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.