Friday, June 19, 2015

.:Leo: 15 & 16 Months:.

I'm a bit late in posting this update... you know, life!

Eating: Leo is a pretty good eater, unless he is cutting a tooth. He loves meat, veggies, fruit, raisins, and anything sweet! Mushy is not his favourite texture- unless it's puree or smoothie.

He likes feeding himself, with a spoon or fork. He insists on having his own bowl, which usually means a mess on the floor.

I'm still nursing him 2-3x a day depending on if it's a work day or not. No plans to wean, especially since he still refuses all other milk.

Sleeping: He seems to be sleeping pretty well- unless it's hot out or he is cutting a tooth. He often sleeps from 7pm-7am, although the last week he has been waking up around 6am, much to Daddy's dismay.

Leo naps twice a day at the day home usually and once a day at home. He loves his crib and sleeps so well in his room. He doesn't sleep as well away from home in the pack n play.

Diapers: Size 3 Pampers Cruisers or Kirkland brand and cloth diapers at home.

Weight/Size: Not sure on weight. He is wearing 12m clothes mostly. He has been wearing 18m summer clothes but the shorts are all falling off him! He wears size 3 shoes.

Hair and eyes: His hair is filling in- definitely blonde! Eyes are blue.

Milestones: Leo is walking lots with his walker! He has taken a couple single unassisted steps and is so close to walking on his own. He is more willing to walk when holding our hands now.
He also crawls up and down stairs himself now... I don't let him do it alone though!

Talking: Leo "talks" a lot- newest words are: ha (hat), spo (spoon), soo (soother), bowl, ba (bathe), app (apple), banna (banana)

Sign Language: Leo still signs for "milk", "water", "food", "all done", "book", "bath"

Teething: Leo has 14 teeth- just needs his last 2 eye teeth. The eye teeth have been the worst- lots of fussing and general discomfort.

Personality: He's still such a laid back guy. He likes to make you giggle and smile but he has a serious side also. He does not like it when his sister takes things away from him, being told no and he's also experiencing some separation anxiety and shyness.

He LOVES to throw stuff!

And drag stuff... wheels or not.

Likes: Books, baths, games on my old iphone, stuffies, throwing everything out of the Tupperware drawer, his walker, trucks, spoons, and anything that makes noise.

Dislikes: Stroller, carseat, being left alone, having stuff taken away from him, having his diaper changed, not getting his way, being locked out of whatever room his sister is in...

Misc: This is such a fun age for both children. Audrey and Leo enjoy playing with each other, with the occasional fights. Audrey still adores her little brother and likes her status as a 'big sister'! Leo gets very concerned about Audrey when she is crying or not around. Their relationship makes up for all the tough moments of parenting two. They have such a special bond!

The adjustment to me back at work part time has gone really well. Some days I really enjoy the 'break' from being at home and other days I love that I 'only' work 3 days a week. I'm so grateful that we are able to have this option since I truly value both 'jobs'. I will never take for granted this time and any sacrifice we have had to make is worth it!


  1. He looks go grown up in those pics! And he is such a chill dude!! Hope Wes is the same!

  2. He looks so grown up!! Definitely a little boy now :) And yay for walking more!! I swear they know how but refuse to sometimes lol. They are so cute together for sure. I agree that 3 days a week is an awesome balance for 2 kids. It is part of the reason we have put off #2 since I am not sure I will want to work full time after.

  3. He's getting soo big!! The boys are soo similar! Noah loves throwing stuff and right now we are dealing with hitting... Soo fun.. Not!! So far any of my techniques to curb the behaviour are failing! He seems to only do it when frustrated! Noah's also off of meat right now, we keep hiding it in food but he is even getting too smart for that! Started with his molar coming in! Luckily Noah seems to have gotten over the make strange part, but it reappears sometimes times and it hates it when people leave! Lol.
    Our boys are growing soo fast!


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