Hi all - my DS turned 18 months July 29, but I guess that's close enough...
My mom likens DS to a bull in a china shop, and DH calls him "steamroller"....the boy has boundless energy and knows no fear! Running, climbing, lifting/carrying bulky objects you wouldn't think a toddler would - it's never a dull moment while he's awake...including several head bonks, stubbed toes, and various other minor bumps each day.
I took the time to actually write down his words a couple weeks ago because I realized he was talking more and more, and he has quite a few - but our favorite right now is that he says 'more please' (moh peez) when we're eating. Hearing his squeaky little voice say it is just too cute.
I don't have his height and weight right now, because we had to reschedule his 18-month appointment due to closing on our first home (YEAH!), so I won't have those stats until Aug 30 (though I suppose I could try to measure him here at home...oh no, wait, that would require him to actually be STILL for a couple minutes while he was awake! :LOL ) If i can manage it on my own, I'll edit and post later.
What else, let's see...still loves his books (says ahga, agha, agha to be read to again, again, again), is very into throwing balls now (we got a pop up play thingy that has a basketball hoop and a ball pit he can crawl into with 50 small balls, he is in heaven with it).
He is also a drama queen, too - I am starting to learn about transitioning, which he never seemed to need before, but now when we have to move from one activity to another, I give him a few minutes warning and tell him what we're goign to be doing, and it's working out better. He also gets very frustrated if he's trying to do something that is a bit out of his skill level, so I encourage him to keep trying, and if there's some small way I can help him (like holding a container still that he wants to put a lid on) and he gets it done, he will just light up (and from GD board suggestions, I say "you did it!" - loving everything I'm learning here on MDC!!!!!!)
His hair? Well, it's...um....interesting. Sigh, he got his daddy's hair - we were both hoping he'd get mine. His is fine and wispy, even though there's a decent amount of it, so he has a constant "Alfalfa" bad hair day thing going on, but there's not much we can do about it. Only needs his 2 yr molars and he'll have a full set of choppers (he's actually had all but the 2 yrs since about 15 months - if it has anything to do with food, he's a little ahead - ha!
I had a recent GD success with a verbal request, which shocked the heck out of me, but I'll take it....I have been telling him for months now that knees or bottoms go on chairs and other precarious things like wheeled toys, not feet (after his one ride-on toy had whizzed out from under him several times...) So after about the 3.7 millionth time saying it, as I was getting up to walk over to him to help him to sit down on it, he actually did it on his own...and has been not standing on dangerous things for about a week now - huzzah!!
Wow, this is a really long post - I definitely can ramble....if you've made it this far, I admire your perseverance!
Who else is with us?