Saturday, May 31, 2014

Paige at 15 Months

I decided to do posts every 3 months now that Paige is over a year. I keep notes on my phone to keep track of her milestones, like new teeth, new words, and things like that.

We went to the doctor for her 15 month check up this last week. She did great with her shots and showing off for the doctor. She makes me so proud!

15 Month Stats:

Weight: 20.8 lbs  35%
Height:  30 1/4 inches  35%
Size Diaper:  Size 3 diapers at night, but cloth during the day
Size Clothes:  Mostly 18 months, with some 12 months
Size Shoes: 3 1/2, but I think she's really a 4
Teeth: 12!!!! It's a mouthful!
Words: She can say Mama, Dada, Papa, Adelyn (her cousin), Ethan (cousin), Ball, Bye, Hi, All Done, Up, and Dog. Those are the ones I can understand anyways.
Sleep:  The last week or so has been off. She goes to bed anywhere between 6:45-7:30, depending on her day and naps. Ugh naps......she still does awesome morning naps, from 9:15/9:30-11 am. But her afternoon naps are awful. She will play in her crib for 2 hours and then be really cranky the rest of the afternoon sometimes needing a catnap at 4. I tried going to just one nap a day, but she is in pure meltdown mode by 10am, and only sleeping an hour and a half, then being cranky the rest of the day. I'm not sure what to do right now. 
Feedings/Food:  We are fully weaned! I dropped the 11am and 3pm feedings in March, and nursed morning and night until the end of April. It was pretty emotional, and will be a separate post. Now she is on whole milk at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and before bedtime. She eats pretty much everything we do except peas and carrots. She's a little picky when it comes to veggies. For breakfast we alternate oatmeal with eggs and toast. I want to add in sweet potato blueberry pancakes more often too. 

Here are some big firsts from the past 3 months:

Feb 25- First Fever
Mar 15- first time to feed herself with a spoon
Mar 27 - first time to feed herself with a fork
Apr 16 - starting using a straw
May 2- said All Done

Paige isn't too much into stuffed animals, but she LOVES her babydolls! She drags them everywhere, and is so sweet with them. She tries to feed them her bottle, pats their back, and gives them hugs and kisses.

Paige is definitely extroverted. She will wave to anyone or anything. It doesn't matter if it's a stranger, a bush, rocks, bugs- seriously the girl will wave or talk to anything. I love that she is shy at first when she meets people, but warms up really quickly. She is good buddies with my parents' neighbor.

The weather has been warmer lately, so we broke out the swimming suit.

I love how she poses!

She loved being outside, but was a little surprised at the cold water from the sprinkler.

Paige still loves being outside. We try to take walks and play in the yard as much as we can, while we can. We know that green space is hard to come by when we go to back to Asia, so we are soaking it all up.

Back to diapers......we are still using cloth and have had a few changes recently. Since coming to the States in November, Paige has battled continuous HORRIBLE diaper rashes. I have seen 4 different pediatricians over the past 6 months and have tried about 10 different creams. Nothing helped at all. It was awful and I felt so helpless. I finally got in to see a dermatologist, and quickly found out that Paige has a sensitivity/allergy to baby wipes. We thought it might be a specific ingredient in the wipes we were using, but I have tried multiple brands and so far none of them work. So we are back to using cloth wipes, which is what we used in Asia. As long as we use cloth diapers and cloth wipes, she does well. It does make going out a little difficult, so I am still on the hunt for the perfect baby wipe.

Memorial Day, Paige was in her first parade! She waved to everyone and was so good! 

love. her.

Our focus is still on learning some boundaries. It's interesting to see her understand so much of what we say, even when she can't really communicate what she wants to. I do look forward to when she is more verbal and can tell us what she wants or if something hurts. I have a feeling based on how much she jabbers, that she will be a chatty kathy!

That's Paigers at 15 months!!

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