We just visited the pediatrician last week for Caroline's 15 month checkup, much to her dismay...she knows when we walk into that office that something is looming and she screams and fusses up a storm when the nurse comes in with needles...smart girl already. My little tater tot weighs in at 22 pounds, 12 ounces, and is 31 inches tall. She got her 15 month shots (BOO!) but came out with fancy new band-aids and a sticker and all was right in the world again. When we talked with the doctor about milestones and such, it seems Miss Caroline is doing extremely well...she can feed herself, kick and throw a ball, walk backwards (who knew that was important??), and her speech/language skills are ahead of the game, too. Go girl go!!
She may look like her daddy, but her personality and sassy ways are all me...she got some of my traits, though I'm not sure if that is a good one or one that might get
Our girl is not only walking, but she is a maniac and tries to run all the time...it's hilarious to watch, usually because she takes a tumble, but it always right back up and going again! She doesn't look below when she walks so she is constantly tripping over whatever toys are on the floor. I thought the crawling stage was scary because they start figuring things out, but with walking comes a whole new level of "wonder what she will get into next?"...seriously, I cannot turn my back because I will find her unrolling the tissue paper in the bathroom, throwing my makeup into the bathtub, rummaging through the kitchen pantry, or opening the cabinets to discover household cleaners. Oi vey!
Food and Meal Time Fun!
I think Caroline has hit a growth spurt these past few weeks as she has turned into a little piggy when it's time to eat...she has even been known to steal from others' plates...oink oink. Favorites in the food arena include raspberries, cherries, blueberries, fresh carrots, bananas, rice cakes, cucumbers, goldfish, pasta, pancakes, tortilla chips, fruit snacks, hot dogs, PB&J sandwiches, cheese, yogurt, and ice cream.
She still isn't a huge fan of chicken, but I've gotten her to branch out and try it when I let her use her kid size fork and feed herself...whatever works, right??