Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Max is 18 Months!

Our little boy is now 18 months old (August 9th)! He is getting SO big (not literally), but age wise! He went to the doctor yesterday so I can update his stats. Poor little buddy got more shots, you can see him showing his bandaids off below.
 
 Weight: 21 lbs 12.5 oz (4%)
Height: 31 1/2" (22%) 
Head Circumference: 18 1/2" (25%)

 So he is still small in the weight department, but he eats so I'm not going to dwell on it.
 
New Developments: Well, I already told you about all his swinging and climbing.  He loves playing on Gigi's ipad. He enjoys playing outside with all the neighborhood kids. He loves to watch them play and anytime they are outside he freaks out until we go out.
 
He also loves to kick his ball around. We have a neighborhood full of soccer players and Max has taken quite the interest and will successfully kick the ball and make good contact with it all around the house. I'm impressed.  Here he is trying to do tricks like Michael does with his soccer ball.
 
Here he is playing with Noah and Pilar. Max can say Noah pretty well now. These two are going to be trouble! 
He went to Pilars birthday party this weekend and got himself a balloon. He carried and played with it 24/7 until it popped.  Such a cutie pie.
Here he is dancing with all the big kids at the party. He was shy until the balloons came out.

Max loves to crayon in the bathtub. He also likes to stick things on his fingers; olives, crayons, cheerios, you name it.
He also does this new Ooo face (it's more dramatic than this picture) when he does an oppsy. He doesn't say a ton of words, but is a great communicator.  He knows maybe 20-30 ish words? I'm guessing on that, but some of his favorites are still car, ball, dog, straw, cracker, shoes, plug, Gigi, bird, balloon, book, &  noodle.  I'd like to see him start putting together 2 words.
He understands everything we say and is definitely in the monkey see, monkey do imitation phase.  He tries to say most the words when I ask him "can you say __?" He still points out all his body parts when asked.
He signs water and more a lot.  We're trying to introduce please and thank you.
He has 12 teeth with 4 more that you can see coming up! We had to get him a little electric tooth brush and he's doing much better with letting us brush them.

Eating: He still loves his raisin toast in the morning followed by his smoothie, fruit and cereal for breakfast.
 
For lunch he likes sandwiches or leftovers.  He then eats constantly from the time his afternoon nap is over until dinner since most times we are preparing dinner and he just wants to "help".  Dinner he eats most things but his favorites are meat, most veggies except he starting not liking his greens with the exception of peas, tomatoes, avoacados, noodles (no sauce) and any fruit. He loves peas.  He drinks coconut milk with lunch and dinner and almond milk in smoothies. Other than that he is a water boy.
He's just so cute.

Sleeping: A little after his 15/16 month update we went down to 1 nap a day around 1pm. If he is in the car at any point in the morning he will fall asleep though. He can do a little cat nap and still go for his nap later. He averages 2 hours for his nap and on some glorious days it's 3. Since summer has been here he's been going to bed a little later. We try to start bath at 7:30/7:45pm and then he has cereal before bed and books at 8:15pm followed by bed at 8:30pm. He sleeps usually until 6:30am-7:15am. We only give him his pacci in his crib now and he throws it in the crib before we head downstairs.  If we play upstairs during the day though, he thinks it's a challenge to go in his room and get his pacci out. I don't know how he does it most times, he's sneaky.

He is OBSESSED with cords still and plugs. If he is using the ipad, he wants it plugged in.  He also loves tools. He found David's screw drivers and I was getting ready one day and he swings open my linen closet door and finds the bracket with the screws and is trying to unscrew them.
Max also loves anything his daddy is doing. He has to go downstairs with him, outside, anywhere.
Personality: He is just a happy little guy all day long. He gets a little grumpy after naps, but he just needs a little food to pick him back up.  Molly is still his BFF.

He is wearing 18 month clothes still with some shorts/pants at 12 months.  We are going to need to get drawstring pants here coming up for the fall.
 
Size 3 pampers cruiser diapers. 
He loves his mama and I don't care if he is a mama's boy. We love him so. I'll leave you with an adorable video of him laughing.  It's not focused on his face that much because I was making him laugh and videoing at the same time.
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4 comments:

Mock family said...

That is quite the photo shoot with him in the tub!! Can't wait to see if we can get the cousins both in! His laugh is nuts, it's impossible not to laugh with him

Chris said...

Quit getting older Buddo, such great shots and laughs! :o)

Sara said...

He sounds so much like Mac! Climbing and swinging, obsessed with cords, cranky after naps, loves the dog and daddy. He is so stinking cute too! Love his big eyes!

Jen B said...

He's adorable! So fun that you have neighborhood friends to play with! And umm, I'm loving those tub crayons! We might have to look for some. Are they easy to wipe up?

 
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