16 Months

This little guy is 16 months old!

16 Months

Crosby had a rough couple of days this month and got his fourth ear infection. He was the most lethargic I have ever seen him. I picked him up from school after he had fallen asleep on someone’s lap that morning and was just not acting like himself. He then fell alseep in my arms at the doctor’s office (don’t worry, he still had a firm grasp on his cars). After the diagnosis, we headed to Target to get his antibiotic filled. By this time, it really was nap time, so I decided to carry him in rather than putting him in the cart. Of course, the pharmacy took longer than expected and my 24 pound baby passed out in my arms. We spent the rest of the day snuggling on the couch. He was in and out of sleep all afternoon, wouldn’t eat anything, and barely drank his water. I felt so bad for him. The next morning (after a couple rounds of antibiotics), he was feeling much better and was signing “eat” as soon as he woke up. I, on the other hand, woke up to two very sore arms from carrying 24 pounds of dead weight around all day. We are hoping this was the last of the ear infections, but I’m not so sure. Every little tug of his ear gets me worried now.


On to more exciting things… Crosby is talking and signing more and more each day. Kenley had such a robust vocabulary at this age, but Crosby is signing so much more than she did. Each week he is picking up a new sign from school and using it on a regular basis. This week, he started to use the sign for “reading”. The boy does love his books, so I’m not surprised. Each meal time includes signs for “more”, “milk”, and “all done”. We are still working on using “please” more frequently. I love that his teachers use sign language with them so much and I love how much he’s picking it up. It is really amazing. Some of his favorite words to say are: car, hi, bye, uh-oh, Kyler, mama, dada, and mine. He is starting to master his body parts: head, ear, nose, mouth, and his most favorite of all BELLY!


He absolutely loves throwing objects into the garbage can, laundry hamper, bath tub, toilet, bins, buckets … really anything. If you are ever missing something, I guarantee that Crosby has put it into something else. I recently found a board book in our garbage can in our bathroom and a shirt in Kenley’s bath tub. He’s a funny dude, that’s for sure.

Crosby has been sleeping great for several months now. We usually start reading books around 7pm and then he is down for the night. This month it seems like he has been getting up earlier (closer to 5:30am rather than 6am), except for the nights that he wears his fleece zip up footie pajamas. Greg mentioned it to me when I was away for work and I just thought it was funny, but it really seems like he sleeps in later EVERY time he wears them! We have even tried them two nights in a row and it has worked. Maybe it is because he is all warm and cozy in them? Who knows, but he will wear them every night if he has to!

Sixteen month notes:

Weight – Around 24 pounds
Hair – His hair is growing so fast! He definitely needs another haircut soon.
Teeth – All four of his molars have broke through, thank goodness! He has 12 teeth total. I’m sure the next four are not too far behind.
Eyes – Brown
Clothes – A good mix of 12-18 months and 18-24 months. I’m only buying 2T and up from here on out.
Diapers – Cloth diapers by day, disposables by night, size 4
Likes – cars, trucks, trains, airplanes, birds, Daniel Tiger, food, balls, running, throwing food on the floor, books, fruit, Goldfish, playing with whatever toy Kenley is playing with, showing his belly
Dislikes – apple slices, getting his diaper changed, being contained, staying still

Friday I’m in Love

Happy Friday!

o n e

I can’t even tell you the last time I’ve read a book…for fun…and I just finished Run Like a Mother: How to Get Moving–and Not Lose Your Family, Job, or Sanity. I highly recommend this book if you’re at all interested in running. It’s very informative and easy to read. I also learned this week they have another book out too – Train Like a Mother – which is on my list to read next.

t w o

I stumbled upon this article this week and it is very thought provoking.

How To Ruin Your Life (Without Even Noticing You Are)

Have a read for yourself.

t h r e e

This article, on the other hand, is not as thought provoking. It’s just true. Give me all the coffee and ALL the wine.

Why Do Moms Always Talk About Coffee and Wine?

f o u r

This one is two-fold. Greg and I have been catching up on the Hunger Games movies. We watched Hunger Games last week and this week we watched Catching Fire. We are planning to watch Mockingjay (Part I) tonight! The movies have been really good (even Greg likes them) and it’s been so nice to just sit on the couch with each other and watch a movie. I can’t tell you how long it’s been since we’ve done that. No phones, no technology, no kids, just us. It’s been just what I’ve needed.


Your turn! What are you loving this week?

Don’t forget to check out what these ladies are loving too!

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