Thursday, November 28, 2013

18 Months!

*This post was originally written for HelloBee and includes ALL updates from 16-18 months. I just didn't have the energy to write up another one.**


Weight & Length:
At his 18 month appointment, the buddy weighed 19 lbs & 13.5oz and was 31 in. tall. Our little guy is rockin' out the 4th percentile in weight and 10th percentile in length.

Clothing: I feel like this is all across the board. There are still a handful of items that he can fit into that's 9-month size! Granted, it's just a few things and the pants are too short on him, but they technically fit. Mostly he wears size 12-18 months. But, interestingly enough the only footie pajamas that fit him are size 18 months! So, he fits into quite a span of clothes. :) He now has a size 5 shoe and I think he will be moving up to 6 before we know it.

I would say that the time between 15 and 18 months has been the most stressful sleep-wise, as we've been attempting to transition from 2 naps to 1. We were forced to start the transition because he started coming with me to Mother's Day Out (although in my case it's "Mother's day at work") when he was 15 months old. He started taking just one nap at Mother's Day Out two days a week, but still took 2 naps on the days we were home. And since then it has been a struggle to figure out how to transition a child that is just not ready for one nap. This has involved a lot of middle of the night wakings, which is just exhausting and frustrating for everyone. He's been on just one nap for over a week now, but even now we're having some night wakings and I'm very ready get past this phase. Whew!

Eating: The buddy has recently become the picky toddler we were dreading. He still eats a wide range of foods, but one day he will eat half an avocado for dinner and later in the week he will refuse them. He still loves all kinds of meat, sweet potato and cheese, and has recently become a big fan of kale (cooked in coconut oil) and whole milk yogurt. But, who knows? Maybe tomorrow he will turn them both down.

Personality: He also has such an amazing personality. We feel so blessed to be his parents! He loves to make us laugh and has started throwing his head back and giggling, which is so cute! He has his moments of whining and being cranky, but for the most part he is spunky and silly. He loves dancing and singing and pretending.

Milestones & Firsts:
-When asked who Jesus loves, he says, "me, me, me"
-Can successfully feed himself cottage cheese, yogurt, applesauce and oatmeal from a spoon
-Got ALL his teeth except for his 2-year molars
-Can point to his eyes, ears, mouth, head, hair, toes, feet, hands, fingers and belly when we say the words
-When we start counting "one," he responds with "two"
-Really started talking up a storm and uses polite words like please and thank you when he asks for something -He started scribbling with a pencil or crayons.
-We took him trick-or-treating for the first time.
-He picks out and asks for his favorite books. Currently his favorite is, "The Pop-Up Mice of Mr. Brice." He asks for "mice" each night at bedtime.

New words: teetee=tickle, go, na-na=banana, baby, yuck, beep beep, meez=please (more,please), apoo=apple, bubbo=bubble, tay too= thank you, book, da dahn=all done, go, a-side=outside, milk, nak=snack, cahker=cracker, dis=this, wook=look, no tay-too=no thank you, rock, bowl, poo=spoon, buc=cup, hoc=hot, hac=hat, bus, truck, shup=chop, home, mice, nice, mo-meel=oatmeal, two, soup, wach=watch, wuvey=lovey


  1. Our DC only does one nap a day and it drives me nuts. They do 3 naps when they are home with me but the other babies are older than them (not even 18 mos though) and so they do one nap a day. For a DC that is supposed to be so baby friendly (i.e. they are "container free" - i.e. no bouncers, exersaucers etc. I'm surprised and annoyed they don't really care about the naps then.

  2. Oh my goodness! That REALLY would have stressed me out! He was definitely not ready for just 1 nap until at least 17.5 months! Your poor girlies. Do they sleep well all night?

  3. Love that pumpkin picture and especially the new pic at the top of your page! What a great picture of all three of you! I have found that nap/sleep stuff is the most stressful part of parenting for me right now. Harriet's doing well now, but there were a few weeks about a month ago when it was absolutely awful. Hoping that you guys can figure out what's going to work for you and your boy soon.


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