Langley turned 18 months old on Thursday. We had had a much better day...more sleeping, less screaming :-) So, we took her to the Randolph County Fair. I thought she would love the animals. I was wrong.
She had her 18 month check up yesterday. I was pleased with the new doctor. He said she looked great, was smart, and doing great with her motor skills. Not surprisingly, she is in the 90th percentile for her stats:
Height: 32 3/4 inches
Weight: 27 lbs 8 oz
After reading the handout, there are a few things she doesn't do yet that "most kids can do." She is not good with a spoon, most of the time she gets impatient and will use her hands (even with applesauce.) She also has no interest in coloring. She does not use any pronouns.
I counted the other day and she says 25 words consistently. She can identify her hair, eyes, mouth, teeth, belly button, and toes. She always points to other people's nose, but can't point to her own unless she looks in the mirror. It's a weird coordination thing, I think.
She has 8 teeth, which means teething has been constant for 5 months. I don't feel like we do a very good job brushing her teeth, but all she drinks is milk so maybe we will be Ok.
She started doing some climbing - the couch and her slide. She can also go up the stairs of her slide as well as down (backward) very well. I was impressed with that.
She now gives real kisses and lots of hugs. She has started being very interested in babies (real and dolls.)
She was a wild woman at the doctor's office, this is what she did while waiting to be called back.
"This is a busy, demanding time in your toddler's life. The 'challenging one and a half ' stage is really much harder on parents than the so-called 'terrible twos. ' Things will get easier as your toddler's verbal skills improve and as she gradually develops self-control."
I'm so thankful for my healthy girl. She is such a blessing!