In this latest edition of “Things I want to Remember”…
Stephen had his 15-month check up at the pediatrician’s office last week. Went great. They didn’t write down his numbers for me (I thought they would, so I didn’t bother writing them down), but if memory serves, he’s:
- 90th percentile for height
- 20th percentile for weight (which surprised me a little bit cause that boy can eat! And he’s got a little baby belly on him. But I guess that’s why it’s called a baby belly — babies have them!)
- 70th percentile for head size
None of those are radically off from where he’s been in the past, so he’s growing! He isn’t saying as many words as they’d like. He pretty much only says Dada and Daddy. (Yes, no mama yet). But he does ‘talk’ all the time. We’ll just keep watching it.
Finn recently took the “child lock” off his bedroom door. For about a year since Finn’s been tall enough to open bedroom doors himself, we’ve “locked him” in his room at night with one of those child safety locks. I just had visions of him escaping at night, running down to the kitchen and practicing a knife throwing routine for the circus. Last night, I was working in my room and he came in twice and handed me the lock. He hadn’t figured out how to open the door with the lock, but rather to take the lock off! Oh well…we had been thinking that it was time to do so anyway since we’ll eventually want to night potty train him and we’ll want him to be able to leave his room to go to the bathroom. This is as good a time as any before he and Stephen share a room soon.
We’re eating through our freezer! I don’t think I’ve mentioned it on here, but I blog occasionally for Mom Saves Money and I’ve been posting how my deep freeze has gotten out of control. So, we’ve been intentionally eating from the freezer this month instead of adding to it. Lessons learned: we don’t really eat frozen pizza, but we do eat cheese! This week’s goal is to organize, organize, organize! Week One, Week Two, Week Three, Week Four.
Home improvements – but not the fun kind. Our house has a toy room. I mean, I’m sure it was intended to be a family room, but for us, it’s a toy room. But man, it gets cold! We suspect the fireplace is leaking and maybe the door to the back deck, so we had a home inspector come in who has an infrared camera. Diagnosis: the fireplace is leaking, the door is fine, but your attic doesn’t have adequate insulation and your furnace is old. Really old. Like 28 years old. Like “How are you all not dead yet?” kind of old. And same with the water heater. So, last week, we got a new water heater. And a new furnace. Next week is more attic insulation. I need to price out getting the fireplace converted to gas. It’s wood burning, but it’s been stuffed full of styrofoam from the previous owners and I’m afraid to look in it!
And man, my kids are cute!