Crosby is 14 months old today!
This little man is ALL BOY. This is the first month that we have really noticed a big difference between he and Kenley. It’s more little things, but differences nonetheless. First, Kenley took her share of spills when she was in the early walking months, but Crosby takes it to a whole new level. He has busted his lip open three different times… Each time I hold my breath and quickly say a prayer that we won’t need to go get stitches. That may sound dramatic, but it’s hard to decipher how bad it really is when he’s screaming and there is blood all over his mouth and teeth. Next, the climbing. I’m sure this is also partly because he is the second child and he sees Kenley doing all these things now, but climbs up the stairs, onto the stool, on top of the IKEA table, onto the TV stand, over the Anywhere Chairs, and is constantly finding new things to make hit taller (blocks, books, etc.). This week, he scooted an IKEA chair across the kitchen and to the gate to go upstairs, then proceeded to climb on top of the chair in attempts to get over the gate. Greg told someone the other day that the difference he has noticed is that Kenley would happily take things out of the drawer, make a mess, and play with it while Crosby will take things out of the drawer, make a mess, play with it, then get IN the drawer. That pretty much sums it up.
He has turned into quite the toddler this month too and I know that will be the case each month for probably the next year. His vocabulary is coming right along. He now says “baby” which is his first two syllable word! He can tell you what a duck, dog, cow, and sheep says thanks to the book Moo, Baa, La La La. He is very particular about the books we read at night and has no problem slamming the book shut if he doesn’t want to read that one. He is signing more and more too. He does eat, more, and we are working on milk and please.
Speaking of milk, as of two weeks ago, he is off breastmilk and onto whole milk completely. I have too admit I am still a little sad about this. It is the end of an era and I now have nothing left to show for all of my hard work. However, I am so thankful that it lasted as long as it did! Even though he stopped breastfeeding before Kenley did, he was still on breastmilk for longer than she was. He had no issues transitioning to the whole milk and he loves it just the same. I really cannot remember how much Kenley was drinking about this point, so I’m going to bring it up at our doctor’s appointment next month, but he has milk for all three meals and a little bit in his sippy cup right before bed. For snack time and throughout the day, he has water. Crosby continues to eat like a champ and there are some nights that he definitely will eat more dinner than Kenley. Again, all boy.
We had such a fun time celebrating the holidays with this little guy. He is more fun each and every day and I know it will continue to only get better. He’s a sweetheart and is constantly making us laugh. We love you little man.
Fourteen month notes:
Weight – 23 pounds 8 ounces (as of today)… solid.
Hair – He’s had 2 hair cuts!
Teeth – 8 total, 4 on top, 4 on bottom and working on a molar
Eyes – Brown
Clothes – 12-18 month, some 18-24 month pajamas
Diapers – Cloth diapers by day, disposables by night, size 4
Likes – cars, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, climbing, push toys, splashing in the bath, almost running, being tickled under his arms, stacking & sorting puzzle, clapping, making a mess with the Duplos, milk
Dislikes – clothes/diaper changes, green veggies, having his nose wiped, taking medicine