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May, 2015:

15 months

Stats: Length: 31.25 in. (48%) Weight: 24 lbs 1 ozs (68%) – Up 51% from his 12 month appointment! This makes the oily fatty messes at meal time these past 3 months completely worth it. Head Circumference: 19.5 in. (98%)

Doctor check-up

Development: Signing added: “down” by pointing to the ground, “up” by raising his arms and “help” by hitting his chest in a tarzan fashion. Climbing stairs, can get up both flights in less than 2 minutes. Can slide down stairs safely, but has trouble getting lined up to get started. Started cruising on furniture and a little bit between objects. Nicholas can now pick up something off the floor while standing and stand back up again.

Nicholas is getting so good at stairs he now tries to sneak toys up with him

Nicholas still doesn’t mind riding in the carrier, but he prefers the view when riding on your back instead of front. Physical: now in 18 month clothes and size 4 diapers. His bottom right molar is completely through giving him 9 teeth. The other 3 molars are bulging under his gums. Eating: Loves bananas and yogurt. Will eat almost anything and eating large quantities. Still drinks less than 8 ounces s a day with 3 nursings. Nicholas pretty much insists on having a utensil in his hand when he is eating. He is starting to sign “eat” when he sees something he wants instead of grunting or screaming which is a very pleasant change. Sleeps solid 2-3 hours for nap time at 1pm and 7pm – 6:30am overnight. The morning nap is usually 30-60 minutes of moving around the crib before 20 minutes of sleeping. During his morning nap is when Cooper and I get ready. Firsts: Flying a kite and Dentist visit

Last Day of Toddler Group

Today Cooper graduated from Woodinville Toddler Group. He has been in this program once a week for the past two years. It was really cute to see him so proud getting his certificate and crossing over the bridge. We are so proud of how much he has grown during this time and look forward to what new things preschool will bring next year. First day of toddler group 2 years ago and first day of toddler group this year. Nicholas definitely warmed up to the toddler group and started making some of the art projects and playing in the sensory tables these last couple of months. He is still most happy when I am in the room and holding him unless there is something really cool that catches his eye, such as this squirt bottle. Nicholas will be the one holding the sign next year as he starts his own Woodinville Toddler Group experience.

Pretend Books

Cooper’s imagination has really grown in recent weeks. We now have two invisible books we read after his 3 standard bedtime books. The first one is about a boy who goes to the potty. The second one he takes with him to the potty and we read when he returns. It is about a boy who goes to sleep.