Sunday, May 9, 2010

13 Months Old

My sweet Gav,

As I write this, you are just a week away from turning 14 months. So you can see how very far behind I am because we have just been so busy lately. You are becoming such a little man lately--you can be so incredible funny that you make Daddy and I laugh constantly and you are also developing a stubborn side that you inherited from both of your parents--but overall, you continue to be the most wonderful thing to ever happen to us and we love you more than you could ever know. So here are some new things about you at 13 months:

  • You absolutely love to be outside; whether you're swinging, riding in your Cozy Coupe, sitting on the front porch swing, or just hanging out with Mommy or Daddy, you just adore the outdoors.
  • You point at everything and love to demonstrate this skill.
  • You now have four teeth! Your second tooth to pop through was your lower right and it showed up shortly after you turned a year old. Then, your upper right and lower left popped through a few days before you turned 13 months.
  • You can stand on your own briefly, but if you notice that you're doing it, you fall down.
  • You switched from bottles to sippy cups in a days time. After a trip to a new pediatrician, he told us that whole milk should not be served from a bottle, but rather from a sippy cup. So, the very next day, we didn't offer you any bottles and you took to the sippy like you had been doing it all along. We realized that you catch on so very quickly and transitions seem to go quite smoothly.
  • You are very intelligent and have figured out how to get to things you want. I recently found you in the kitchen with the box of Honey Nut Cheerios tipped over and opened, as you helped yourself to several handfuls.

  • You are a pretty good eater; in fact, as a 13-monther, you ate several Puffs, a cereal bar, some Macaroni and Cheese, and an entire peanut butter and jelly sandwich in one sitting! (That was more than Mommy ate!)
  • You are still not walking on your own, but you have discovered how to use the little push walker that you got from Mamaw and Papaw on your birthday and you love it! You push it all around the house but fuss when you run into a road block because you haven't figured out how to turn it around yet.
  • You continue to be a great sleeper, going to bed about 8:00 p.m. each night and sleeping until about 7:00 a.m. the next morning. You usually take a 1-2 hour nap each day sometime between 11:00 a.m. and noon. However, if we get busy and don't pay attention to the time, you will nod off wherever you are at.
  • At your 1 year check-up, you were 29" tall and 20.14 pounds. That puts you at about the 11th percentile for weight and 19th percentile for height. The doctor said that he was happy with your growth. I guess you're a little on the small side, but then again, so are your parents!
  • Your orneriness continues to develop and boy can you get mad! When you are really angry, you will scream, kick your legs, and make little fists. Sometimes I even have to close the windows because I'm afraid of what the neighbors will think!
My sweet Gav, you continue to be the sunshine in my life. I love you to pieces and adore every moment with you. You are such a good and happy boy and being your Mommy is the best job in the world!

1 comment:

  1. LOL at the pantry picture and the honey nut cheerios story. Seems like we all have a story like that. Our oldest got into the powdered sugar and I found her sitting in the middle of the kitchen floor dipping her binky into the sweet substance. LOL

    What pediatrician did you switch to???

    LOVE the milestone posts! I can't believe he's growing into such a toddler and out of that baby stage!