Wednesday, April 9, 2014

15 month update!

My, how time flies, and so much faster when you're having fun. Fun is exactly what we've been having this past month with our hilarious, chatter-box, giggly 14 month old. This is definitely the best age! 
Happy 15 months sweet pea! 
You are growing up too fast, and that's a fact. I am constantly surprised by what you are able to do and say! I'm not ready for you not to be a baby anymore but I'm so thankful that you still like to cuddle! You have also become quite the comedian. You know how to get your mom and dad rolling, that's for sure.
Don't act so shocked!

Eating:
You finally started to drink milk...a little. After doing a little research on cows milk, I've decided to give you almond milk instead, and you are actually drinking it! You love every fruit we've given you but veggies are proving to be a bit more complicated. Green beans and broccoli are your favorites so far! Now that you have molars, I'm excited for you to try even more varieties!

Teething:
Speaking of teething, you've been busy doing a lot of that! You finally have all four of your one year old molars and I want to throw a party! Those few weeks of molar teething was terrible for both of us but we survived! You have 12 teeth so far and I think that's enough for now. We need a break from the pain! Thank God for Hyland's Homeopathic Teething Tablets  and Baby Orajel Naturals Teething Pain Relief . They have gotten us this far!
Check out these beautiful pearly whites!

Sleeping: 
You are sleeping through the night!! FINALLY!!! Can I get a round of applause please? For the first time in 14 months, I have been able to sleep through the night, and let me tell you, it is amazing. When you wake up in the morning, you start to fuss a bit and when either of us comes to get you, you have to grab your paci, blanket and whatever animal you were sleeping with. You don't leave your crib without them. It's serious business people.
You go to bed at 8 and get up about 6:45.
You nap at 9 and 2.
After about a year of sleepless nights, you are turning out to be a good sleeper after all!

Potty Training:
I can't believe this is even a section in your update. That was not in my plan whatsoever. But ever since I put the potty chair in our bathroom, you pee in it almost every time I put you on it. The other day, you pooped twice in the potty and I went a whole day without having to change a dirty diaper. I could get used to that, just saying! I know it will be a while before you are fully potty trained, but I'm still very proud of you!

Memories:
My favorite memory from this month is how you pray. We have prayed with you almost every night since you were born as well as before meals. We want you to understand how much our relationship with the Lord means to us. About a month ago, you started saying something every time we would finish praying. It sounded like "beean". As it's gotten more clear lately, we figured out you are saying "amen". You say it every time anyone finishes praying, even at church! It's adorable. Lately you have been coming up to me with your hand out and saying "pay" because you want me to pray with you. It makes my heart happy to know that even though you don't understand what we are doing yet, you still love talking to Jesus. I hope that love only grows as you get older! 
The best thing from this month has got to be the way you smile. You cheese up the biggest grin you can muster. It shows across your whole face and makes everyone happy!
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As you can see from the video, you also learned the word "no". Yep. That's been fun.
This month we got the chance to go meet baby Declan! You absolutely adore babies, hint hint to mom and dad right? Here you are keeping an eye on baby Declan.

I'm so happy that my best friend is now a mama too, and a great one at that! Here we are with our babies as you give Declan another big hug!

You have had quite the imagination lately. Sometimes you start picking "things" off the floor and handing them to us but there's really nothing there. It's pretty funny to watch! If we hold out our open hand to you, you pretend to take something out of it and eat it. When dad is playing the guitar, you pretend to take something from the strings and then you run over and throw "it" in the trash. We are thoroughly confused by your behavior, but I'm glad you like to pretend!
You had a lot of fun having your uncle Abe over one evening for a bonfire! He's one of your favorites, and we love him too!
 Spring is FINALLY here! Can I get an Amen? It's finally been nice enough outside to take some trips to the park and some walks around our yard. Being outside just makes everyone happier! You have had a blast playing at the park and going for walks with your amazing daddy! Seeing the two of you together always makes me smile.

We also got to go to the zoo a few times this month as the weather warmed up! You love seeing the animals but you hate being in your stroller. I let you walk for most of the time last time we went. It was slow going, but you did great! I love spending my days with you.



Talking:
You are now talking in phrases which is absolutely adorable! You can say help me please, bye dada/mama/baby, hi dada/mama/baby, all done, what's that, love baby!

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I can't even keep track of all the words you are saying these days. There's got to be 50+. Your favorites are: mama, dada, baby, bath, no, yes, bye bye, hi, this, that, play, eat, please, drink, socks, zipper, outside, tree, dog, woof woof, meow, whoo, moo, bird, fish, heart, circle, happy...

Here's a short video of you saying happy, one of your favorite words! It's very fitting for your personality!

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You have also gotten good at saying your favorite's names: Grandpa, Grandma, Abuela, Abe, Asher, Grace, Kruz, Declan (granted they aren't sound perfect, but you do a good job!)
You love hanging out with your friends!


One of your favorite things to do is talk on the phone...or on anything for that matter. A few days ago I had taken your diaper off for you to use the potty (hooray!) and you picked up your diaper, thank God it was clean, and put it up to your ear saying "elloo?" If that didn't make me laugh, I don't know what could! I thank God for your hilarious creativity!
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This month has been a whirlwind of playing outside, learning to mimic the birds, eating dirt, gardening with mom...or ungardening, and just enjoying the beautiful sunshine. We love watching you discover new things and just seeing the look of wonder and excitement on your face. You are such a happy and loving toddler! You love giving kisses and hugs, and we love getting them from you! We pray that you never lose your joy for life and your love for those around you. You are so special to us and we love you very much!
Love, mom and dad
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12 comments:

  1. I love how she does whatever you say (for the videos.) Hope that she keeps on doing that!

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    1. Yes, she is already not doing that as much anymore! She likes to say "no" now when we ask her to do something lol!

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  2. cute pics and its amazing how fast kids grow up now a days.

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  3. Aww I had an ear to ear smile the whole time reading this. Especially the part when you talked about her love for praying!!
    That's amazing :) I started that walk with E too. It's never to early to plant that love for praying & Jesus in them. E loves it.

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    1. Aww that's great! Yes, I always thought she didn't catch on to what we were doing but I think the Lord starts working on their hearts even now :)

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  4. Visiting from Sincerely Paula's. Loved seeing this post as I take care of my 20 month old granddaughter while her parents work. They are fun & you have an adorable daughter. Enjoy each & every day! So glad I stopped here.

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  5. I couldn't help but notice the IU shirt! Go Hoosiers!

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  6. Aww, your little girl, or big girl rather, is too cute! So happy to know she's sleeping through the night and potty training, already wow! That's so awesome. My little guy is only 5 1/2 months, but its nice to see what I have to look forward to. :-)

    Tenns @ New Mama Diaries

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  7. I always thought people were lying when they said "They Grow Up So Fast". They Were NOT!

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  8. It is so sweet that she prays with you! I can't believe that she is starting to potty train and says so many words! My son will not stop jumping or throwing things to talk much!

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  9. I'm going to have to check out those Hyland's teething tablets. This is the second time today that I've heard about them! And how adorable and amazing that your little one is learning to pray! Just precious!


    Elise @ Harvey Ever After

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