October 31, 2010

14 months

Dear Peyton,

You are speeding past a year old and are already 14 months.  I'm trying my best to document the things you're learning.  It's hard to keep up sometimes!


  • You are 20.5 lbs (50th percentile)
  • You are 30 inches tall (75th percentile) – This is probably the highest percentile in height you’ll ever be.  (Just trying to be honest.  You don’t come from tall genes.)
  • You YELL a lot.  You know what you want most of the time and because you can’t say words you yell.
  • You can say mama and dada, but you don’t use those words much.  You say hi, ball, and nigh-nigh (night-night).
  • You can clap, wave, blow kisses, and give kisses.
  • You can do the signs for ‘all done’ and ‘more’.  We’re working on please.
  • You go to bed around 7:30 and wake up about 7/7:30.  You nap at 10am and  3pm.  You don’t require as much sleep as Hunter did so I see you moving to one nap in the near future.  You are very easy to put to bed.  We rock for a few minutes and then I place you in bed.
  • You have a ‘dog’ just like Hunter.  It’s a Disney dalmation puppy with pink ears.  You LOVE it and have to have it to sleep.
  • Last month, just after you turned one, we left you for a whole week with Grandma and Grandpa while Mommy and Daddy went on a cruise.  You did just fine without us and Grandma really enjoyed having you all to herself.
  • You make some of the funniest faces.  Daddy and I laugh at you all the time.  You are one animated little girl!
  • You are a great eater! (Halleluiah!)  You won’t eat EVERYTHING, but you eat a lot of things.  Enough that it’s not stressful for me to figure out what to feed you.  And you’ll try new things.  Sometimes you don’t like whatever it is, but at least you try it.
  • You are standing unassisted.  You can even drink from your sippy cup while standing.  But you won’t walk.  You did take one step the other night in order to get to some chocolate Daddy had, but that hasn’t happened again since.  You will walk behind a push toy, but after about a dozen steps you’re ready to move onto something else.  You’ll do it in your own time I suppose :o)
  • You had an ear infection this month.  It’s pretty easy for mama to tell.  A high fever usually means something is not right.  You don’t normally run fevers, even with teething.  It’s so pitiful to see you not feeling well.
  • Speaking of teeth, you have the two bottom teeth and now 3 teeth on top.
  • You love to be outside.  Now that it’s cooler in the evenings we spend a lot of time outside with the other neighborhood kids.
  • You aren’t afraid to get dirty.  You’d dig in the dirt if I’d let you.
  • You’re a crib chewer.  I finally had to make rail bumpers to stop you from doing it.
  • You know that socks and shoes go on your feet and you’ll try to put anyone’s socks or shoes on your own feet.
  • Anything that resembles a necklace you will put around your neck….even cords.
  • You are into EVERYTHING!  You’ve dumped comet all over the bathroom floor (TWICE.  Apparently mama didn’t learn her lesson on that one.), you constantly empty the tupperware cabinet (it’s allowed), you pull the toilet paper off the roll (Whenever it’s reachable.  We learned our lesson there.), you dumped colored sand all over the playroom floor (with the help of your brother), and you pull thread off my thread rack ALL.THE.TIME. (Poor decision on my part to put it where it is.)
  • The other day Hunter came up to me as I was sitting on the floor and gave me a great big hug.  Seconds later you crawled over and onto my lap and wrapped your little arms around my neck.  *melt*


Love, Mama


Chrissy said...

Aww, what a cutie patutie!!

Kristin said...

Aw; this made me tear up. So sweet.

Lyndsay said...

What a beautiful little girl you have. I LOVE this. It's so honest and sweet. Thanks for sharing!