My "little baby big boy," as I often like to call him, is losing his "little baby" status and I'm wondering how it all went so fast. I think I was too much in the "hurry up and grow" mindset...sleep deprivation will do that to you sometimes...but now I'm a bit sad, but also delighted to see what this big boy has up his sleeves.
At 16 months he walks steadily, dances with soul, signs a few things: more, food, milk, please and sometimes thank you, he pretends to talk on the phone- raising his hand to his ear and saying "hi", requests going to bed (thank goodness) and even sleeps 14 hours on occasion (typically between 12-13- whoohoo), wrestles like he means it- see here, makes funny faces, shrugs his shoulders on command, blows kisses, loves strangers and friends alike...he's a happy little guy!
Here are a list of his frequently used words (at least those I can recall at the moment..and ones he says pretty clearly):
dada or daddy (he also uses this for grandpa)
mama or mommy (he also uses this for grandma, though he's said that a few times too)
nene (for meme)
uh (for up)
teetee (for binkie)
dye dye (bye bye)
nigh nigh (for night night)
nana (for banana)
toe (for toast)
ju (for juice)
jee (for jane)
kah (for scott)
wa (for will)
who who (owl)
ooh ooh ahh ahh (monkey)
cheep cheep (bird)
woof woof (dog)
caw caw (crow)
chu chu (train)
These are all I can think of for now...he has said several other words, but not as consistently as the ones above...he's tackling names right now, so he can often repeat them if they're said to him but perhaps not recall them on his own...so for now they're off the list. ;)
His unofficial height and weight at 16 months are 23 lb 10 oz and 31.5" tall.
It's amazing to me that if he hadn't been a preemie he might still be 14 months, turning 15 months on the 23rd- CRAZY!
We couldn't be happier with this adorable human.
(photo credits: april of prettylittlephotos.com - mention me if you use her!)