Sorry for being MIA guys and sorry if you're here expecting to read my vacation recap! I will have that posted tomorrow, but for now I really wanted to get up Cam's 15 month update. He has grown and changed so much over these last 3 months - it's kind of hard to believe!
His biggest transitions since he turned a year old were switching over from bottles to sippy cups and to whole milk. We originally started mixing his cups with half milk, half formula for the first few days and he took the switch really well - never really had an issue. Finding the right cup that he would drink it out of was more difficult - we tried so many different ones that he refused, until we landed on this Nuk that he seems to like best. He drinks milk in the morning, at lunch, and at bedtime (about 16-18oz per day.) We are also brushing his teeth right before bed and in the morning, too. We successfully wean him off the pacifier (yay!), except for naps/bedtime. This wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be either because he really only used it when in the car, but he started throwing it as soon as I would start driving and then would get really upset that he couldn't have it back, so I figured the best solution was just to cut it out completely. It took him some time to get used to not having it at all in the car (there were definitely tears), but driving is so much more peaceful and he does just fine without it now. It's so nice that we can just leave it in his crib during the day and that he knows when he wakes up it stays in there.
Other big things to note are that he is still on two naps per day (hasn't showed any interest in dropping one so I'm sticking with it until he does-if we have things going on or something fun planned we will give him one nap around 12:30 and he sleeps until 3-3:30) and is talking up a storm. He says around 15 words and is working on his body parts and animal sounds! His first animal sound was moo! Him and Rocky have become super close...Rocky is always by his side and they're always giving each other kisses! Makes us so happy to see! Also, we bought Cam a little boy baby doll and talk to him about how to take care of baby, etc. and he will give him kisses and give him a pacifier and such. It's so cute. Taking him out to dinner has become a little more difficult since he would much rather be walking around, but we've found that either feeding him a snack before we go or ordering his food right away before we order our food so that he gets fed first, are the tricks to keeping him occupied and entertained! When we were in Florida, we had multiple people come up to us in restaurants and tell us how well behaved he is, which is such a relief. We both worry about disrupting people's meals! As usual, Cam is so extremely silly, fun, active, and happy-I absolutely love this age and that he understands so much!
Here's what else is going on in the life of Cam...
MILESTONES/MOMENTS TO NOTE:
-has 12 (working on his 13th) teeth!
-went on his 2nd flight to Florida and was an angel both ways...we were so proud!
-visited Disney World for the first time and met Mickey Mouse!
-still sleeping 7pm-7am
-got his first stomach bug (vomited on and off for 3 days :( then mommy and daddy both got it)
-22 lbs, 33 inches
-helps clean up his toys when I ask him to and he's great with identifying certain toys & listening to directions (for example: I'll ask him to go find a certain book and he will dig through them all to find the certain one and come bring it to me to read, or I'll ask him to put things back that he gets out and he will)
-definitely becoming more selective about what he eats, but still eats mainly everything we give him with the exception of peppers (spits them out every time!), carrots (hit or miss), and sometimes certain meat. he loves avocado, pasta, applesauce, all fruit, peanut butter, eggs, and his fav snack-goldfish!
-showing a lot of preference for his left hand
-his two favorite things the past few months: books and balls! he absolutely loves to read-we read all day long! and he loves to throw/kick balls. he's crazy about any type of ball!
-to say "yeah!" and "whoa"
-gives me a big silly smile when I say "say cheese!"
-to hide behind the curtains and play peek-a-boo, to play in the backyard, to dance to music, and go on walks in the wagon!
-to pretend to go "night night" (video below-we will say something like "oh, are you going night night?" and he will put his head down acting as if he's going to fall asleep...it's adorable
-got his first hockey stick (which was Billy's first stick when he was a little boy) and tee ball set!
-going into baby brothers room (we will say, "do you want to go in baby brothers room?" and he will shout "YEAH!" :)
-when people smile and talk to him when running errands, he loves the attention and always flashes a smile right back!
-to do somersaults (just learned how to do them!)
-waiting! especially when it's time to eat, he is very impatient and hates waiting for me to cut up his food or for it to cool off
-not being fed fast enough
-changing his clothes/having his diaper changed (he's gotten better about this-I will say things like "can you help me put your shirt on?", and he really likes that so that he feels more in charge/doing it himself)