Logan turned 15 months on June 7th! A lot has happened in the last two months that I need to catch you up on, but here’s a quick look at his most recent stats:
|Logan Stats||40 weeks
|Weight: 26 lbs 6oz||76%|
|Height: 33.35 inches||96%|
|Head: 18.25 inches||27%|
Now I know what you’re thinking…he SHRUNK!!?? No, he did not shrink…the doctor said it is more likely that his 12 month measurements are a bit off. However, as you can see by his percentiles, he is still a big boy!
In May Logan turned 14 months and had become much more proficient at walking and had even started walking backwards! He really worked on his climbing skills and is climbing up stairs, on and off his rocking horse, and in and out of his special chair. He officially graduated to the toddler room at daycare, which means he’s on scheduled naps, snacks, and meals! He’s getting interested in activities now, he’s dining out more regularly, enjoying swings and slides at the park, loves to swim in the pool, and even checked out some model and real trains at National Train Day. His speech is getting more complex as he tries to mimic words and phases.
By 15 months he had a string of illnesses starting with a stubborn ear infection that lasted through 20 days of antibiotics. That was closely followed by 1 week of Roseola. Then we started memorial day weekend with what we think was foot, hand, and mouth disease, but thankfully he was better by the end of the long weekend. To top it all off, in the beginning of June, he started cutting his first molars! Definitely a tough month with illness, but we survived and are tougher for it!
We started doing some at home art projects this last month. Logan enjoys finger painting, “drawing” with markers, and experimenting with textures. I even tried to get him to glue little cut outs on construction paper, but he didn’t seem to get that. He’s helped make instant pudding a couple of times, but really enjoys eating it more than making it. He actually will start to cry when he finishes a serving.
He has figured out how to climb out of the bath tub, but thankfully doesn’t try to do that very often! We’ve also officially turned his car seat to the forward facing position.
His communication has really improved over the past month. He understands phrases such as “Give it to Wrigley”, “Sit Down”, “Put it on the table”, “Are you hungry?”, and probably a dozen more that I’m not aware of. If you ask him where his nose is, he will point to it. If you ask him where your nose is, he will point to your nose. He’s still working on ears though.
He’s talking more too. He says daddy and mommy, although mommy means me and anything else that he wants. He says kitty, banana, ball, and even Wrigley, which comes out as dit-ti. When he’s hungry he responds to “Are you hungry?” with “Mmmmmm”. He’s reaching for the refrigerator doors now when he wants a drink, and he’s started to point and grunt at things he wants. He hands you the remote when he want to watch Handy Manny, and will hand you his shoes and sit down when he want them on. All these attempts to communicate definitely show that he knows what he wants, which also means he’s started with the tantrums. Thankfully, they aren’t too bad…yet. However, he has been known to start crying and throw himself to the ground. He’s also mastered the art of spaghetti legs, and uses it often.
I’ve prepared a quick 5 minute video capturing some of the highlights over the last couple months. Take a look!