Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Jackson's 18 Month Post!

Wow!! A year and a half already! I know I say this every month, but the time sure is flying by.

Jackson had his 18 month check-up at the Dr. on Tuesday. He weighed 27 lbs. and 14 ozs. (75 -90%) and measured 34 1/4 inches tall (95%). The Dr. said he thinks Jackson will probably be at least 6 feet tall as an adult. Jake is right at 6 feet tall, so that makes sense. This appointment was a sad one. Jackson must have a great memory, because as soon as the nurse called us back to an exam room, he started crying. He cried while they weighed him, measured him, all throughout the exam and of course... during the 3 shots he had to have. It broke my heart. He even cried when I would just set him up on the exam table. I hope he forgets all this by his 2 year check-up, but somehow I don't think he will. :-(

Jackson's vocabulary is growing, slowly but surely. He seems a little more willing to try saying more words. Some new words this month are "dinosaur" (more like din"rawr"), "cheese" (for pictures), "oh toodles" while he holds up his hand to his mouth like they do on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, "hot dog" (as in the hot dog dance), "Brr" and he puts his arms around his shoulders, "choo choo" when you ask him what the train says, "shake shake shake" while shaking his body all around, "all done", "juice" for his sippy cup, "book", "boo boo", "uh oh" and "no no no" is becoming very popular too. :-) They aren't all clear, but he's trying. ☺

He knows a lot of animal sounds now and is willing to try new ones often. He knows the chicken, cow, dog, cat, dinosaur (rawr), lion (same as dinosaur ☺), birdie, monkey and elephant. My favorite is still the chicken. ☺

He knows where his nose, hands, belly, tickly toes, ears and tongue are.

He hasn't been eating all that great lately. Possibly due to the fact that he's had a cough and cold. The Dr. put him on an antibiotic this week because one of his ears had a little fluid in it. He seems to be feeling better and not coughing near as much, so I hope his appetite will pick up soon. His favorite foods/snacks are pizza, hot dogs, peas, waffles/french toast sticks, scrambled eggs, fish sticks, chicken nuggets, applesauce, pudding, teddy grahams and fruit snacks.

He still loves to watch his Disney Junior shows, preferably Mickey Mouse, Doc McStuffins, Sophia the First and Jake and the Neverland Pirates. :-) I can get a ton of house work done while he watches his shows. He is loving every chance we get to be outside! He just loves being able to run around in the back yard. He likes to swing, go down the slide and pick flowers. My sister and brother-in-law got him a 3 game sports set for Christmas. We put them all together last weekend and he's had fun playing with them on the days that its been warm. It has golf, t-ball and basketball.

Jackson has 15 teeth now. Here is a chart, showing what teeth he has.

I know I also say this every month, but we are having so much fun with him. He is such a funny little boy. He has such a sweet and silly personality. I just adore him beyond words. ♥