Thursday, March 6, 2014

15 month old Colin

I'm a tiny bit late, but I can't believe Colin is already 15 months old.  He's growing and changing so much everyday that it's both imperceptible and overwhelming.

Colin's schedule has always been flexible, but it's a bit more variable than usual because we've had Grandma's around helping (which has been greatly appreciated!)  He typically wakes up around 7 now and eats the exact same breakfast everyday: oatmeal, banana, milk.  We've discussed varying this, but it's difficult because everyone is tried in the morning.  Plus, he loves it, so why mess with a good thing?  We still feed him baby oatmeal (the only baby food he's ever really eaten!) because it's so fast and easy.  Colin wakes up hungry.  Cooking and cooling food isn't really ideal unless you like a morning soundtrack of hungry whining.

Why no Colin?  He took the pictures this time instead...

We doen't really have a set schedule for Colin's day.  We play, read, go outside, sing, and go for walks as it seems best for him and whoever is caring for him. His naps have been a bit of an issue because he really only takes one good nap now, but sometimes it's not quite enough making for very long evenings.  That's tough for me because on work days I feel like sometimes I get only cranky baby.  It's a work in progress.
I've been warned that someday Colin will burn this picture....
I think it's too funny to skip.

Colin is ever the great eater.  He eats pretty much everything.  He's not a huge fan of greens in general, especially lettuce/salad, but he'll occasionally eat it.  He will pick out bread first almost everytime.  We try to make it a priority to eat as a family and Colin likes to steal bites of food of our plates, although we are always eating the same thing.  He's also been very interested in learning to use his spoon and fork, although he's not very successful.  (Penny likes this messy development).

Bos (Videos) are officially Colin's favorite activity.  If he sees my phone, he'll start his mantra, although I can often distract him.  Not my favorite habit, but like I mentioned previously, I love the snuggle time so it's hard to say no!

Colin is a great sleeper now.  He usually goes to sleep around 6:30 and wakes up between 6 and 7.  Sometimes he wakes up for a few minutes at night, but will almost always put himself back to sleep if we let him.

Such a big boy!!

1 comment:

  1. Awww. Kai does the same thing - steals off our plate even when he has the exact same thing. Also - um - super jealous on the sleep. If we are lucky Kai is down at 7:30, usually more like 8:30 and he is up between 5 and 6 am. He takes one longish nap most days of about 2 hours.