Motherhood

Wyatt, 15 Months

QUICK STATS

clothing size: 18 months – 2T 
diaper size: 4
shoe size: 6  

  • Started asking to be held by saying “up”
  • First real bad bruise and abrasions from a fall head first on the concrete. =(
  • Likes chili best on tortilla chips or crackers
  • Loves to bark and pant like a dog
  • Loves to roar and growl, knows that tigers and lions do this
  • Has his own sign for “please”. Looks like the sign for more.
  • Says hi and waves to everyone, especially while grocery shopping
  • Loves to whisper
  • Ironically, also started yelling loudly when you don’t answer to him right away. Particularly when he wants “up”.  He often doesn’t even ask normally, just screams “UUHHHPPPPPPP!” right away. Even if we are in Target.
  • Started standing often with his hands clasped behind his back and arms straight, sometimes he adds a little sway to it. Somehow it makes him look like a little gentleman.

 

GROWTH

Clothing size: 18 months – 2T (depends on brand or clothing type)

Teeth: still 6 total (4 top front, 2 bottom front — DEFINITELY working on molars)

 

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HEALTH

BATHS

Usually twice a week.

GROOMING

Wyatt used to be horrible about letting me cut his fingernails and toenails (I suppose what kid isn’t) but lately he’s been a peach and its been a breeze.  He loves to brush his teeth and his hair.  I wonder if all these good grooming habits will carry over into his teenage years… Lol

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  • Bedtime: 8-10 pm
  • Night sleep: 8-11 hours
  • Morning wake time:  6:30-7:30am
  • Nap time: 11-1pm or 1-3 pm
  • Nap duration: 1.5-2 hours

His bedtime seems to be swinging back in the “normal” direction. Anywhere between 8-10pm. And he even threw in a few really long nights several times in one week… 11+ hours! Can you say growth spurt?  The last few nights have been a little rough and out of the norm because he’s cutting some molars.  Poor kiddo.

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WALKING

He is moving around great. Once he started walking he’s just never looked back. He still takes some pretty good falls now and again — but that is to be expected.

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SPEECH

He still tries to say most words he hears but I’ve kept to my “keep me sane” plan of not trying to write down everything.

Commons words and phrases: hey baby, hey gorgeous, I love you, good girl, woo, wow, hot, hat, that, up, down, more, milk, please, thank you, apple, banana, book, dog, bear, tractor, truck, baby, open, that, uh oh, Juno, Iri, Nana, Pappy, Mammie, Grandpa, Aunt KK, Uncle B, Uncle Sam, Aunt Kelly, oh no

A few new words from this month: scratchy, noisy, beep, boot

Can identify all kinds of animals including: puppy, kitten, duck, pig (he just starts snorting, lol), rabbit, sheep (says “baa”), bear, bug, bird, cow

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EATING

Meals:  Still right around 3 meals, 3 snacks a day.  He goes through waves of eating a ton at one time, to just grazing throughout the day.  He always seems open to trying new stuff. This month I got him to try pickles and kale chips (not at the same time!).  Not totally sure about either of them, but he continues to try them again here and there. I’m sure there were other new foods, but those are the first that come to mind.

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FAVORITES

Food: strawberries, grapes, oranges, chili, enchiladas, shredded wheat, eggs, cheese, banana, smoothies peanut butter/almond butter with chia seeds, popcorn, quesadillas, granola

Books: Little Blue Truck, Go Dog Go!, Tractor, The Tails of Juno and Iri,

Color: Seems crazy to add this when he can’t actually tell me for certain, but the kid loves orange! Both my mom and Nick’s mom (and my sister) have speculated this.  His constant reach for anything orange confirms it for me!

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NURSING 

Over the past month he’s transitioned from nursing twice a day to once a day.  And then even going as long as 48 hours between nursings. Yesterday he never asked to nurse at all.  I’ve definitely encouraged him along the way, but have never denied him. As I said last month, this little boy is making this far to easy on momma. And I appreciate it greatly!

*Side note: I have noticed over the last month that my milk supply has severely decreased.  I never “get full” in between nursings. I’m not sure if this is a result from hormonal changes in my body or just the natural progression of things as Wyatt has continued to space his nursings out further and further.  Maybe both?

 

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PARENTING

Wyatt is such a freaking awesome kid.  He is so funny — like legitimately funny at 15 months old.  The only time we ever see him solemn is when he’s tired and not yet ready to be awake (duh?).  Nick and I absolutely love watching him learn, discover, be challenged, laugh at the silliest of things (whenever he thinks the dogs are chasing him) and the way we melt when all he wants to do is cuddle and get a hug. Any discipline that is needed comes easy.  He’s just a great, great kid.

 

Wyatt,

I love you so, so muchYour unbelievable sweetness, and gentle nature are the reasons I’m excited for this next baby. Everyday you remind me what a blessing it is to be able to love on you and raise you up in this world — and that makes me so excited to be able to have another opportunity to love on another little guy or gal. I love the way you literally shake with excitement sometimes. It excites me how much you love to be outdoors, and in the garden. And everyone always talks about how smart you are.  I’m sure you’ll outsmart Dad and me here pretty soon.

I love you always,

Mama

*All photos are from my Instagram @lovelylauralife

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