16 months

Grayson is 16 months old today! 
The stats:
Weight: 22 pounds..he has weighed about the same for the past 3 1/2 months; we are finally packing on some pounds!
Height: about 31 1/2 inches
Diaper: size 4 during the day & size 5 at night
Clothes: all of his 12 month longalls are now too short :( He is wearing all 12-18 month pants, mostly 18 month shirts, & all 18/18-24 month longalls. He did some growing this month!
Shoe: 4 1/2
Grayson "talks" all day long, it's just hard to understand him. :) He is really starting to try & mimic words that we say recently. Here are the words he can say:
Ja (Jack)
tee (tree)
tuh-down (touchdown...ridiculous, I know)
no (he LOVES to shake his head and say no to e v e r y t h i n g)
We seemed to have turned a corner in the area of sleep...let's hope I am not jinxing myself! Grayson has always been an early riser until a few weeks ago. I'm talking, 6:30 was really sleeping in at our house. Mornings usually began between 5:45-6:00am. However, Grayson has discovered that sleeping later is a great thing! He's been sleeping from 7:30/8:00pm - 7:30/8:00am. Hallelujah!
Grayson is getting a lot more independent these days. He now likes to hold my hand & walk like a big boy. He looks so old when he does it! He loves being able to go into the pantry & pick out what he wants to eat for a snack...even if it's completely random. He thinks he's pretty cool in his MOPS class when they leave his drink in his cubby & he can get it whenever he wants it. Little G is growing up!
 Grayson is still the PICKIEST eater in the world and it is beginning to drive me crazy. Our pediatrician told us to start giving him Boost since he isn't eating any veggies & very little fruit. He loves it! I'm thanking the Boost for the pound gained since last month. We've been switching out whole chocolate milk & Boost to try to get him used to regular milk soon. The food situation? Well, honestly, it's so frustrating. He eats cinnamon raisin toast, applesauce, yogurt, cereal, chicken nuggets, fish sticks, veggie sticks, goldfish, & peanut butter crackers. That's it. He's getting sick of some of those things & I have no clue what else to try. Any tips? Mamas? Anyone?? 
Right now Grayson is loving: his Little People toys, playing basketball with his new goal, taking off his shoes, playing with his dogs, climbing up the stairs at lightning fast speed, shaking his head & saying "no," playing outside, the church nursery & his MOPS class (yay!!), dancing to Jake & the Neverland Pirates, helping mama & daddy do things around the house (mop, throw things away, recycle), and reading his books. 

What does Grayson now hate? Restaurants. I think we are finished with those for awhile & I am pretty sure people in the Nashville area will be pleased to know that!
Grayson is the funniest & most spirited little boy! His expressions and BIG personality continue to keep us laughing! I feel like we were just celebrating his 1st birthday & 4 months have already flown by. 

Happy 16 months, G!


Anonymous said...

Happy 16 months, G! I love that he says touchdown...haha. And yay for sleep!

Shannon Dew said...

His smile kills me, SO cute!

melissa said...

Grayson, you are too cute buddy! Love that he says touchdown. Atta boy!

Obviously, I have no experience feeding a child anything other than milk but I have heard that dipping sauces is a good way to get kids to eat food they otherwise wouldn't. Maybe he'd like to dip fruits or veggies into something like dressing or hummus or yogurt? Or even something like lunch meat rolled up with cheese or little sandwiches cut into strips that he could dunk into something? Or maybe cutting stuff into fun shapes with a cookie cutter might help? Like cheese quesadillas, toast or sandwiches? Maybe you've tried all this - just thought I'd try to throw some ideas out there! Good luck!

melissa said...

that should say "dipping sauces ARE" no is. I can't let a grammatical error go. Sorry. :)

Crystal Seed said...

He is just so cute!! I can't believe it! Chloe is going to be 17 months tomorrow! It's just crazy!

The Guff said...

So sweet!!! I think G and Cham would be buddies! They are doing so many similar things now!

Unknown said...

He is such a sweet, HAPPY boy!! Love the photos.

CARLY said...

He is too cute! Such a happy little boy! What about sneaking in fruits/veggies in a smoothie? You can add spinach, banana, milk, peanut butter, etc - he will never taste the spinach!