Logan turned 18 months on September 7th! A lot has happened in the last three months that I need to catch you up on, but here’s a quick look at his most recent stats:
|Logan Stats||40 weeks
|Weight: 28 lbs 7oz||82%|
|Height: 34.75 inches||97%|
|Head: 18.25 inches||14%|
It’s hard to believe he is still topping off the charts! He’s such a big boy!!
Alright, I just read through the last update and I can’t believe how far he has come since then. Where to begin…
In June Logan took his first airplane ride to visit his grandparents! He did excellent on the 3-hour trip. On the way there he slept about 2 hours and then insisted on walking up and down the aisles while he was awake. On the way back, he slept the entire 3 hours! It was great not to have to worry about him making a fuss, but having an extra 26lbs on those airplane seats put me in a bit of pain. All in all, the trip was a success. He got to meet four of his cousins for the first time, and his two uncles and aunt as well! While we were there he enjoyed gardening, playing with his toys on the deck, and eating grandma’s yummy food .
Logan is eating pretty much everything and anything now, I think all of his teeth have come in. He’s a regular at IHop on the weekends for breakfast and can pretty much eat an entire kids meal consisting of 1 scramble egg, 2 sausage links, and a pancake. Wes taught him how to dip things in sauces this last month and now he thinks that is the coolest thing. He dips his pancakes in syrup, french fries in ketchup, and chicken nuggets in barbecue sauce. He snacks on all sorts of things during the day, but surprisingly one of his favorites is still the Baby Mum Mums, he actually asks for these! He’s starting to use a fork now. He can get the fork to his mouth with ease, but still has problems scooping things up on it. He seems to enjoy doing it, so I’m sure he’ll get it soon. I’ve started taking the stopper out of his sippy cups, which requires him to control the flow of liquid coming out of the cup. He’s doing really well with that. He also figured out how to use a straw last week to drink water at a restaurant, and now looks for opportunities to practice this newly acquired skill.
Since my last update, Logan has moved up to the NEXT toddler room. His schedule has shifted slightly, but he’s still doing the same kinds of things. He’s bringing home art projects from daycare weekly now, and he is still continuing to do at home art projects as well. He enjoys coloring with markers and crayons, but really loves finger painting. The only problem is, that he also loves to suck his thumb, which doesn’t work all that well when his hands are covered in that paint! Today he tried out the Mess Free Crayola Wonder Magic Light Brush, he gets to dip the brush in the paints, so he thought this was a pretty neat toy.
Our little climber is still the same monkey he was at 15 months. This week he figured out how to climb onto the couch. He can climb up the stairs and scoot down them pretty much on his own now, but now he prefers to walk, or at least try to. He’s getting really good at holding one of my hands, and then putting his other hand on the wall while he steps up each stair. When he gets to the landing in the middle of the stairs he always stops and calls for Wrigley, just to make sure she’s coming. Although, it doesn’t exactly sound like “Wrigley”, but that’s definitely what he’s saying. He’s still enjoying the park and the swimming in the pool, but one of his new activities is to climb through a tunnel. It doesn’t sound like much, but he laughs and giggles the whole time!
His communication continues to progress. As of his 18 month appointment I think we figured he could say about 20 words, but every day he seems to add another to the list. Some of those include up, down, more, mommy, daddy, ball, banana, nice, hot, Manny, Elmo, kitty, bubble, uh-oh, and water. His favorite word is more, he uses it for everything. Whether he wants to eat, or wants you to throw him up in the air, you’ll hear him say more. He doesn’t just say more, he also points to his mouth while he says it. You’d have to see it, but it is definitely cute. Some of the other adorable things he is doing now include, climbing into the laundry basket and saying vroom vroom. Even when you’re exhausted you can’t help but pull him around! He will also pet your head (or Wrigley) and say nice. He kisses now, and will blow kisses. He will grab Wes’s shoes and bring them to him when he wants to take Wrigley outside. He also loves putting on and taking off his own shoes.
He’s getting more and more interested in TV. He can turn the TV on with the remote now. His favorite show is still Handy Manny, but he will watch Mickey Mouse Club House as well. He is really interested in books. He will sit on the floor with you and ask you to read every book he has (using “more”). He definitely has his favorites, and at times will make you shut a book just as you’re starting it and then start clapping to signify that book is over.