Thursday, January 12, 2012

15 Months

This little sunshine is almost 16 months old, so it's probably time for me to do her 15 month update.  At her 15 month doctor appointment her doctor confirmed what we already knew: that she is tiny, to quote the Dr, 'extremely socially advanced', considerably more flexible than other kids/babies, one of the busiest babies she has ever seen, right on track with verbal and motor skills, and about to get a top tooth.  At 15 months Lucy is also:

  • walking everywhere!  She started doing this at about 14.5 months.  Finally!  She had been standing and taking a few steps here and there for 3 months.  Then, one day, she decided to give up crawling and was an expert walker.  She just wanted to teach us a lesson in patience.
  • still obsessed with Home Alone and imitates Kevin's aftershave face smacking/screaming scene every time she knows it's coming.  She even does it randomly throughout the day while playing, eating and trying to go to sleep.
  • loves to do somersaults, be tossed on the couch and have pillow fights.  This is no delicate baby here.  
  • likes to color for a few minutes here and there, especially on the walls, floor and her toys.  We're working on that one.
  • loves bath time and races up the stairs to take one.
  • still happy pretty much all the time, but when she's not, she'll let you know.  Her tantrums are short lived, thank goodness, and usually don't last more than 15 seconds.
  • still eats like a champ.  She especially loves guacamole and cold oatmeal with blueberries (yes, cold gross!).  She loves to mooch off of our plates.  If we are eating a snack, she comes right over to us and rubs out backs and gives kisses and then signs 'eat' and 'please' so we'll give her a bite.
  • does several signs and says a few words to communicate.
  • loves to have a dance party.  She came up with a little marchy dance that she does that she thinks is hilarious.
  • Still loves other babies and little kids.  She is so social, it makes me a little nervous.  She isn't afraid of anyone and I'm afraid she is just going to walk away with someone if I turn my back for more than half a second.
  • only 17 lbs. and has officially dropped below the 0% mark on the charts.  She is now 35% for height and 5% for head size.  She is just a tiny little bean, like her mama.
  • climbs on anything and everything she can.
  • LOVES to be outside, even in the middle of a frigid Utah winter.  She will bring me her coat and boots and then walk to the front door and sign please.  It's so cute, I have to take her out there even if it's just for a few minutes.
  • still loves her accessories and shoes.  She brings me scarves, shoes and bows throughout the day to help her put them on.  
  • loves to crawl and walk around with shirts, blankets, etc over her head.  She would do this all day long if I would let her.  
  • knows where her and your eyes, ears, teeth, and belly button are.
  • loves her baby dolls.  She puts them up on her shoulder and pats their back and gives them kisses.  She will take any toy really, and pretend it's a baby and do the same to the block, ball, chap stick, blanket, etc.
  • still the busiest baby I have ever seen.  She is Spiker through and through.  The child NEVER stops moving.  Ever.  It is exhausting, but I wouldn't have it any other way.  I just wish I had a little more of her energy.  We are all very tired by the end of the day.
We couldn't love this firecracker any more than we do.  She owns our hearts and we wouldn't have it any other way.  She has the most precious face on earth and it probably keeps her from getting in trouble when she's naughty.  She is smart, and happy, and feisty, and lovable in every possible way.  We love her so completely.

I was going to wait until the blog was private to do anymore posts, but it will only let me add 50 readers to my list.  Does anyone know how to add more readers than that?