Monday, December 19, 2011

18 months!

Hudson, you are

18 months old!!!

How are you already 1 and a half??!!!

What you're up to these days:

* You are 34 1/2" tall {95%} and 24.9 pounds {25-50%}.  And I just're 1/2" taller than your brother was at 18 months, but 4 pounds less!!

* You wear a size 5 diaper, 18-24 month clothes, and a size 6 shoe.

* You are so busy.  The only time you are still during the day is when you're A) getting into something or B) sleeping.   

* Speaking of, you're still an awesome sleeper!  Most nights we get at least 10 consecutive hours and recently you've been taking a 3-4 hour nap.

* Your speech has really taken off this past month.  You can say: ma-ma, da-da, ball, football, car {any automobile}, thank you, yeah, yes please {ah-pee}, Miles {Mi-al}, Mallory {Mah-ee}, cold, hot {da}, I don't know {no-no}, hi, bye-bye, nigh-night {nigh-nigh}, no {probably your favorite!!!},  tickle-tickle {in a super-cute, high-pitched voice!}, dog {any animal}, you "moo" at a picture of any animal standing on 4 legs, baby, Ow!, good, and shoe {youuuuuuu}.

* If we ask you "Hudson, can you say ___________?" you always try to repeat it.

* You can run!  Like a little boy run...not even the wobbly toddler run anymore.  But if you get going to fast, you still fall flat on your face.

* You have NO FEAR!  You climb on anything and everything and I frequently turn around to find you perched somewhere.

(This was in the 38 seconds it took me to put some more wood on the fire.)

* You are a wild man!  You will do anything for a laugh, and often egg your brother on. 

* You LOVE your brother!!  And you guys really do get along well.  You play together all day and {most of the time!} are playing nicely.

* You LOVE your Daddy!  You get so excited when Daddy gets home from work and you just run up to him with your arms spread saying, "Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!"

* You love bath time, and I've found the only way to keep the bathroom semi-dry during baths is to close the shower curtain.  You find this hysterical.

* When you slow down enough, you are quite a cuddler and so super sweet.  It just usually doesn't last long because you're off and running again.

* You still love your first 2 fingers, and almost exclusively suck your left hand fingers now.

You are such an amazing little ball of energy and I am amazed at what you learn every day!  You definitely test our patience when you're un-doing what we've just done {picking up the 120 balls we own, for example!} but I try {reeeeeeally hard} to remember this is how you learn and eventually you will know not to tip the basket of balls back over.  {and, until then, I'll continue to grit my teeth!}  I pray you never lose that spunk...or your mischievous little grin that never fails to melt my heart.

Happy 1/2 Birthday, little man!  I can't wait to see what the next 18 months holds in store for you!

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