Tuesday, September 20

15 months, other happenings



At 15 months, Corbin:
is 25 lbs {55%, and he's lost weight since his 12 month checkup}
33.5 inches {97+%}
So he's gotten tall and skinny!
+Still takes 2 naps a day, but sometimes drops his 2nd nap
+Still drinks 4 sippies of milk a day
+LOVES juice, hates water {we're trying to wean him out of this!}
+Also loves: goldfish, cheddar rice cakes, pretzels, FRUIT SNACKS, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, bananas, cereal with milk, hot dogs
+Eats at his own pace... some days, hardly anything; other days, he's a bottomless pit!
+Dances whenever he hears music
+Waves Bye-Bye
+Loves to sneak-attack hug... he comes up to me about 10 times a day to grab my legs and bury his face in them
+Loves his ball popper, throwing balls around, and taking all the tupperware and measuring cups out of the drawers
+Loves banging on keyboards and remotes and phones... but only if they work. No faking him out with broken play equipment.
+Loves to go outside and walk around, but hates the playground
+Has a mind of his own! He definitely knows how to throw a mini-tantrum. If I try to hold his hand when we're out, he will throw his head back, stamp his feet, scream, and try to bite my hand. It's lovely.
+He has EXPLODED in communication skills this last month! I feel like something has "clicked" in his brain, and he understands infinitely more of what we say, and makes a visible effort to communicate back. 
Words he says: Doggy, Daddy {these two sound the same}, MaMa, More, Nonnie {although he will probably forget this one before he needs it again}
Words he tries: All Done {he says something like "a-ya" while making the sign}, Milk {I think he's used it once, anyway}
Words he signs: Up, More, All Done, Please {he walks around signing Please for EVERYTHING, like maybe we're holding something out on him}
He is copying us more and more, and making an effort to tell us what he wants. The other day, I was trying to get him to sign "juice," which we had never used before. I could tell he knew what I was asking {"Do you want some juice?"} without seeing it, and he whined {his very elegant way of saying "yes"} and then tried to copy my sign for "Juice." He ended up just hitting himself in the side of his head, but hey, A for effort!
He also suddenly loves to read, and his very favorite book is Baby's First 100 Words, followed closely by his other word book. Not that he actually stays on any one page long enough for me to READ to him, but he still brings it to me and climbs in my lap every chance he gets to look through it.

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I've started a new blog. I have a lot of these now. And I'm not going to share the link to this one, but I will share the thought process. I am a terrible journal keeper, as probably evidenced by this outstanding blog right here. There are too many memories that I think "Oh, I will always remember this," only to forget years down the line. Corbin does so many cute things EVERY DAY that I want to look back and remember when he's a bratty 12 year old and I need to remind myself why I love him. I also want to remember the little milestones, like when he learned to dance to music, and wave bye-bye, and started talking in complete sentences. I want to remember all this, but to blog it for a public audience would either be excruciatingly boring for you, or filled with pressure to make it fun and interesting for me. So I started another blog, and am filling it with several very short {and boring!} entries a day. Things like "Corbin loves baby einstein lately. It's the only thing he will sit still for." I can keep it up because there's no pressure of other people reading and commenting, and I know I will love and appreciate these silly little reminders in years to come.

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I'm back on a regular work schedule. NO, that does not mean I'm working days! I'm back to working every weekend, still all nights. I am totally in love with having a predictable schedule again. It makes me feel like I have more time every week to get things done. In fact, I've started housekeeping for the first time in my life! It feels WONDERFUL to have a clean house. I've made a schedule of chores for each day I'm not working, put it on my phone's to-do list app, and shared it with Brit so he can help me get things done. He really is good at helping me when I tell him exactly what to do, he will never on his own see the problem of a 3-month buildup of pet hair on the carpet.

2 comments:

heather said...

Um, love the update! I sometimes do a double take when I remember that Corbin is just one month older than Lady-LE. It blows my mind! He just seems so much older. I love that you started a new journal-type blog. I love not feeling pressure to make my personal thoughts funny, cute, or witty. It's just nice to document for document's sake, and do it in a way that's easy and familiar. And hooray for being on a predictable schedule! I am really looking forward to the holidays and getting a chance to be with you again!

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