We went to the doctor on Friday for his 18 month check up so here are his stats:
Head: 18.75 (50%)
Height: 34.5 (95%)
Weight: almost 25 lbs. (25%-50%)
I guess that he really is going to take after his momma & be a tall & skinny kid; I hope that he isn't as skinny as I was when I was a kid because I think that being "lanky & chicken legged" is different when you are a girl than when you are a boy (wouldn't it be nice to still have the metabolism I had when I was a kid). We only had on concern at to talk to the doctor about & I did talk to the doctor about B being pigeon toed. My concern was that his feet were getting tangled together when he was walking & running & the fact that to me it seemed like he was over compensating to avoid this from happening made me worry. The doctor watched him walk & run & said that he is actually knock kneed & that he will grow out of it but they will look at him again at his 24 month visit (by the way this is only 6 months away & I need to start thinking b-day party since it will most likely take a bit longer to plan this year with a new little guy in the house!!)
Brayden loves to give 5 to anyone who asks & will come running from across the room if you say
"Brayden give me 5".
He loves to play hide & seek & his best hiding spot is behind the curtains in the dining room!
He loves to dance & clap along to any & all music that he might hear.
He might be kind of a TV addict but I swear that we don't let him watch it all day everyday; his favorite show is still the Imagination Movers. We were so excited to here that they were going on tour & then so bummed when we found out that they were coming here. They closest they are coming is SC & it is right around when I am due so we won't be able to make the trip; I think that he would have really enjoyed seeing them.
He is a happy go lucky "little man" 95% of the time & we feel very blessed by this fact. Lately his nightly sleep has been very effected by teething & we are hoping & praying that he will have some relief very soon. I have said it before but will say it again; teething is the worst thing & I hate that there is nothing that I can do to help him with the pain & discomfort is causes!!
His vocabulary is growing & he is slowing speaking more words & less gibberish. I actually thing it is hilarious that he has his own little language & crack up when he gets really excited about something & he just babbles on & on about what ever. He loves to tell anyone & everyone "hi" & 'bye-bye" & actually uses it to flirt with the ladies already too. Unfortunately his new favorite word is "no-no"; his favorite time to use it is when I ask if if he pooped or needs a new diaper. He will say "no-no" & run from me almost every time!!
He is getting very good at pointing when you ask him where things are like his nose, ears, & especially tummy. He know exactly where his belly button is (& momma's too) & will show it to you just about anywhere we might be.
He brushes his teeth about 5 times a day & we have gotten to the point where we have to close his bathroom door in the middle of the day for a break from it. He is becoming a pro at going up & down our stairs & we get a good amount of exercise doing this each & everyday.
He has an amazingly big appetite & I can't imagine feeding 2 boys through their pre-teen & teen years!! He is on the go all day everyday & I can't wait to spring to get here because he is an outside lover for sure. He loves books & will sit & "read" them forever. He doesn't really sit much or with us unless we are reading him a book or until the evenings & he is getting sleepy & I love evening cuddle time. He gives the best hugs & pats on the back when he is hugging someone. We are still trying to figure out when we are going to take away his pacifier at nap & "ni-ni" time; we were going to do it about a month ago but his sleep became so horrible at night that I didn't want to make it even worse. It looks like it is slowly getting better so maybe within the next month it will go bye-bye.
He is an amazing "little man" & is going to be an amazing little brother.