Wine Down and Review

Finally got my little man to bed. Our schedule was screwy today due to the time change. Getting dark early throws me off. But here I am. Time to sit back, relax and unwine. I hope you’ll enjoy a glass with me. Having red tonight. I love red when the air gets chilly.

I also love my crazy, little bundle of energy that is well on his way to fifteen months old. It’s been awhile since I’ve put his happenings in writing so here I go. Fisher started toddling the day he turned thirteen months old. His toddle has now developed into a quick and confident walk that rarely stops.

Now that my son has hit his major gross motor (large muscles) milestones (crawling, pulling up, toddling, walking), it’s time for his fine motor skills to kick in to high gear. Speech production requires fine motor skills (small muscles). Gross motor skills develop before fine motor. It’s typical for walking to come before talking. My son has certainly started talking. He says new words each day and is playing with putting two words together. His most common words are uhoh, no, ball, up, down, vacuum, Bella, mama, dada, pawpaw, nana, mawmaw, bath, boo, fish, boat, football, banana, bar, milk, go and just this week “Bella bone.” Keep in mind that a word is a consistent verbal production that is associated with a person/object. For example, his “football” is really “butbaa,” “banana” is “nanaa” and “fish” is “ish.” When those first words start coming, not everyone will understand what your little is saying. But rest assured, your baby is talking and their clarity will get better with age. Much like walking, speech takes time and practice to develop. My son also uses lots of gestures with his words, which helps him get his needs/wants met. He signs milk, more, all done and eat but is using verbal productions more now. I encourage use of words and signs.

We attempted Halloween celebrations. Unfortunately, it was 80 degrees in North Carolina on Halloween and the costumes I chose were not suitable. My son got hot and cranky quick and it didn’t work out as planned. We’ll try again next year! Did I mention he is overtly making his opinions and dislikes known?!?!

Fisher currently loves dancing to music, rummaging through baskets and drawers, throwing any and everything, playing with balls, stacking things and reading. He also loves making sound effects and imitates any action/sound his little self will let him. We’ve had a fall/winter clothing problem. Size eighteen months are too big, outfits with feet in them don’t work for walking and I’m not buying twelve months winter clothing. So we are doing lots of rolling up of sleeves and pants. Socks suck for walking too, barefoot or hard bottom shoes work best. As for teeth, he has four full (central incisors) and two partials (lateral upper incisors). It seems that teething never goes away. As far as eating goes, Fisher eats just about anything small and soft that we do with exception of anything green. I have to get very creative to get green veggies in him. I spend lots of time in the kitchen and figuring out tasty but clean and healthy foods to get in my baby’s belly. This brings me to my baby product review. A product I’ve developed a very close relationship with, we spend lots of time together.

Cuisinart Baby Food Maker and Bottle Warmer:

If you are in to making baby food, I highly recommend a baby food maker. There are many on the market. I went with the Cuisinart Baby Food Maker and Bottle Warmer. I chose it mainly because of its multi-use features. It steams, purees, and heats bottles all in one appliance. It saves counter space and is aesthetically pleasing (doesn’t scream baby product). It is easy to use with a simple three position dial. It is also easy to clean with just four parts. I put them all in the top rack of the dishwasher. I’ve been using my machine multiple times a week for a year now and have had no problems with it. If baby food making is your thing, I recommend this appliance. I give it two thumbs up! You may also be interested in my post Making Baby Food. Let me know if you have any questions!

That’s it for tonight. Thanks for unwining with me and reading my blog. I hope you have a good week ahead. Until next time….

Cheers!

Molly

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