Tuesday, March 27, 2012

14 Months

14 months and 5 days to be exact.  I love the toddlers they are becoming, but so not ready for them to be so grown up!  Claire walks around swinging her arms and justa talking away!  Max man is still not walking.  He could if he really wanted to.  He'll stand up, flash a huge grin, take 3/4 steps, then lean forward.  He is getting really heavy to carry, so I wouldn't be opposed to him walking NOW!

As you can see, there is not a dull moment in our house.  These two are non stop all day.  They can be super sweet to each other one minute and hitting each other on the head the next.  Some days I feel like a referee.  What's it going to be like in 5-10 years?!
Sleep is ok.  They go to bed b/t 7-7:30 and on average, wake up at 6.  This morning it was closer to 5:15, but i made them whine and stay in their cribs til almost 6.  I think that's reasonable.  Occasionally, we will get lucky and they will sleep in til 6:30!  Recently I have been wandering if we need to drop our morning nap.  Would that help?  Since they get up so early, they go down for morning nap around 8:15 -9:45/10 and an afternoon nap around 1:30.  Those naps can be 1.5-3hrs.
They are both big eaters.  Favorites include: Amy's organic mac and cheese shells, tortellini, boca chicken nuggets, fish sticks, avocado, bananas,  Kashi blueberry waffles, and a broc/pear combo I make.  They snack on cheerios, cheddar bunnies or goldfish, dried fruit or crackers.
They talk up a storm and understand many words and phrases.  Currently they say: Mommy/Mama, Daddy/Dada, ball, shoes, doggy/dogdog and Claire says baby all the time!  They sign: please, more, food/eat, ball, bird, thank you (Max) and I'm going to start signing "play" this week.  I wish I could understand their babble bc it is so cute.  If you ask Claire where something is, she puts her hand out like "I don't know".  Max washes his feet in the bathtub!  Bath is one of their favorite times of the day.  I can't wait to take them to the pool this summer!
They both wear 12-18 months.  Max is starting to move into the 18-24.  Size 4 diapers.
I'm already 14 months!??!
Some of their favorite things to do are: swing, climb, play at the Children's Museum, balls, runs/walks in the park to see the doggies,  play with friends at play group and spend time with Mommy and Daddy.

Their smiles, hugs, smell and voices melt my heart.  How did we get so lucky.  I love them more than any word can express.


  1. Oh my goodness! Great pictures! Happy 14 months to your kiddos (and to you!)! My twerpies will be 16 months is less than a week!

  2. They are so beautiful! I remember those days of early wake-ups, it's always changing my dear! We are currently waking up between 7:30 - 8:30, and I'm loving it, but not long ago it was 6:30 to rise ... I bet that since I've just typed this out, tomorrow he'll be up at the crack of dawn! :/

    Happy 14 months to your babes!

  3. Love the photos of them interacting with one another!