Adam was 15 months old yesterday. How can it be that he has been here 15 months? My little baby is slipping away from me and is becoming more a little boy every day. Here are the things about Adam at 15 months: * weighs about 18 1/4 pounds, still facing backwards in the car seat..poor dude * He is 29 inches tall, or around there, too squiggly to get a good read. * He is wearing 9 month clothes, finally, but can still wear his 3-6 month stuff. * Still wearing size 2 diapers * His hair is getting longer and it looks like it *might* be red. * He can run. fast. away from you in large crowds. and laugh about it as he goes. * He is sleeping through the night, although with us stretched out sideways while we cling to the side of the bed. * He loves to be outside, this is the best way to calm him in any situation. You have to face the full out tantrums when you bring him inside though. * He can sign: more, eat, bottle, please, daddy, mommy. * He says no words...just a series of signs, points, and grunts. Amazingly, he is easier to understand at 15 months than Jacob who was saying about 20 words at this age. * He no longer naps. At all. * He can play tag with his brother and loves that * He loves writing utensils, I suspect because brother does, he likes to "write" on things * He has a toothbrush fetish. If you can't find yours, you can be sure he has run off with it. He likes his teeth brushed, I think he is the only kid who does. * He climbs on everything. He knows how to push a chair to the counter and climb onto the counter and steal Easter candy. I figure it's only a matter of days before he scales the refrigerator to get to the good snacks. * He eats all table food...in fact if the table were food he would eat it. He eats, and eats, and eats. I think he will be one of those competitive eaters you see at Nathan's hot dogs every fourth of July. * His favorite food is bananas and he must have one at every meal. This confirms to me that he must be part monkey. He got that from his dad. * He has a tremendous sweet tooth. If you have cake, cookies etc. you have to leave the room to eat it or he will scream a blood curdling scream until you are forced to fill his open mouth. He also gets this from his dad. * He is the cutest, sweetest little boy. I think he gets that from his Mom. LOL
All my life I thought I'd be the perfect mother. I even majored in it. I aced all the child development classes I took toward my degree in, wait for it, Early Childhood Development and Elementary Education.
And then they were born. First Jacob, who is 8, then Adam, who is 4, and our biggest surprise, Elizabeth who is 2.
As much as I really wanted to be, I am finding out I am no June Cleaver. For starters, The Beav never had a baby sister.