I am a couple days late on my Sawyer monthly update but we have been so busy. Friday, May 17th Sawyer turned 15 months. I can hardly believe it. That means he has been walking for 5 months, incredible!! He has changed so much especially in his communication skills. He understands most instructions and usually responds. We had his 15-month checkup this afternoon and the doctor said he is looking great. She even said his mobility and vocabulary is considered advanced, of course that made us beam. He got 2 shots and they did one last blood panel (hopefully) to check on his Anemia, and we are happy to announce it came back normal so we can discontinue his iron supplement. Next appointment will be at 18 months (August) and he will not get any shots, yay!
Weight: 26.5 pounds – 89th percentile
Length: 31 inches (2 feet 7.5 inches) – 60th percentile
Head: 47 cm (18 inches) – 54th percentile
Eating: Still a great eater. Sometimes the way a certain food looks will deter him from trying it but once we get him to taste it he usually likes it. He has a new obsession with blueberries. He loves to drink with a straw and straight from a cup, probably just because we are doing it. He also is getting much better with his spoon and fork. We are switching to 1-2% milk instead of whole as recommended from his pediatrician.
Sleeping: Loves to sleep! Averaging about 11 hours a night sometimes more. At school, most days he falls a sleep in his lunch (literally) and takes a 1 ½ to 2-hour nap and is ready to crash after school. On the weekends he will take 2-3 naps for 1-2 hours.
Clothing: 18-24 months, they are a little big but fit him much better than the 12-18 month. Wearing size 5 shoes. Starting to really like hats, especially his St. Louis Cardinals hat my mom got him. He wears it backwards just like daddy. He also likes to try to put his own shoes on and will go and pick a pair out to wear.
Diapers: size 4
|this boy runs everywhere|
Playing: Outside, Outside, Outside!! Anything that involves an activity outside is where Sawyer wants to be. We are starting the Tour De Playground around Springfield testing out all the different offerings. So far our favorite is probably Sequiota because it has a couple different options and he loves the slide. He even goes down the slide by himself. He loves to swing too. Another big development is he is able to catch a ball now; he gets so excited every time he does it! He also has found a new love of climbing, anything he can get up on he will try.
|Should I be up here?|
Talking: I made his word list this weekend because of his pediatrician appointment today and he has quite the vocabulary. He is attempting 2 word combinations as well like “thank you” which sounds like “tank ooh”. His favorite new saying is “uh oh”, which has led to him throwing things just so he can say it. According to babycenter.com, he is right on track with his vocabulary if not ahead: http://www.babycenter.com/0_your-15-month-olds-language-and-cognitive-development-speaki_1213394.bc
|Headfirst down the slide of course!|
Teething: 8 teeth. We examined his gums and he has around 6-8 teeth on both top and bottom about to break through. Please say a few prayers because the next few weeks might be intense with that type of teething going on J
Potty Training: This is a new section in my Sawyer updates but I thought it was worth adding because he has shown an increasing interest in the toilet. He wants to flush and lift the seat up. So the this weekend I asked him “Sawyer do you want to go potty”, he shook his head yes so I removed his diaper and set him on it. He didn’t go of course but he did smile as he sat on the toilet. After I let him close the seat and flush, then wash his hands. He smiled the whole time. We did it again yesterday when he pointed to the toilet. We’ll see if this keeps up.
Other developments: He has mastered pointing out the facial body parts as well as belly, feet and toes. He can point out cheeks, ears, eyes, mouth, tongue, hair and head. He is better at pointed it on someone else but knows how to do most of them on himself.