Monday, October 5, 2009

Trenton at 14 Months

I wonder how well I've been capturing Trenton's personality on this blog. At 14 months, he is so full of personality that I cannot neglect documenting it!

Words others have used to describe our child: wild, busy, ALL boy, huge. Thankfully, people also tell me how cute he is, and I get a million comments on how his hair stands straight up. ("Love that mohawk!")

I haven't raised a lot of kids (obviously :), but as far as I can tell, he is very high energy. He thrives on having a new place to explore—someone else's backyard, someone else's house, the Primary closets, a park, etc.

I love taking him on walks and he gets so excited if he is walking like a big boy, stroller free. After most of our outings, he lets me know that he does NOT want to go back to our apartment when we arrive at the front door or the patio.

He goes-goes-goes so hard that before naps and nighttime sleep, he is wiped out and ready to nuzzle that blanket on the floor, basically saying, "Mom, do you get the hint? Put me down!" I'm so grateful that my extremely active little guy is also a cuddler (at least when he's tired).

Trenton is a great sleeper. He started getting the hang of sleeping through the night at about 6 months, and I think he's been sleeping at least 10 straight hours a night since 7 months. Right now he sleeps between 11 and 12 hours, and we rarely hear a peep from him until morning. I'm so grateful!

He also is a napper. (The kid just needs his sleep! What can we say—He's a Nielsen!) He still takes two naps a day, totaling about 3 hours of daytime sleep. However, I think he's getting ready to transition to one nap, so things aren't quite as predictable as they used to be, but that's okay. (Advice on that transition is welcome.)

This boy can EAT! He puts away more food for most of his meals than I do. I'm also very grateful that we've never had any eating problems. (Knock on wood!) He will try everything I give him, though he does show his preferences by spitting it back out if he's not a big fan. (He does that with chicken almost every time.)

He hears a fair amount of Spanish at home, and the Spanish words I know he understands include cuidado, mas (more), ven (come), baile (dance), vamos, and buenos noches. As soon as he hears me say, "Vamos!" he starts prancing on his little feet, just itching to get out of our apartment.

We love you, Trenton! Thanks for being in our family!

BTW, only a week and a half till we find out the gender! Please vote on the poll to the right!


  1. I just love Trenton's little personality. He's a go-getter, just like his dad! I think that you should add to this list that he doesn't like toys. He just likes stuff! I love my nephew.

  2. I cannot believe he is that old. What a cutie. I am glad that you are finding out what you are having this time. I like the surprise when I am pregnant. It is fun then too. Oh, and I was catching up on your blog, and noticed you were "loving" your countertops.... we had some nasty ones in one apartment, and we covered them with contact paper. You can get some that sort of resembles granite, and you can still not worry about them... Good luck.

  3. What a cutie! I can't believe that he is 14 months now. Time just goes by so fast. I Love the different stages that babies go through - but I hate knowing that they are growing up too quickly.

  4. It's so fun to learn about Trenton. What a fun boy! I can't believe he's that old already! Where does the time go?

  5. He sounds like a little riot. Is he excited about the baby?

  6. Soooooo exciting! I CANNOT believe you are at 20 weeks already! Oh my goodness. You'd better text me when you find out. Although I love girls, I'm betting you'll be the one to have a few boys in a row. Just how it works sometimes ;)

  7. This is a great post Eck! I'm so so excited to meet this little big guy at Christmas and see you in action!

    PS--I voted for boy. AM SO EXCITED TO FIND OUT!