Sunday, January 5, 2014

Sawyer update - 15 months

Happy 2014 everyone!  And what a better way to kick off the new year than with an update on my favorite little man.  Sawyer has his 15 month check up with Dr. Irwin in December and was declared a perfect little toddler. 

Sawyer weighed in at 26 lbs 6 oz (75th percentile) and is 32.5 inches long (90th percentile) with his head size holding steady at 50%.  Can we say spitting image of his daddy?  He's well into 18 month clothes and PJs and some of those are even starting to get snug.  He wears size 5 diapers both day and night.
Look at those blue eyes - this is a non edited photo I swear!

Developmental Milestones
So much has changed since his last update.  Sawyer has picked up a lot of signs lately including more, all done, milk, please and thank you (or blowing kisses).  He can give "snuggles" to mommy, daddy and Charlie and wave bye bye.  He recently learned to dance and is officially a better dancer than his father.   No definitive words but he can say mama and dada.  He now has 8 teeth (4 on top and 4 on bottom) and proves it by biting almost everything including our shoulders, feet and Charlie. 

Sawyer is drinking cow's milk and has transitioned without a problem (and mommy's chest finally back to normal!).  He eats pretty much anything we put in front of him.  He still LOVES blueberries when we can get them as well as mandarin oranges.  He likes most meat in any form as well as grilled cheese and English muffins with peanut butter or apple butter.  He loves to drink water out of my camel back water bottle so I recently got him his own kiddy camel back.   The doctor wants us to wean him off the bottle but he's not a fan of drinking milk from a sippy cup and without drinking milk he seems to be waking up more at night so not sure what we are going to do here.

Sleeping through the night consistently - Yay!  Morning wake up time varies.  For a while it seemed to be 5:30 am on the dot.  We've had a stretch more recently of 6:30-7 which is much nicer.   He still naps at least twice, sometimes 3 times during the day but may be moving more towards one longer nap in the middle of the day and dropping the later afternoon nap.

Likes and Dislikes
Sawyer is a pretty happy guy.  He loves his puppy dog and spends a lot of his day chasing Charlie around, giving snuggles and sharing his snacks.  He likes our phones or the surface especially when we are Skyping with Grandma and Grandpa he carries them around with him.  He LOVES to read and has fortunately started expanding his repertoire of books that he will sit through.  "Bear Takes a Trip" is still a favorite but "Little Blue Truck" and "Head, Shoulders Knees and Toes" are two he brings us quite a bit.  A funny little quirk is that he really likes when you put his socks on when he is getting dressed - it always makes him giggle.

He does not like sitting still especially if he is being forced.  This makes clipping his nails comparable to alligator wrestling.

We will be continuing with Toddler class this fall and hope to start swim lessons with him sometime this Spring or Summer.  Andrew and I are also looking forward to our first night away in February when my mom is here visiting.  Sawyer and I do Stroller Strides 3 days a week and he has lots of friends there to play with and he sees his friend Levi twice a week when our nanny is here. 

Life is certainly an adventure with this boy.  We are lucky that in general he is happy and content as long as he can move and explore.  There are days when I can't wait for bed time and other days when I just have to laugh at all his funny antics.  I am enjoying watching him grow and at the same time wishing he would stay small.   

Stay tuned for some posts this week including some random happenings as well as my goals for this year and how you can join me in one of them!

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