Monday, August 27, 2012

15 Months

Tucker turned 15 months on the 18th of this month...I held off on this post, since I knew he was going in for his checkup today at the doctor.  

Weight= 25 lbs. which puts him in the 60th percentile for weight.

Height= 32.25 inches which puts him in the 80th percentile for height.

Head Circ.= 19 3/4 inches which puts him in the 90th percentile for head surprise there, he has always been at the top of this percentile since he arrived.  That head is housing a Big brain! ;)

Vocabulary: His vocabulary is growing every day!  Favorite words right now include:
Hey or Hi
Bye Bye
Choo choo-this one is definitely his favorite word right now.  He says it ALL the time!  Everything is a choo choo currently...18 wheelers, vans, bulldozers, buses, really any sort of large automobile or heavy machinery with wheels is a Choo choo!  It is hilarious!  In all fairness though, they do resemble each other, right?  Large, boxed shape, pieces of machinery, all with wheels..I can see how it could be confusing!  I know he will soon learn the differences between them all, but for now the excitement he has about seeing all these different kinds of choo choo's is priceless!

Eating habits: Still a Great eater!  Dustin and I both realize how Blessed we are when it comes to Tucker's eating style.  There is not much food the boy doesn't enjoy.  And let's just say those things he doesn't enjoy are the more unhealthy options...crazy right?  He definitely did not get his mama's sweet tooth!  Of course when I indulge I want to share with him and he wants no part in it!  He loves ALL vegetables.  Likes most fruit...although melons are just not his thing.  Raspberries are by far his favorite!  He could eat an entire container in one sitting!  Will eat most meat that is offered to him.  Chicken and Shrimp seem to be his favorites...and when we splurge he really enjoys hot dogs with no buns.  His diet mainly consists of vegetables, fruits, beans, with some meat and the occasional pasta or potato.  Definitely clean eating :)
Favorite snacks: popcorn, cheerios, Annie's cheddar bunnies, raspberries, blueberries, peaches

Sleep: Again, we have been blessed with an Awesome sleeper which we are SO thankful for.  I think sleep plays a huge part in why he is so happy.  He is well rested and you can tell for sure!  We are still doing 2 naps during the day. (except when he is at school 2 days a week, then it's just 1 long afternoon nap)  He plays hard and definitely is ready for his naps when it is time!  Morning nap is usually from about 9:30-11 and then afternoon is usually from 2-3:30.
Bedtime is still fairly early around our house, only because the schedule works for us and Tucker is always ready for bed at night.  He usually goes down around 7P and sleeps through the night until 7-7:30 AM.  On school mornings, I usually have to wake him up!  Can you believe that?! We are all well rested around here and it is Amazing! :)

Play:  He is still really enjoying music and dancing!  He loves dancing to the group "Need to Breathe" in the mornings.  Not into TV at all right now...the Only thing he will watch at all is Barney and that is not very often.  Very much into discovery and figuring new things out, which explains his new interest in puzzles.  Still loves being outside and would walk around our yard all day if we would let him collecting sticks.  Also, loves books!  He will sit in his room by himself and flip through/read books.   Again, with the choo choos...he likes pushing trains, trucks, and cars around and saying "choo choo" over and over.  It's adorable!

I cannot believe he is 15 months already!  Time is flying by and we are having SO much fun with him! We play all day long and there is never a dull moment in our house now.  It is so much fun seeing him learn, discover, and explore.  His personality is so special too.  Loving, gentle, full of energy, curious, happy, and just a joy to be around.  We are loving watching him evolve into this little person full of his own personality!  We are so blessed and I thank God every day for giving us our precious Tucker boy!

at the Doctor's office during checkup today

Loving those trains!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

School Days...

Summer is ending and a new school year is starting already.  Tucker had his first day in his new class for this year on Tuesday!  His school closes for a week in August for staff training and then all the kids move up in their classes when they return from the week break.  The school/daycare he attends is very official and well organized and we Love it!  We attended orientation a few weeks ago and we went to meet his new teachers, toured his new classroom, and went through all the objectives/curriculum with all of the other parents and Tucker's school friends.

We learned that in his new class, there would be no more cribs and that he would be sleeping on a cot with his very own nap mat...I cannot believe our baby is old enough to be sleeping on a nap mat!  The teacher also explained that Tucker would be learning a lot more independence this year and even push his own chair to circle time each day!  What?!  He doesn't need to learn to be independent, that's what I am here for, right?!  :)  Kidding, but it just another reminder that our little one is growing up Way too quickly!

Of course, it is taking Tucker a little time getting used to another new class and new teachers...mainly during morning drop off time, which makes the start of our day a little sad.  Just another transition time which will soon pass and by the time I am down the hall he is playing with his friends and happy as can be!  It will be great to see all the new things he learns this year!

We sent bags of "Lucky Charms" to his new classmates on the first day!

And there he is, our Tucker boy all ready for his first day in his new classroom...I LOVE him :)