Sunday, July 12, 2009

My wee babe is 18 months old.



S I G H. 

I literally cannot believe that he is 18 months old already.  The time vacuum strikes again!  I swear I just wrote this post yesterday.  And now here we are, six months beyond that and I still get choked up thinking about Piglet being a year old.  Even though it is bittersweet to see him grow right before my eyes, I am so happy and proud of our little Piglet. He is funny and smart and in general, a wonderful little boy. We are thrilled and honored to be his parents.  

I think that the 18 month marker is a big one, not only because he's halfway to two, but because of the developmental leaps toddlers make at this point.  It is clear to us that Piglet can process and understand A LOT of what we say to him.  It still sort of boggles my mind when he asks for a drink, I tell him to go find his cup and he actually goes and locates it and then brings it back to me.  WHAT.  He has now surpassed the dog!  What did I say?  So proud.  Our child can fetch more efficiently that our hund! Oh the times they are a-changin'.  His vocabulary expands every day both with sign language and spoken words.  We're teaching him to spell his name (Reid) and he'll say "Arrrr!" "Eeeee!" and then point to himself.  LOL.  

Stats for month 18:

Weight: 24.6lbs, 25%
Height: 32 inches, 40-50%
Head circumference: 40-50%
Clothing: pants - 12-18/18-24 (used to be exclusively 18-24 but what with all this walking, his belly is disappearing), tops 18-24/2T, shoes 5-5.5.

A sidenote: Dr. says it's okay that Piglet's growth is tapering off...normal for toddlers to do this.  I sure will miss Piglet's chubby rolls. Tear.  Thank goodness for his ever-chubby cheeks that still give the illusion of fatness!

Piglet LOVES

  • Tillamook Medium Cheddar Cheese.  FOREVER.  
  • Fruit leather ropes
  • Goldfish crackers
  • Sourdough bread
  • Kettle and Caramel corn
  • Shoes
  • getting to choose between two things (books, foods, shoes, etc)
  • Kate, Will, Riley, Jacob, Avery
  • parachute time
  • Any and all Sandra Boynton books
  • Dr. Seuss books (the looooong ones)
  • bath time
  • Thomas. The. Tank. Engine. It started with a little hand-held train that his cousin let him play with and has now grown into a full-blown obsession. Jeepers.
  • Cars, trucks, trains, school get the picture
  • Walks in the Kelty
  • Playing in the park
  • Saying "cheese!!!" for the camera
  • Long snuggles on the couch
  • Kissing other babies
Piglet is OVER

  • Not being able to get to something, pull something open, etc. immediately.  If he has to ask for help, he's cranky about it
  • The Dr's office.  He is SO on to us. 
  • Closed doors
  • Circle time at Gymboree...probably time to move up to the next level
  • Being reprimanded.  Dh used a stern, booming voice "at" him and his lower lip trembled, he crumpled into a ball and wailed loudly.  'Twas very sad!
  • Sitting still for a picture
  • Doing things on command all the time ("mooooom, I'm not a moooonkeeeey!")


Sarah said...

Little Piglet is 18 months did this happen?
Loooove the pic of him sleeping as a little babe, and you know I adore him as a toddler bug too! xo

Jess said...

Such a big boy - can't believe how time has flown