Baby Enzo: 16 Month Update

IMG_20160117_143518Wow – it’s been 4 months since I’ve updated on little Enzo. A lot has changed over the past few months and he’s growing like crazy!

Enjoys: walking around especially if he can carry things or kick a ball around, being outside as much as possible, eating a lot (and honestly it’s a lot!) and basketball.

Dislikes: still hates brushing his teeth, not a fan of diaper changes and hates being put down when he really wants to be picked up OR picked up when he really wants to be down.

Milestones: he’s walking! Around Christmas he started getting more daring and taking steps without holding on. Once we got back home from being in Nebraska he’s let loose and is walking everywhere now. He’s such an observer and is constantly watching and taking things in, especially with other kids. He’s learning to communicate a little bit better with hand motions (he can sign “eat”, “more” and “all done” now) which has been great.

Teeth: Molars are coming through! He’s got two already broken through the skin. I wish the other two would hurry up already. This teething thing is ridiculous.

Sleep: we’ve transitioned Enzo to one nap a day and it’s working well. On a good day he sleeps about 2 hrs 30-2 hrs 45 mins. He’s been waking pretty early (around 5:30 a.m.) this past week or so and I’m chalking it up to teething. Hopefully once those last two molars are through he’ll be back to sleeping until 6:30-7 a.m.

Food: our breastfeeding journey officially ended at 14 months. After we got back from Italy I tried numerous times to nurse but Enzo only fed once and then would refused any other attempts. He would still take a bottle so I decided to keep pumping for as long as possible. It was a pain but I was able to give him two more months of breastmilk which I was happy about. Eventually I got tired of the pumping routine and decided to stop. Enzo did good with the no-bottle transition and seems fine with the decision. He now eats a ton of solid food and we’ve decided not to give him any cow’s milk since he eats so well (and with our pediatricians guidance). It seemed like straight cow’s milk and goat’s milk was hurting his stomach so we offer yogurt, cheese and butter as his dairy source. Right now his fav foods include: bananas, apples with almond butter, meat, eggs and smoothies. I can’t forget hummus! He will eat ANYTHING if I dip it in hummus, especially veggies.

Exercise: I went to a live yoga class for the first time in a while last weekend and it was great. Joe and I signed up for a 5k in May so I need to start working on my cardio/running a bit more to be in better shape for it. I also found a new YouTube workout channel that has some intense HIIT workouts that I like: https://www.youtube.com/user/ChristineSalus.

Travel: We were in Nebraska for the holidays and the trip was great but the travel part wasn’t my favorite. We got delayed during both trips and by the time we reached our destinations Enzo was a hot mess. He and Joe also got sick while we were there which wasn’t fun but we enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Joe just took Enzo to Houston this weekend without me to see family. It gave me a much-needed break at home to relax and enjoy a little responsibility-free time. Enzo and I are also headed back to Omaha in March for my sister’s bridal shower. Hoping the plane ride is a little smoother than last time since I’ll be flying solo!

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