Monday, August 31, 2009

18 Month Update....



Today we brought William into the Doctor for his 18 month well visit. He tolerated the visit and met all the milestones he was supposed to. The only one that we are supposed to work on is throwing things. William as of yet has not thrown anything, but we don't tend to throw things so I don't think he has had any good examples. Today, after his appointment I bought some small foam balls so we can practice. We can't have him not excelling in all areas! He had his Varicella and his 4th DTAP today and now he is DONE with shots until his Kindergarten boosters! He will have to get his flu shots though....so I guess he isn't really done. I will be getting him vaccinated in September for the regular flu, and in October or November for the swine flu, and I urge all my readers to do the same! The CDC is seeing a mutation in the H1N1 virus and there has already been an outbreak in Tennessee with more than 100 children being taken to the hospital. Get yourself and your children vaccinated! Anyway, back to Pudd. He is now 28lbs 2oz, which puts him at the 76% for weight, 34 1/2 inches which is in the 94% for height, and his head is 51 cm which makes him in the 98% for his big head! His weight gain has certainly slowed way down! He has about 75 words, knows 6 shapes, 12 body parts, and about 30 animals. He knows 2 colors, and 4 numbers. He loves books more than anything else, and we read about 30 a day. He LOVES the shape sorters right now, and he has 2 peg boards that he uses a lot as well. He can climb up a ladder now, and is still climbing slides like a mad man! I can't believe how fast the past 18 months has gone by! I wish I could slow it down a little bit...

4 comments:

Little Blessings said...

He is getting so big!!!! I wish Lucy was talking that much. She is still practically wordless. Much like Zane was.

Kelly and Jason said...

She is listening, waiting till she can say it right. Then when she knows she can say it well, she will be going crazy! I had a neighbor kid that was like that and so is my niece Gabriela.

Teresa Leigh said...

Try juggling, Booker started throwing when he saw Travis attempt to juggle. Then at least it isn't like you are "throwing" things in your house.
I was wondering about your take on the swine flu.
I plan on getting Booker the shot. It scares me. A LOT.

We are big Book readers too! He has to have every book open and goes from one to the next pointing things out!

Kelly and Jason said...

He goes crazy over a different one each week. There are days I have read "Click Clack Moo" literally 20 times in one day! I always just ride it out, or sometimes I hide the book, he doesn't seem to have much of a long term memory yet, he just finds another one to focus on.