Callum {1 year, 3 months}

Weight: 21 pounds, 6 ounces
Length: 31 inches
tooth count: 8

Likes: playing/unloading cupboards or any drawer, puzzles, peek-a-boo, oranges, rice, going up stairs
Dislikes: being dropped off at nursery, his diaper being changed

Once Callum started moving, it's like a whole new world opened up. Sure, he is still entertained watching the world go by, but he also wants to get down and explore. He wants to go anywhere he can, and generally as far away from me as he can, then will turn around and cheekily smile at me. He seems to sense when the gate is down on the stairs and goes straight for them with gusto. The same is true for anything he isn't supposed to get in to. Want to see him crawl fast? Put a tub of legos across the room from him and you will be shocked how fast he can reach it!

Callum still crawls "funny", as everyone seems to say. That means he is still crawling with his right leg in front of him and sort of hopping. He loves going up the stairs, but still doesn't know how to go down them. We've tried teaching him, but he doesn't have much interest. He pulls himself to standing and stands on his tip toes to reach things. He cruises along furniture and will move from one piece of furniture to another. He also walks pushing things. And it doesn't necessarily need to be toys. He will walk pushing the vacuum or even a dining room chair. 

Callum still loves baths and really playing in any water, for that matter. I often times will give him a sink bath right after dinner. Not only does it leave him nice and clean, but sometimes I will do the dinner dishes on the opposite side of the sink while he is bathing! When Connor or Isla are in the bath, he will try to join them. But, group baths don't work well for him because he is so incredibly crazy in the bath, he can only have a little bit of water in the tub. 

About the worst thing in the world to Callum are diaper changes. Sometimes he starts crying just seeing the changing table when I am carrying him to it. He literally uses all his might to flip over and fight me the whole entire time. It makes it hard to properly get his diaper on. Sometimes I can distract him with his toothbrush or a phone, but I have to be careful that it doesn't end up in poop...not that I would know or anything ;) 

In terms of sleep, Callum still hasn't fully recovered from learning to stand in his crib. But, it's much better than it was when he first learned to stand, so baby steps, I guess. He goes to sleep with one of us in his room. Depending on the night, either holding our hand through the slats in his crib, or if we are really lucky, with one of us just sitting in the chair in his room...Callum lay down...Callum lay down. I thought he was pretty much ready to switch over from one nap to two, but lately he has been waking up for the day sometime in the 6:00 hour and he definitely needs two naps on those days. 

Callum will eat mostly anything, but has to be in the mood for it. If he's not, or even when he gets full, he just throws the unwanted food onto the floor. I let him feed himself and he generally eats what we are eating - full pieces of pizza, pasta, any and all meats, tomatoes, carrots, peas, green beans, hard boiled egg, oranges, grapes, bananas, pear, apple, etc. 

Callum loves playing with puzzles, emptying drawers of their contents and bugging his brother and sister. He still loves saying no to practically every question asked, waves at people generally after they've turned around and will bite anyone when they least suspect it. He really is a fun one to have around and makes me smile numerous times a day with that cheeky grin he gives me. 

Because I love looking back, Connor and Isla at the same age. 

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