...has brought us to full understanding of the word "tantrum."15 months... we are up to 3 on the bottom and six up top [front 4 and 2 in the way back... I think they may be the first molars but they are still too small to tell]. This month marks the first time he actually tries to use his teeth to bite into foods [he was still using the gums where his molars will eventually be]. And don't be alarmed but I also introduced him to markers which he likes to put in his mouth... probably because I can't help laughing at his face when he does it and he loves to make people laugh.
Not so good things he has picked up on: screaming [thanks, DK], hitting/throwing/kicking [which he has been doing for awhile but now with his accuracy in the upper 90 percentile, it is getting dangerous], eating cookies or anything with chocolate [that would be my fault], and not sleeping through the night [?????] although we have finally comfortably gone down to one nap and I have even started sneaking him into nursery a month early, so that's pretty awesome. Also the separation anxiety is much better *knock on wood* and he actually enjoys going to the childcare at the gym, with minimal tears, if any.
Sure the nighttime screaming wakeups have been a struggle [I even resorted to driving him around in the wee hours of the morning more than once] but we have finally normalized and when he does wake up, he is once again content with a snuggle, re-tucking of the blanket, and a backrub till he drifts back to sleep. But I suppose that is the tradeoff for having a total chatterbug on our hands :) The amount of words he can imitate and uses [help, bear, bath, mumo, daniel, anna, saraah, astrid, teeth, cheese, nose, snowman, football, TC, yellow, red, blue, Minnie] is subject for another post or video entirely! Love this bug.