Sunday, May 27, 2012

Enjoying the Summer

William started with a few steps a couple of weeks ago and now he is a full time walker.  He only crawls if he is very tired.  This makes errands a little more time consuming.  He wants to walk the entire time we are out.  He pushed the cart in Wal Mart this AM and then got tired so he went to his knees.  Eww!  I also believe he was super fussy these past couple of weeks due to trying to walk.  William has been so much better since he started walking.  He is also getting over a sinus infection which ended up in both eyes.  It is sad but he is getting used to being sick because when he was running a 102 temp. he wasn't falling asleep all of the time or cranky.  His eyes just looked swollen and red.  I really hope he can stay well throughout the summer; poor guy needs an extended break.  In other news he did pass the hearing test; I honestly was not worried.  After his 15 month check up he started repeating a few things and also points to his head when you ask, "Where is your head?"  William will talk when he is ready; we can not force it. 
I am still taking him to the Early Intervention evaluation just to have peace of mind.  I do not think he qualifies based on the paperwork they sent to us but I would feel very guilty if there was an issue in the future.  Whatever is best for William is best for us.  They also go to daycare for appointments so I will not be taking him to appointments after work.  That would be useless so close to bedtime.  Anyway, he loves to be outside.  Grammie bought him this water table toy that keeps his attention for about 10 minutes.  I am slowly learning that no toy I buy will keep him entertained until naptime.  Do not think I am being lazy.  I get on the floor with him, dance, sing, read, but there are times he wants none of it.  That is where outside comes into play.  He carries sprinklers around with him, tries to push patio chairs, prefers walking on concrete to grass, rides in his car and much more.  I am elated he prefers outdoors to the TV but it is soooo hot outside.  I am out there 5 minutes and sweating like I just ran a 5K.  Anywho, we love the bud, he loves the outdoors, we may spoil him rotten but we are fine with it for now. 

Monday, May 21, 2012

A lot of this...

Our weekends are busy with keeping this guy happy.  That requires a lot of outside time and new toys!

Loves this car but not riding in it.

He just walks around it, opens door, gets in, closes door, gets out, checks gas tank but DOES NOT WANT TO BE PUSHED IN IT!

Let me get this grass out of my way...

"Yep, I'll walk but only on concrete.  Thanks."

We have kept this toy in the box since Easter. We figured after a sinus infection and gross eye diagnosis he needed some love. 

Gets off of it like a pro; on it not so much.

Saturday, May 12, 2012


We almost have a full time walker.  Budsy is all about standing alone and even taking a few steps by himself.  He prefers the grass and that is where he does his best walking.  Just FYI William does wear shoes on occassion but not full time because this stepping stuff is brand new.  He has only been doing this a week or so. 

"I want my car back people!"  (We took him out of his new car so he could show off his walking skills and he just wanted that car!)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

15 Month Checkup

Length- 32 3/4 in.-90%
Weight- 22.10 lbs- 25%
Head- 19.5-90-95%

Long, skinny, and a big ole' head.

William is healthy (yay, finally) and I was told I am not a bad Mommy fits are NORMAL!  He has to see an Audiologist for a hearing test because William does not have much to say.  Dr. Morgan was not too concerned with the walking issue because he is thisclose to it.  He did suggest Early Intervention if William does not walk soon and possibly for speech.  I am not concerned (as long as the hearing test comes back ok) because I did not talk until wayyyy late.  And we all know I can TALK it up.  We shall see but we are very thankful for a healthy, happy, boy!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

15 Months

These get harder and harder to take each month.

Objects are a must.

I say objects because toys are not good enough for this guy at 15 months.
  • Size 4 Diapers
  • 18 months clothes (some 12 months fit)
  • Size 5 shoe.
  • Eats table food and we also give William Gerber toddler meals on occassion.
  • LOVES bananas and he would not weigh the measley 22 lbs. without them.
  • Milk at home before daycare, lunch, and before bed.  Yogurt for snack at daycare.  Nutrigrain bars are also a huge hit but a sticky mess.  Juice once a day during the week but multiple times on the weekends.  Had his first PB&J.
  • 6 teeth that I am for sure about. 
  • Naps 2x at home but usually once at daycare.  Sleeps from 7pm to anywhere from 5:30-6AM.
  • Diagnosed with allergies to dogs and now takes Zyrtec daily.
  • Thrush 2x and the flu.
  • Beginning to stand alone for a few seconds and has taken a step or two from coffee table to sofa.
  • Says "mama" very clearly and "dada" but not as clear.  No new words but points and babbles.
  • Can climb onto couch by himself.  When he sees shoes he will try to put his feet in them.  Plays independently for longer periods of time.  Can pitch a mean fit.  Plays with toys very meticulously (impresses us). 
He is soo sweet (most of the time)...

Only with Daddy watching him will you find William without a shirt, wearing a bib, sitting on a plush owl, wearing swim trunks with no intentions of putting him into anything with water.