18 months

On May 1st our little Luke turned 18 months.  Hard to believe.  At 18 months, he was finally done with the throwing up.  We have really figured this diet out and he is doing much better.  He spent a good part of the last few months with colds, coughs, and ear infections.  That did affect his eating habits and his weight went up and down.  I never feel more stress than those few seconds waiting for the number to appear on the scale.  Sigh.  He is a joy of a boy.  His vocabulary is so great.  At 18 months we counted that he could say 85 words.  He is good at recognizing oval, circle, triangle, diamond and square.  He knows about 10 letters and loves to count 1, 2, 3, 6, 9.  It is pretty darn adorable.  He loves to read books and has a few of his favorites memorized…Mr. Brown Can Moo and Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb.  During the last couple of months Luke has had 8 teeth grow in.  Maybe that explains all the runny noses!  He now has 4 on top and bottom and 4 molars.  He also has started to have tantrums more frequently and had his first timeout not long after his 18 month mark.  He has some pretty strong opinions.  He started nursery on the 3rd.  His first Sunday he did great.  But ever since then, it has been a real struggle with crying episodes that have led to throw-up.  Dan has stayed a few times and says that he has a hard time with the transitions, other kids crying and people leaving the room.  Awesome.  Hopefully he will overcome his anxieties soon.  But for now, any time we ask him if he wants to go to church, he says “No”.  Ha!

Stats:

20 lbs. 10 oz. (8%)

31 inches (10%)

19.5 in head (95%)

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