Tuesday, May 31, 2011

18 Month Check Up

This post is long overdue! We've been a little busy....

I am so thankful Daddy went with us to his appointment! Ryan, Caleb and I went to visit Dr. B on Thursday morning for his 18 month well baby check. Our cutie is 35" tall (just one inch shy of 3 feet)! He also weighs 29.2 pounds. Big Boy! Caleb is in the 95th percentile for his height. Ryan asked Dr. B how Caleb was measuring up and he responded casually, "Caleb is measuring the size of a 26 month old...."

WHAT?!?!? No wonder my back is killing me all of the time!

Obviously we've got to make some bigger changes to how we handle Caleb around the house... We've been letting him walk on his own a lot more since my back problems. I have felt like Caleb is growing faster than my body can adjust and keep up!

Caleb has quite the vocabulary now.....
He has recently learned how to say no (yeah, imagine our delight), baby, truck, boat, hi, sorry (sounds like so-dee), doggie, puppy, yeah, see this, and Zoey (sounds like
zo-zo)! He also is going to be the singer in the family. He's hilarious! He sings the words "baby, baby, baby" over and over with a Southern accent. He's too cute!

Caleb can throw a ball, kick a ball, walk up and down stairs, color, and climb up and down on the couch. His new favorite ability is climbing into a kitchen chair and then onto the table. He luckily hasn't figured out how to jump off yet.

He's still doing really well with sleeping in his toddler bed. He usually plays in his room for a bit before finally climbing into bed and falling asleep. I don't think we're quite ready to tackle potty training. He's very interested in the whole bathroom concept. I will ask him if he needs a new diaper and he'll point down and say "ooooo"! He hasn't started signaling before he does it though. Caleb's has woke up from a few naps dry, but not as often as I think he should to try to potty train.

We ended up at the doctor's office again this morning. Poor baby got a huge splinter in his foot! It was almost an inch long. Dr. B had to cut it out and we start antibiotics today. It's just preventative measure, but we're going to watch it and keep it clean for several days. Caleb was really brave and didn't do too bad with it. It breaks my heart to see him hurt, but he's a trooper!

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