Saturday, December 15, 2012

Month 13

Weight: 21 lbs 15 oz. (31st percentile) Harrison actually dropped a little weight since his last official "weigh-in."  Nothing to be concerned about, his Dr simply said that since he's been walking/running and so physically active he burns a lot of calories a day.
Height:  30.25 inches (57th percentile)
New words: "Good", "Thank you", Nana, "Moo" (for cow), "woof woof" (for dog)
Favorites: Reading books--both with others as well on his own, stacking things and then knocking them over, putting his toys into his toy box (really?? awesome!), sitting in his chair.

Other news:  Harrison is done with bottles!  I was very relaxed when it came to weaning him off the bottles and essentially he got bored with them before I decided he was done.  He has 7 (yes, 7) different kinds of sippy cups now.  All of which he will  He began the transition not liking much of anything in the way of sippy cups, but now thankfully will drink out of anything.  We have begun to work with him on drinking from regular cups as well.  

Harrison went to see Santa this month!  We weren't sure just what to expect from him since last year he was only a month old and had no idea what was going on.  Harrison took it in stride even cracking a smile while Santa talked to him about joining his Elf Training program.  We weren't able to get a smile for his picture, but I have to say he was quite the dapper little man!

Harrison has definitely entered his Toddler mode with tantrums becoming a regular occurrence   It is not uncommon for Harrison to throw his whole body to the ground and cry.  There is no rhyme or reason as to why he does it as of now.  While he continues to establish his independence, Daniel and I are trying to take everything in stride.  I have found myself on more than one occasion reciting "he is just a baby, this is how he communicates" 

Harrison continues to be such a loving child who now will back up to you in order to sit in your lap.  He will bring you books to read to him, and lay his head on your shoulder.  I pray he will always be such a cuddly boy!