Monday, February 21, 2011

Sixteen months

Owen is sixteen months old!  He is 22.5 lbs and is actually starting to wear a few size 18 month outfits!  He is in size 4 diapers and size 5 shoes are getting very snug.  Although his hair is very light he is finally getting more of it!  Emma and I put it in teeny tiny pig tails this weekend which means that it may be time for his first semi trim (just in the back).  He still just has six total teeth but it is very evident that all four incisors are well on their way. 

Owen loves dancing, brushing his teeth, bath time (as long as Emma shares toys), using a fork, the pacifier, coloring, playing ball, being outside, climbing, trying on football helmets before bedtime each night (I kid you not!) and waking Emma up each morning and playing with the fridge magnets! 

Owen strongly dislikes car rides, taking medicine, the nasal aspirator, the vacuum cleaner, being told "no", shopping, sitting still for any extended period of time, nap/bedtime and when his daddy leaves for work. 

Although he is a little man of few words, he communicates fairly well with grunts and points.  He does cute truck sounds while at play and imitates any clicking or humming sound we make.  He has really started understanding all sorts of simple commands (i.e. "Shut the door", "Hug Roxie" "Sit down", "Let's put your shoes on", "Put the Cheerio in your mouth", etc.).  He is also able to locate his head, eyes, nose, teeth, mouth, hands and toes.  He still doesn't sleep through the night.  He usually still takes two brief naps during the day.  At a recent dr visit we discovered that he has a touch of eczema which can be treated with special lotions. 

He doesn't eat a whole lot and take Polyvisol vitamin drops once a day.  His favorite foods right now include yogurt of any fruit flavor, apple sauce, hot dog weenies, man n cheese, goldfish, pancakes, biscuits, tortillas, refried beans and anything sweet!  He loves whole milk, half and half apple juice & water and the occasional Caprisun.  He always demands to taste test anything that has a straw.  (Don't worry, that's just root beer!!)

God created boys, full of spirit and fun to explore and conquer, to romp and run.
-- Author Unknown

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