Thursday, April 1, 2010

15 months

EJ had his 15-month check-up today and he did awesome. He now weighs in at a hefty 20 lbs 10 ounces and is 32 inches long. He's grown over a foot since birth :) A few of his molars are coming (which explains a lot of the drooling and gnawing on his fingers).

He did have to get three shots, which made him cry. That just breaks my heart to see him in pain. He's such a trooper though. I had Teddy Grahams in my hand, along with his water bottle, so that helped him calm down pretty quickly.

For a few months now, his feet can touch the seat when he's in his car seat. He has pretty strong legs so he's able to bounce the entire car seat. The law is that they have to be a year old (which obviously he is) before turning around, but they also have to be 20 lbs. He was a few ounces shy of that at his 12-month check-up so I had to keep him facing back. That changed today! Yeah!!! I know it's safer to have them face the rear, but he could bounce his seat so much that it wasn't even level a few minutes into our car ride. So now it's anchored with the LATCH tethers facing forward and it doesn't budge. He also loves facing the front. And it's so much easier...we can just hand snacks/sippy cups right back to him when he gets fidgety.

So as some things get harder with age (running around to chase after him), things like longer car rides get easier as he's able to entertain himself with books or snacks.

He really is a great baby, and generally really easy. He's not the best sleeper in the world -- still doesn't sleep through the night more than 3 to 4 days a week, but that's getting better as each month passes. He's so funny and there isn't a spot on his body that isn't ticklish. He's just like his mother in that aspect :) It's so easy to get him laughing. Just sneeze or tell him he has stinky feet. For some reason he finds that HILARIOUS. He's got a quick and hot temper and he's a screamer and will instantly let you know when he's not happy. But that just usually lasts a minute or two until he finds something else to amuse him. Typically opening the refrigerator distracts him enough. It's funny how a BBQ sauce bottle can be soooo fun to a toddler. Haha.

We took him to see the Easter Bunny yesterday. While we were standing in line he wanted to crawl right over to the bunny. He couldn't get there fast enough. He was practically giggling when he got close. Then we put him on the bunny's lap and he screamed bloody murder. These little ones sure do keep you guessing!!

I guess that's it for now. I'm gonna go hug my munchkin :)

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