Saturday, March 27, 2010

18 Month Old Update

Colton turned 18 months old on Sunday March 21st 2010. Seriously where did my little baby go? He is getting to become such a little boy and he amazes me everyday.

We went to his wellness check up and everything went great! He has gained some weight and grown a little taller.

Some boring stats:

Weight: 24.3 lbs 25th percentile (a huge increase from his 15 month)

Height: 32 3/8 inches 50th percentile

Head: 50th percentile

Because I want to remember this stuff here is a (long) list of reasons I love Colton:

*He is becoming a lot more independent and has become even more stubborn. He does not like you to help him and wants to do everything himself. We are still in the stage on the "point and grunt" communication. That gets a little frustrating at times.

*He is saying more words all the time but will not normally perform on command. He can tell you what most animals say and is doing great at recognition. He can point to all the animals on his book and on his see and say toy when asked where they are.

*His favorite foods are still bananas, oranges and any other fruit. He likes cheese, corn and chicken. He is definitely not a picky eater and will usually eat whatever I give him.

*He LOVES LOVES LOVES Barney! We watch it every night together before we go to bed and he gets so excited and enthralled. He sings along and dances to the music. Barney has even taught him the itsy bitsy spider (so cute!)

*He loves to Dance! His favorite song is Shake Your Groove Thing and we Disco dance throughout the kitchen and living room daily.

*He loves to wrestle and also give loves and I can't get enough. Sometimes I smother him with kisses so much he has to get mad and push me away!

*He loves to play hide and go seek. He still hasn't quite got the being quiet when hiding down yet :)

*He loves to play with kids. Big or small doesn't matter he loves them! Especially his cousin Lucas whom I believe he admires and looks up too!

*I love that he gets so excited when I come home from work and screams and his runs to me and always has a HUGE hug and kiss waiting for me!

*He unfortunately is getting a little case of separation anxiety when I leave in the morning but I have been told it goes away pretty quick. Usually a banana can distract him and then he doesn't care if I leave. It still breaks my heart when he is crying and doesn't want me to leave!

*He loves the outdoors. Going and playing outside is fun but at the same time I dread it because I know I am going to have to deal with a very unhappy child once it is time to come inside. If it was up to Colton we would live outdoors in a tent (and if it wasn't for my parents that is exactly what we would be doing!)

This list could go on forever but I will not bore you any longer. I love my bubas so much and can't imagine my life without him! The last 18 months of my life have hands down been the best I have ever had!

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