15 month update

Stats:

Nicknames: Flynny, buggy, bug, buddy

Weight/Height: 17lbs 3.5 oz (<1%)/28 in (<1%); HC 18.5 in (55%)

Hair: blonde on top, light brown on the back.  Very slowly coming in on top

Eye color: blue.

Who does he look like? Dad’s features with mom’s big head.

Clothing:  tops 12 and 18 months; bottoms 9 and 12 months

Diapers: 3s

Favorite Toys: stuffed animals (esp. Bee and sloth), blankets (tackles them on the floor)

Crib or Parents’ Room: crib

Sleep: 8:30-7. Sometimes he wakes up earlier but he usually sleeps until at least 5:30

Teeth: 5. 6th tooth is breaking through any moment.

Sounds/Words: light, mama, yak (for jack).  Loves pointing at pictures or random objects and names them (in his own language of course).

New Discoveries/Milestones:

Pointing at everything!

Hugs his stuffed animals!

Hugged zable

Getting better at standing and playing and can stand without support for about a second.

Drinking from a straw cup (we skipped the sippy cups)

Can fit shapes into holes!

Loves “driving” and turning the steering wheel in his car

Knows how to manipulate most of his toys – does everything on the door and his farm for instance.

First Hike

First Homecoming

First time sleeping in the bed (while in Roanoke) – no one was a fan

                        

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14 months


  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
 Stats:
Nicknames: Flynny, buggy, bug, buggarat,
Hair: blonde on top, light brown on the back. Very thin still along the sides.
Eye color: blue. Stunning.
Who does he look like? Dad’s features with mom’s big head.
Clothing: 12 month > 9 month.
Diapers: 3s
Favorite Toys: anything with a wheel, phones,
Crib or Parents’ Room: crib
Schedule: We’ve begun weaning!  Here’s his current schedule:

5-7 AM – wake, nurses and back to sleep.

8 AM – breakfast (1 egg scrambled with cheese or oatmeal, fruit)

10/11 Bottle #1 (currently 1 oz breast milk, 3 oz cow’s milk)

11-1 Nap #1

1 Lunch (4 oz yogurt, 2 oz veg (may or may not eat), cheese, sandwich thin, fruit, etc)

3 Snack (sippy cup with water or diluted juice, banana, sandwich thin, etc)

5 Bottle #2 or Nurses

7:30 Dinner (whatever we’re having or fruits/vegetables)

8 Bath (every other night)

8:30 Nurses, sleep

He went about 10 days straight with sleeping through the night!  yay!  But then he has been trying to only nap 1x the last 2 days so that made him not sleep as well at night.  I’m trying to keep him on the 2 nap schedule since he seems to be much happier and sleeps better at night that way but sometimes he just fights and fights with me.

We began the weaning process 2 weeks ago and began with the above schedule with his bottles 2 oz of breast milk and 2 oz cow’s milk and have just dropped 1/2 oz each week.  Because of that I’m now just pumping 1x a day at work.  In another 2 weeks I’ll drop that last pump session at work and will just be nursing him to sleep and first thing in the morning.

Flynn doesn’t do well with the sippy cup but we keep practicing!  We’re also still heating up his bottles but once we completely wean to cow’s milk for the bottles I think we’ll wean the temperature.  Ideally I’d like to give him milk/water in sippy cups throughout the day and ditch the bottles but I don’t see that happening anytime soon.

Teething?: not currently.

Sounds/Words: talks in his own language.  He says mama when he’s upset with me or if I leave the room.  He attempts to say “light” and points to the overhead light if you ask him where the light is sometimes.  Gma says he attempts to say “jack” which sounds more like “yak”.  He definitely is getting more interested in talking and will point at random things around the room or on our walks and blurt out gibberish.  I think (seriously hope) a few more words are coming soon.

New Discoveries/Milestones:

First words: “mama” and “light”

Pointing at everything!

Not much waving.

Better at standing and can stand with minimal assistance from 1 hand for a long period.

Cruising

Can walk 10 feet or so with 2 hand support (if he wants to, if not he just pulls his feet up to sit)

Climbing – attempts to climb into or out of the bathtub or onto the couch.

Can hold sippy cup to his mouth but needs help lifting it up.

No more purees.  All pick up food now.  He is very picky esp. about textures or colors (no green food!).  He LOVES meat (pork, salmon, chicken).  He also loves bread.  It definitely takes him a few tries to like something but after about 5 times of trying strawberries with just bitter faces, he now loves them.  We’re trying to stick with the fruits and veggies but if this boy could, he would just eat meat and carbs nonstop.

Loves being flipped upside down.  If you flip him over he’ll drop his head back to let you know he wants to do it again.

Starting to figure out how to fit shapes into holes.

First time at the zoo

Loves playing with the dog and steals his bones and tries to throw his ball but it usually doesn’t go very far.  “Pets” him which is basically him slapping him.

13 months 


  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Flynn is becoming such a sweet mama’s boy.  I’m in love!

Stats:
Nicknames: Flynny, buggy, bug.
Hair: blonde on top, light brown on the back. Very thin still along the sides.
Eye color: blue. Stunning.
Who does he look like? Both
Clothing: 9 month and 12 month
Diapers: 3s
Favorite Toys: wheels, cars, watches, phones, remotes. Knows how to turn iPhone on.
Crib or Parents’ Room: crib
Food/Routine: up anywhere from 5-7 am. Breast milk every 3-4 hours; bottles (4 oz) with 1 tbsp oatmeal. Lunch is 4 oz of veggies/protein, 2 oz fruit. Dinner is 4 oz of fruits/veggies.  Flynn is getting less and less interested in his food and becoming obsessed with everyone else’s food. He will let you know his disgust by banging his hands on the table if he isn’t getting the food he wants.

Nighttime Sleep: He usually goes down at 8:30 and is up anywhere from 4:30-6 to eat. Then he usually goes back down for a bit after he eats.  Lately he’s been getting up around 1 am half of the nights of the week. Often now when I put him down if he doesn’t immediately conk out he may sit up a minute but then will curl up and go to sleep. He rarely cries anymore when I put him down.  Going down for naps is another story. He cries for a while if I put him in his PNP (on vacation) or his crib.  He sleeps a long time if cuddling with me but tosses and turns for a long time before falling asleep.  He has started sleeping on his side or back when sleeping on me and even slept on his side one time in his crib.  Naps have gotten a bit more predictable, especially on vacation when our schedule was regular. First nap of the day starts around 10, second starts around 3.  He needs 1.5-2 hour naps but sometimes either of those can be as little as 20 minutes. He gets grouchy on those days.

Teething?: We have 4 teeth now. The top two came in within about 3 days of each other (top left was first). He always seems interested in chewing on something.

Sounds/Words: still babbling; says mama a lot when he’s upset.
New Discoveries/Milestones:

Has become very attached to me in the last month. Cries when I leave the room. Reaches for me when other people hold him.  Smiles when he sees me.  Wants to be cuddled by me.  I don’t hate it!

Occasionally points at people or dogs

Better at waving

Played in sand and ocean for the first time (absolutely loved it)

Can stand briefly without assistance

Can stand and play with one hand while holding on with the other for several minutes

Starting to cruise

Prefers to be held while swimming instead of his float (so he can splash more)

Attempts to stand in high chair

Can push a car around

Stands in crib or pack n play

Sleeps on his side some

Loves pick up food > purées

First flight (happy except near the end when he was bored)

Starting to become interested in stuffed animals

12 months 

Stats:
Nicknames: Flynny, buggy, guggy, bagugga, Flynnigus

Hair: blonde on top, light brown on the back. Very thin still along the sides.

Eye color: blue. Stunning.

Who does he look like? Both

Weight/Height: ? 15lbs 13.5 oz/27 inches. Head circumference 18 inches.

Clothing: 9 month and 12 month

Diapers: 3s

Favorite Toys: submarine bath toy, anything with wheels. Fascinated by how things work, taking things apart. Loves watches and jewelry.  Loves my iPhone and knows how to turn it on.

Crib or Parents’ Room: crib

Food/Routine: up anywhere from 5-7 am. Breast milk every 3-4 hours; bottles with 1 tbsp oatmeal. Lunch is 4 oz of veggies/protein, 2 oz fruit. We dropped back on the food some because he was getting overfull and would throw up. Dinner is 4 oz of fruits/veggies. We try to eat dinner together at the kitchen table. He also loves eating puffs and is getting better with all pick up food. Recently he loves cantaloupe.  We’ve tried a lot of new foods and I’ll give him bits of food if we’re having something he can eat. He’s tried many new meats and recently loves pulled pork and slow roasted chicken.
Nighttime Sleep: He usually goes down at 8:30 and is up anywhere from 4:30-6 to eat. Then he usually goes back down for a bit after he eats. He still cries usually for a minute or 2 when I put him down.
Teething?: Still just the 2 teeth. I keep thinking any day now on those top teeth.
Sounds/Words: still babbling; says mama a lot when he’s upset.

New Discoveries/Milestones:
Crawling, crawling, crawling. Getting fast

Kneeling and playing

Pulls to stand 7/13/15

Stair climbing 7/15/15

Starting to wave

Understanding “no”. Getting better. Still not quite there

Self-feeding with hands improving

11 months 

Stats:

Nicknames: Flynny, buggy, guggy, bagugga, Flynnigus

Hair: blonde on top, light brown on the back

Eye color: grey blue

Who does he look like? Both but more like Eric/Matt

Weight/Height: ? 16lbs+

Clothing: 9 month and 12 month

Diapers: 3s

Favorite Toys: chewing on plastic mail from his door, kneeling and playing with the door. He even likes chewing on his nasal aspirator.

Crib or Parents’ Room: crib

Food/Routine: up anywhere from 5-7 am. Breast milk every 3-4 hours; bottles with 1 tbsp oatmeal. Lunch is 4 oz of veggies/protein, 3 tbsps yogurt and 3-4 oz fruit. Dinner is 4 oz of fruits/veggies. We try to eat dinner together at the kitchen table.  He also loves eating puffs and is getting better with all pick up food. He’s tried peas, corn, bread, salmon, ground beef. If I cook, I try to set aside something for him that I haven’t seasoned that I can cut up for him.

Nighttime Sleep: Sleep has been more consistent. He usually goes down at 8:30 and is up anywhere from 4:30-6 to eat. Then he usually goes back down for a bit after he eats.  However, some days he doesn’t want to go back to bed which has made it kind of difficult.  We are still having to do CIO some. Some nights he goes right down, some he cries 1-2 min and some he cries 20 minutes. I’m not sure how to make it easier.

Teething?: Still just the 2 teeth but we’ve had some super fussy moments this week which have made me think the next teeth are coming.

Sounds/Words: still babbling
New Discoveries/Milestones:

Coming to sit. Pops right up now!

Crawling!  Officially started the end of May and he gets better and faster every day. At first he would crawl a step and come to sit and then crawl a step and sit, over and over. Now he can go step over step no problem.

Seated stability improving.  He still falls back about once a day but it’s much better than what it was a month ago when he’d fall probably 10 times a day.

Pulls to a kneel. Loves to kneel and play and so wants to stand up but hasn’t quite figured out how to.

Stands with support and tries to take steps while supported. This is new and he just did it for me yesterday. He took about 4 steps, however I was holding up his weight.  He can also stand while holding onto the sofa if I help him stand up. He can go maybe10-15 seconds.

No clapping or pointing but he smacks his hands on his high chair tray when he’s excited.

Went swimming!  And boy does he love it. We started sitting up in a baby pool and then the neighborhood pool near Memorial Day which he really enjoyed. Just sitting in shallow water and splashing.  And we’ve now taken him swimming in the James 2x. He kicks his legs and arms and though we’re supporting him quite a bit through his stomach to hold I’m up, I’m really impressed.

Loves his dog and his dad. And now that he can crawl, Zabe is constantly having to run away from him so he doesn’t get his hair pulled out.

Self feeding. Puffs and small cut up food. He’s getting so much better. He’s a puff addict.

Understands ‘No’. Well, maybe. He at least acknowledges that I’ve said something now. Before he just kept on doing what he was doing. Now he stops for a moment and looks at me. And then of course continues to do what he was doing.
It’s been a big month for us. As soon as we seem to figure things out, our lives change in a big way.  But honestly, it’s getting more and more fun.  Flynn is such a happy guy which everyone seems to pick up on. He is constantly laughing and smiling and despite some fussy moments at times and some crying at bedtime, I feel pretty lucky.  It is so amazing to get to see him explore and learn. He is constantly figuring things out which is so cool to see.

It’s hard to believe he’ll be a year old in just a month. I’m busy making plans for his party and have just sent out his invitations this week.


                        

10 month update


                 Stats:

Nicknames: Flynny, bugga, gugga, bagugga

Hair: blonde, getting a little darker though

Eye color: blue

Who does he look like? more people are saying me lately

Weight/Height: somewhere around 16 lbs.

Clothing: 6 month and 9 month

Diapers: 3s

Favorite Toys: anything with a tag.  More and more interested in all toys lately

Crib or Parents’ Room: crib

Food/Routine: up anywhere from 5-7 am.  Breast milk every 3-4 hours; bottles with 1 tbsp oatmeal.  Lunch is 3 oz of veggies/protein, 3 tbsps yogurt and 2 oz fruit.  Dinner is 3-4 oz of fruits/veggies.  We try to eat dinner together at the kitchen table.

Nighttime Sleep: we went through a rough patch after flynn outgrew his sleepsuit.  It got to where I was getting up 2-3 times overnight to feed him which was silly b/c I knew he wasn’t actually hungry.  So we tried to get dad to try to put him back to sleep if he woke up before 2 or so.  One night he was trying to get him to fall back to sleep and he was just not having it.  Screaming away.  I came in and about that time eric picked him up and he immediately stopped crying.  We knew he was playing us.  So the next few nights we decided we’d try to let him cry it out if he woke before 2/3 AM.  If he woke up after that I’d go ahead and feed him.  There were only 2 nights maybe where we actually had to let him cry.  Slowly over the next few weeks he started getting up later and later.  He finally slept through the night in early May.  His sleep is still inconsistent now but typically he doesn’t wake up before 5 AM.  A few times this week he has slept til 6:30.  We’re definitely headed in the right direction though!

Teething?: YES!  We officially have 2 little teeth.  Just nubs really.  Daddy noticed them for the first time on 5/12.  He loves chewing on stuff but he hasn’t been cranky and actually the night before we noticed the teeth he slept through the night.

Sounds/Words: YES!  Finally talking more.  Just baby babble – mamamama, dadadadad, etc. but it’s good to hear!

New Discoveries/Milestones:

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling – everywhere!  Without much effort he can roll right across the floor.  He’s so good at it that crawling has become less of a necessity.  No crawling yet on all fours but he scoots, pivots and rolls his way to whatever he wants to get to.

Rocks back and forth on hands and knees.  But then goes to advance his hand and face plants usually.

Sitting: Can hold objects and sit as long as he’d like.

Can hold toys while playing on his tummy.

Reaches for mom, dad, grandmas.

Has started to cry around some strangers, esp. if his family isn’t around.

Hits 2 toys together

So close to clapping – I think we may have it now but sometimes I think I’m imagining it.

Sits up in his bathtub and loves splashing the water

Went for his first boat ride and swim this past weekend and loved it!

Grasping – can self-feed with puffs but it’s hard!  He struggles and a lot of the time he accidentally palms them and gets them stuck in his hand.

Flynn got dedicated at church on Mother’s Day. He did great!

9 months 

 

Stats


Nicknames: Flynny, bagugga, gugga, guggy 

Hair: blonde – definitely darker than at birth though 

Eye color: blue 

Who does he look like? a blonde version of his daddy 

Weight/Height: 15 lbs 1 oz; 25.5 inches tall; 17 5/8 in HC. Nothing on charts except head – 42nd percentile. 

Clothing: 6 months; have started breaking out the 9 month stuff 

Diapers: 3s 

 Favorite toys: jumpers; cat on his car seat. Anything with a tag on it!

Crib or Parents’ Room: crib 

Food/Routine: 3.5-4 oz breast milk every 3-4 hours. 1 Tbsp oatmeal cereal added to all bottles. 3 oz solids for a “lunch” and “dinner” about an hour after his bottle. 

Nighttime sleep: bedtime is 8-8:30.  Flynn started rolling onto his belly in his sleep suit in early April so we had to go cold turkey without it.  It was a long 3 weeks or so of waking up every 3 hours again.  

Teething?: nope!  

Sounds/Words: not talking as much.

 New Discoveries/Milestones:

better at rolling

sitting unassisted

much more interested in toys