The past 18 months have flown by quickly and all of a sudden we have a toddler on our hands. Connor is such a sweet, busy, ornery, strong-willed and adorable child. He is still a cuddle bug and loves for his mommy to hold him. I truly hope this never changes. I can still cuddle with him when he is 18 and going off to college, right?
He loves his school and gets along great with his teachers and friends. He goes 3 days a week from 7:30-5, while I work, and is absolutely exhausted when he get homes. The teachers keep then busy with arts and crafts, circle time, music time and playing outside. I love that he goes to school and is around other children all day sharing and taking turns. He also eats a lot more and a wider variety of food while at school. I think it is because he sees the other kids eating so he does the same. Connor gets a good report card every day from the teachers. He has been going to the same school since he was 12 months but I don't think I have mentioned in the blog yet.
At his 18 month check up Connor weighed in at 28 pounds 10 ounces (80%) and was 32 inches tall (50%). His head is in the 95th percentile! Lots of brains in there!
Connor absolutely loves all things that move or have wheels. His favorites are trucks, tractors, airplanes and trains. It's amazing how he gravitated towards "boy toys" without any pressure from us. He loves to ride around in this tricycle and wagon. Every evening we walk around the cul-du-sac many, many times. We are regulars at all of the 8 parks in our neighborhood and can walk to several of them. He loves to try to crawl up slides and swinging. There is also a splash pad nearby that he LOVES!
Happy New Year! I have been reflecting on the past year and all the moments of joy and love we have been blessed with and I am overwhelmed. 2013 was a fun year and I can't wait to see what 2014 has to offer.
Connor is 15 months and growing by the day! At his check up he weighed 26 pounds 4 ounces (75%) was 30 3/4 inches tall (50%). The pediatrician we have seen ever since Connor was born moved to a different office closer to his house so we saw a new (to us) pediatrician and I loved her! She answered all my questions before I could ask them and thoroughly explained everything she recommended. As a P.T. I truly appreciated the information and find it interesting! One really interesting tidbit I learned is that whole milk is not only important for the Vitamin D and calcium but also to help complete the development of the central nervous system.
Connor is a full blown walker now! He was a little late to the party but hasn't looked back. Once he realized that his balance was good enough to keep him from falling he was a baby on the move. The little bit of baby proofing we had been putting off is now complete. He is very curious about his surroundings and everything he sees. When he wants something or wants to go somewhere he points and makes a cute little sound. Most of the time he is pointing outside which is his favorite place to be! Thankfully we live in Texas and not Minnesota! He LOVES looking out windows and usually bangs the blinds on the window until I pull them up so he can see outside.
Eating is still a challenge for us. Connor does not like meats, veggies, cheese or most fruits. I think it is a texture thing and I have been told to just keep offering them and he will eventually eat them. Until that time his diet is mostly carbs: graham crackers, peanut putter crackers, blueberries, grapes, cereal bars and yogurt. At 15 months Connor was still nursing once a day (in the morning) but at 15 1/2 months we cut out this feeding are done with breastfeeding. Honestly it is bitter sweet. It's nice to be done but I do miss my snuggle time with Connor. 15 months is long enough right?
We are a young-ish couple that live in The Woodlands, TX. We have been married for 4 years and have an adorable labradoodle, Maddie. We love being outside, hanging out with friends and family and traveling. We are expecting our fist child in Oct 2012!