Age: 18 months (give or take a couple weeks, yeah yeah)
Representative Song of the Month: Any theme song from any movie or TV show because he’ll dance to all of them.
Stats: At his 18 month checkup, his stats were almost exactly the same as his 15-month. Like, really—he gained a quarter pound and grew half an inch. BUT, his feet grew a size and he now has two and a half molars and an additional front tooth, so I’d say we’re even.
Favorite Foods: Pretty much the same as last time, with the addition of spaghetti and smoothies. Chicken lo mein still wins as his favorite food, though, with all fruit and peanut butter crackers as a close second.
Words/Sounds: More and more! He’s got his own versions of “bath” and “gross,” (which is for when he digs something disgusting out of his mouth and wants me to hold it), and yells “YAY!!” allll the time and it’s great. He’s learned the signs for “more,” “please,” “thank you,” and “help.”
Favorite Activities: Again, pretty much the same as last time, with the addition of climbing and playing on our bed. He’s in a MAJOR Daddy phase right now, so anything Bert is doing, he wants to do too.
Favorite Things: Tupperware, plastic cups, anything with wheels, ropes, basically the kitchen. You know. He did ride a little kid powerwheels four-wheeler thingy at Mimi & Grumpy’s house this weekend, and it was so cute and he had so much fun that we’ve already decided Santa is going to bring him one.
Least Favorite Activities: Watching Bert leave without him, and not being allowed to go to the barn alone. Also when we pull him off the arm of the couch because he’s about to jump off and smash his head on the end table. You know. He also hates getting his hair cut, hence the pretty awesome mullet-toupee he’s got going on.
Signature Moves: He now waves at everyone and anyone no matter where we are (if I had a dollar for every time someone told me how cute he is I’d have a much larger grocery budget), and just really lays it on thick. He’s also learned how to nod his head, but he uses most of his torso to do so and it’s HILARIOUS. His dance moves are also progressing nicely, if I do say so myself.
New Skills this Month: He’s gotten great at sign language, and has started to climb and build things. He’s gotten great with a fork at dinnertime, and is learning how to put on shoes. Basically, he’s just learning and learning and getting better at everything every day. He’s also figured out how to give “kisses” and it’s really the best thing in the entire world, even if he slips out a tongue every now and then and basically licks you. Ah, well😉