Friday, June 27, 2014

Fourteen Months

Porter is 14 months old already! He still doesn't seem like a "toddler" to me yet because he's still not walking and his face still looks like a baby face, but he is definitely starting to hit milestones that are making him seem older.  
Porter is not walking. He isn't really close to walking. He has taken one step a few times, but only if we trick him into it. He will only stand alone for a few seconds and also only if he is tricked into it. He can walk behind push toys at lightning speed, even the ones that barely help him with stability, but he is staunchly refusing to walk. Unlike with Paxton, I'm not worried about it. I know he'll do it when he's ready, but for now I'm soaking up the extended crawling phase. 
His talking and social skills are a whole different story. He can repeat tons of words correctly when we ask him to (today he repeated apple, ap-uh). He uses up, down, and out correctly. He says "mmm" when he wants food. He says "outside" all the time. He says mama, dada and pa-pa (Paxton) but I'm not sure he uses Mama to refer to me, I think he just says it. He shakes his head no to indicate that he isn't supposed to do something or that he doesn't like the food we're giving him. He gives high fives, kisses and snuggles. He points to things he wants and says "da" (that). 
He can point to his nose and tummy on command. He knows the cow says "mmm" (moo) and the lion growls. He knows how to pause and play TV shows which drives Paxton crazy. 
He loves to drive cars around and make vroom noises and will make a siren noise for firetrucks. He likes any toy that makes noise and any toy Paxton is playing with. He has already figured out stacking blocks and will help clean up when asked or when he sees someone else cleaning up. The last time we were at the science museum, he crawled around and picked up the blocks and took the balls back to their box. He loves to be read to and will pick a book out and bring it to me and say "up". 
He refuses to eat most meat and all vegetables (except the occasional sweet potato). He will eat almost any fruit, dairy or bread. If we give him a bite of meat or a veggie, he makes a horrible face and scrapes it out of his mouth and throws it on the floor (he might be a little dramatic). He looooves milk and will drink as much as we give him. 
He is such a chill little guy. We can take him anywhere and he is happy. He doesn't require snacks or toys for shopping trips, he's content to just look around. He is always happy and he hates getting in trouble. He's still a snuggler and a mama's boy which I am soaking up while I can because I know all too soon he'll be too busy for me. 

(Pax and Porter at 14 months)

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