Monday, June 20, 2011

18 Months

My baby turned 18 months old on Friday the 17th.  His 18 month well baby checkup was today and he's a happy healthy kid.  He is in the 50th percentile with his weight, height and head circumference, just as he's always been.
Weight: 25lbs
Height: 32.5"
Head Circumference: 18 3/4"
My niece Ella, who is 6 months older than Tanner, is just 1/4 inch taller and 1 pound heavier.  I think Ella will be able to hold her own when she has to go toe-to-toe with Tanner next month on her visit to AK with her family!

We were told that Tanner is doing great but we should help Tanner with his vocabulary, though we weren't given instructions how.  He can say words like; Hi, Bye, Down, Dada, Out, Shoes, Eye, Ear, Head, Hai (Hair), Tee (Teeth), Tou (Toung), Fee (Feet), Get it, Ewwww, Hot, Ike (bike), Dat (that), Dere (there), Ab-b-b-b-b (ball), Ap-m-m (apple), chis (cheese),  Dudu (Duckie our pug) and a few others. He's great with his animal sounds.  He uses sign language for More, All Done, and Eat.  We read and talk to him constantly.  I think he's doing fine.  He's able to get his point across for the most part and will just keep picking up on more words as time goes on.

He did relatively well when it came to getting his three shots. He screamed during the process and then as soon as his pants were pulled up and he had a sucker in his hand he was fine and fell asleep in the car before we made it home.

:: I've really been horrible about taking pictures of my little man, but will back to it tomorrow.  I'm charging the camera battery as we speak!


At June 20, 2011 at 5:41 PM , Blogger SJT said...

He is doing great on words! You are doing exactly right, talking and reading to him! :)

At June 20, 2011 at 8:16 PM , Blogger Brandi said...

Thank you Susan! I was feeling a little discouraged after the doc told me to work with him more but had no input other than that!

At June 20, 2011 at 11:26 PM , Blogger Nannie said...

Sounds like he is right on track, words come a little slower to boys but they catch up in a hurry when they are ready. You are doing great, sometimes Doctors are so into the averages they forget the individuals.

At June 21, 2011 at 3:48 PM , Blogger SJT said...

It all varies by Dr. too. Ours was surprised when we said 50 words. I bet Tanner is close to 50 - you did list 25 on here! :)


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