Saturday, December 13, 2014

Bennett Update {15 and 16 Months}

 I really wish I was better at this blogging thing, but I swear the days (and months) just fly by. I love the IDEA of a blog, something to track Bennett's growth and remind me what he was doing and when, but at the same time it is so hard to sit down and do this when all I want to do at the end of the day is just relax.

Stats & Recent Appointment: We had his 15 month check mid-November. Bennett weighed in at 23lbs and he is now 32 inches tall. We also had 4 shots this go around. Typically the immunizations have not bothered me in the past, but for some reason this time it just felt like Bennett knew exactly what was going on and let me tell you……he did not like it one bit! He cried more and harder than ever before. Lucky for us, we have a really tough little boy and after a sucker and some hugs and kisses, he was back to his usual rambunctious self.

Teeth: Finally getting more teeth! He really held steady at 6 teeth for what felt like 6 months! But, low and behold, all the drooling, rosy cheeks, and bottom-rashes did mean that two more teeth were coming in. Bennett has always been a good teether, we really have no idea he is teething other than seeing his drool (which, to be honest, he is always drooling), but rosy cheeks and bottom-rashes also alert us to new teeth.


Some days he will take 2 naps and some days just 1. It depends on what he have going on and when he wakes up in the morning.  If we are out and about, he forgets about being tired and we can usually put him down between 11AM-12PM for a 2-3 hour nap. If we are at home, he can easily take 2 naps, one morning nap and one afternoon nap. Nighttime sleep is still great. Going to bed between 7-8 PM (sometimes later on the weekends), and FINALLY sleeping until 7 or 7:30 AM!!!! I swear this kid was always always going to wake up between 5:30-6:30 AM for the rest of our lives, but in the past two weeks he has made a breakthrough. YAY!

Eating: Sometimes picky, and sometimes great. He loves any pasta, mac and cheese, and hot dogs. He is less fond of any sort of potato (fries, hash browns, mashed potatoes, etc. I know….so weird!), he goes back and forth about chicken, beef, and pork, but recently has been better about eating meat. Still loving any and all fruit, and usually we wait to give him fruit until after he eats otherwise that is all he will eat. He has recently taken up an absolute obsession for dipping; dipping in ketchup, ranch, anything! If he sees you dipping your food, be sure that you will need to share. And typically, dipping just means sucking off the ketchup or ranch off whatever item he is dipping. Hope no one minds double dipping in our house!

Social: Still so, so social! Loves to run up and down aisles in the store, hiding from us. He loves to be chased! He loves to watch people, and does not miss a beat. His vocabulary has recently taken off, and it is so fun to listen to him say new words/phrases!

Best Friends, holding hands:)



la-la = water


owie (and this one is recently VERY overused!)

ma = Milk

Ba=Bath, or Ball

peeassee = please

Bye bye

Gamma = Grandma

Gacie = Gracie


Ahh done = All Done

Hahhh = Hot



Bah Ball = basketball


 (These are all that I can think of right now, I am sure there are more)

Favorite New hiding place in the bathroom......

Likes: Climbing, playing with the kitchen utensils, pots, pans, etc. Dancing, being chased, reading books, helping mom and dad with anything and everything, he truly is our little helper. Toilets, he absolutely loves the toilet, flushing it, watching the water, etc. Toilet paper and paper towels (anything he can make a mess with), jumping (or trying to)

Dislikes: Waiting for dinner, when he is overtired, when he is told “no,” having his diaper changed

New This Month: 

- Learning how to use utensils, getting better every day! 

- He can point to his belly and toes when we ask “where is Bennett’s Belly?” “Where are Bennett’s toes?”, but is not sure where anyone else’s Belly and toes are.

- He follows simple instructions. “We are going bye bye” and he will run to his coat or shoes. “Please throw this away” and he will throw it away in the garbage.

- Recently started using “owie” to explain anything and everything. I know it does not hurt, but for some reason he thinks “owie” will get a response out of us if he does not want to be put him his carseat or have his diaper changed.

Surprisingly, our Santa visit went really well!! no tears at all