Being Brickner : 12 to 15 Month Favorites

Thursday, November 14, 2013

12 to 15 Month Favorites

We had Waverly Maye's official 15 month doctor's appointment last week.  Like I'm sure most mommas feel, I have a total love-hate relationship with going to the pediatrician.  I really do look forward to getting recent "stats" on Waverly & to hearing how she is progressing compared to other babies her age.   And the part I hate?!  Those damn shots, I really do wish I could get them for her.


.Waverly's stats were really similar to what they always have been, super low on the spectrum for height & right about average for weight (10th percentile for height & 60th for weight).  Her head?  In the 70th percentile, girlfriend has a big brain in there. :)


We really do have the best pediatrician, she ALWAYS tells us that Waverly Maye is basically a  perfect child & we are the best parents ever.  Many of our friends go there so we are certain she tells everyone that, but it still does feel pretty amazing every single time.  I should probably get it on a recording to replay during those 15 month tantrums Waverly has been so sweetly showing off lately. :)


My sweet girl really was a rock star for those FOUR shots she had to get & as usual, dealt with them way better than I did.  As soon as the nurse left the room, Waverly immediately quit her crying, sat straight up & put her headband on.  She grabbed her shoes as she put out her feet & said "soos" to let me know to put them on ASAP.  She then proceeded to prance right out of the office shouting "bye" & not looking back.  
Someone knew that she was clearly over this afternoon date.  Have I mentioned I love this girl?! 

As a mom of a certified, legit TODDLER now ... there are some other things I am loving at the moment!  Just as Waverly Maye is constantly growing & changing, so are her needs.  Here are some of our current product favorites, items we truly couldn't live without!


1:  Snack Catcher with Click Lock:  We have been using snack catchers since Waverly's first birthday & have always loved them, but recently had to upgrade to this one with a click lock.  Turns out 15 month olds are SO much more clever than 12 month olds, imagine that?!!  Clever little Waverly Maye figured out how to take the lid off the original one & before my backseat turned into a official goldfish pool, these were a necessity.
2:  Ergo Carrier:  While I always knew I wanted a baby carrier, I never thought I would still be using them with a toddler!  Yet honestly, we are using our Ergo now more than ever!  Waverly's first place of choice when we are out is running around on her own, but when that isn't working (you know, when she is pulling down each & every product down from the Target aisles), this is magical.  I now get why it was the highest rated, it is still super comfortable even with a toddler & she loves it, too.
3:  Toes Ears and Nose Book:  We love board books & read them each night, but the ones with the bright pictures & flaps are by far Waverly's favorite.  This one is cute, fun & educational. :)
4:  KidKraft White Vintage Kitchen:  My parents got this for Waverly's first birthday and we LOVE IT!  Waverly loves to open & close the cabinets and hide all of her favorite dolls in it.  And I love that it can grow with her & that it looks absolutely adorable in the playroom.  Best.Gift.Ever.
5:  Wub-Nub Pacifier:  YES, we are still addicted to the wub-nub over here.  It is totally Waverly's "thing", so I couldn't do a true favorites list without it.  I really am nervous for the time we have to take it away, but my pediatrician said she could have it until age 2.  It will probably take until then to mentally prepare myself for that moment! 
6:  Boon Snack Carrier:  It might be ridiculous that 2 of my 6 faves are devoted to snacks, but let's face it, having food can save a total meltdown any day of the week.  For momma & mini.  Love this one for bringing a variety of options & also love the way it looks!  Boon is one of our preferred baby brands!

Am I allowed to say that this is my favorite age so far?!!  We definitely have our challenges, but I really love life with this little PERSON, who certainly developed her own little personality.  She makes everyday so fun, unpredictable & without a doubt, EXCITING. :)
Our life has definitely turned into a "Waverly world", & we are (happily) living in it. 



16 comments:

  1. I've seriously been debating that play kitchen for months. Savanna will be 7 months at Christmas and I really want to get a Kitchen for her! It's a good investment right?! At least it will grow with her:)

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  2. what a champ!! we love the snack catcher, wubbanubs, and any Karen Katz book too!

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  3. Love that snack up with a lid! Maybe that would keep my dog off her snack cups! Don't sweat the pacifier thing... well I'm trying not too. Callie still uses her at 18mo for naps & bedtime and then very special occasions (like her 18mo shots yesterday). She loves it when she can have it but will hand it over when asked for it. Our pediatrician didn't seem to care :) Oh and shots still suck!

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  4. We love the snack catcher but Clay has learned that he can hold back a flap and shake food everywhere :/ We still use them because he doesn't do it all the time but a mama can only pick up so many cheerios before she goes insane!

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  5. What a champ with the shots! Grace has her shots next week and I can't wait to go, but hate those shots!!! A couple weeks ago Grace saw another little girl give a show of a complete tantrum on the floor, legs flaying, screaming etc and then the next day Grace tried the same thing out on me. It didn't work, but she continues to try. ahhh!!
    Katie
    ps. we still have a paci too :(

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  6. Shots are the worst. Sadie didn't recover as easily from her 15 month shots...she was still sniffling and had a few tears rolling off her cheek once we were in the car! Normally she's good to go after a minute or 2. Love that play kitchen! I had been tossing the idea of the same one around as a Christmas gift, but with such a small house and no devoted playroom, I might pass it up. Otherwise, it would have to go in our living room!

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  7. Such a cutie! I think every new photo you post is just cuter and cuter!

    Jamie @
    The Growing Up Diaries

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  8. That kitchen is adorable. Santa is bringing a kitchen to Ella this year;)

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  9. Yes!! I couldn’t agree more. Total love/hate relationship with the pedi. And I just read that the four year checkup is one of the worst. That’s our next one. Yes, it’s 6 months away but my heart is already breaking for that day! Anyhow…your doctors office must gush over little miss Waverly and her fashion!! I can imagine all of the looks and compliments you get daily! And, there is nothing like a good report from your pedi!!

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  10. She is the absolute cutest. I've been eyeing that kitchen too. Glad to know she likes it so much!

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  11. Love anything Boon - their products are the best! And that vintage kitchen is to die for!

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  12. Waverly is so darn fabulous! Loved looking through your posts - it's getting me excited for all the fab outfits my little lady can wear as she gets bigger + older, too!

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  13. I LOVE that little white play kitchen! Kenley NEEDS that! I'm with your on the pediatrician, it's fun to go and hear how great she's doing but those stinkin' shots really put a damper on it. Waverly is just too cute.

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  14. I'm glad I'm not the only one still wearing their toddler! I have a Mei tai and still wear Liam on the front. People look at me funny cause he's big for his age. Considering getting an ergo and moving him to my back. Glad you love it!

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  15. I am so glad you posted about this kitchen...I have been debating between the PBK and Ikea ones, but this one seems like the perfect middle ground :)

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  16. I'm glad she's doing well, and handled the aftermath of the shots like a pro! I'm going to have to look for those snack cups. We had the original ones, and they figured out how to take the lid off pretty quickly!

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