Tuesday, November 30, 2010

15 Month Update

...Even though he's already older than 16 months.  Oh well.  I have tried to keep this blog as a baby book of sorts so that I can go back and remember what he was doing at certain points.  Lately I've been kind of sucking at that.  It has nothing to do with the fact that he hasn't been doing anything cool...because he's doing tons of awesome stuff.  It's just that life with a toddler gets BEYOND busy.   Anyway, enough with the excuses.
Okiedokie, so we went to the doctor a few weeks ago and here's what he said:
Weight: 26 lbs (75th percentile)
Height: 33.5 inches (90th percentile)
Head circumference was 75th as well, not sure on the measurement.
Has 12 teeth (4 top front, 4 bottom front, and all 4 1st molars)

We counted and Greyson knows 20+ words, which the Dr. said was developmentally in the 18-24 month range, so we were happy.  Same thing with his gross and fine motor (can walk backwards and sideways, stacks 5 blocks, screws and unscrews lids, throws balls, etc.)  He also knows how to kick, hit, scream, spit, and arch his back in a fierce tantrum.  We are so proud!

I haven't yet actually written down all the words he says, so I'm going to do that here.  Please don't feel like you have to read through them, I just want to have them to look back on.  :)  As of today (16 months old) he can appropriately say
1. mama
2. dada
3. java
4. ball
5. dog
6. baba (drink)
7. snack
8. nana (banana or Nana)
9. night-night
10. duck
11. bath
12. milk
13. uh-oh
14. "side" (outside)
15. papa
16. hi
17. bye-bye
18. "pu"  (computer)
19. yeah
20. wow
21. thank you
22. welcome (you're welcome)
23. please
24. book
25. baby
26. cat (sometimes)
27. car (sometimes)
28. shoe
29. sock
30. down
31. up
32. door
33. off
34. on
35. hot
36. hat

We both have been so overwhelmed lately with how much he is looking like a little boy and less and less like our baby.  Moving into toddler-dom has (so far) been chock full of fun, energy, exhaustion, learning, frustration, fears, and so much more.  He is changing every day and every day we fall more and more in love with his growing personality.  We are so blessed and so thankful!

Phew, November Was Crazy!

I realize I haven't posted on here since Halloween, and now November is already over.  Not sure when that happened.  It's been a crazy month for us here at the DeZago house, but we made it through.  We had visits from Dan's mom and my parents, within a week of each other, so that pretty much took most of the month. In between those, we had his 15 month check-up, lots of trips to the park, some decorating projects going on and probably a ton of other stuff.  Here's November in photos:

This is a dresser we found on someone's curb just waiting for someone to come and give it new life.  Major Ugly...

And, here is its new life!  The color is bad because I took the pic at night with just the flash, but the dark is a medium gray and the yellow is a mustard color.  All distressed and pretty :)  Amazing what a little TLC can do.  Is there a life lesson in this??  

Dan's mom came for a week and even let us get away to Flagstaff for a night without the boy!  It was so great.  We stayed at the Hilton and literally did almost NOTHING the entire time.  We ate food, hung out in the hot tub, and sat at Barnes & Noble.  We felt so old, but we were so happy to have nothing on the agenda!  We took no pictures, mostly because we did nothing.  :)  Here are some cute shots of Mari's visit.

First bites of Nana's pumpkin pie 

Not too much later, my parents came down for Thanksgiving.  It was a great weekend.  Greyson is getting to where he knows people in his life, so he loved hanging out with Nana and loved spending time with Grandma and "Papa" too.  Its so cute.  Here are some shots of us at the zoo...

And just being silly

We are so blessed to have family that will travel hundreds and hundreds of miles and give up vacation time just to be a part of Greyson's life.  These moments are so priceless!  Thank you!