Wednesday, May 5, 2010

fifteen months

my little sweet cheeks.
seriously. i could just eat him up and kiss him forever.
lucas is 15 months old now. he is talking like CRAZY! i will try and list all the words he says, but i'm sure i will forget some. the old list was uo-oh, no, daddy, mama, bubba, bye, hey, stop, kitty, pop pop, bite, and cheese. now he also says where's trace, lala, up, down, stop, go, bath, toes, sock, shoe, ball, baby, cat, dog, car, bottle, juice... and a lot more! i love it when he asks "where's trace?" he loves his bubba so much. and i would say the word we hear most is BALL. he is obsessed with bouncy balls, soccer balls, basket balls, any kind of ball... he will spot one a mile away. and chase it all around. anyways, back to him talking. he has the sweetest little voice. i just love listening to him talk. even when he is just babbling it is so precious.

i heart him!

and guess what else? he is finally starting to walk! his primary mode is still crawling, b/c i'm telling you, he is the world's fastest crawler. the kid can go! he puts his head down and just goes at it! but lately he will stand and balance on his own for a while. and when he thinks noone is watching, he will just take off walking! usually when he falls he just starts crawling, but i know soon enough those days of crawling will be gone!

he loves to play outside. the kid is ALL BOY. when i pick him up from meme's he is covered in dirt. like so filthy that i don't even want to pick him up! he will monkey crawl in the dirt or grass, he will stick his butt up in the air and walk on all fours so he doesn't have to touch his knees to the ground. it's so funny. soon he will learn that it's just as easy to walk!! and i bet he goes from walking to running in no time. but he doesn't let that stop him from getting anywhere!

he loves to eat! seriously. lucas is a bottomless pit. here is what he might eat on a typical day. he still has a morning bottle (please hold the comments. he is only 15 months old. i swear he will be off of it soon, but for now, he still takes one. ok i feel better now!) then he might eat 2 pancakes and fruit for breakfast, or whatever he can get his hands on. he loves biscuits, muffins, cereal bars, anything! he usually has a snack of somesort mid morning. and then a huge combination of stuff for lunch, such as a piece of pizza, 3-4 chicken nuggets, or maybe a sandwich or hotdog, i'm telling you... he will eat all day long. then he eats more snacks, like an oatmeal creme pie, crackers, fruit snacks, etc. and for dinner, well whatever we are eating, and then he is still hungry so he usually has cheese and yogurt after that. and then if he is in the mood, he has milk before bedtime. it is safe to say he eats twice as much as trace on most days, sometimes probably more!

~ he now weighs 22 pounds 12 ounces, and is 31 1/4 inches long. that means he has gained 2 pounds 11 ounces, and grown 3/4 inches in the past 3 months. he is in the 25th% for weight, and the 56th% for height ~

~ he got a pretty good report at the dr today... he has an ear infection though, but it's his first one since tubes almost 4 months ago, so i am happy the tubes have done so well so far. the ear drops weren't working well so they put him on amoxicillan as well. other than that he's great! ~

~ he wears a size 4 diaper, and he is in mostly 12-18 month clothing ~

~ he has 16 teeth... yeah, that's a whole mouth full ~

~ he knows where his eyes, mouth, nose, hair, and ears are. most of the time, he will point to them when you ask where they are ~

~ he is kinda trying to outgrow his morning naps... they are hit and miss! but he usually still takes a good afternoon nap. and he is still going to bed around 6:30 pm and waking up around 6 am. usually when i open the door to get him from his bed he says HEEEEYYYY! it's so cute! ~

it is so hard for me to believe that he is 15 months old. that means it was 2 years ago when we got pregnant with him. wow. time flies. i know people say that all the time, and they will tell me not to blink because my baby will be grown before i know it. and now i really believe them! i love seeing lucas grow and learn. he is so curious and he is always into everything. other than the fits he is still throwing, he is usually very happy and a joy to be around. he keeps me smiling and laughing all the time! he is so cute that sometimes when i get onto him for something, i have to turn my head to keep from laughing as i am telling him NO! he's a stinker!

i feel like i say it all the time, but on the same hand, i feel like i could never say it enough. we are so extremely blessed with 2 healthy, beautiful, sweet, loving boys! they have shown me a love like i have never known before. and i realize now more than ever just how hard parenting is. not really parenting in general, but christian parenting. it's tough. to try and teach them how to behave, and why we behave that way. to focus it all on the lord is hard. but we are trying to teach them early, and i pray they will come to know and accept christ at an early age, and that they will long to live for him and please him in all they do! i know as a mom, i mess up. a lot. i lose my temper. i scream and shout. i say things i shouldn't. i am impatient as they come. but i am learning each day. and together nate and i continue to ask for god's grace and help along the way!

~ proverbs 22:6 "train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." that is my prayer! ~


Holly-- The Storm Chaser said...

He is so stinkin' cute!!!

The Taylors said...

The Whitt's have some seriously stong genes. =o)

Tiphanie G said...

Found your site from a comment on MckMama's site. I too live in Alabama. I have a 2.2 year old and a three month old. Your boys are too cute!