Thursday, September 10, 2015

15/16 Months


The last two months have been a blur of busyness and time moving too fast. I always enjoy looking back at old blog posts and so I am not ready to give up blogging quite yet! I had intentions of a 15 month post, but this week marks 16 months...so this will be a combo monthly post.

  • At her 15 month appointment - 22 lbs. 9 oz (50%) & 31.5 inches (75%)
  • She takes 1 nap a day most of the time. About 2-3 days a week she still takes a morning nap, but I have to wake her up after 45 minutes. Dropping the morning nap has been really hard to figure out. We started the process around 15 months, and just take it day by day. My biggest signs that it was time to drop the morning nap came during her other sleep times. Some nights she started waking at night, or she would have a really hard time going down for her afternoon nap. There were a few days she took a morning nap and then it took her over an hour to fall asleep for her afternoon nap. 
  • She loves making animal noises. She started doing them around 14 months, and has added multiple animals along the way. Right now she has a dog, cow, bear, monkey, duck, snake, and a bee. My favorite is the bear, Fletcher's favorite is the bee. 
  • She also loves to make an Indian noise with her mouth
  • Loves to climb! 
  • Since learning to walk, she does not want to be contained. Car seats, high chairs, grocery carts...they are her least favorite places. The car seat isn't always a battle, but the high chair is 80% of the time. 
  • She is so strong willed...when she gets fixated on something she will not let it go. 
  • All the sudden, the last 4 weeks (or so) she seems to understand almost everything we say. The other day I told her it was time to take a nap and she stopped what she was doing, walked to her room, and turned on her white noise. This increased understanding + her strong will has sent us head first into the world of discipline. We have so much to learn! 
  • Food: She has been funny about food lately. She loved blueberries for weeks, but then one day changed her mind and isn't interested in them at all. It seems like that is how it goes with many different foods. The only food that she loves 100% of the time is cheese...she is her mother's daughter. She also loves milk...she really didn't at first, but now she loves it!
  • Favorite things to do: play with Lulu, listen to music and dance, play outside, swing at the park, play with her cousins
  • Favorite toys: all things baby doll and all things kitchen!
  • She is a girly girl...loves jewelry, purses, and trying to wear my shoes!

Life at 16 months is full! She has so much spunk and it is so fun to see her personality more and more each month. She is a busy busy baby, but she is so sweet. So many days, I just want to freeze time and bottle these moments and days up. 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Summer Scenes Around Our House

Can we flash back to last summer for a minute? I think about last summer so often these days, and it is crazy how much can change in a year. Last summer had sweet precious moments, but this summer is off to such a fun start. Life with a one year old is much different than life with a one month old.  Now that we can finally count on a good night's sleep I have been getting up early in the morning to exercise before B wakes up. I have turned in to such a morning person and really enjoy this quiet time. 
We are spending as much time outside as possible before the thick summer heat sets in. So far this summer has been full of ALL of our favorite things...the lake, the beach, the park, sweet time with cousins, popsicles, the zoo, the splash pad, and more!
Last week we enjoyed another trip to the beach with the Little/Moody fam. We spent a few days in Rosemary and it was practically perfect in every way. Sunshine, delicious food, and wonderful company...we truly could not have asked for a better trip.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Flynn Family Beach Trip

We kicked off our summer with a trip to the beach with Fletcher's family. It was the perfect getaway after a stressful busy spring. The beach with a one year old comes with a lot of gear and early mornings (at least for us), but we had such a great time! Thanks to Honey, we had all the essentials we needed for B at the beach. B loved the ocean, but was unsure about the sand. She did not want to sit or crawl in the sand. The weather was so pretty that we spent the majority of the time at the ocean, rather than the pool. 
BEACH ESSENTIAL - Baby pool! Especially for a baby who doesn't like the sand. Her favorite activity seemed to be climbing in and out of the pool. 
Time in the sun can be exhausting. Thank goodness for snack time!
The Gulf was a perfect restaurant for a busy baby!

We enjoyed lots of reading time at the beach. I hesitated to even bring a book, because I wasn't sure I would have the opportunity. Much to my surprise, I was able to start and finish Sparkly Green Earrings


B likes to teach me to let go of my expectations. I had it in my head that I wanted a picture as the sun started to go down on the beach. I soon realized it wasn't going to happen on the beach and decided we could try it on the porch. The above picture was the reality. You win some, you lose some.

Until next time, Orange Beach!