Parker at 15 Months

Parker had his 15-month well visit this week, and despite getting 4 shots plus a toe prick, he was a champ. He was pretty chill and let Dr. Phillips listen to his heart, look in his ears, and even take a peek at the molars that are starting to come in.

I always hold my breath a little when it comes time to take all the measurements, because Parker has been such a tiny peanut from the very beginning. He only gained one pound since his 12-month visit, but I wasn’t too surprised considering he is ALWAYS on the move (and still not the best eater).

Weight: 20 lb (12%)
Height: 31 in (43%)
Head: 46 cm (16%)

12% is the highest he’s been on the curve since he was born; hopefully the upward trend continues. The pediatrician was happy with his progress and said he looked perfect, which is always reassuring.

At 15 months, Parker is talking up a storm. He has lots of words, including:

  • hi
  • byebye
  • more
  • thank you
  • dada
  • mama
  • papa
  • nightnight
  • cracker
  • milk
  • wawa (water)
  • bath
  • toy
  • book
  • piano
  • lion
  • turtle
  • raccoon
  • duck
  • Elmo, Big Bird, Oscar, Grover, Ernie (Sesame Street)

Plus, he can tell me the sounds for dog, cat, cow, pig, sheep, duck, bird, lion, monkey, frog, train, doorbell, and drum. If I ask him to say a word, he will almost always do so, and he is pretty good at imitating without prompting, too.

Parker at 15 Months

One sweet little story to end this post about my big boy: last night, Parker woke up crying at around 12:30 (which never happens). I picked him up out of the crib, and he wiggled to get down. He walked over to the rocking chair and pointed to it, so I picked him up and we rocked for a few minutes.

He fell asleep almost immediately, but when I stood up to put him back in his crib he opened his eyes. I thought he was going to start crying again, but instead he just relaxed as I set him down and fell right back to sleep. I like to think he just needed a quick mama snuggle :)