George – 14 Months

Timeline: George is 14 months old today. I hadn’t planned on continuing with these monthly updates, but since some of you sent me texts asking for an update at the 13 month mark, I am going to continue doing this for a while.

G in coat

How We’re Feeling: We remain incredibly blessed — George, John and I are still very happy and healthy. We have had a very healthy and happy past fourteen months. Amen!

How George is Changing: George weighed in at 21 pounds when I took him in for the second dose of the flu vaccine last week. George is wearing 12-18 month size clothing, and his feet are getting big quickly. In fact, we are still having a hard time keeping George in shoes that fit.

We are still breastfeeding, and are still deep into the weaning process. George still nurses 3 times a day and eats solid foods three times a day. His favorite new solid foods include spaghetti, raspberries, blueberries, sausage, baby Goldfish, pinto beans and mini whole wheat waffles.  We have a very good eater on our hands!

G eating

George says “Mama,” “Dada,” “Bird,” “Duck,” “No,” “Bubbles,” “Bye-Bye,” “Hi,” and “Blueberry. “And those are just the words we can make out — George is very talkative these days and is very curious about words and sounds.

If you follow me on Instagram, then you know that Georgie is walking now! George took his first steps while we were in Phoenix last month and he hasn’t slowed down since.  It is amazing how quickly he went from crawling to walking with speed.

George has ten teeth and has two more teeth coming in. The two newest teeth are the pre-molars and the teething pain and symptoms associated with these were pretty brutal.  We had major sleep interruptions and crying jags this time and I hope the two teeth coming in aren’t as painful. I’m hoping we can get through this round of teething quickly – please send good vibes our way!

When he is not teething, George is still sleeping 10 to 11.5 hours straight at night and 2 to 3 hours during the day in his crib. He occasionally wakes up in the middle of the night, but George is generally a great sleeper.

G in stroller

How I’m Changing (Body After Baby): I am down 82 pounds and feeling great.  That’s right — I have lost all the baby weight + 13 pounds.

How I’m Staying Active: Running, walking, Pilates and light strength training are my exercise of choice these days. My FitBit is part of the reason I am staying on track — I love it! I am also training for the 2015 Austin Half Marathon and am taking things pretty seriously this go round.

What’s Keeping Me Busy: In addition to being a Mom, I am still working full-time (from home) and am traveling more and more for work these days. I am blessed to be able to see George whenever I want when I work from home. I have also been more active socially and have been busy planning upcoming family trips and holiday celebrations.

What’s New with George: Even though the temperature continues to drop (then fluctuate back up!?), George still loves our outdoor walks.  Thank goodness — these walks are great for the both of us. We manage to get outside every single day — rain or shine! George is also still really enjoying his Little Gym classes and seems to be having even more fun now that he can walk.

LG Collage

What’s New at Cliffwood: We are still in the midst of a prolonged Winter/Summer cleaning and reorganization and our mini-remodel project is complete. We have some new furniture and decor that I want to show you too. I promise to get my act together soon and to put together a post on this.

The Nursery: No update here, but I can’t imagine we will have one until George moves into a toddler bed (wait…what?!).

George – 14 months old

G with new haircut

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