Stay-at-home mama enjoying every changing moment with our lil guy!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Happy 18 months Henry!!!

I started this blog on Friday, however our weekend took a turn for the worse come Saturday night. Henry developed a cough at night and it just progressively got worse throughout the weekend. He wouldn't eat or drink and he just laid around - totally not himself. He had a low fever Monday night, no fever Tuesday and then a fever this morning with a few tugs on his ear. I called the doctor as soon as they opened up and we were able to get in right away. I just knew it - Henry has his first 'nasty' double ear infection :( I feel so badly for the little man so we're getting lots of cuddles in today!
Ok back to our 18 month statistics...

I can't even believe it - our baby is 18 months old...1 1/2 years old!! It seems so crazy to me.

So what has Henry been up to?

He's talking up a storm! I can make our a lot of the words, but he still does a good bit of gibbergabber. I keep telling him that someday we'll speak the same language!! He does some 2-3 work phrases, the doctor was quite impressed yesterday with his language skills - Yay Henry!!

Activities - Running!! We've been so blessed with such a mild winter and we've been taking advantage of it!! For example: It's February 22 and 60 degrees outside!!! He continues to help me clean up anything and he just loves to help us out with anything and everything we're doing!! He'll just follow us and say 'help'?

We are also practicing our colors everyday and numbers too!! He can count to 3...a little mumbled but he tries so hard!

Sleep - We are down to one nap following our lunchtime and it's working out great. He typically goes down at 1 and sleeps 1 1/2-2ish hours.

Lately with him being sick he's been crashing at 6 pm and sleeping until 6 or 7 am, but normally we go to bed around 7 and he's up around 6am.

He still loves to eat - minus the past few days. Favorites are still grilled cheese, carrots, strawberries, avocado, blueberries, tofu, turkey meatballs, pasta...the list goes on!

He still has his 12 teeth; 4 front on top and bottom and 1st set of molars. His canine or eye teeth are all coming in, his poor gums are bright red and swollen. The pediatrician said they can be vicious coming in!

We're still working on the using the 'potty' but going right beside it is as far as we gotten!! It will come along...

All around favorites - he LOVES to use daddy's shredder. We actually leave a pile beside it just for him (don't worry it has a blade guard and we're always with him when he uses it)! He also loves puzzles and is quite good at them. This week I got him 6 new books and he was in heaven - we do LOTS of reading. New favorite word: No and he must have picked it up at school!

Speaking of school: He did great with his first week. We didn't go Tuesday since he was sick and we'll play it by ear if he goes tomorrow.

18 month stats:

Weight: 23 lbs 12.3 oz

Height: 31 3/4 inches

Such a big boy!

We still wear some 12-18 month clothes but for example his gap 12-18 month jeans are too short on him now :( Can't believe how much he has been growing!

Look at this face...

(Not the greatest phone picture)

1 comment:

  1. Poor Henry! Hope he gets well soon : ) I can't believe he is already 18 months old! Him and Lauren sound so much alike!! Can you imagine the two of them together ... they could get into all sorts of trouble.