Sunday, January 10, 2010

15 months old

This week Cooper turned 15 months old! We went in for his well baby appointment and unfortunately, more shots! Cooper is now 32 inches long (er, tall) and weighs 25 lbs. He is where he always is in percentile: 50th for weight, and 75th for length. The doctor was pleased at how active both physically and cognitively he is, and how healthy he is! Our tall and lean little dude has yet to ever run a fever! Over the holidays, Cooper also cut his two upper incisors, leaving only two teeth to go until his 2 year molars! Whew! 

We can't wait for teething to be disrupts everyone's sleep! We adore having a toddler! He jibber-jabbers all day long, with an occasional intelligible word. While we can't always understand what Cooper is saying, he gets his point across! He knows how to point to objects he wants but can't reach, bring us books or toys he wants us to read or play with, and unfortunately, pitch a fit when he doesn't get his way. He can also tell us that the monkey goes "ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo", show us his belly when asked, and make the "brush your teeth" soundthat goes along with the "brush your teeth" song we sing. Just last week he started helping me put up toys when I asked him to! He prefers to use his fork over his hands to eat, even if he isn't always successful, and he loves to be outside. Some of his favorite activities include swinging, patting the dog, and pushing and pulling and riding in his wagon.

Cooper has also figured out the slide he got for Christmas...then he took it to the next level at our friend's house. They have a big-kid fort complete with a ladder and slide, which are a good 4 to 5 feet off the ground. Cooper ran over to it, and immediately scrambled up the ladder and went down the slide as if he had been doing it for years! David was ecstatic and I had to take a few deep breaths.