Chickadee | 15 Months
How can it be?? January 19, 2015 you turned FIFTEEN months old. What an amazing last few months it has been. You have grown up leaps and bounds! Last time I wrote you were a crawling and starting to sign and use your sweet little words correctly. Now, you are like a little person! You started standing solo on November 12th and took your first “multiple” steps in a row on November 19th. By the week of December 7th you were walking all over the place and now there is nothing to keep you down! You rarely crawl anymore and love running down the halls of church and at the playground!
There are lots of words in your vocabulary both verbally and using sign language. The words you use are dada, mama, Max, cheese, socks, and please. You are also able to sign more, all finished, please, eat, and sleepy. And the amount that you understand is crazy. My favorite lately is when I tell you it is time to take a nap, you put down whatever we are playing with, walk over to the stairs, and climb up to your room (with me or dad behind your of course!).
You are still sleeping like a champ, about 12 – 13 hours a night. You are still taking two naps a day , but I have a feeling you will be moving to one nap soon. On January 3 you slept with a teddy bear for the first time. The bears have been in your room since you moved in there, but you just recently took a real interest in them and insisted one in particular joined you while you slept. It’s so sweet.
We had a great Thanksgiving down in Mobile and Christmas in Oneonta. You got to hang out with all your extended family and were quite the entertainer. Thanks for sleeping on the go so well. You are such a flexible baby and we are so thankful for your easy going spirit. Before Christmas we went to meet Santa and I’m not sure you knew what to think. You didn’t cry, but just seemed puzzled as to why you were sitting in this bearded man’s lap. Then we went and rode the Pink Pig outside Macy’s which is an Atlanta staple around the holiday season.
You’ve moved up to a new room at church since you are walking all over the place and they have you “coloring” and eating snack at the table. So precious. You love going to visit the sweet ladies in the nursery, but are also so excited when we come and pick you up!
At your 15 month appointment you weighed in at 23 pounds and were 32 inches tall! You unfortunately received a few more shots, but were so tough. I’m glad they don’t seem to bother you or keep you down for long!
We are working on using a fork and spoon when you are eating. It’s coming along slowly but surely! You seem to be on a meat strike lately, but other than that are still being a great eater. You LOVE eggs lately and anything dipped in hummus.
We are so thankful that you are thriving and cannot wait to see how God continues to develop you in to the young lady he created you to be! We pray you never know a day where God isn’t guiding your path and your heart isn’t wrapped up in him. We also can’t wait to see you become a BIG sister in the next few months! Love you to pieces!