I do have to say that he is sooo much fun at this age, even though we've seen glimpses of his future "terrible two" year old self (oh please let him stay an angel!). He is so independent and so curious about everything.
He sure is a happy little fella. He definitely knows how to get his way with that cute smile of his. I mean, who could say no to that? He is so so sweet and is so good to snuggle with mom and dad.
He still doesn't say a whole lot. He mostly just grunts and points. I'm pretty sure I gave birth to a caveman. ;)
Here's a list of some things he says (and a lot of them are his own interpretations of the word):
- Mom, Dad
- Nana, Pop Pop
- Dog, Puppy
- No,Yes (but mostly "no")
He signs quite a bit. He knows milk, more, again, food, change (diaper change), dog, bath, sleep, potty, please, sorry, thank you, and others I can't think of right now.
I continue to work with him on letters, numbers, shapes, and colors, but he isn't very interested yet. He'd rather be playing basketball, building cars with his Mega Bloks, riding on his rocket, dancing with mom or cooking in his kitchen. Some of his other favorite activities are:
- walking up and down stairs while holding hands with mom or dad
- giving hugs and kisses
- "reading" books
- watching shows (oops)
- going on walks outside (mostly with Pop Pop)
- walking the dog
- playing with hot wheels cars
- knocking down towers of any kind
- playing on mom or dads phone (or any sort of electronic device)
Food Likes: pickles, spaghetti, all kinds of fruit, broccoli, asparagus, green beans, veggie straws
Food Dislikes: pizza (Whaaaat? Where did he come from?) and things that are harder to chew like carrots and celery
And, as always, he is a marvelous sleeper. He sleeps 11-12 hours at night and takes 1-2 naps during the day. We are in transitionary period where we are trying to figure out if he wants to take two shorter naps or one longer one during the day. Two shorter naps seems to be winning out so we will probably keep it that way for a while longer.
18 Month Stats:
- Height: TALL (34 in., 90th percentile)
- Weight: 25 lbs (59th percentile)
- Head Circ: HUGE (49.5 cm, 95th percentile)