The One with Fox at 16 Months


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Fox posts trump all holidays :) Today he's 16 months old (and baby in utero is 16 weeks!) Here are our done at home stats - official ones coming after his well-baby appointment on Thursday.

 Length: 33.5" (90-95%) 
 Weight: 24 pounds (25-50%) 
 Head circumference: 19.5" (90-95%)

Fox has added a few words to his vocabulary and tricks to his 'act' in the last month!
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Words he says:
Bye (buh)
Dog
Buzz! (as in Buzz Lightyear)
Wow!
Yeah!
No! (not a fan of this one...)
Oh no!
Uh oh!
One Two (meaning he wants to play "3, 2, 1" and have us run him around like Uncle Jay)
Shoes (still sounds like "eesh")

Fox is a facial copycat and likes to mimic any face that we make at him. He squints his eyes when we do so, puckers his lips up to his nose, throws his head back and laughs like a cornball, sticks his tongue out, blows bubbles, blows raspberries, presses his forefinger against his lips and says, "Shhhh!" and more. I'm trying to get pictures of these tricks but whenever I have the camera out he just wants to grab it.

Fox found my belly button and loves it for some weird reason. I tell him, "Your brother or sister is in there!" and sometimes he'll rest his head on my stomach like he does to soft things like pillows and Rachel the cat. Maybe on some level he knows his sibling is in there. Precious.

Fox is such a little helper! Three instances:
1) Every day for the past 16 months he's been glued to my hip as I've performed my morning routine which includes feeding our plethora of animals. Now he grabs the hay bag from the shelf, reaches in, grabs a handful, and throws it in Chandler the rabbit's cage. Then he grabs Chandler's pellet bowl and hands it to me.
2) I'll hand him a piece of garbage and say, "Throw this away!" and he'll take it into the kitchen and throw it in the trash. This could come in handy :)
3) When we're putting our groceries away, namely water bottles, he grabs one and hands it to us to put in the fridge, then gets another one and hands it to us, and another one, and another one, etc, until they're all put away! He loves to be told "Thank you!" and praised for his hard work.

I turn my attention elsewhere for two seconds and I come back to find that a tornado has swept through Fox's room:
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I give up trying to stay on top of his messes early in the morning and then clean it all up before he goes to bed.

Yesterday I was emptying the dishwasher and then discovered Fox had somehow crawled into the bathtub.
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He's a climber!

Fox and his Daddy have such a special bond.
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No on can make Fox laugh like Chris can. They read together, play together, rough-house together. It's the perfect relationship between father and son. Every day when Chris comes home from a long day of school, Fox lights up and instantly becomes happy.
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Fox ate his first popsicle. He liked it for the first 3/4 and then gave me the rest.
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We have zero storage in our apartment so we've kept all the big baby things out and assembled in Fox's room. Recently he rediscovered his bouncer. 
Then:
Now:

He's a funny guy who likes what he likes and there's no rhyme or reason behind it.
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I think we're about done with the standard Fox in his chair on his monthly birthday photo. He hasn't quite cooperated the last few months.
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We love this guy and his enthusiastic personality! It's so fun to watch him learn new things and discover the world and figure everything out. Every day he becomes more "grown up" and it's so exciting to watch him turn into a little human being with thoughts and feelings and desires of his own.

We love you Fox!
Paige Taylor Evans © // Quinn Creatives DESIGN