Letters to Nolan: 16 Months

Dear Nolan,

Happy New Year little dude! It’s hard to believe you have been here for parts of three calendar years already. You are now a full-fledged TODDLER- full of energy, curiosity, and naughtiness. You are into everything, and your name has never been more appropriate because you hear the first syllable about 1000 times a day. 

Nolan, at 16 months  you:

  • Weigh 23 pounds 4 ounces
  • Wear size 12-18 and 18 month clothing, size 4 diapers and size 5 shoes
  • Have 4 teeth that are now fully “in” (no sign of any others coming in though)
  • You have a temper. You get frustrated and MAD really fast, and you scream and bang your head on objects or people. Stop that! You have a nice bruise on your forehead from banging your head on the tile.
  • You are starting to be a lot more verbal. You say Mama, Dada, Bye Bye and Ta Da! regularly, but you mostly just point and grunt to get what you want.
  • Just this week, you had your first sick visit to the doctor. We tried a new pediatrician and really liked her. She diagnosed you with bronchiolitis and prescribed rest and fluids. Your breathing sounded awful for a few days but you are definitely on the mend.
  • You are now refusing to eat your previous favorite food, blueberries. You will eat any other berry I give  you but throw blueberries on the floor. Weird.
  • You are drinking whole milk from bottles and I’m not in any hurry to wean you from them.
  • You either refuse to nap or nap 2.5+ hours. The key to you taking a good nap is to put you down before 11 am. You go to bed at 6:00 pm, wake up once or twice at night and get up for the day about 6 am. (And it doesn’t matter when we put you to bed- you are up at or before 6).
  • You fight like crazy with your sister but she is still your favorite person.

Nolan, these early toddler months are challenging, frustrating, but also full of snuggles, laughter and lots of love. You are so cute and we just adore you, naughtiness and all.
Love,
Mommy

 

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