Thursday, February 23, 2017

Baby jimmy: 15 months.

Our little man is 15 months old already.

Jimmy is walking everywhere (almost running), and is always trying to keep up with his big sister.

His language and speaking are also developing pretty quickly.

Currently, he's saying "boos" (shoes), Bompa, Papa, Mama, Nana, "Nin-Nah" (Linna), "mah" (more), "nah" (no), "Nugs" (Snugs - his blanket), "dah" (that), "drah" (drop), ball, wow, and woah.

Just a couple days ago, he said his first descriptive word-combo: "blue ball". Jimmy was actually falling asleep in his highchair while eating dinner, when he suddenly woke up and blurted the words out, like they had been on the tip of his tongue for days.

It was adorable. And I love his little voice.

(Jimmy saying "blue ball")

(Jimmy saying "Bompa" - My dad's name)

Jimmy is obsessed with his big sister, and follows Linna everywhere. We are regularly going to the gym during the week while Linna is at school, so he has other little friends to play with in the gym's daycare (and Mama gets a break!). His face lights up when we pick Linna up from school every afternoon.

Jimmy loves his big sister's hand-me-downs!

Jimmy looks like he's 3 years old in this picture.

Recently, Jimmy has started to cry when he sees men that he doesn't know. If we're out and about, and a dude says "hi" to Jimmy, he gets super upset. The only men he "likes" are my dad ("Bompa"), Papa Saigh's dad ("PeePaw"), Papa Saigh, my brother (and that's hit-or-miss), and the guy that works in our gym's daycare center. We're working on this, as well as getting Jimmy to use his words, instead of whining. Always a fun struggle. Jimmy is starting to understand the word "no", and is very good about listening when I tell him "no". Sometimes he tests the waters, but he's starting to point to things that he knows he's not supposed to touch, and says "nah" while shaking his head. He's also very good about saying "nah" and shaking his head when he doesn't want something.

Linna (age 5), and Jimmy (14 months old) in the tub.

Happy hour at the Saigh household.

When Jimmy gets mad... he's MAD. And his cry is piercing. I don't know what it is about his scream, but it really affects his big sister (she gets upset when Jimmy gets upset), and it seriously like shakes my nervous system. I don't know if his cry is just super loud, but it's honestly jolting. His infectious smile and laugh make up for it though. He still has a gap-tooth grin... And I love it. My favorite is when I ask him to "give mama kisses", and he smiles from ear-to-ear, leans in and lets me kiss his face.

Jimmy loves climbing up stairs, and recently learned how to get off of a step carefully, by going down on his butt. A few weeks ago at the gym, I walked into the daycare center to pick Jimmy up, and found him climbing up a slide ladder all by himself. He has NO fear. He also loves balls, and gets so excited when he sees anything round. He also has quite the arm, and can throw, bounce, and kick a ball like a grown man. If you see Baby Jimmy out and about, chances are he'll be carrying around some type of ball.

(Jimmy dribbling a basketball at the gym)

His favorite foods are avocado, veggie straws, any fruit, spinach tortellini, beans, hot dogs, carrot straws, edamame, frozen peas, Z Bars, mac n' cheese, oranges, cheese sticks, and yogurt. He hates being spoon-fed (wants to do it himself). Jimmy drinks water, juice and milk from a sippy-cup, and gets an 8 oz. bottle of milk at night before bed. He's sleeping from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. (with a 3 a.m. laughing/talking "party" in his crib every now and then - so annoying), and is pretty much taking one nap a day around 10:30 a.m., lasting anywhere from 1.5 to 3 hours. He's at that point where he still could be taking 2 naps a day, but then it's hard getting him to sleep 12 hours at night. He is exhausted by 5 p.m. when he takes one nap a day, and passes out with no struggle by 6 p.m. He also pees a LOT at night, so we sneak a nighttime diaper on him at 10 p.m. each night.

Linna is so protective over her little brother. Jimmy LOVES being outside!

Time is flying by way too fast, and I have a hard time watching Jimmy grow into a "big boy". I feel like he was just a baby, and now my baby is turning into this independent little dude. "Baby Fever" is in full swing for Mama Saigh, but Papa Saigh says we're "done". I think Baby Jimmy needs the chance to be a big brother... Am I right?! :)

We love you, baby boy!

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