Saturday, September 23, 2017

Teddy 15 months

Teddy learned lots of new words this month which has been so fun! He now says mama, dada, all done, bye bye, hi, ball, dog, ma (for grandma), Ada (for Amy), bubble, cheese, moo, and shoe. He also signs for more and please all the time. He has this new word "doot doot" that we don't know what it means. He seems to say it most while we're driving and a big truck/bus/work vehicle drives by but who knows.

He continues to be our little bookworm and I still find him in his room reading books to himself. He completed our library program challenge of reading 1,000 books before kindergarten! He would happily read books for an hour on my lap in our chair. Without nursing our new naptime/bedtime routine is climb into sleep sack, put Pup Pup on one shoulder and our white lovey on the other shoulder, drink some milk while we read books. We then sing some songs, say prayers and Teddy falls asleep on his own in his crib. Some of Teddy's favorite lullabyes are Sweet Baby James, Where You Lead, Here Comes the Sandman, I Am Like A Star and Child's Prayer.

He has gotten really into brushing his teeth this month and loves to do it himself. He also wants to walk up and down stairs instead of crawling. He has (finally!) learned to hold onto my hand while we're walking so I don't have to carry him so much. Teddy has two new teeth this month and still a great eater! He is officially a one nap kiddo so afternoons before Blake gets home can get interesting ;)

We love you Teddy Bear!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Teddy 14 months

Teddy has turned into a little chatterbox this month. Since returning from Utah, he follows me around all day just blabbering away. He now says "mama" all the time but if he really wants my attention he shouts "MOM!" at me like a full blown teenager. As we drive around in the car doing errands, Teddy shouts "Mom!" and I respond "yes?" he then proceeds to tell me a long story in jargon. He is starting to self feed and is getting pretty good as using a fork and spoon.

He can now identify his head, ear and eyes but nose is still so hard for us! He usually points to his mouth or eyes when you ask him where his nose is. He continues to be a good eater but can't decide if he wants to take one or two naps a day. Pup Pup is still his best little friend and he drags him all over the house.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Teddy 13 months

This has been such a fun month in Utah! Teddy has learned all sorts of new skills and tricks here. He can now crawl up and down the stairs by himself. He can point to his ear, tummy, nose and knee. He also sticks out his tongue when you ask. He claps his hands for himself when he knows he's done something cute. Grandma taught him something called his "sweet face" which is when he places his hand under his chin and smiles. Haha it's hilarious. He also learned to make a fish face and will do it on command. He had Great Grandma Siddoway laughing so hard she was crying one night at the dinner table.

He new food obsession is corn on the cob. He saw us eating corn one night and begged to hold one himself. I figured he would just roll it around or throw it but he immediately starting eating it! He can hold it up all by himself and eats almost the entire cob on his own. If he sees corn he immediately starts reaching and saying "uh uh uh" over and over until he can eat it.

He is talking a lot more and says "ball" and "dog" consistently. He has become obsessed with dogs in Utah and would go looking for dogs outside every morning with Grandma. Great Grandma Siddoway has helped him use a tiny fork to feed himself and he is so proud of himself whenever he does it correctly. Thankfully Great Grandma Siddoway also has an Amazon Echo because Teddy loves to boss "alexa" around all day. He points to it and just yells nonsense haha.

We had a great month celebrating the 4th of July at the Milcreek parade and Pioneer Day. We aslo took Teddy to Bear Lake for the first time and he loved it! There was so much space to run around, a fun playground, Raspberry Shakes and lots of cousin time- Teddy was in heaven. We missed being apart from Dad for so long but Teddy was spoiled with lots of attention and love.

Teddy (and I!) loved running errands with Great Grandma Siddoway and eating lunch together. She loves Teddy and just loved watching him play and run around the kitchen. Teddy has loved having a big backyard to run through the sprinklers, swing and throw his ball around. At night we hang out with Grandma in the fun basement with all the new exciting toys. Its been a great month and we're so sad to leave! But we're excited to see Blake again!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Teddy 12 months

ONE YEAR! It's crazy to think one year ago Teddy entered our lives forever. It has been the best year of our lives and we feel so blessed to be parents of such a sweet, funny, patient, relaxed and smart baby.

Aunt Amy flew into DC a few weeks before Teddy's birthday and we had a blast seeing the sights, playing with Teddy, shopping and eating yummy food. Teddy ADORES Aunt Amy and would always reach for her when I was holding him. They have a special bond and we loved our 2 weeks with Aunt Amy- not to mention her help on the plan flying out to Utah.

Teddy is 100% personality all of the time. He is a charmer now and knows when he is being adorable. Babyhood is long gone and he is a little tot now. He continues to love swimming and water play and has no fear. He loves to pretend to feed himself and feed others from empty spoons and cups. He gained 2 more teeth this month on the top. He is such a good eater and loves all food except sauces like ketchup and fry sauce. He has loved discovered bacon, watermelon and pizza this month.

Aunt Amy taught him his first body part and he can now point to his knee when you ask. He is babbling much much more and is chatting our ears off all day. He still naps twice a day and takes forever to fall asleep in his crib, just chatting and rolling around for about 20 minutes.

We had a fun "party animal" theme birthday party for Teddy with some of our friends here in VA. I had a blast making decorations, favors and food. The hit of the party was the Italian Soda Bar! Teddy dug right into his giant cupcake and ate a good portion of it. He just kept eating and eating haha. He is a social butterfly and loved celebrating with all his friends.

Happy Birthday to our sweet Teddy Bear! We couldn't love you more!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Teddy 11 months

Teddy is a runner and climber now. He took his first (real) trip to the beach in OBX and loved every minute. He was in nervous awe of the ocean and first but then happily played in the wet sand and little waves all day. He also loved his first time swimming- jumping right into the cold pool with a big smile on his face! He attempted to blow bubbles in the water and has no fear.

He also has no fear at the park. We meet up with his bestie Cohen weekly and those two just run and explore without a second look back and their mamas! Teddy learned to climb up all the equipment and bravely handles all of his many spills.

Teddy continues to be a very social baby. He smiles and waves at all the other babies and kids (he doesn't know) when we're out and about. Sometimes he will still get random stranger danger when an adult talks to him, he is still especially wary of all the Trader Joe's cashiers (?) He still loves story time. It will be interesting to see him adapt to the older class once he turns 1. He's kind of the big kid on campus compared to all the other little babies so his story time world might get rocked.

He is fun and playful and loves to rough house with Blake. When we play "chase" with him, he gets a big excited smile and nervously dances his little feet. Then when you inch closer, instead of running the other way he will run straight into your arms. Haha kind of the opposite of chasing but it's adorable. 

He still naps twice a day and after a rough week of teething (the worst!) is back to sleeping through the night. He still loves to eat any food we are eating and can grab food off of plates in lightening speed. His new favorite foods include blueberries, blackberries, goldfish crackers, waffles and quesadillas. 

He still loves to "read" to himself in his room. He continues to love to shut doors and pull out all his books into a big pile and sort through them all. FaceTiming Aunt Amy multiple times a day is his other favorite past time :)

Happy 11 months to our wonderful TBear, its been another great month!