Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Justin's Eighteen Month Visit

Justin is doing great and very healthy! He weighs in at a whopping 22lbs 9oz and is 32in long! Last visit at 15 months he had fallen off the charts in weight and was at about the 4th percentile. Now he is doing better and in a little less than three months has made it to just above the 10th percentile! Go Justin! He is still a very picky eater and what he eats one day, he may never eat again! It is funny, but he is so hard to feed. He likes to take a few bites and then he is done. But even as an infant he was never crazy when feeding time passed by a few minutes. Brian and Sean would let the whole neighborhood know when the three hours was up!

He is doing well physically too. He can run and walk backwards. He can walk up and down steps while holding onto a railing. He can kick and throw a ball - and dribble a ball. I guess he has spent too much time at the soccer fields this fall! He can feed himself with a spoon and fork and also scribble with a crayon. He is really close to doing a forward roll too! His new favorite trick is to hold onto my hands, walk his legs up the front of me and then push off to do a back flip! He loves to climb and jump off the couch and anything else he can find. He is a true dare devil and seems to have no fear! He is practicing really hard to be able to jump with two feet off the ground at the same time, right now one lags behind just a little bit!

Justin has added a few more words, but is still a quiet kid. I am not sure if that is just his nature or if it is just way to noisy in our house! He says Mom and Dad, more, no, bye-bye, candy, nose, sip, Grandmom, eat, done, love you, car, and probably a few more. It is just that he says maybe one or two words a day. He isn't a babbler either, just seems to be a quiet kid. Not that it is anything to complain about! He does hear everything though. I can tell the boys we are ready to leave and to get their shoes on, and there goes Justin running toward the door! He is also more engrossed in TV lately - he really likes Sesame Street and I love that his favorite is Grover. He literally screeches when he comes on! It is so cute!

My baby is now officially a toddler. Shhh, don't tell anyone. I am still going to refer to him as the baby. For a few more months anyway!

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