Friday, August 31, 2012

18 months going on 18 years

Maddox went for his 18 month check up a couple of weeks ago.  He is in the same percentiles as he was at his 15 month check up.  He is in the 75th percentile for height at 33 1/2 inches and still a skinny minnie at only 21 lbs. 2 oz - the 3rd percentile.  His head is still a nice average at 18 3/4 " - 50th percentile.  I was a little worried that he is still so skinny and only in the 3rd percentile but Dr. Anderson said that he gained the perfect amount that they want them to gain between 15 months and 18 months so he is still just thin but gaining as he should.  He also reminded me that since he eats well and is gaining that it is refreshing to see a little one instead of an overweight baby.  Glad Maddox can provide a change for Dr. Anderson.   He is healthy and happy, which of course, makes me happy.

Over the past month as he has become a walker he has transformed into this very independent guy with quite the 'tude!  He definitely comes from a place of "no".  Lucky for us he has recently learned this word and quickly decided that it was his favorite.  The funny thing is, although he often says it with force and an attitude, I am not quite sure he knows what he means.  He says it even when I know he means "yes".  I am not sure if he thinks it is just funny to be so times to come if that is the case....or if he just knows how to say it without really knowing what it means. 

With this independence comes the desire to walk and do things BY HIMSELF!  Not only does he not want to be carried AT ALL, even in a dangerous parking lot where obviously it is not a choice, but he does not even want me to hold his hand while he is walking...what a little man he has become so quickly.  When he is walking he is very social, waving to everyone we come in contact with saying "Hey" and smiling brightly.  He looks like a little political candidate walking around!

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