Collection of text replacements will not come to my new ipad Pro

Club AppleVis Member
iOS and iPadOS

I have googled this issue extensively since christmas and have tried all suggested solutions to no avail. So I'm asking here just in case someone might know what is wrong. I have three devices on one icloud account. All three have been updated to ios 9.2. Two of the devices still have my text replacements (aka as typing shortcuts) but the third, newest, device has never gotten them. At first I thought eventually they would come through during an icloud backup but that obviously is not going to happen. I am reluctant to compile a new collection on the pro because I will end up with a ton of duplicates if the original collection ever does find its way here. I do have shortcuts enabled in settings. Thanks for ideas.