James is officially 14 months old! And boy, is he starting to be more of a toddler than a baby, let me tell you!
It's been awhile since I've updated about James's progress and new skills, so I thought I'd mention a few.
He has 5 teeth, and possibly more coming since he's pulling on his ears like CRAZY, so much that he sometimes bruises them.
He LOVES books and will bring them to me to read to him. He also likes to bring me his toys so we can play together.
James is walking maybe 7-10 steps in a row a few times per day. I have yet to catch it on camera, since he's often running towards
something dangerous and I have to catch him!
He often falls down while trying to walk. Today he conked his head on the side of the coffee table and got a big goose egg. I tried to put a cold pack on it, but he wasn't having it. Oh well...
James thinks the following things are hysterical: Daddy playing the fiddle, Mickey Mouse, old toys found in new and unexpected places, peekaboo, and stuffed animals that talk.
He likes to wiggle around when he hears music. Sometimes he "sings" with me in the car.
James says dada for a lot of things, but most specifically for "daddy." He still hasn't said mama, he doesn't really have a word for me yet but he knows me as mama if I say "give it to mama" or something like that.
James doesn't say any other words yet, but he does know the sign language for many things. Most recetly he does "Airplane" since I am teaching him about planes before we go on our trip! He moves his hand back and forth in front of him trying to imitate us. It's darn cute. He did it all by himself without me doing it the other day too when I said airplane!
He loves the sign for hat, and always pats his head when I put on a headband or put my sunglasses on my head.
He is shy when first presented with a new thing or person, but quickly warms up to investigate.
James is obsessed with opening and closing things. He loves cabinets, doors, and anything with hinges, including my phone and a little toy his grandma got him that is a box with cow colors that has two hinges that open up to reveal a small cow inside. He loves that thing. He also loves buttons.
He has developed "likes" and "dislikes" in the food department, which is frustrating. Most of the things he dislikes are sour or strong tasting foods, like onions. He also hates the texture of real meat since he's only had pureed stuff really. He likes peanut butter and jelly (made with all-fruit no sugar jelly on 100% whole wheat), and these zucchini blueberry waffles I make him with cream cheese. James will pretty much eat any fruit or veggie you put in front of him... he especially likes cucumbers and tomatoes from the garden!
James sleeps 12 hrs or so at night. He likes to get up at 6:30 and cry for the pacifiers he threw out of the crib, but he goes right back to sleep after we give them to him. He is transitioning to one nap a day, which is not easy but necessary I think. He's been taking a long nap from 10-1pm, and that's too early in the day to get him to 7:30pm. So we'll have to try pushing it back, bit by bit...
James points at things or holds objects up when he wants to know what they are. And for some reason he's learned to say "more" by holding up one finger. One more? Who knows.
Oh, and he throws little tantrums if you take him away from something he wants. But he's easily distracted, so show him something interesting and he'll forget all about it.
That's all I can think of for now... here are a few pics for your enjoyment!