Jack: 16 Month Update

Although I’m no longer doing monthly recaps for Jack, I still want to document a few things that he’s been doing lately. Especially since we all know I haven’t even started his baby book yet. Second kid problems. 
SLEEPING: I think the last time I posted about Jack’s sleeping habits we were getting ready to start sleep training using the Ferber method. In short, we followed the schedule listed in his book which is a mix between CIO and comforting the baby when they cry. After 2 nights, Jack was sleeping through the night and the only thing I regret is that we didn’t do it sooner. Every now and then he will wake and fuss, but he usually puts himself right back to sleep. He also started at a center based daycare last week so he’s down to just one nap a day and he sleeps on a cot. I totally wasn’t ready for that. 
EATING: If you’ve been reading here for a while then it’s no surprise that Jack loves food. I was sure he was going to be in high percentile weight wise, but at his 15 month well check he was only in the 10th percentile for weight/height. Good thing he’s on the tall side because he can pack away some food. He’s eating all solids and he eats pretty much anything we eat. If you’re eating in front of him, you better be willing to share. He takes one bottle at bedtime still, but I know it’s time to give that up. I had the same problem with Ben and getting rid of that nighttime bottle. I just love rocking him and giving him that bottle before bed.

SAYING: It seems like everyday he learns new words. The ones he says most often are: momma, dada, more, thank you, love you, pop pop (popsicle), woof woof (for dog), what’s this, uh oh, and oh no.

FAVORITES: Snacks, bath time with brother, touch and feel books, dogs, being outside, playing chase with brother, music, dancing, and candy.

LEAST FAVORITES: Coming in from playing outside, being buckled in his carseat, getting dropped of at school, anything dirty on his hands, having a poopy diaper (he says, eww and pulls at it) and brother woolering him when he wants to be left alone.

I hope he continues to stay our sweet little boy forever!


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