Sunday, July 12, 2009

18 Months

Luke turned 18 months old on the fourth of July, so I'm a little late with this post, but we've been pretty busy around here lately!

Both Ryan and I always thought of Luke as a little guy until Aubrey came and now he seems huge! He started talking about 2 months ago and learns new words everyday. He is constantly saying mommy and daddy just to get our attention, which is fine with us because we love to hear his voice!

One of his newest tricks is "counting" his toes; he first learned this from Your Baby Can Read, and we've been trying to teach him to count to five, but for some reason he's only picked up on two & three. He'll be sitting in his car seat and all of the sudden we hear "too, tree...too, tree...too, tree...". We look back and he's taken his shoes & socks off and is touching his toes as he "counts".

We went to the doctor Monday for his 18 month check up, and I was very worried about how it would go, because he has started to realize what happens at the doctor's office, and I had to take him and Aubrey by myself. Luke was such a trooper, we had to wait forever, and he happily entertained himself with the doctor's rolling chair and all the drawers and contraptions on the doctor's table. He was a little nervous when the doctor was examening him, but he never cried and did everything he was told to do. He even gave the doctor a high five when he left the room! He only cried for about 30 seconds when he got his 3 shots, I was so proud of him...he really is getting to be a big boy! Luke was 75th percentile in height and 30th in weight.

Another thing Luke learned just this past week is how to put his shoes on...well it was just one shoe and it was on the wrong foot, but it's a step in the right direction! Here's a little video of this milestone. Sorry the video is sideways, I need to figure out how to fix that!

Disclaimer: That is NOT Luke's extremely full diaper hanging out of the side of his shorts :)

Luke has brought so much joy to our lives, and we are so grateful that God chose us to be his parents!


Rachel said...

TOO cute!! Isn't that age just wonderful?? He's adorable - and I LOVE the pointed-out heavy diaper!

Kathleen said...

love the video! and my favorite part was the diaper hanging out the side of his shorts!! haha!

annaclaire0408 said...

now we just need to work on having a more manly voice :)