Monday, February 17, 2014

15 months

Hard to believe Konnor is already 15 months old. We just had his 15 month appointment last week. Everything seemed great. He is in the 94th percentile for both height and weight!  He got two shots and only really fussed when they put the band aids on!  
At 15 months Konnor is walking/running everywhere and talking up a storm. He is very chatty and says several words. I think his favorite thing to say right now is "oh no". He also says "uh oh" a lot. Usually after he chucks a toy across the room. He also says star, daddy, mom, hi, "gurt" for yogurt, "nana" for banana, car, ball, he attempts saying Chloe and Bella, and I know there are more I'm forgetting. He also has started to "moo" with us when we ask what a cow says and he will "meow" when we ask what a cat says. 
Teething has always been an issue for Konnor and still is. He is up almost every night for a couple hours. It's tiring and no amount of teething toys, frozen wash cloths, or even Tylenol seems to help. He has been a pretty crappy sleeper ever since he got his first two teeth. It seems like teeth have just been coming non stop. He finally has all his molars (which took several months!!), but now I think he is getting the canine teeth. Hopefully they will come in a little quicker and the little guy can get some more consistent sleep. Until then naps are a necessity. If anyone has any teething tips or remedies let me know!  
We started going to the program at the library again and Konnor really likes it. He struggles with sitting still for too long. He likes to listen to the singing and he loves the bubble blowing part, but most of the time he would rather be running around the room. They have a free play time at the end and Konnor loves running around the room with two of the other little boys and he also likes pushing the trucks around. We usually pick out some library books each week. I remember getting books from the library when I was a kid and I can't wait until Konnor is old enough to pick out books himself. I loved going to the library and I hope he does too!
We also signed him up for some parent and me swim classes finally. They were supposed to start last week but we got a ton of snow on the day of his class so we are going tomorrow to make up that class. I'm excited. He really seemed to like swimming this past summer so I hope he has a lot of fun in this class. Korey and I are going to take turns getting in the water with him for the classes. I think I get to go in for the first class :). 
So even though there is a lot of snow on the ground and we still have dreams of moving back to Charleston ASAP, things are going well here :). Hopefully the weather warms up soon and we can keep finding fun things to do together!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Resolution Update

I can't believe January is over and February is here already!  Part of me is sad the month went so fast, and the other part is happy because it means warmer weather is closer!!  I wanted to post an update about my resolutions at the end of each month, and of course I'm already behind :)

My first resolution was to try more things that I pin on Pinterest.  I think I've done pretty good at achieving this goal.  We have made a couple meals that I've pinned this month, and they all turned out pretty well.  Some of the meals we tried were: Skillet Chili Mac, and Crockpot Italian Chicken.   They both were a success and we will probably make them again!  Now I need to try some of the non food stuff I pinned next month!

Next was trying to read more books.  Thanks to Konnor being awake so much at night, I've actually read several books in January!  While he's awake and I'm trying to get him to go back to sleep I usually read books on my phone.  I've also been reading the library books I get a lot quicker.  So I'm definitely happy with that resolution!

The scrapbook resolution I am not doing so well on.  I don't think I did any pages the whole month of January.  I better get to work in February if I'm going to finish it by the end of this month.

Running is also another resolution I've been slacking on.  It's been so cold and gross outside.  I know that those are just excuses and that I really could find a way to make it happen.  I think I may try and find a 5k in March or April to sign up for so I have some motivation to run again.  I really really want to run again, I just don't want to do it when it's really dark out around here because there aren't many safe places, and I would prefer it to be a little warmer :)

Writing on the blog more was another resolution.  I've been trying to write more, but I don't think I've been very successful at this either.  Hopefully there will be more exciting things going on in February to write about.  Konnor's library classes start tomorrow, and swimming starts next week so that will be exciting!

The last resolution I had listed was to be outside with Konnor all summer.  I definitely haven't done that one yet, but I really hope when the weather gets warmer that Konnor and I can be outside all the time.  We do try and go out in the yard as often as we can when the weather is above freezing :)

So that's the update for January!  So far the year hasn't been too exciting.  I'm hoping as the weather gets warmer and we find more activities for Konnor that things will get a little better.  He's still waking up every night and staying awake for a couple hours most nights which stinks.  I can't tell if the reason he's waking up is still from teething or not.  He still has a couple more teeth to get so it probably is!  Other than that, he's been walking all over and talking up a storm.  He's starting to say more words, and he likes trying to repeat what we say.  He likes to tell the dogs "down" and "sit".  My favorite is when he tries to say "slam dunk" after he makes a basket in his bathtub basketball hoop.  He tries to say "banana" and "yogurt" and he is doing a great job with his sign language for "more" and "please"!