Wednesday, December 22, 2010

18 months

(Technically, Russell turns 18 months old on Christmas day. But that day will have other things going on, and I doubt a whole lot will happen within the next 3 days!)

My baby boy is one and a half!


Russell is wearing:
~size 4 diapers
~size 18 month or 24 month shirts/onesies
~size 12 or 18 month pants (Mr. short legs - didn't get that from Mommy!)
~size 5 1/2 shoes

~started walking at 15 months...and is now running everywhere and keeping me in shape!
~takes 1 nap a day, from 12:30 to 2:30 or 3
~sleeps from 7:30 pm until about 7 am
~has 12 teeth, including all 4 1-year molars

~foods: blueberries, grapes, goldfish, raisins
~drinks: likes both water and milk (we very rarely give him juice)
~things to do: walk/run around, play peek-a-boo, play chase, read books

Russell has really turned into a sweet boy. Of course, he can still throw quite the tantrum, but overall he is wonderful. He loves to make us laugh, is good at following directions, is a great sleeper, and a good eater.


Russell does have some little quirks that make him who he is. While he's eating, he likes to feed us his food. He loves climbing in and out of our laundry basket or his baby tub. And speaking of the tub, we now can't even say the word "bath" or he will run into the bathroom and throw a tantrum if we don't give him a bath - that's how much he loves them. He is very quiet and shy when he first meets someone and takes about a half hour to warm up to them.

At this stage, he loves figuring out different ways to move. He likes to walk backwards, turn around in circles, dance, fall down on purpose, and crawl. He can sign "more" and "all done" and waves hi and bye. He says "daddy" and "yeah" consistently, and growls if you ask him what a bear says (that's Mimi's doing!). He can point to his ears, nose, mouth, hair, head, belly, and toes (and yours too :)).


I am really enjoying this age! He is so much fun and we love him so much.

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