Wednesday, April 10, 2013
I think it is about time for an update on the Tater Tot. We'll call it the 15 month update since she just had her 15 month doctors appointment last week, but she is really closer to 16 months now. Oh well.
Up first, her stats:
Weight: 23 lbs (78th percentile)
Height: 30.5 inches (50th percentile)
Head circumference: 45.5 cm (50th percentile)
She is no longer a shrimp! And she no longer puts up with doctor visits. At her 12 month check up she cried for the shots and that was it. At this last one she started crying when they weighed her and pretty much never stopped except for when there were no nurses or doctors in our room. I guess there is definitely more stranger anxiety now.
What else is Tatum up to?
-Walking is no longer good enough, she runs. Typically away from mom and dad. I took her to the mall playground yesterday and the thrill of the escape was just too much for her to resist. I was constantly chasing her down the mall.
-She has 6 teeth! She is clearly currently teething and looks like she will be getting some molars next. It will be awesome once they finally come through but I sure feel bad for her.
-She is addicted to baby Vicks. She had a really long cold and we would use it at night to help her breathe. But now she asks for it every time we rock her. Oops!
-Talking is probably the biggest change in Tatum in the last three months. She wasn't saying much at 12 months but I feel like we hear new words from her all the time now. Often she will say a new word a few times in one day and then you won't hear it from her again for several days. And some of these words she will never say independently, only repeat them after us. She says mama, dada, papa, grandma (ga-ga or ga-ma, depending on the day), shoes, milk (ma), uh-oh, hi, Jade, Jesus, Caden (She has said it a few times but never for him to hear!), baby (bay-bu), hot (she always whispers this one), eyes, moo, vroom, yum, no, okay, ball, go away (this is a favorite of hers, but she doesn't appear to know what it means.)
-She has been in this phase of saying "no" whenever she hears a question. It used to be for any question, but now it's usually only if it's an unfamiliar question. We have asked her so many times if she is crazy that now when she hears it she won't say no. It's pretty funny, but we should probably avoid encouraging the use of that word too much. :)
-Grandma taught her to nod her head and sort of say yes. She'll copy us when we nod our head but then she gets a little out of control with it and it often ends with her biting her tongue. Sad, but kind of funny.
-She is getting hair! I still generally think of her as bald until I see pictures of her from even just a few months ago and I think, no that was bald, this girl has hair! I'm actually glad it's not long enough for me to fix yet, I'm pretty sure I won't be any good at that.
-She is a fairly good eater but we struggle with veggies. She will eat sweet potatoes, carrots and sometimes frozen peas. That's about it.
-She loves fruit, reading, playing hide and seek, Skyping, baths, music, animals of all kinds but dogs especially, and playing outside. We are excited for some warmer weather!
She is getting so old and life with her gets more interesting and fun every day. I can't believe she is almost 16 months old!