Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fifteen Months!

Rachel you are fifteen months old!
I didn't get a chance to write a post for you last month so this post combines things that happened in your fourteenth and fifteenth month. I weighed you this morning and you now weigh 20 pounds, 15 ounces. You're starting to put on some more weight Rachel which is awesome! You still wear a size three diaper and you are now wearing 12-18 or 18 month clothes. You have also moved into size 18 month sleepers.
You go to bed around 8:30 or 9 and you sleep through the night, although the past few nights you have been having a rough go of it. I'm not used to that anymore! You still go down with a bottle of milk and if Daddy is putting you down he sings to you and Mommy puts on the Kindermusik lullaby CD. You sleep with Funny Bunny and with Lobster, who became your friend after our trip to New Brunswick. You mostly now just lie there until you fall asleep although once in awhile you still cry. You don't take a morning nap anymore, except one day when you woke up at 6:30. But you usually wake up around 8 now. I put you down for your afternoon nap anytime between 1 and 2:30 and you sleep about two - three hours. On Wednesdays and Fridays now Sam is going to preschool so you only get to nap from 1:20 until about 3pm which is a little short for you.

You still have fifteen teeth now. (And you might have sixteen but you won't let me check your back molar to see if it's in yet!) People still comment on how toothy you are.
You eat two yogurts for breakfast and some Cheerios. Sometimes a bit of Mommy's bagel, if she's willing to share, and sometimes some toast. For lunch you eat leftovers and then for supper you eat what we do. You really like eggs, bread and cheese. You had your first corn on the cob at Oma and Opa's and loved it. You also LOVE green beans.
Sometime in month thirteen you stopped nursing. It makes me sad because I remember the exact time, place and day I stopped nursing Sam but I don't remember when yours was. Oh well. You really like drinking out of your sippy cup and you also have milk to go down for nap.
You still talk and scream and coo but you still don't have clear words. We are trying to teach you to say "Yum yum yum!" instead of screaming to get food and sometimes you say it and then scream! Which isn't the point but it makes me laugh. You like to wave "bye bye" and you love blowing kisses. When Daddy comes home from work you practically jump out of my arms in excitement and crawl over to him and bounce until he picks you up.
You like to pull yourself up to standing against things and you do very well at standing on your own. Right before your 14 month birthday you took about four steps a few times but since then it's just been one or two. You don't really seem to want to walk. When we put you down on your feet you stand there for a few seconds and then drop to your bum to crawl. Daddy almost always gives you a bath and just in the past few weeks you have stopped screaming during your bath and you play and play. I think Daddy has more fun with your bath now!
You and Sam still get along so well, most of the time. Sometimes he says, "Mommy, take Rachel away from me" but more often he wants you to play in his room with him with the door closed. A couple of weeks ago you guys played together in there for almost two hours. You really like making big messes together. You follow Sam around and he calls you silly names he makes up like "Kid-rope." You just adore him. You like to play in his room and turn his computer on and off.
You still like playing with the shoes on the shoe rack, doing anything in Sam's room, standing at the water table outside, and reading books to yourself in your crib. I love watching you discover books Rachel. You also like eating crumbs off the floor and deadheading Mommy's flowers, whether they need it or not. You also like to help with laundry, especially the piles Mommy has already folded and put away. Your favourite thing to do in the dining room is pull the placemats off the shelf or the recycling out of the bin.

You are getting so much bigger everyday Rachel. It's hard to believe that last fall you were such a little baby. About a year ago I wrote your first month post (at three months old) and you were so litte compared to now. We love you so very much Rachel Roo.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, she is so cute, Natasha! I seriously think if you lived closer, I'd be playing match maker for her and Brody. I really hadn't even realized until this post how similar they are. He's a little heftier, but that is as it should be...she is supposed to be a dainty little girl, right? I have a kindermusik CD from when Evan was a baby, and I still love it and play it for the kids in the car. It really helps when Brody is tired and fussy. It has a sweet version of Twinkle Twinkle that has four verses (I'd never heard any but the first one before that), and Brody and Evan both love it. Anyway, Rachel's sweetness, her lack of real talking yet, her not being interested in walking too much, her love of making messes...she could be Brody's twin! Haha! Since Brody is a little ahead of her, you can see that they'll do all things in their own time when they are ready. Happy 15 months, big girl!


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