Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Jillian: {15 Months}

{I wanted to take a picture in her chair like the other months, but I was lucky to get this one! Girlfriend cannot sit still for anything!}
Jillian -

You are 15 months old today. I am enjoying most of this phase in your life so far! According to the doctor you are 20lbs 6oz, and 29-1/4 inches long.

You fit into 6-12 Month onesies, but you are in mostly in 12 Month, and 12-18 Month clothes. I have a feeling you may be wearing 12 Months for awhile, but you never know! You wear size 2 shoes, (if I can get you to wear them), and size 3 diapers.

Eating is great now that you're in charge ;) We always have food available and you let us know when you're done. Your daddy wishes you ate more, but overall you have a good appetite. You've tried most foods and do not have any known allergies! Some of your favorite foods include: blueberries, bananas, plain oatmeal with the previous listed fruits, cheese, turkey hot dogs, chicken nuggets, french fries, chocolate frozen yogurt, tomato soup, Baby Mum-Mums, puffs, Cheerios, Crispix, and bread. We have several of those organic pouches just so we can ensure you get some veggies in your diet. You usually want to try everything you see and very rarely dislike what you try. We only had you using a bottle before bedtime during Christmas, but we were able to wean you off bottles completely by the time we came home. You only use sippy cups with straws and will occasionally sip from an open cup. I'm so proud of you for this easy transition! Now we just have to get rid of those pacifiers...

You have 8 teeth! 4 on top and 4 on bottom. The doctor mentioned you have one molar per side coming in, but I don't see anything. I'll have to take his professional word on it.

As of March 3rd, you are officially walking! You have done so well the past few months using your walking toy and holding on to our hands to practice. We knew it was a matter of confidence and deciding you were ready. Well, you decided to stand up on your own and take your first steps the same day! You practice hard and get frustrated easily, but you are doing great :) We are very proud of you and know this is just the beginning!

Sleep is a piece of cake! You've gotten to the point where, even if you are still awake, we can usually lay you down and you'll go to sleep if you're ready. That's not to say that, if you're not ready for sleep, that you won't cry and cry and cry and cry until we come back! You still take 2 naps a day, but you take a longer nap in the morning, (around 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 on a good day), and a shorter one right before dinner, (between 30 minutes and 2 hours depending). You are usually in bed by 8 and you sleep until 7:15-7:30 a.m. You will occasionally wake up at 6:30, or your bedtime is closer to 9:30 on Wednesdays because of church, but you still do really well!

You amaze me constantly! You can say "up" very audibly and have a few new words from your 12 month post I did. You'll probably have more soon now that you're finally walking. Reading is still your favorite pastime. You read on your own, or let us read to you. We go to a library group once a week where you play, sing songs/dance, listen to a story, then we check out a few books. You can play independently in the church nursery, but you do enjoy interacting with older kids. You also get jealous if your favorite people are holding other babies. Laughter is one of the main sounds in our house right now. You are so funny with your expressions, your playing, etc. We are really enjoying your personality as it shines through.

Some of your favorite things include: Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, music, dancing, balls, bath time, going for walks (as long as we carry you a little), animals, Yo Gabba Gabba, sliding, bunnies, books, oatmeal, Baby Mum-Mums, teddy bears, Winnie the Pooh, your Halloween pumpkin pail, piggy banks, taking your shoes/socks/hair bows off in the car, and being with your mama and daddy.

Some of your not-so favorite things include: Being tired, the doctor, being cold, the vacuum cleaner, barking dogs, loud noises/loud kids, being told "no", and getting really dirty, (though a little dirt is ok).

Right before we left for your first train ride, we all got sick with the dreaded norovirus, which was the really bad stomach bug where we couldn't keep anything down for 2 full days. We were pretty miserable, and we missed the train. Luckily, we were able to drive, (slowly), up to Minnesota to spend Christmas with your Jemma and G-Chaz. We stayed until the beginning of January. We're going to visit them again in a month, and this time you will fly for the first time! We will be able to use our original train tickets sometime later this year. We're hoping to go somewhere fun this summer, but we'll see :) 

Your Uncle Mikey and Julia came to visit us just a week ago! The last time you saw them, you were not quite 6 months old and slept most of our visit ;) We are hoping to see them again in September when I'm sure you'll be even more grown up! They enjoyed hanging out with you and you had a good time with them.

Jillian, the last few months have really flown by for us. It seems like just the other day we were having your first birthday party at the house. Now that you're walking, I know time will go even faster! I am excited to see what the future brings. You are such a joy in our lives! Happy 15 Months my darling!


  1. God she is just growing too fast!! Those overalls are ADORABLE on her!!

    1. Right?! Ugh, it's just not fair!
      Thanks girl :) I'm a big fan of Osh Kosh!

  2. Great post! I'd like to hire J to give E eating and sleeping lessons. Sound good? ;) She's such a cutie! We need to have another play date again soon (even if the girls all seem to play individually rather than actually interacting together)!

    1. Thank you! Haha I would if she would agree ;)
      We should definitely have another play date!


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