Friday, October 25, 2013

18 months

Kai is officially 1 1/2 years old!  We had his doctor's appointment this past week and he tipped the scale at 26 lbs 4 oz (70th %ile) and 32 inches tall (50th %ile).  Kai had usually been around the 50th percentile for both, but he must be packing on some winter weight right now. :)

At 18 months Kai is:
-wearing size 4 diapers
-transitioning into 18-24 month or 24 month clothes (jeans and sleeves need to be rolled)
-wearing size 5 shoes
-becoming Daddy's boy more and more
-putting together 2 & 3 word sentences (I'll try to list some at the bottom)
-inseparable from his binky and blankie (aka nigh-night)
-a pro at puzzles, animal sounds, pointing things out in books, and matching shoes (see pictures)

Words & Phrases at 18 months:  (I know I won't be able to name them all)
-Nene (Wendy)
-Buddy (nickname for daycare friend)
-Jake (from Jake and the Neverland Pirates)
-Scout (his puppy pal)
-circle (???)
-yellow (???)
-num num num (for a snack)
-hotdog (sounds like dadog - from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse)
-blankie (usually called nigh-night)
-uh oh
-thank you
-out (usually signaling that he is "all done")
-hop hop
-pee pee
-cheese (for pictures)
-There it is
-No no ________  (insert name - usually Daddy or Mommy)
-Thank you (insert name)
-Here you go Mama (sounds more like Here go Mama)

Animal Sounds:
-lion, tiger, bear (ROAR for all)

Identifies Body Parts:
-pee pee  :)

Kai will attempt any word you ask him to say, but a lot of those he won't repeat without prompting.  The only word he uses sign language for is "more" which I think he learned from story time this summer.  Kai has been a quick learner all along and I know that I am probably forgetting half of the words and things he can do/say.  It seems like every day he has learned a new word and this mama can't keep up!! 

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