Our little peanut will be 18 months old next week! He was 29″ tall today and 19lbs at the Doctor’s office. Unfortunately, we are still not on the growth chart…but trending nicely on our own curve. We are discussing whether or not we should have his growth hormone tested…but I honestly think it’s just Morgan’s genetics to be small.
He also got 5 shots today–as you can see by the sad little band aids. I am off to dose more Motrin and give kisses and hugs!
My little one is finally asleep and I have some time to talk about the milestones he has achieved:
Morgan loves to help around the house. He now wants to wipe down his high chair after meals, put his dishes into the dishwasher, and loves to throw things away and recycle. He has even overcome the baby proofing on the recycle bin cabinet to do so–but seems to respect the boundaries on other cabinets. It’s so cute!
He’s cutting three teeth right now, which will give him a total of 10.
Morgan is slowly starting to speak, saying “Uh Oh, baby, night night, this, shoes, and mine. It’s still garbled, but I made a list of 18 words that he is trying to use.
He is a charmer–he gives kisses freely now, and loves to hear us read and sing. His favorite book right now is “The Wheels on the Bus” and he can listen to it a million times. It is a very large and colorful book suitable for the classroom and he likes to put his Fisher Price Little People toys on the bus to pretend that they are going to the birthday party at the end of the book. His favorite lullaby is still Frere Jaques and if you sing anything else he will shake his head “NO” and smile at you until you sing the song he wants to hear.
Morgan is so much fun right now! It is amazing to see his personality develop. I love that I have more time with him now that I am spending more time at home.