Monday, January 23, 2017

Colton 15 Months

I haven't done any monthly updates past 12 months, but it is fun to do one every once in a while. I went back and read Cambry's 15 month update recently and also a "day in the life" post from around that time. I don't even recognize or remember my routine from back then. It is crazy how things change so much. My days seemed much more slow, calm, and relaxed back then. And even though things are busier and sometimes more hectic, rushed, loud, and chaotic, they are so fun. Having 3 keeps things interesting and I love to see them play together. I need to do a day in the life post soon. Maybe this week. Anyway, here is Colton at 15 months.

This is such a fun age. His personality is coming out a lot and I just love watching his every move. He is the perfect mix of baby and toddler. He seems like such a big boy with his big boy hair style and cute little man clothes walking around getting into everything. But his face and body are still so babyish. Especially in his footie pajamas (the best), or just a diaper or onesie. I love his wide leg walk (like he just got off a horse) with his quick, short, steps. This kid is so adorable.

Skills: Talking. This boy has a lot of words. Mommy, Dada, ball, dog, nana, cheese, turty (turkey), lovie, peppa, cracker, uh oh, wa wa, more, poo poo, and probably others I am forgetting. When we facetimed Greg the other day he just kept saying dada over and over the whole time. He is very vocal and will let us know when he is frustrated, or wants something that his sisters have, is hungry, etc. He has started climbing things recently. He will climb up on the kid chair, stand up, then beam with pride at his accomplishment.

Likes: He likes to look at books. Especially when we put him down for nap or bed. He doesn't want to be rocked to sleep, he just wants to look at books. He also loves balls. Any and all balls. And trucks. He is good about playing by himself some too. He will sit and load the coins in the treasure box or put the balls in the chicken coop over and over again. Kitchen cabinets are also a favorite of his. He loves to pull out pots and pans and bang them all over the floor. Or grab things out of the dishwasher. He is still majorly attached to his lovie. MAJORLY.

Struggles: This boy is the pickiest eater. He of course doesn't like vegetables. It is probably easier just to name the things he likes. He eats turkey, crackers, hummus, pancakes, fruit (but is even picky about fruit), yogurt, hot dogs, oatmeal, raisins, and I'm not even sure what else. When he dislikes something and you try to hand it to him he fiercely shoves it away. It is so funny. He won't eat cheese lately, he doesn't like PBJ's yet, and he doesn't really eat eggs (scrambled or hard boiled). I am always at a loss for what to feed him. We always try to get him to eat what we eat for dinner, but it is hard. We end up having to add in a lot of other things to try and fill him up. And he doesn't drink much milk. What the heck? He will take a few sips at a time but that's it. I still nurse him in the morning and night. Hopefully he will drink more cow's milk when I stop.

Schedule: His wake up time varies. If he wakes up at 5 something or even 6 I can nurse him and put him back down. Then he usually wakes up a little after 7. If he wakes up at 6:30 or after, once I nurse him he is up for the day. He usually takes a nap around 10am and 3pm, But sometimes our schedule doesn't allow for that so he only gets one in the middle of the day. Naps are usually 1-2 hours. Bedtime is around 7:30.

We love you, Colton Brooks!

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