Sep 17, 2012

19 Months!

Oliver is 19 Months!

(Since I just updated with months 17/18, not a lot has changed...)
In brief......
-Height: ~30.5"
-Weight: 22 lbs
-Teeth: 16 (I think 2-year molars are in the early stages of moving.)
-Shoe size: 5
-Clothing size: Mostly 12 and 18m.  He has a few 24m but pants are still 12m for a perfect fit.  He wore 18m pants today and they were rolled up.
-Diapers: bumGenius 4.0s and Elementals, size 4 in disposable
-Words: SO MANY!
-Food: He used to eat everything, now he's hit or miss.  He nurses 4-5x/day.
-Naps: 9-11 AM and 2-4 PM.  Every now and then he'll wake up late and won't take a morning nap.  I've learned that if he's up by 6:30 he'll take a morning nap, but if he's up after 7:00 then he won't take a morning nap and will go down earlier for his afternoon nap.

-He talks all the time.  
-He knows basic shapes (circle, star, oval, square, rectangle, diamond, octagon, heart).
-He knows numbers 1-10 with the exception of 6 and 7.  He thinks 6s are 9s.  Understandable.  We're working on that.  He knows how many fingers we hold up with one hand.  Haven't moved to two yet.
-He knows some colors (blue, pink, yellow, red).  If he doesn't know the color, it's always yellow. For some reason he struggles with colors. 
-When he's ready to eat, he needs food quick.  Nursing included.
-He LOVES things with wheels.  Cars.  Trucks.  Tractors.  Airplanes.
-When he hears an airplane he immediately points up and says with a really deep monotone voice, 'Airplane!' (ae-pwane!).
-He still smiles all the time and charms just about everyone when we're out and about.

I'm probably missing a lot - I really should keep better notes.  He is sooo much fun!  I cut his hair recently and he looks really big.  Like a toddler.  That happened a few months ago, but now he really looks the part.  He's still pretty small overall though.  
"Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine, and injustice in the world when He could do something about it, but I'm afraid God would ask me the same question."
You don't change the world by trying to change the world; you change the world by changing yourself.
-Gerry Straub