About a week ago, Jackson turned 16 months old! He continues to grow up very quickly!
He's totally into mohawks (or just deals with it when we have fun with him in the tub...).He is quite a ham. He loves to smile and laugh and make funny faces. Here he is cheesing for the camera.
Lately he's gotten into eating apples whole. He can really do some damage with those apples!
How can you resist that smile and those sparkly eyes?
Another tub shot. His eyelashes are so long!
He's also really been getting into trouble. He knows what he's not supposed to do, and at any given time, whenever he's quiet, I know he's getting into something. For instance, this day I found him snuck behind his crib playing with the fan...
He also climbs all the time, and has even gotten a renewed love for climbing anything and everything. Chairs are always a favorite. It's actually quite funny to see how he works himself up on a chair. He grabs the far end, wiggles his bottom and legs to shimmy up while pulling with his arms. Then, once he has mastered the chair, he stands on it to see what he can reach. Ugh...
This particular day he was very excited to discover that there were two water bottle cases stacked on top of each other. What a great thing to climb!Jackson continues to show a lot of understanding of language. He will follow many simple directions, such as "Go get your shoes and sit on the stairs" or "Go to your chair to eat". He still has a temper, and when he gets mad he's started running away so he can throw his little fit. It's kinda funny, actually. He is still super cuddly when he wants to be, and loves to give sweet hugs all the time. He loves the tickle game, where he runs toward someone and then collapses on them to be tickled. He also loves to play chase, read books, and play with his doctor set. Getting into things that make a big mess, such as many blocks, is also a favorite. He's a great dancer, and has started a headbanging motion in his dance sessions. Not sure what that means for the future...
His eating remains unpredictable. Sometimes he eats like crazy, other times he's picky and won't eat much at all. Some favorites include: avocado with yogurt, oatmeal, frozen veggies (as in, straight from the freezer, not cooked...), cheese, bread, pretzels, grapes, raisins, and anything he thinks may be a treat.
He is transitioning to one nap in the afternoon, but still sometimes needs a morning rest time, where he may or may not fall asleep. If he does fall asleep, I tend to wake him up after about 30 minutes, just giving him a little power rest but not a full nap. If he does sleep too long in the morning, it messes up his afternoon nap and he has a really hard time taking it (which is not good for mama!). He still goes to bed around 7:30 or 8:00 each night, and wakes up anytime between 6:15 and 7:15 in the morning. He's still an early riser, unfortunately!
Finally, he went to the doctor for a late 15 month check up, so here are his stats:
Weight: 23lbs 9oz (31st percentile)
Height: 32 inches (68th percentile)
Head: 18.8 inches (62nd percentile)
So, he remains a pretty skinny but tall-ish kid. I keep wondering why, if he was gonna end up skinny, he had to start out so big. Couldn't he have helped me out a bit and started out on the smaller side? Oh well!
Jackson, we look forward to all that the next 16 months hold for you. We love you, Buddy!