An overdue update on Our Madman. He is growing, growing, growing. He measured in at 31.3 inches long (75th percentile) and 19 lbs., 14 oz. (3rd percentile) in May at his 15 month well check-up. He is my skinniest so far. Still not 20 lbs. at 15 months...but close. He started getting more and more sure on his feet. He took his first "official" steps on my birthday eve, June 24th. He then spent a good month taking 4-5 steps at a time without holding on much.
His vocabulary has really started growing as well. He says: Momma, Mommy, Dada, Daddy, Poppy (very clearly on our trip to GA a few weeks ago), MiMi (on her bday when we were in GA), Abbie (what we call my stepmom, Miriam), baby, puppy, duck (in the bathtub with the rubber ducky), ni ni (night night), bye bye, no (with dramatic pouty lips and his hand in a push away/hitting gesture...nice), choo choo (although it sounds nothing like that, more like ahh, ahh as he pushes the trains around), very clearly "uh-huh" to answer in the affirmative, and not words but a very clear distinction in his waving. He waves side to side for hello and up and and down for bye bye or night night....very cute.
I am thrilled to see how exciting and fun it is to witness him walking around and communicating for the first time. Since this is my third one, I was not sure how much joy it would bring....so pleased that it brings a boat load of joy....blessed times three!