Today Sprout is eighteen months old!
One and a half guys! Can you believe it? Though she'll point to herself and say "baby", she's really a full-fledged toddler now.
-We had her 18 month check up last Tuesday. She's just shy of 24lbs and 33.5in. That's over 90th percentile for height and holding nice and steady around the 72nd percentile for weight. Such a difference from The Bean. I've actually been asked a few times recently if they're twins. I think it's a bit of a ridiculous question because anyone who pays any attention should be able to tell that he's older, but at the same time I realize that people don't always pay a whole lot of attention.
-At her check up, our pediatrician, who I quite like, asked her if he could check her heart, she said no. He asked to check her eyes. She said no. He asked... well, you get the idea. That garnered the comment that she is "right on track developmentally," which I got a chuckle out of. We've been hearing a lot of "no" and a lot of "mine" lately.
-She continues to add words to her spoken vocabulary, but as I said last month, it seems to have slowed down. She'll repeat almost anything when she's in the mood. Still no two word combos.
-She's getting pretty active. She's bold when we're out at the playground and wants to try everything her brother tries. She goes down slides (on her belly, when no one is around to hold her hand), climbs stairs and ladders and pretty much anything. Loves to swing. Runs, almost jumps, bounces, dances, spins, splashes, digs, etc. etc. She also likes being pushed on the scooter and tricycle. It's so nice to be able to spend so much time outdoors with them.
-Oh, and she LOVES swimming. We met up with some fellow bloggers (Hi Little Monster, Boo and Mommies!) and a cabin near a lake and she went nuts over being in the water. This bodes well for the swimming lessons I'd like to start her back at in the fall.
-Her favourite toys right now are her baby (actually, The Bean's baby is her favourite), the stroller and balls. She also really likes playing with (moving around) the chairs in the dollhouse.
-I don't think there's been any big change on the sleep front. Still going down between 7 and 8pm. Usually waking around 4am to nurse, and then again at maybe 5:30am or so, waking up for the day by 6:00am or if I'm lucky sometimes closer to 7:00am. Naps around 12:30pm most days (which is really to late for her, but it's hard for me to manage to get both kids fed and ready before then), usually waking once to nurse briefly and then wakes up by 2:30 or 3:00pm.
-Eating is about the same too. We're slowly getting away from purees. She's really been enjoying watermelon lately. Other fruits are hit and miss. Same with veggies. She loves starches and meat though. Cheese is also a hit, but not yogurt, which I find baffling. I ate gallons of yogurt while I was pregnant with her. Maybe she just had her fill?
-She is still pretty clingy and a "mama's girl." She does love her mommy and brother though, and is comfortable around family that she sees often (my sister, Jen's parents, my cousins and Aunt). I think if she were in daycare she'd be more outgoing, but since it's mostly me, Jen and The Bean she's around that's just what she's used to.
Even with her emerging toddler-ness she is a very sweet and happy baby. Her silly faces and giggle are infectious. We love her so.