Another month, another monthly update. I feel like time flies so fast and when I've just written about one month, we are closing in on another. Here is more of what we have been up to at 16 Months!
I'm pretty sure that we are finally getting a break from teething. Logan got his first two teeth at 4 months and they haven't stopped coming in since then. I think all the molars have finally broken through and we have ALL teeth besides the 2 year molars. Really, really dreading those suckers!
Middle of this past month, Logan got hit with a little cold. Stuffy, runny nose and a slight cough had us a really off our normal routine.
That week of sickness changed his eating habits, he didn't eat or drink much at all. More than once he refused whole cups of milk and I was a little worried that he wasn't getting enough to sustain all the running around he does. The breaking point was when I made pancakes (his favorite breakfast meal) and he refused to eat them- throwing half on the floor and placing the rest on his head.
He is also getting much much better using his spoon and fork. I give them to him anytime we have a meal where we use them- so that way he can imitate how we eat and practice. I have been very laid back about letting him explore and use them at will. I've only shown him how to hold them correctly a few times because at times he is fiercely independent and wants to do things for himself. So far, so good... it's been messy and a lot more laundry but I love how excited he gets when he gets a spoonful of food in his mouth all by himself.
What do other moms do? Keep them sleeping and figure they need the extra sleep or wake them up to keep on a schedule?
He likes to hike up his pants and show off his legs and he laughs when he does the same to Geoff and touches his leg hair.
Logan is a pretty social little guy. He loves performing for everyone and gets so silly when people are watching him. That said, he can also be very shy and it takes him a few minutes to warm up to a new setting. He instantly relaxes when his little friends are around and he wont hesitate to walk over and give them hugs and kisses. He hugs all the time and will crawl over and sit in my friends laps when we are together.
We still are going through a little bit of seperation anxiety, he still will cry out when he hears other babies/toddlers start to cry and he has gotten scared of another kid on more than one occasion. We were at Barnes and Nobles at their train table in the kids section when another kid came right up to him and smacked him in the face. It was his way of saying hello but you can bet that it didn't go over well with our little guy. He is definitely not a rough and tough kid just yet. He gave us his sad cry face and I thought the Papa Bear was going to come out of Geoff... fiercely protective father. The other kids parents handled the whole situation really well and everyone left happy.
Favorite toys- Balls, Whittle World People, anything outside, grabbing the phone and carrying it around when we facetime with Geoff!
Dislikes- Getting strapped into his car seat (again), not being able to go outside when we open the door, diaper changes, nose wipes and most recently getting a bath...
Favorite new food- Cupcakes. He has been going nuts over these at our friends Birthday parties! One more this weekend!!!