All this daycare business got me thinking about the future of this blog. When Bug starts daycare and I go back to work, posting on this blog ends (see the countdown to the right on this page?). My plan is to start a different blog and update it monthly, maybe on special occasions or if something truly momentous happens. I’m just worried about having time to do all the things I need to do, never mind want to do. (I went to work today to start organizing my classroom – 2 subs and over a year of maternity leave means lots of work, my friends!)
Speaking of changes, it’s time to document all the new things Bug has done lately. The most important of which is taking his first steps! Of course we didn’t take a video or pictures of him doing it as we were in complete disbelief it happened. Of course he refuses to do it again, stubborn boy that he is. He did it right before bedtime, when he’s least aware of what his body is doing, so he didn’t psych himself out of trying it. Before then he was doing a good job of walking when holding onto our fingers or hands (thank you Mimi for getting him to do this finally).
He’s been learning more words and signs. He has improved his approximations of some words (saying more of the whole word, rather than just a single part of the word) and has created new approximations for new words. Cookie, cracker, star, flower, flag… When he signs “thank you” he puts his hand to his ear instead of mouth. If you ask him to point to his nose he points to his ear too! We’re working on that. 😉 My favorite of his new signs is “book”. Did I mention he LOVES his books? 😀
Bug is down to one nap a day (mostly). He sleeps from around 11am-2pm depending on how busy he is before he naps. Lunch ends up being around 10:30am, but gets tricky because when he’s settled in his high chair to eat, he remembers that he’s tired. Getting him to eat lunch is challenging, especially since we’re trying to get him to eat non-pureed food in preparation for daycare. He’s still a power sleeper at night, 11-12 hours, and is always up by 6am.
Bug went for his 15 month well check. It was a disaster! He was deathly afraid of the paper on the exam table, wouldn’t be still when he was being weighed or measured (aka SCREAMED BLOODY MURDER THE WHOLE TIME), and I was so grateful that Daddy Bug was there to assist at this appointment. Honestly, he screamed less about getting his vaccines than he did for everything else prior to them. Anyhow, the stats: 26 lbs. & 4 oz. (70th percentile), 32 in. (75th percentile), 18.5 cm head circumference (50th percentile). Everything was fine but the nurse was worried about him only growing half an inch since the last exam. She even measured him a second time to be sure, lol (cue more screaming). As it turns out, he was in the 92nd percentile for height at the last visit and has evened out to the 75th percentile. No reason to worry. The doctor informed us that Bug’s fear of the exam paper was normal, most kids love the paper at 12 months (Bug ate it, really) and hate it at 15 months. I think it has to do with him remembering what happens at the doctor’s office!
I feel like Bug has done so many new things that I can’t remember them all and need to rely on photos and videos… so here goes!