Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Noah is 15 Months Old!

Little Noah turned 15 months old last weekend. Can you believe it??

He's my wild and crazy tiny man!
Fifteen months meant that it was time to make a visit to the doctor's office for a well-check and vaccinations. So, that is where we spent our morning today! He weighed in this month at 20 lbs 8 oz (down to the 5th percentile), up just 8 ounces from his 12-month check. He measured up at 31.5 inches (in the 50th to 75th percentile), up 1 inch from July. This puts him in the 3rd percentile for height-to-weight ratio. He really is my tiny man!! His head was measured at 48.5 cm (75th to 90th percentile). With the 15-month check came 3 more vaccination shots (DTaP - diphtheria, tetanus & pertussis; HIB  - Haemophilus Influenzae Type b; and MMR - measles, mumps & rubella), but now he is done until he's 5! Yay! Since this appointment also coincided with the beginning of flu season, we also added that shot. Poor guy. Fortunately, he did great and just seconds after all the shots were done, the tears were gone and his gorgeous smile was back! :)


And just for fun, in case there are any questions about which parent this boy looks like, let's flash back 30 years...

Me at One!

I think it's safe to say that he is my son! ;) And how about 25 years before that?

Dad as a baby

I would say it's appropriate that Grandpa Frank is Noah's namesake! :)

Three generations
Three generations! Love it!
Noah is still doing great sleeping through the night. He sleeps around 11 to 12 hours at night. Most days he is still taking two naps (1-2 hours each), but some days he is taking just one longer nap (2-3 hours). On Ethan's preschool days, he really needs to take two naps, because trying to last until we make it home from preschool at close to 2 pm is too long for him to go without sleep. :/

He continues to try new foods, including Indian, Mexican, Japanese and anything else we eat! He is much better about trying new things than Ethan is right now. I guess he's still too little to be very picky yet? He has started to turn his nose up at the green veggies (hmm, like Mother, like son?), but does a good job eating the rest. Despite his drop on the weight chart, the boy really can pack away some food! He often eats more than his big brother, and has no problem letting us know he is hungry! Haha! He also continues to nurse 3 to 4 times a day, and still isn't really showing any signs of wanting to stop.

New accomplishments the past 3 months:
  • First haircut
  • Teeth 5-9 made their appearance!
  • Signing "more" and "all done"
  • Running!
We finally caved and cut his hair for the first time, just shy of 14 months old. I'm so glad that we did, though I do miss those sweet baby curls!

Before and after haircut - sideBefore and after haircut - back

He has been working on his top canines since around his birthday, I think. Finally, one of them made its appearance earlier this month! We're still waiting on the other. I have decided that the boy must not be affected by teething anymore at this point, though, because I just happened to notice today that he also managed to get all 4 of his molars already!! Um, wow! I'm not really sure when this happened, as I wasn't even looking for those to come in yet (with the lack of canines and all), but they are pretty far through, so it has probably been at least a month since they broke through the surface! Tough boy!

He is doing a great job signing "more" when he wants more of something at dinner time. He will also sign "all done" when he doesn't want any more food. We're still waiting on words aside from "mama," "dada," and "nana" (banana). He does like to "moo" when he sees cows in person, or in books, though.  He also loves making car/truck noises when he is playing with them. It is too cute! He understands most of what we are saying to him, and will follow directions when he's in the mood for doing so! ;)

The boy is running all over the place now! He desperately wants to keep up with his big brother, and there isn't much holding him back now. I love when they actually sit and play together fairly well, without any smacking, grabbing or yelling at each other. :)

Daddy and boys

I have decided that this age (around 12-24 months) is probably my favorite stage, for both of the boys, so far. They are so adorable as toddlers, learning and discovering something new every day and becoming more aware of everything around them. I love the innocence about them as well, and the fact that they haven't learned to talk back yet! ;) Even though little Noah has developed quite the temper this past month (I have no idea where he would get that from! Haha!), he is still one of the sweetest kids I have ever seen. His hugs are seriously among the best I have ever had, as he manages to wrap his little arms all the way around my neck and hold on for dear life. It is so sweet and melts my heart every time!


  1. Happy 15 mo.! (Belated, sorry!) He is SUCH a cute little peanut! I didn't realize our little ones were so very close in age. They could chat up a storm with their baby sign language--my daughter is doing the same ones! He's adorable, Kristy!

  2. Aww, thank you! :) We sure think he is, but we are a bit biased. ;) That's awesome! They would have a blast together! It would be so much cooler if we actually lived closer to each other!!


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