Thursday, June 4, 2015

Travis's 15-Month Check-Up

Travisy Travis is 15 months old! He popped in to see the pediatrician today and received 3 vaccines and a clean bill of health. He was pretty cooperative during his appointment and seems to be on track developmentally. We need to work on switching from bottles to cups, and I think we should cut down on his milk consumption a bit because apparently he's only supposed to have 20 oz max a day and he's currently having more like 25 oz. He really loves his bottles of milk! I also still nurse him about once a day (often in the middle of the night when he wakes up) and I'm not quite ready to stop that yet. I love our snuggle time!

Here are Travis' stats from the doctor:

Height: 31.5" (62nd percentile)
Weight: 25 lb 14 oz (88th percentile) - big boy!
Head Circumference: 48cm (82nd percentile)

The printout also listed a Smoking Status as "Never Smoker," which I found kinda funny.

Some recent pictures of Travis are below.

Words he can say: mommy, dada, JJ, kitty cat, doggie, more, all done, that, bird, Pop-Pop (sooo cute how he says this; sticks his lower lip out after the second 'Pop'), meow, woof, baby, car, hi, bye-bye, and belly.

Favorite foods:

  • Goldfish crackers
  • Bananas
  • Yogurt (just started feeding himself with a spoon. Total mess.)
  • Cheese
  • Ice cream sandwiches (takes a hit off his brothers' treats)
  • Blackberries and blueberries

A few things he's into lately:

  • He can blow kisses and slap five upon request
  • He's fascinated by Lucy and loves to chase her around the house
  • He loves playing with his big brothers
  • He's a belly addict. He can't pass by an exposed belly without blowing some raspberries, and he likes to show off his belly, too.
  • He likes to swing, but usually only for a few minutes before moving on to the next activity
  • He enjoys water (sprinklers, water table, pool) but was a little more timid about it and not quite as enthusiastic as his brothers were at this age.
  • He's great at cleaning up and his teachers say he's a really good helper at school.
  • He seems to understand most of what we're saying and can follow simple commands ("Travis, go get your shoes", "go find JJ").
  • He nods his head and shakes his head for yes and no.
  • He gets pretty tired at night and often is very ready to go in his crib without any coaxing. He gets in his face-down, butt-in-the-air position and settles himself to sleep. Sometimes he sleeps through the night, more often he wakes up once and has a snuggle session with me before going back to sleep until ~8am.
In summary, he is a really fun and happy kid and we all adore him!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Backyard Bash

Torrential downpours were the norm this Memorial Day weekend but we were very lucky to catch a break in the storms on Sunday afternoon / evening for our Backyard Bash. We had a great time hanging out in the backyard with friends and family! Here are a couple videos by Nana:

 Boy dance party. They were really "rocking" out.

 And so summer begins!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Frozen Birthday Bash!

JJ turned FIVE on Saturday, and tomorrow Wesley turns THREE! We celebrated with a joint birthday party at Hoppin' House on Saturday afternoon. The boys wanted a Frozen theme, so we had some Frozen-themed snacks, snowflake cupcakes, and Frozen cookies & Olaf hats for party favors. Around 28 kids joined the fun and JJ seemed to love every second! Wesley was overwhelmed at times but he had fun, too.

A nice video "highlight reel" below, courtesy of Nana.

It was a wonderful, gift-filled birthday weekend for JJ & Wesley!