Saturday, December 27, 2014

Judah at 16 months and change

Judah has been such a good toddler, but this week he's been throwing some big old tantrums.  His last molar is coming through, so I am hopeful he'll return to the sweetie that we all know soon.

Mohawk after a bath

Judah is a good eater considering his limitations because of his allergy.  He eats cereal, bananas, and oatmeal or scrambled eggs for breakfast.  Occasionally, he'll eat toast with oil and jelly or peanut butter and banana.  For lunch, he loves peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, hot dogs (we found a brand he can have), hummus on a tortilla or on deli meat.  He loves all fruits and applesauces too.  He also likes chicken noodle soups and beanie weanies out of a can for another easy meal.  For dinner, I am getting better about being able to modify our dinners if they have milk products for him.  Sometimes I take his portion out before adding the dairy, but sometimes I will substitute with almond or coconut milk.  The biggest bummer for me, especially right now being pregnant and tired is that if we do order food out or go to a restaurant, I have to still make him food.  So far I have been able to manage with easy stuff, but I feel like when he is older, it will take more to make him content with his meal when everyone is eating out.  We went to a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese this week and I brought him peanut butter sandwich and grapes and applesauce.  They had ice cream cake and he, of course, didn't notice, but there will come a day when he will notice.  I'm going to have to plan ahead more and bake him a cake he can eat at the parties.

His favorite veggies are chopped salad with either Catalina dressing or honey mustard dressing, french style green beans, corn, tomatoes, and beans.  He also really likes mushrooms and stir fry vegetables.

Judah really liked this new hat our neighbor gave us.

He loves to get into the fridge whenever it is open.

Judah will try to repeat anything we tell him to now.  He finally gave in and started saying, "Thank you" more often now.  He says all his animal sounds that we have been working on except for oink.  He knows all his body parts and can even point and name some on his own.  He is also putting two words together sometime.  His favorite toys are his toy remote and balls right now.

His Mass behavior is pretty good considering his age and his predecessor.  He stays with us and doesn't try to run off like Drew did at this age.  He is mostly quiet unless he gets mad about something he can't do.  I usually have to take him out once during long Masses because he is being loud  but otherwise he is doing pretty well.  This week he made it all the way until we sat down after Communion.  He thought it was time to go and fell on the floor crying when he realized we were sitting back down.  He does have a soft felt Bible book to play with during Mass.

He's been bringing the kids books to read him.
He sleeps like a champ, taking two 1.5-2 hour naps a day.  I go in to get him after two hours and many times he is awake just laying there with his Bubbas.  He goes to bed at 7:30pm and I get him about 6:45am to start our day.  A couple of times this week he gave me trouble about going to bed, but that is so rare.  He cried himself to sleep once (in his defense, we were at someone else's house) and the other times just cried for a couple of minutes in protest when I laid him down.

Brian was outside power-washing the turkey fryer and it was vibrating the floor and making a lot of noise.  He was trying to figure out where the noise was coming from and eventually laid down on the kitchen floor to look under the fridge and feel the vibrations.  Genna thought it was cute and laid down with him.

Judah is obsessed with leaving the house.  He brings us coats and shoes and says "Go" over and over until we put them on him.
You'd think I never take him anywhere.  He cries to "Go" all the time lately and when you do take him outside for a while, coming inside is torture.  He holds on with both hands to his coat trying not to let you take it off every time, no matter how long we are out or gone.

Judah sleeps with a pacifier in his mouth and one in each hand.  He calls them "Bubbas."  He throws them in the crib one at a time when we get him out after sleeping.  He counts with us saying, "Two, three."

Judah got Grumpy Cat for Christmas and has been cuddling him when I lay him in his crib, with the pacifiers in each hand too.

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