Jude is 15 months old now and the changes keep coming.
This month has been all about words. He is talking like crazy and his baby babble is now making a lot of sense. He can say a lot of new words (‘come’, ‘cheese’, ‘trees’, ‘bubbles’) to name a few, but he understands so much more. I can give him much more complicated instructions now and he understands. He also has been mastering his body parts – eyes, ears, mouth, teeth, tongue, nose, head, hair, hands, and feet! It’s great fun playing the ‘point to the body part’ game with him.
He is also very eager to help me out with everything I do. I actively encourage it and have him right next to me and involve him as I do dishes, laundry, make the bed, and even helping dress or undress himself. I explain, explain, explain everything. Fingers crossed by the time baby brother comes along he will be able to go grab a diaper to help out with a nappy change.
Speaking of baby, we have been talking a lot about the baby in my belly, but I am pretty certain it’s all still over his head. In two months time he is going to get the surprise of his life when we bring a newborn home. And before long Jude will have a bath time buddy!
We’re in the thick of summer so keeping cool has been a priority. I take Jude to the Taipei 101 splash fountains but he always gets mobbed with tourists from the Mainland wanting to take his photo. Apparently his blond hair and blue eyes make him a great tourist attraction.
Sleepwise things have been going really great since back from the States. In the States he gave us some trouble going down at night every now and then but now back in his own bed he is sleeping like a champ – 7pm-7am, with a 2-hour midday nap. This schedule seems to work perfectly for him.
Being the busy boy that he is I have found that there are time throughout the day when I need to make him sit down and have some chill out time. I have him play games on the iPad or watch a few Youtube videos and this has worked out really well. It also gives me a break!