Today our little E is a year and half old. I can't believe it. I remember going out to lunch a year ago to celebrate and he fussed the whole time because he was getting his first tooth. Seems like soooo long ago. He's grown so much. He's a full-blown toddler now, running, babbling, climbing and beginning to show signs of tantrums. He's very independent and strong willed (wonder where he gets that?). He amazes us every day with how much he knows. He's like a little sponge for knowledge (no more cursing for mommy and daddy!). He knows all of his letters, numbers up to 10, colors, body parts, animal noises and some shapes (he's about 95% accurate with each of these). He speaks clearly and can even put two to three words together. He has all of his teeth, except his two-year molars, which should be coming in some time this summer. We still haven't cut his hair and love that it's looking shaggy and he even has some small curls around the back of his neck. We saw his pediatrician, Dr. E this morning for his 18 month well visit. Overall, E is doing awesome. He's above average on the developmental charts and for his height. He's still tall and skinny, just like his parents. We still struggle with his food allergies (dairy and nuts), but plan to have him re-tested closer to his 2nd birthday, per Dr. E's recommendation. We don't go in for another well-check until he's two, but plan see Dr. E again in June when baby girl arrives.
18 Month Stats:
Weight - 22 lbs 10 oz - 30%
Height - 32.5 in - 85%
Head - 18 in - 12%
E's new favorite toy is this cardboard box. In which he's tried to stuff all of his favorite toys (balls and balloons) and then squeeze himself in the box. In fact, we had to help him out he was so squished in there.
E's new table and chairs. Just his size and perfect for snack time. He loves it!