Happy 17th Month Birthday, B!

I only missed it by a couple of days :)  My BIG boy is now 17 months!  I want to start doing monthly posts so I can remember what he could do and say when he’s older.  Here are some stats on Brayden.

He can say:

Go (and also go, go, go!)


Moon (and he will look to the sky and point to where it is.  If he can’t find it he will say “I don’t”, which means “I don’t know”)

I don’t (see above)




Choo choo (with arm motions)

Quack (although quack quack has been replaced with choo choo when you ask him what a duck says)


Bye bye

Mama (but, when I ask him to say mama he looks me in the eyes and yells DADA!)


Car (omg.  this boy LOVED cars!)


Nana (which means banana, but it really means all food)

He can jump and spin.  He loves to run.  We’ve been going swimming several times a week and we’re hoping to start lessons next week.  We’re still going to Gymboree and we’re up to Level 4 now with the big kids!

Brayden is still obsessed with Madagascar.  As a matter of fact, he loves all animals.  We went to the fair on Saturday and he loved the petting zoo!  He petted all of the animals and panted at them (his word for dog).  He loves his Hauggy and is actually really gentle with him.  And Hauggy is doing really well with him too.  B initially liked pony rides, but when we went last month he refushed to go on them so I guess he’s over ponies!

We’re still having eating issues.  At his 15 month appointment (but he was really 16 months) he was in the 94th percentile for height, but only 18th for weight.  We’re doing everything we can to get this boy to eat, but he’s just too busy!

And a couple more funny things.  We have a UCLA gnome on a chair outside of our door and every time we leave he has to say bye bye to the gnome.  It’s really cute.  I think he’s learning how to count.  He will jump off of the fireplace and say “uh, uh, uh” and jump.  I think the “uh’s” are supposed to be 1, 2, 3.  He will make funny motions with his hands like he’s trying to use his fingers, but he can’t quite figure it out.







  1. Kerri says

    Excellent pictures, as always!! He is such a cutie! I have a little guy too (he’s a little more than 15 months). He is less than 5% and he does eat ANYTHING I put in front of him. I was told that he is just so active that he’s burning off most of what he eats! She said “he’s probably just going to be tall and thin, and there’s nothing wrong with that, right?.” So, just keep trying with the food, he’ll eat when he is hungry and if he is a happy kid, he’s not hungry!!

  2. Elizabeth says

    B is such a cutie! My daughter is 18 months and at her last appt. her weight was in the 90th percentile and weight 15%. She is the same as Brayden in that she never stops. Her dad is tall and thin so I think she’ll take after him. Lucky gal!

  3. Kristi says

    He is so cute! Where did you get that Bryant jersey in his size? Or is that 2T?

    Kristi’s last blog post..Preschool Backpack

  4. Judy says

    Drew, he is so cute. My little one just turned 12 months old. It is so much fun watching him learn something new every day.

  5. michelle says

    I was wondering, I know this is going to show how uncomputerie geekie I am. How do you add your logo’s to all the pictures? How did you get the logo?

  6. Mara says

    What a great idea! I am going to start doing these for my little guy who turns 13 months this month.

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