Sunday, June 26, 2011

15 months old

Time sure does fly when you're having fun!  And in general, that's what we're having.  Both boys are full of energy, curiosity, and personality.  We've gotten to a point where it's pretty hard to be in the house alone with both of them, even though we had done a pretty good job of childproofing, they are finding new ways to make trouble- climbing the chairs, climbing the couches, and reaching for whatever they can.

It seems like Benjamin is getting ready to go down to one nap a day, as evidenced by the fact that he almost never takes more than one nap a day.  He still gets tired around 11 if he doesn't take a morning nap, and falls to pieces if he doesn't take an afternoon nap, but he seems to be resisting taking both in the same day.  That's fine for him, but Asher still seems to want 2 naps, and he will nap about 2 hours each time!  I am not sure what the solution is, and how to manage their differing needs while still having the time to shower in the morning...

Yesterday morning while Benjamin didn't nap we had an incredibly scary experience.  We were hearing all the usual no-nap noises of him kicking the slats of his crib, practicing his soprano, and chatting.  Then hysterical screaming.  I rushed up to their room, and Benjamin was standing in his crib with the cord to the air conditioner wrapped around his neck!  I cannot describe how horrifying it was to see that, I thought I was going to vomit.  I screamed for Eric and pulled the cord off, grabbed Benjamin and ran downstairs.  He was crying, and I was shaking.  The cord to the air conditioner had been tucked behind the book shelf that is next to his crib, but apparently his little arms could reach behind the shelf.  And with all that no-nap time, he decided to play and explore.  It could have been disastrous; I can't even consider how things could have ended up.  Eric fastened the cord to the baseboard, and we moved the furniture in the room so that Benjamin's crib is on the opposite wall, with nothing within reach.  And I think we'll get a video monitor so that we can see what trouble Benjamin is getting up to during no-naps.

We are working on them with talking.  They still don't really talk, although they do communicate, and Asher's physical therapist gave us some suggestions.  I am a little bit worried, but we know several other little ones their age who also don't talk, so I don't think they are outside the range of normal just yet.  We'll see what the doctor says when we go in July.

We're leaving for our annual trip to Maine on Thursday, and are getting so excited to see all our family, and of course, eat ice cream.  And then, July 3 is our 5th wedding anniversary- I cannot believe it has been 5 years!

I'll post pictures tomorrow, we forgot to take any today, even though I purposely dressed the boys in really cute clothes!


  1. How horrible! So glad Benjamin is okay! That is precisely why I registered for a video monitor. Not so much for when they are tiny, but it's great to see what is going on on in there at bedtime once they can move around. Have a great trip!

  2. So scary! Glad everyone is ok.

    I totally hear you on the 1 vs. 2 naps thing - it's rare now to have all 3 take 2 naps a day, but no one can agree on what the schedule should be.