Monday, October 8, 2012

15 at 15

Here are 15 highlights from your 15th month Asher.

1.  You are getting to be such a cuddler.  In the mornings, you love to be held and cuddled while you have a sippy of milk.  The length of time that you like to be held is getting longer and longer.  During the day you will randomly reach out to be picked up simply so you can sneak in a hug.

2.  Evenings are another story.  You have never liked to be cuddled at night, and still don't.  We hold you while you drink a sippy of milk and that's the most cuddling you do.  When you're done with your milk, you literally throw your cup down on the floor.  That's our sign that you're ready for bed.  Once we reach the door for your room, you reach out for your bed and start saying "nigh, nigh."  As soon as you get laid down, you roll over and fall asleep without making a peep.You usually fall asleep between 8 and 8:30 p.m.
3.  You could win an award for being the most destructive in the shortest amount of time.  You are into everything!  You love pots and pans, tupperware, magazines, diapers, lotion, the toilet bowl, and just about anything else that you shouldn't have.  The other night, you managed to sneak 7 pieces of dog food in your mouth at one time.  Needless to say, you got your teeth brushed twice that night!

4.  You could beat just about anybody in a stare down.  Upon meeting new people, you stare at them so intently that you give off a vibe that you are either ticked off or studying their soul.  You're really, really good at the stare down.
 5.  When you get told "no" or are mad, you are very good at shouting the word "no."  It comes out very loud in a long drawn out, "NNNNnnnnnoo," with a lot of emphasis on the nnn.  It happens almost immediately after we tell you no.  If you're really mad, you will stick out your bottom lip.  If you're really, really mad, you will shake your head no at the same time as well.

6.  You are able to communicate with us by signing.  You know probably 12-18 signs.  Milk, water, diaper, eat, etc.
7.  You love babies.  Almost every baby that you see whether in person, a video or a photo, you say in this super cute high pitched voice, "hi there."  It may not come out that clear, but that is definitely what you are saying.  The funny thing is that you do this to "babies" that are bigger than you.   You are an excellent little brother and if the chance, you would be an awesome big brother as well.  If not, you will just be a super awesome big cousin!
8.  Much to my disappointment, yo have gotten to be a picky eater.  I think it's because you're teething, but some meals, you won't eat anything we put on your tray.  If it were up to you, you could probably still survive on milk and milk alone.  Hopefully someday soon you will enjoy the yummy food that's put before you.

9.  You love to be outside.  Bernice says that after you wake up from your nap, you immediately go to the door because you know that's the routine.  On the weekends, you love being outside as well.  I'm not sure what we're going to do in the winter time.  But I have to say, I can't wait to see you waddle around in the snow.
 10.  You don't have any comfort items that you absolutely need.  You sleep with a blanket and a taggie, but I think you could care less about them.  There are times that you will find a paci in the toy box, and you will put it in your mouth to chew on, but that's the extent of it.  This tends to resemble your care-free personality. 

11.  You are in love with your brother.  When you wake up in the morning, you can be a bit of a bear.  You tend to walk around whimpering while you look for your brother.  When he comes up the steps you let out a big shriek and run towards him.  That is always followed by your brother hugging you.  You usually hang on longer than he does.  That usually brings tears to my eyes, because I always want you two to love each other as much as you do today. 
 12.  You have 9 teeth.  Four upper front teeth, four bottom front teeth and one molar.  Your other molars are so close to coming in.  Your poor little gums are bulging in the back.

13.  You wake up between 5 and 5:30 am.  I wish you would sleep a little longer, but as soon as you hear us start to stir, you too think you need to get out of bed.
14.  You have an infectious laugh.  You're laugh is so genuine and comes from deep down in your belly.  I can't help but laugh when you do.
15.  You are incredibly persistent.  When you're little cozy coupe gets caught up on other toys, you keep pushing and yelling at the top of your lungs.  You share this trait with your brother.  The persistent part, not the yelling at the top of your lungs.  We are continually amazed at the things you figure out.

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