Wednesday, August 15, 2012

15 Months Old

Weight: 25.4 lbs - 62%
Height: 32 inches - 77%
Head Circumference - 49 cm - 92%

Will had his 15 month appointment a few weeks ago, but I'm just now getting to this post. The doctor says he's doing great and there are no concerns. He is learning new things everyday, and he really likes to keep Lance and I on our toes.

Will has been stung by a bee twice this summer. Poor kid. I didn't have my first bee sting until I was in my 20s! He loves to play with our gate in the backyard, and I found out the hard way that there was a nest in the gate.
He loves cereal for breakfast and will eat any kind. He especially likes mini wheats, honey bunches of oats, cheerios, etc.

He's been on a new kick lately where he has to feed himself. He wont eat if I try to feed him. So I have to put the food on the fork/spoon, then hand it to him so he can feed himself. The problem is, often times he'll turn the spoon upside down on the way to his mouth and the food gets everywhere. But he's learning and getting better all the time. He can now stab watermelon with the fork and eat it by himself.

This was a particularly messy night. There was spaghetti all over him, the floor, everywhere.

He loves to find his belly button (and anyone else too). He'll pull his shirt up tosearch until he can find it, then he'll smile and laugh. Then he runs over to Lance and lifts his shirt to find his belly button.

He still typically takes a morning nap, but an afternoon nap is really dependent on the day. For some reason, when he does take afternoon naps, he is such a grouch when he wakes up. The only thing that will take him out of his bad mood is if we go outside.

He knows how to say nose and eyes, and he will point to them. I haven't gotten him to point to his own yet, but he can show me where my eyes are.

Will loves to play with cars, trains, or anything of that nature.

He is so close to being able to climb onto the couch. If someone is sitting there that he can grab, he can make it. Otherwise, he climbs onto the love sac, then climbs over the arm of the couch. He does this several times a day.

 He has also started a new "game" where he climbs to the top of the love sac, then he falls and rolls down into the love sac. Or he'll sit on the arm of the couch, then he'll purposely fall off into the love sac.

Will also loves events that involve counting such as: being thrown into the love sac, holding our hands and swinging into the air, etc. He gets so excited, he often lifts his feet up before we get to three. And if we wait too long in between, he'll say "two"...

I've also been trying to get Will to say "please". At the beginning he would throw a fit because I wouldn't give him what he wanted. Then there was a miracle day where he actually said it. So of course I made a big deal, clapping and getting all excited. Well, that got him excited and he started to associate please with clapping. So now when I ask him to say please, he claps.

He loves to play in the closet while I'm on the computer. He will go in, close both of the doors so he's standing there in the dark, then open them. Though it keeps him entertained, it has also resulted in smashed fingers on more than one occasion.

Will gets so excited if you tell him we're going outside, for a walk, or for a ride. He gets a huge smile on his face, drops whatever he's doing, and books it for the door. He's learning that we don't leave until we put shoes on. So when I say shoes, he also gets excited because he know we are going somewhere.

When I am sitting on the couch, Will likes to find a flip flop and put it on my feet. Then he'll take it off, just to put it back on.

He loves riding his little four-wheeler. But often times he will stand next to it, push the button, and watch the wheels spin. Our carpet is going to be destroyed because he loves watching those wheel spin.
 He also loves to do crazy stunts, like stand on the seat or lean back as far as he can. He's such a goof ball.

He is very much a ladies man at church and has quite the female following. I can't walk down the hall with him without some young woman or girl ooo-ing and ah-ing and excited to see him. Lance finds it very amusing.

He is very active and refuses to sit still for more than 2 seconds. This makes church VERY difficult. We've had to put him in nursery a few times when Lance had to work and he did AWESOME! Only 2 more months until he can officially go, and we can't wait.

Will has been waking up really early lately, so often times we will bring him into our room to lay with us for a few minutes while we finish waking up. This morning I was exhausted and really not wanting to get out of bed. But apparently Will was really hungry. He went into the kitchen, opened the dish washer, found a bowl and utensil, and brought them to me. I took the hint and got out of bed to feed him.

Will loves to clap. While we were watching the Olympics, he would clap whenever it showed the audience clapping.

He has also started waving. It's a pretty adorable wave, but hard to describe. It involves the whole arm and a flappy wrist. He waves to people as we leave the gym, the grocery store, or pretty much anywhere. Gets him a lot of smiles.

Will loves the picture of the temple we have. He just looks at it and tries to say temple. I always sing "I love to See the Temple" and today he started dancing around. Then shortly later, it looked like he was folding his arms.

He throws a tantrum if his blankets are stuck in his crib. He will tug at them and tug, but if he can't pull them out, he freaks.

Will used to love bath time but lately is more of a fight than anything. Mostly, he just hates to lay on his back, which means the only way to wash his hair is to pour water over his head (which he hates just as much). I feel bad every time, but he seems to get over it pretty quickly.

Will loves to help with laundry. When I transfer clothes from the washer to the dryer, he likes to help. Anything I drop or hand him, he will throw into the dryer, then he will slam the door closed.

Like I said, he is growing fast and learning a lot. He has really moved past the baby stage and right into being a toddler. Even though he has his rough moments or days, he really is a happy and content kid most of the time, especially if we are around other people. We're so lucky to be his parents.

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