Leo - Month 17

Weight: 22lbs 9oz

Nicknames: Leeman, Lee-Lee, Forest Boy, Weeward, Wee-whoa
Clothes: 18 months clothes, and we have gotten away with a few 18-24 month shirts from Gap if I roll the sleeves once. Pants are 12-18mth, still a size 4 diaper and rocking a 4.5 shoe.
Sleep:  You're a great sleeper. This month, as you'll read, you were sick. You had two nights with a really high fever that caused you to be up around 1:30/2 when your dose ran out. I went in, gave you a bottle, more medicine, and rocked you back to sleep, just like the good ol' days - but I had really forgotten how tiring it is to be up with you throughout the night....both of those days I needed a nap!

7:00am - Up and Bottle
8:00am Breakfast- you looove waffles!
9-12am play
11:30am/12pmish- lunch
1:00 pm nap
3:15pm snack & playtime
6:00pm dinner
6:30 pm bath
7:00 pm 8oz bottle and bed

Health: You had a nasty cold this month. The only positive about this cold, is that I'm starting to learn a little bit more about whats normal for YOU when you are sick. 

Thankfully you haven't been sick often, but when you are, you seem to have a runny nose for about 5-7 days and then spike a fever +101 for 3 or 4 days before it finally breaks.

The problem with that, whenever I call the doctor for advice, they really suggest I come in and have you seen since you've had a fever for "so long". Next time around, I hope I trust my motherly instincts a little bit more - so I'm writing this down as a reminder to my future self.

Crying: Here are there, but this month you are really starting to express yourself more. You do get frustrated and will whine and cry a bit, but we're starting to find ways to communicate better. You have a new toy from your cousins Jack and Ella and you would get very frustrated every time the little frog piece would go down the tube because you are not quite strong enough to press the button down and release the frog. I showed you how to step on the button with your foot, and after 2 or 3 times, you figured it out. It eliminated a lot of frustration and now you spend hours a day playing with the frog and the tube.
Feeding:  This month you've really stayed away from a lot of meats and vegetables, but I'm sneaking veggies into your fruit drink and trying to get protein in you through eggs, peanut butter, and cheese.

Likes: You love to be the star of the show. You like to make sure you have everyone's attention so that you can perform for us. You love to play peek-a-boo, you love to dance to music, and you love to be chased by your daddy. You are really enjoying pushing around your new grocery cart and you probably bring me 30 books a day to read to you.
You love to get out of the house and go to music class, the library, your grandparents house, wherever!
Dislikes: This month, this biggest dislike you have had has been mommy leaving you at the gym kids club. We started going about 4 weeks ago, and the first week was brutal. You would cry and latch on to me like a little monkey. I would only workout for 30 minutes, and the entire time the ladies at the club would push you around the "magic stroller".

Each time I dropped you off, the ladies would assure me you were warming up, and sure enough, you really have. 

You cry for a few minutes when I leave, but then you find friends or new toys to play with and your happy as can be! We try and go 3 times a week for 50 minutes, and its been such a treat for me to workout and have a little morning break AND you get to be around other kids (except....colds), spend time away from mommy, and play with new toys.
Milestones: My favorite new word this month? YES! You say it incredibly cute and nod your head ferociously along with it. There's been a lot of sneezing around here this month, and wouldn't you know it, now you say "bleh u" for bless you.  
You understand a lot of commands, are starting to understand the routine of things, and are working really hard on jumping.
Places You’ve Gone: This has been your first full month here in Chicago and in our new house. It is so evident to me how happy you are here. There is so much more space to run around that you are much more content staying at home then you were in LA.
Visitors: We've had a busy month of lots of friends and family coming to see us and the house.
Roscoe: You two are truly the best of friends. You want him to chase you all day long, you ask for RoRo as soon as you wake up, and you laugh when he runs up and down the stairs like its the funniest thing you've ever seen.  And most of all (MUCH to me and dad's dismay, you love to throw your food off your highchair to him).


  1. Such a sweet little update! Time is flying!

  2. Leo is the sweetest little boy!!!

  3. I can't believe he's 17 months!! I just went back to look at your 11 month update (Lexi's age) and she's on the same schedule as him. Love your updates, they give me an idea what to expect!

  4. I just drafted Luke's one month (SOBBING) update and I know I will refer back to these a ton going forward!!!

  5. Happy 17 months Leo! Time flies so fast after they turn one! I love this stage because their schedules are like clockwork, but it's definitely a challenging age! I remember Camden going through a serious 'mommy' stage at this age. Hope you're loving your new job!