Corbin Travis: 15 Months

25 Jun

Corbin turned 15 months old on June 22. So much has changed in the past 3 months!IMG_4156 (Large)8424A718-CF3D-48FF-814D-FDAD4D6E0478IMG_3796 (Large)Size

At his 15-month appointment yesterday, Corbin was 25 lbs 4 oz (83%) and 2′ 6″ tall (12%). His noggin is still in the 95th percentile. He now wears 18-month clothing but is still in size 5 diapers and size 4 shoes. IMG_3150 (Large)Sleeping

Corbin is still pretty unpredictable with the times of day of his sleeping. He is consistent, however, with his general routine. He takes his first nap 2 hours after waking up, and usually naps for an hour. He stays up 3 hours between his morning and afternoon naps, and usually wants to go to bed 3 hours after his afternoon nap (unless we’re out and about). His afternoon nap is usually 2-3 hours long.

Fortunately, Corbin sleeps through the night 99% of the time. Unfortunately, for the past couple of months, Corbin has taken to waking up for the day early — sometimes as early as 3:30, more often at 4:30, sometimes at 5:30. He never sleeps past 6. As a result, I’ve started going to bed with the kids at 8 PM, and getting my stuff done in the morning. IMG_4165 (Large)IMG_3956 (Large)Corbin still drinks 3-5 bottles a day. He is super attached to them. When he’s really tired and he sees you getting a bottle ready, he giggles (with his thumb in his mouth) because he’s so excited.

Corbin has been our easiest child sleep-wise. Before naps and bedtime, we feed him a bottle and put him down awake, and he falls asleep on his own. He rarely lets us rock him. But he wants to sleep in his crib. He doesn’t often fall asleep in the car, and can be difficult to get down in new places.

Eating

Corbin seems to get sick of eating the same things over and over more than the girls did. Our go-to’s with him are fig bars, cheese, fruit (clementines, strawberries, blueberries, grapes), turkey lunchmeat, chicken sausage, pizza, and teething wafers. Now that it’s summer, we’ve also given him watermelon, mango, pineapple, and peach. He also likes broccoli and cauliflower.

In general, Corbin does not want to be fed–unless Annabelle does it. Then he will gladly eat applesauce, yogurt, or baby cereal off a spoon. 🙂

Corbin loved the cupcake at his birthday party and ate the whole thing by the fistful!943BE214-57CF-43C1-96B5-8B6300555AFB2A421E55-E084-4C45-A7ED-DEB93995E6FDHis first birthday party was a joint party for him and the girls, and it was a fishing theme.

Development

Corbin has made a lot of progress in the past 3 months! The biggest news is that he’s walking! Still falls over fairly often, and he still pulls up to stand, but he can walk! That happened around 14.5 months. Now he’s even harder to keep track of.

He can also climb up the stairs, and back down them too, but he usually first tries to crawl down them headfirst. He’s taken a few diggers, the worst being at the library. He tumbled sideways down 2 shallow steps, with his forehead catching the corner of a brick wall on his way down. It actually didn’t bleed at all, but it swelled up and got black and blue. 5901CD17-EF41-4208-8493-1513D0895F29He is a maniac! We were at a park with the girls one day and Corbin decided that he wanted to climb the ladder up into the play structure. It was a ladder at an angle that had flat, wide rungs so he was able to do it! As soon as he reached the top, he scrambled over to the slide and wanted to bomb down head first! I held on to him until Emma was at the bottom to catch him. I am surprised daily at the things he is willing to do!IMG_3967 (Large)Since my last post of him at 12 months, the snow has melted outside and we’ve been loving all the different types of weather! Corbin loves getting dirty and wet, and he is curious about everything. He rarely wants to be held–he wants to check everything out! Some gross things he has put in his mouth include: a bike chain, a live beetle, handfuls of sand, dirty flip-flops, tissues, leaves, acorns, and oak catkins. I also caught him one day with dog poop all over his hands but thankfully he did not eat it! (mom fail)IMG_3801 (Large)IMG_3170 (Large)IMG_3205 (Large)E1D4431C-DFD4-430C-9F91-AA3BB5B0F37E9F54A163-F5EA-4FA8-9523-AE9CFF18F3FD18A5C5A8-870A-4664-BCE8-A6DCB6AAE099Corbin loves the water now. He enjoys bathtime (if he doesn’t have to deal with both sisters in the tub with him) and has been LOVING the beach. A few weeks ago, it was 90 degrees and we went to the beach, and he went all the way in the water (me holding him), without me even coaxing him! I’m guessing the water temperature was only in the 60s so he has those Minnesota genes after all. He has also been loving playing on the beach. This boy needs a sandbox at home!IMG_4132 (Large)IMG_4138 (Large)IMG_4145 (Large)We’ve tried taking Corbin on some bike rides in the bike trailer, but it’s not his favorite thing. Just like our girls, he’s a mover! He does ok in the jogging stroller. I took the kids to the zoo a couple weeks ago, and he was content to sit in the stroller if we were moving. We went into the cage where you can feed the parakeets, and had a bunch of birds on my arm, and Corbin was screeching in excitement. He wanted to touch them, but they’d fly away. IMG_4152 (Large)IMG_4174 (Large)Corbin also LOVES our dogs, and always tries to get close to them. Charlie is not having it but Katy will let Corbin snuggle and pet her. She’s only barked at him once, and it was when he pulled her hair too hard. She never nips, but the loud noise scares Corbin. Still, he is undeterred!

Corbin also loves rough-housing with Annabelle. We have two bean bag chairs, and he loves climbing on and under them with Annabelle, and tumbling off them. Emma loves Corbin too, but he and Annabelle have a deeper bond.

Other things Corbin likes to do:

  • Push the wagon and truck around outside, though now that he can walk this has less appeal5D35F24E-E3F3-472A-A244-5BDAA32DF359
  • Make loud noises with whatever he can find (like banging a golf ball against the window or banging a cookie sheet and cooling rack together 🤪)
  • Rip up tissues and toilet paper
  • Flush the toilet and turn on the tub water (we close the bathroom doors all the time now)
  • Get things out of the garbage can (it is now locked in the laundry room)
  • Pull clothes out of his hamper into his crib (and then play peekaboo with them)
  • Empty things out of a bin or cabinet by throwing them behind him as hard as he can, or by handing them piece by piece to someone as they say “Thank you”2772A74B-8326-41AF-BC37-197C7057DD2DIMG_3972 (Large)IMG_3187 (Large)
  • Look at his touch & feel alphabet book (and rip out all the pieces that move)

Another big change in Corbin’s life this past month is that the nanny who had watched him since he was 2 months old moved to Nebraska. So now we have a new nanny (actually 2, they’re two teenagers who are watching all 3 kids together). We will miss her!IMG_4077 (Large)IMG_3894 (Large)B68DA80B-3516-4BCD-97A2-4BC7CDE15470B72BD604-5755-4898-AC0D-CBA93B04D04B6B9DAEA7-239C-4AFA-8F2E-0906CA2D769EAnd that’s Corbin at 15 months!

One Response to “Corbin Travis: 15 Months”

  1. Lisa June 30, 2019 at 2:37 pm #

    Wow! Such a handsome little man. I can’t believe how grown up all your kids are. 🙂

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