May 3, 2012

eighteen months

Brody turned 18 months three weeks ago, and here I'm just getting this monthly post up and its almost time for another one already.  I know it is cliche, but where is the time going?  Can I make time stop before I blink and my baby is heading off to college?!

This little boy is hysterical.  He knows it too.  His vocabulary is really starting to improve.  He says about 15-20 words in the correct context, and he understands almost everything you ask him.  He is still signing as well, and his teachers at school think he is doing so well because he can pretty well communicate what he wants.  Some frequently heard words are: shoes, jeeps, truck, tractor (which sounds like trash truck), elmo, dog dog, fishie, etc.  He loves this 100 words book, and he can point to the pictures of almost every word in here when you say it to him.
B goes to school three days a week, and is learning so much.  Around Easter they hatched chickens (that have gone to live at Mrs Cassie's farm).  They have caterpillars right now, and are waiting for them to turn into butterflies.  They have planted a vegetable garden, go on weekly nature walks and just have a good time.  We are so lucky to have found a school that works so well for us.  
Brody is still obsessed with shoes, and can frequently be found wearing either daddy's flip flops or my red ballet flats (he must think he is Dorothy!)  His favorite toys right now are any vehicles.  He yells and points everytime he sees a truck, a tractor (construction equipment) or a jeep.  'Choo-Choo's' are also a frequent favorite.  We have been watching Thomas the Tank Engine on Netflix (over and over and over again!).  

Eighteen months brought with it another check up with Dr. Agolia.  

Brody weighed in at 22 pounds, 6th percentile on the growth chart.  That is the highest we have been since he was born.  He is 33 inches long, which is the 70th percentile.  We got a good report and Brody was very brave and didn't even cry when he got his shot.  He did make sure that his 'Elle' got a bandaid for her boo-boos.  

I'm pretty sure one of these times is when he picked up some of the germs we shared in our house this week.  More to come on that experience later.    
Happy 18 months baby boy!

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