Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hippity Hoppity

Brendan had his 15 month appointment week before last and he is right on track for everything :) Here are his stats:

Weight: 28.6 pounds (92nd percentile)
Height: 33 1/2 inches (97th-99th percentile)
Head: 19 1/4 inches (80th percentile)

Pretty much the same as he's always been except his head growth has slowed down some. At 15 months, he says about 17 words for sure, 20 possible. He says: mama, dada (A LOT more than mama!), dog, duck, quack, hi, hey, bye bye, truck, trash, teddy, bear, done, down, hot, that, and yeah. Sometimes, he says a word that sounds like "Shiner" and one that sounds like "Tucker" and sometimes says "mooo." He doesn't say "bath" or "bottle" anymore, which is weird (not the bottle part since he doesn't get them anymore, but the bath part). He LOVES trains, trucks, cars, construction equipment. Whenever he is playing with cars he goes "vrrroooooom" as he drives them around :) He also is starting to love Thomas the Train. He also has recently learned how to make a "kiss" sound and blow kisses. Except, he doesn't use his hand when he blows kisses. You ask him to blow you a kiss and he just starts making the kiss noise haha.

Two cute things I want to remember. This weekend, on Friday night, after Tim and I tucked him in and said "night night" and were walking out of the room, he started whispering "bye bye" to us. Then, Saturday night, as we were leaving his room, he started making the kiss noise to us as we walked out :)

This week I am 16 weeks pregnant (17 on Thursday). A little less than two weeks until the big ultrasound! You should see a poll to your right on the page for you to vote whether you think it's a boy or a girl. I have been feeling the baby move a lot more this week. It is most active between 3:00 and 5:00 PM as of now. I hope that sticks around because I went into labor right at the time Brendan was the most active in my belly (4:00 AM) so if the trend stuck with this baby, maybe I would go into labor around 3:00 PM. That would be most convenient!

Here is my belly picture for 16 weeks. Not much change from 15 weeks. (Excuse my crazy hair!)

Monday, we had a playdate at our house for Easter. It was an Easter Egg Hunt and lunch at our house. It was a lot of fun and I think everyone had a great time. Nancy/Lolli makes a Bunny Cake every year at Easter and so I got the recipe from her to try it myself for the first time for our playdate. I was really happy with how it turned out:
Here are all the kids playing before the egg hunt. Well, not all of them, but several of them.
Starting the egg hunt. Brendan putting an egg in his basket.
He was excited about putting two eggs in the basket and then he was pretty much done.
All the kids also really liked the playhouse.
Here are some pictures from today. Brendan makes really funny faces these days. Here's an example of one of them (haha):
We do A LOT of playing outside these days. I finally got a couple cute pictures today of him smiling while playing outside. He loves to run through the grass.
And, of course, he's always loving playing in the playhouse.
We are heading to Houston this weekend for Easter with Tim's mom (Nana), brother, sister-in-law, and nieces. We're excited to hang out with them and will also be stopping through Waco on our way back (Lolli and Pops are keeping the dogs for us) to have some Easter lunch. Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter! Sorry I still haven't figured out how to upload that video.