and about. You can not always manipulate the environment, and so it is a good idea to teach them to behave now. I had not thought that far ahead...