Sunday, December 26, 2010

Jake At A Glance

Our precious little guy is 14 months old today. So, what's Jake been up to the last 2 months?
He's saying more and more words every week.
Favorites include: mama, dada, daddy, baba, bowl, baby, BoBo, dog, woof woof, ball, nana (which can mean Nanny or banana)

Jake started walking at about 13 months, taking a few steps here and there, but at about 13.5 months, he started really taking off. Now, he actually chooses walking over crawling, and if he gets going, he even runs a bit (until he gets a bit top heavy and topples forward).

He loves playing with his "scooter toys" and push toys. He loves balls and blocks. And he loves playing with his big sister (only if she doesn't take toys away from him). He also likes walking around the house with a tobaggan on his head.

Jake is probably the most inconsistent sleeper ever. He usually goes down around 7:30pm, but he could wake up anytime between 5am and 7am. We see 5:20, 5:45, 7:00, 6:15am....never the same two mornings in a row. Coming from Baby Brooklyn who slept like clockwork 7pm-7am, this has been a bit challenging for us. But we're pushing through. :-) He used to go to sleep by himself without a peep....bedtime was super simple with just a snuggle and a prayer. Then, you could lay him down and he would crawl around like a puppy, find a spot, and go right to sleep. Unfortunately, the last few nights, we get to the "lay down" part and he sits straight up and starts yelling. But, being the "mean" second time around parents, we just leave the room, and he usually calms down and puts himself to sleep after about 5-8 minutes.

Jake continues to be a great eater. He eats all "grown up" food, including his favorites: macaroni and cheese, baked beans, french toast sticks, yogurt, whole milk, chicken pie, Cream of chicken and wild rice soup (Panera), bananas, apple sauce, mandarin oranges, peaches, pears, ravioli, spaghetti, chicken and rice....and I'm sure I am missing something. :-)

I think we go back in January/February for a 15 month check up. Not sure of exact weight but I bet its still right at 25-26 pounds. He wears 18 month clothes (or 24 month pajama sleepers). And still rockin' the size 4 diapers. He's just perfect. :-)

Tricks, etc.:
Jake knows where his head and hair are, but when it comes to other body parts, we are still working. :-) (He's shooting 50% with finding his ears.) He knows that a puppy says "woof woof" but growls for all the other animals. His favorite book is "Brown Bear, Brown Bear." His favorite music is Twinkle Twinkle, ABC's, and Grace Reigns Down. He gives sweet open-mouthed kisses on command on your cheek and does a mean high-5 when asked.
Happy 14 month birthday, Jake! You are growing so fast but I am loving every minute of it!

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