I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do any updates after 12 months for Ryan since I feel like everything has been kind of the same month to month, but yesterday was Ryan’s 15 month appointment and it made me realize just how much has happened in 3 months! So here we go!
Height: 31 inches
Weight: 22 pounds 9 ounces. You only gained 4 ounces in three months, but no one seems concerned. Even the doctor said that’s pretty normal considering that usually growing slows around now, plus the added activity. It still baffles me that you came in the world only 6 pounds, 4 ounces.
Teeth: 10! You have your four front top and bottom teeth and your two bottom molars. (and man, were those molars rough.)
Nursing: You looove to nurse still. We’re working on that. I love nursing you, but man it gets tiring day in and day out. On a bad day, you’ll nurse 5-7 times including your night wake ups. On a good day 3-4.
Sleep: You’ve never been a good sleeper. You go to bed easily now, but still wake up a few times to nurse. You’re down to one nap a day (woooooommmppp.) If you’re in the car, we can usually squeeze out 2 hours. At home, it’s anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half. When you nap at home, I nurse you almost to sleep.
Eating. You love to eat. If you’re cranky, you probably want food. Or, at least, food will distract you enough. Your favorite snacks are apples, cookies, freeze-dried fruit.. you really dig fruit and sweet stuff. For meals, you love eggs with cheese and a little ketchup, corn, sweet potatoes,
You love being out of the house, and love going out to eat. Sometimes we give you little bites but usually we stick to your own meals (while we can!!).
Being a menace. A total menace. You are a little tornado all day everyday. The other day, I turned around and you were standing on the coffee table. THE COFFEE TABLE, RYAN. That is not okay. You’re going to give me a friggin’ heart attack kid.
Cartoons. We fought this pretty hard for a bit, but sometimes I need a break. You love to watch Jake and the Neverland Pirates and the second the “Hot Dog Song” comes on your little booty gets going. We watch them on the couch together right after your nap (you hate to wake up) and I love it a little too much.
Cooper, Molly, Momma and Daddy. Toys, climbing into your toy box, slamming things and making noise. Looking out windows, playing with any trash we trow his way (straws, spoons, water bottles etc), baths and Peekaboo. You love life in general.
Not so favorite things: Being told no. Getting your diaper changed. Being told no. Not being allowed to [insert anything here]. Naps. Being hungry. Waking up. Being told no..
New things this update: SO MUCH. Walking, for one. You took your first step around 13 months but then decided that a step or two once in a while was good enough. In the past few weeks though, something clicked and you’re a walking machine! It’s so fun to hear your little feet stomping around after Cooper or to me when I call you over.
Words, kind of. As we saw with your walking, you’re pretty stubborn. You can say mama and dada, but there isn’t always recognition as to what you’re saying. You love to point at everything and say, “Dat!” which we’re pretty sure means “That” or “What’s that?” since I ask you that all day. If I ask you to point to the cat, you’ll point at Molly and say, “At!” and sometimes I can get a “Dah!” towards Cooper. But we’re working on it!
In the past 2 or 3 weeks you’ve been very much into climbing. Climbing into things, climbing over things, climbing under things, climbing on to things. You like to climb on to the rocking chair and move your little booty to make it rock. (yes, this gives me a heart attack.) You also started occasionally standing on your own without any help. You always look so shocked and proud each time!!
I could go on and on about how cool you are, but the bottom line is we’re pretty lucky to have such a happy kid. (I almost wrote easy-going, but let’s be real, kid. You have never once since you were born been easy-going.) Your dad and I love you so, so much and we couldn’t imagine life without you. We can’t wait to keep watching you grow up and see who you become.