Leo - Month 14

Weight: 20+lbs?

Nicknames: Leeman, Lee-Lee, Forest Boy, Weeward, Wee-whoa
Clothes: Somehow you are fitting into 24mth pjs! Everything else is same from last month.
Sleep:  We have both gotten a lot more used to your one nap a day, and it actually isn't so bad. It took us both a while to not feel like something was way off, but we got to the other side and we are having a lot of fun with our long mornings. 

up at 6:30...with an 8oz bottle
8:00am breakfast
9-12am play - very necessary to get out of the house during this time
11:30am/12pmish- lunch
12:30/1:00 pm nap
3:30pm snack & playtime
6:00pm dinner
6:30 pm bath
7:00 pm 8oz bottle and bed

Health: We had your first brutal cold. In fact, you are still fighting it off a bit, but it has broken your momma's heart. Plus, me and dad have been sick with you too, so it's been a very long week. You threw up, had a fever for 3 days (over Thanksgiving!), goopy eyes, runny nose, and now you are coughing. We called your doctor (well, mom has called a few times.....) and she said to just keep doing what we are doing because apparently a nasty bug is making its rounds. Steam showers, a tilted crib, lots of pedialyte bottles, and as much snuggles as you'll take! Somehow, you've still been pretty happy and enjoyable!
Crying: Now that you are a walking/running pro, you seem overall happier....although, now, frustration is a real thing. If you are playing with a push car and it doesn't do what you want, you will cry out in frustration, for example. Whining if you don't get what you want is new to us too. You will cry briefly when you fall on your bottom, but recover quickly. Overall, you are a happy little guy. 
Feeding:  Pickier and smarter.....for a long time I could get any kind of veggie in you, but now....not so much. A lot of times, you will put the food in your mouth, and then if you don't like it, just spit it out. It's not mommy's favorite game. Another game mommy doesn't love? Throwing food off your high chair.

Likes:  You love a lot of things! You love people, new toys, new games, learning, exploring, FaceTime, and bathtime! 
Dislikes: When things don't go/do what you want them too, falling/tripping, getting frustrated, most vegetables.
Milestones:  Now that we have crossed the walking and running threshold, we are focusing a lot on your verbal and cognitive milestones. You are talking up a storm, and new words come out of your mouth daily. Today's new word: bubble (and, it was after observing mommy's large glass of champagne!). Recent new words include; wiggle, Peppa, banana, birdie,  "hot coffee", "wa-wa", and "ni-ni".

Some of your newest tricks include lots of animal sounds, your favorite being the horse and the fish, pointing at our body parts, and kinddddd of blowing kisses.

You love to give daddy his shoes to put on, put your mega blocks together, kick a soccer ball, and fetch a ball to Roscoe.
Places You’ve Gone: You got to go to Disneyland this month!  Not only that, you got to go with all of the Shields family! You love to watch Mickey Mouse Club House and you really seemed to love being at Disney. Mom loved that we got to go during the Christmas season because the music and decorations were her favorite part. We rode "Its a Small World" which you LOVED and played like a wildman in Toon Town and loved exploring Goofy's house with your dad who patiently played in there with you for an hour.

It was mom and dad's first time too! 

Visitors: Your Mimi and Grandpa and all of your Iowa cousins were in town for Thanksgiving! We had such a blast with them.

Roscoe: It's taking Roscoe a little bit of time to warm up to the fact that you are now a running and walking tiny human that charges him 40 times a day. He is doing really well with you, and we are trying to teach you how to be gentle and play with dogs nicely. You love to fetch with Roscoe and think he is hilarious when he runs circles in our living room.


  1. Leo, you're a cute and cool little boy! I bet you and Molly Anne would have a blast playing and would enjoy saying BUBBLES the whole time you see your mamas drinking champagne together.

  2. How is he 14 months old?! Crazy. So adorable.

  3. Poor little Leo!! Glad he's doing better but sounds like it was rough for awhile! Oliver is a food thrower too and once he starts throwing it, his food gets taken away!

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