15 months old! Such a big girl and in such a tiny frame! Yes at 15 months and 2 days old Mae weighs 17lbs 6oz (0.38%) she is 28.5" tall and her little noggin is 44cm (14%) for a bit of comparison her mommy was also 28.5" and weighed 16lbs 8oz. Her mommy reached a great height of 5' so Mae appears to be trending in the same way.
New firsts for this latest month include: welcoming dada home from a deployment, a few more words clearly spoken: peease (please), and the most amusing MEEE! which she says with great passion whenever she wants something, thinks its hers, or occasionally when she wants up. Yes, she's saying "me" :) It's adorable, but I understand the dangerous potential for it to lose it's cuteness really quickly. hehe.
Illness wise Mae was quite under the weather off and on again this month. She had two colds that were pretty icky and diagnosed with bronciolitis again. Very sad for her. For the most part she doesn't let the colds slow her down. She seems to be catching everything her big brother brings home from preschool - as a result I've deemed it the "preschool plague"
In spite of illness though Mae has really blossomed into a social butterfly and loves to toddle all over the place with (or without) her brother. If we go to a playdate she rarely is clinging to my side, she's mostly off and about and keeping up with the bigger kids. It's great to see her gain confidence and independence.
Mae as far as eating and sleeping go is about the same as last month. Not so great. She isn't sleeping through the night, she isn't eating three square meals a day. This may be a result of breastfeeding on both accounts, so when she gets to feeling better we might start do some nighttime weaning - as I recall with Ace it's not fun and so that is certainly a big part of my delay. :) Mae also has QUITE the flare for dramatics and she can wail like no other if she's trying to convey displeasure, so whenever we do wean I'm certain the dramatics won't be lost.
Giggles are also plentiful though around here. She's getting more ticklish. She laughs at her brother's silliness, she giggles as she chases him. It's so stinkin' cute! She's still so tiny and cuddly. For the most part she is wearing 9 month clothes and a few 12 months and in some cases a few shirts that are 6months. She finally has outgrown in her feet the 6 month sleepers. Yes, JUST outgrew them.
It's been a great month and a lot of fun. Mae loves shoes, hugging dolls, and climbing onto anything she can scale. She "blows" her nose by making a similar noise with her mouth and still absolutely loves to brush her teeth. Piglet and her blanket are still often clutched in her arm, but quickly ditched as to not slow her down. She's such a joy and every day is a different adventure.