19 Months

I’m back – didja miss me? I actually turned 19 months last Thursday, but it was in the middle of Sling Fling week, so I held my update until today…

First of all, at the ripe old age of 19 months, I’m on an entirely new BabyCenter Milestone chart! That made Mommy a little sad – I will be 2 before we know it! (Mommy is wondering how much worse the tantrums get with the “terrible twos” because I can be a little…passionate in my opinions already.)

Anyway, at my last visit to Dr. Andy – over a week ago, we’re slipping! – I was 22 pounds 10 ounces and 31.69 inches tall. I’m still wearing 18 months clothes (ummm and some 12 months), and about 5.5 in my shoes. My size 3 diapers still fit, but maybe we’ll go up a size because there have been some…leaking issues lately.

I learn new words every day, and started dancing along to “Wheels on the Bus” and “If You’re Happy and You Know It” – but only at story time. Mommy sings them at home and tried to show Daddy, but I was not in a performing mood.

I’m still a major fan of “Melmo” and have a huge crush on Abby Cadabby, but I’ve had an all out *obsession* with Toy Story. I hand the remote to everyone that comes in the door and DEMAND “Weee!” (Woody). I love my monkey SO much that I won’t sleep without it. Mommy tried to find one online so we’d have a backup just in case, but she can’t find one *anywhere.*

I also learned how to open doors and take my shirt off. I prefer to spend my time topless.

So, lets check in with BabyCenter and see how I compare to the other toddlers my age:

Mastered Skills (most kids can do)

  • Uses a spoon and fork – Yes. In fact, I insist on it – I won’t eat if I don’t get to hold my own utensil!
  • Throws a ball underhand – Not really; I throw it overhand and directly into the floor mostly.
  • Enjoys helping around the house – Sure – I *rock* at putting things into containers – I can switch the laundry from the washer to the drier, put trash into the garbage, and put my blocks into their box! I am *terrified* of the dust buster.

Emerging Skills (half of kids can do)

  • Understands as many as 200 w0rds – I guess? I’m not sure how to gauge that – I can identify about 30 different animals, and I’ll point to common household items in books. I always shout “car!” and “truck!” when Mommy and I are out and about…
  • Recognizes when something is wrong (e.g., calling a dog a cat) – Uh, Mommy hasn’t tried to trick me, so we don’t know. (Is she supposed to go around calling things by the wrong name to see if I notice?!)

Advanced Skills (a few kids can do)

  • Washes and dries own hands with help – How much help? I stick my hands under the faucet when directed – and I can wipe my own hands on a towel, so does that count?

  • Points to picture or object when you call it by name – I’ve been doing this forever – I love reading books with anyone who will sit with me and I like pointing out the items I recognize.
  • May know when he needs to pee – *If* I know I’m not sharing that information…

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  1. Happy 19 months! Love the shades pic.

  2. OMG THAT PICTURE OF YOU AND MAX!!!!!!!!!!! Squee!! So cute!!!!!!!!

    I'm pretty excited about getting help with laundry and trash much sooner than I expected. You're leaving pretty high standards for Mason to live up to, Cole! LOL

  3. I love that picture. Future Blues Brothers? And remind Mommy how good you are with electronics; the Ipad; the I phone apps. And you have been very helpful around the yard with Coach working on spring clean up!

    Love, Boo

  4. happy 19 months!! that last pic is too cute!!

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