Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Drew is 15 months old

We had Drew's 15 month well check today, so I figured it was time for another developmental post. :)

At 15 months:

* Your measurements were: 33 inches long (Whoa! 90-95%), 26 pounds 6 ounces (50-75%), 18.5 inches head circumference (25-50%). Not too shabby!

* You still wear size 4 diapers and size 18-24 month clothes.

* You are proving to be a "strong silent type." :) You say Mama, Dada, Nana (Banana), Bye-Bye, Ni-Ni (Night, Night), and Buh-ba (what you call Clayton) in context. I was worried that you hadn't said any "real" words and voiced my concerns at your well check. The nurse practitioner said that she is not concerned with your verbal development. She seems to think that once you get tubes put in your ears, you will start speaking much more. I was still pretty nervous, though. Then we got home from your appointment and you said "ball" clear as day while holding a Nerf basketball. Ha! Thanks for easing your crazy worrier Mama's mind. ;)

* Speaking of ears.... yours looked worse today than they did last week. Arggg! I wasn't surprised - you're still grouchy and not sleeping well. :( The NP wanted us to finish out your antibiotic, but she didn't seem to think that it was going to help. Monday is your ENT appointment, and it can't come fast enough! I'm ready to have my happy baby back!

* You point to my eyes when you are asked and lift your shirt up when I say, "where's your belly?" Pretty cute...

* You LOVE hats! If you are in a bad mood, putting a hat on you instantly makes you happy.

Even Tupperware bins or buckets make good hats in your eyes!

* You are still a great eater. You eat anything that we give you. You've happily scarfed up broccoli, green bell peppers, asparagus, steak, butternut squash, and anything else on your plate. If only your brother would eat such a well rounded diet...

* You are starting to show your independent side (wanting to walk instead of me carrying you), but you still love to snuggle, too. :)

* Bath time is still one of your favorite parts of the day. We stopped using your bath seat a few weeks ago because your legs wouldn't fit in it anymore. That was the last piece of "baby equipment" that we were using. It was a sad day for your Mama! But you love your new found independence and splash away. Whenever I say, "Where's the pretty baby?" You lean down and look at yourself in the drain thingy. (Cue the "You're So Vain" music!) ;)

We love you to pieces, Drew Boo! You are definitely at the age where you are exploring your world constantly. You are a great mix of mischievous, cuddly, rough & tumble, loving, charming, stubborn, and sweet. If only we could get your infected ears under control.... Hopefully soon, Sweet Boy, hopefully soon.


Brent and Abbey said...

Yay for Drew! I think your Pedi is right... those tubes will get him talking, for sure! Love the pictures--the belly shot is my favorite! Did he get shots? Hope he did okay.

Leah said...

Love that boy!!!! What a precious, growing and handsome fella he is !!!!

It really is such a blessing to be a part of his life and watch him grow!

15 months....! Whoa, where has the time gone?

Time for another....right? :)

Just like with everything else with Drew (he is SO easy going!...tubes will be no big deal and he will be in tip-top-shape in no time at all!

Leah said...

! was meant to be a )...sorry...typo!

Matt and Sarah Pitts said...

What a precious buddy!! He probably isn't talking too much because who needs to talk with a big brother to talk for you?? My little brother (the third kiddo) didn't talk for a looong time because he had me. :)

Love you guys!!