Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Update (mostly for us so we can remember years from now)

I wanted to write all of the little things Dexter does so that Adam and I can remember all of those details that make our little guy so so special!
Dexter can say about 15 words or more. a few of those are momma, dada, nana, poppa, up, pow, come in, no no, bye, hi, baby, uh oh, tada, tickle, achoo, etc. He talks a mile a minute and is very verbal. We hope he talks that much when he is saying real words.
He tickles and kisses everything.. the floor, the door, the wall... lol including himself and others. He also blows kisses!
At his 15 month appointment he weighed in at 24 lbs. He is in the 40 % for weight, 70% for height and 97 % for head size. Yes he has a big ole head, to house his big brain! He is a genius!!!!
He still insists on only sleeping in his bed and sleeps about 11-12 hours a night. He is down to one nap a day. It's usually around 2 hours. He is turning into a copy cat and copies a TON of what he sees. He likes to climb and stand on stuff, just like his daddy! If he will make him an inch taller he will stand on it! He has mastered coming down stairs by himself. He starts by turning around and scooting on his tummy, and he usually starts super early so he is sliding on his tummy for a while before he gets to the stairs :) He usually hides and squats to poop. Kind of gross I know but that's our son for ya! He loves to be outside and still makes a mad dash for the door anytime it's open. He loves to play. He always has. He loves to be chased and will chase you right back! He laughs at everything. literally everything! Even when we tell him no no! He is a snuggle bug too! thank goodness.
He winks! Well its obviously him blinking but he does it in response to us winking!
He knows and does 7 ish signs. Please, more, milk, want, eat, cookie, and all done.
Dex is a home body. He is happiest with momma and dada around in his own house.
Suckers are our secret weapon. He's a sucker for a sucker! lol
He has 8 teeth and is getting one of his eye teeth. He always swings his right arm. We call it his pirate arm. He also does what we call the hulk. It's where he tenses his body and face and squeezes his hands into fists. It is SOO cute.
He ALWAYS wants to help do the dishes. If the dish washer is open he wants to be in it!
He LOVES to sit in sinks! It doesn't matter what sink either. He especially likes the bathroom sink.
Dexter throws his own diapers away... but he also throws everything else away too; toys, keys, toothbrushes, etc. We are working on that!
He likes stuffed animals. He snuggles a bear and rabbit in his crib.
He runs everywhere! AND he is in to everything!
He is a bit of a gagger. He gags until he tastes whatever it is in his mouth and realizes he likes it. He loves spaghettios and mac & cheese. He hates grapes, peas, and some meats.
He is getting a little bit sassy so we have started using time out. I KNOW! time out at 17 months!? He throws little tantrums and if he ever hits, it's time out!
He has days where he only wants daddy or only wants momma.
He is in love with the plunger. If he can get it in the toilet he is in heaven! sick right!?
Dex is going to be spider man this Halloween. Daddy will be Batman and Momma hasn't found a costume yet but hopefully it will be a super hero too.
He dances to music and loves to watch blue's clue and yo gabba gabba
Dexter loves to type on my laptop. and stand on it, As well as standing up by the t.v. or in a kitchen drawer or climbing in and under or on chairs.
Dexter is getting so big so fast. I had heard how fast they grow up but I never imagined it would go so quickly. He is such a joy to be around and so smart. He is perfect and we wouldn't have him any other way! Thank you Dexter for changing our lives. You are the best part of us! We adore you!