Crazy hair just after bath! Still no "first hair cut"...
Kaleb pointing to something and making a noise resembling "his-zeh". No real words yet (just a few Kaleb jibberish).
Kaleb just started climbing up onto the footrest of the recliner while it is in the reclined position. Then a day after that, he braved the stairs and made it almost all the way to the top (two shy!); he has been lingering on the first 2/3.
When he first goes outside, he likes to stick close by for a bit as he seems to be afraid of the ground.
He is doing good in his crib at night. He is usually asleep by 9:30 p.m. and I put him to bed by 10 p.m. Lately though, he has been getting up at 4 a.m. and goes back to sleep with us.
He isn't too picky in the food dept., but doesn't seem to care for any kind of fruit except for applesauce.
Jake thinks his poo diapers look like peanut butter sauce. Speaking of which, I just had to clean a mess up off of him, the floor, and myself= second shower of the day!
He loves Jake's trains, hot wheels, and Pixar Car toys. He puts them on the kitchen table and runs them back and forth making "broom broom" noises.
Last night while I was doing taxes, Todd was like "Jenn, Jenn" (here I am thinking he is telling me to check out some show he is watching on TV, so I take my time to look)- I missed Kaleb's first 4 steps (he has taken 1 or 2 here and there). Such a big boy..he did it like it was no big deal.
He did it again a few minutes later, but the camera wasn't ready. Today, he has been walking on an off, you'll look up an not expect him to be walking and here comes Little Frankenstein.
Just about every night while I am preparing dinner, we turn off the TV (yey!) and enjoy Big Band music. The kids love to dance to the likes of Glenn Miller, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, and Artie Shaw. Kaleb has come to love Dean Martin's "That's Amore". He stops whatever he is doing when that song is played and starts "singing" and swaying back and forth with a huge smile on his face (picture on the right..tried to get him in action).
No matter what channel the tv is on, Kaleb always manages to change it to one of the digital music channels (they are 900-950) when he gets his hands on the remote. I can't remember if I had said this before, but Jake was watching one of his shows when Kaleb got a hold of the remote..he changed the station and Jakob yelled "HEY!!"..Kaleb just looked at him and went "He- he" and crawled away. It was too funny.
I have finally updated Big K's blog! Make sure you go all the way back to November to catch up.
I have also added some of his favorite things in the side bar.
Today we went to Dr. C. for his 12 month check-up. The visit went well, except for the 3 shots. They were quick though! He had 2 regular shots and the second flu shot (they give 2 doses to munchkins the first time around); he will need to have blood drawn (probably this weekend..didn't want to have to do it with Jake) to test his red blood cell count (I think..) and for lead. When the nurse put the first needle in, he let out the biggest scream (he didn't even make a peep with the first flu shot last month) and just wailed (of course the nurse just jabbed the needle in)..Jakob was still crying from his shot (he started before she even rubbed the site with alcohol) and ran over to comfort little brother (crying even more because the baby was upset)- it was sweet.
Kaleb checked out great! He will go back the end of March for his next well baby visit.
Here are his stats:
31 inches long (84th percentile)
25 lbs. 4.5 ozs. (82nd percentile)
Other things: -No more baby food! He eats everything we eat (and more..including dust bunnies!)..although I do not give him any spicy food. He does have some toddler snacks. - No more "milk"..he stopped nursing last week. - He is drinking whole milk, except for 1 bottle of formula every other night (can is almost gone!!). - He still loves snuggling in hair and is a big cuddle bug. - He loves to give open mouth kisses. - He gives hugs. - He loves watching people play video games. - He has a funny laugh that is very throaty sounding and almost mimics a horses ney (?). - He loves books and stories. - He loves ice cream..just like Nana. - He loves to "help" me load the dishwasher. - He has a blankie and a binky, but does not depend on them. - He loves to play in his crib now..especially when big brother comes in. - He says: "Mama" "up" "Dada" "Uh uh-oohhh" (and I am pretty sure of this one) "Ba brofa" (bad brother). - He bangs his hands on his high chair tray if the food isn't there fast enough. - He is close to walking. - He loves pushing his trucks around and make noises while he does it. - He is still so happy. - He still sleeps with Momma and Daddy. - He likes when Daddy brings him to bed.
Kaleb has been walking with his Thomas quite a bit. He makes noises (broooommm) while he pushes him. He has even turned him around and also gets upset when Thomas is stuck and he can't free him. He has been ltting go a lot and will even walk while holding onto one of his hands.