Steven turned 1 1/2 years on March 2. I personally like and still say 18 months because I just can't believe how old he's gotten and counting his age in years sounds so much older than in months...don't you think? I can probably only get away with that until he's two. Charlton's said the other day something about Steven's birthday not being that far away and that was the first time it hit me that he'll be 2 in less than 6 months.
I'm actually not sad that he's getting older even though it might sound that way; every month is more and more fun and I definitely enjoy him being able to do and talk more. He says about 25 words now and can use a fork or spoon to eat just about everything-- that is when he chooses to eat. I've had a rough time getting him to eat at all this week. Even the safety foods like homemade mac and cheese, chicken nuggets, and fruit that I can always fall back on don't work. There is definitely something wrong when Steven refuses fruit. He's getting his last two eye teeth in on top and I'm assuming that's why he refusing food almost completely-- supposedly they are the worst to get in and I think Steven would agree. Guess we'll just have to wait til these come in and we'll be done with teething until he gets his two yr molars. I won't miss teething when he's done!
Steven's still very social and loves playing with other kids. He usually greets each one as they join us at the neighborhood playground. I have noticed that in the last few weeks, he's developed more awareness of others and hangs back a few minutes to evaluate the situation before jumping in. He's still as curious and adventurous as ever though, and he has several battle scars now to prove it. He loves being outside and we have been enjoying the convenience of his sand and water table in the back yard. He gets sand all over him and everything else since he thinks that it's in there to be moved and thrown elsewhere.
We went to Steven's 18 month well-visit last week and he stayed in the same percentile for weight (which reads skinny), but made an impressive jump in height from 50 to 75% percentile in height. Considering Charlton's height, this was not that surprising but Steven's always been in the 50% for height since birth and I have been expecting him to take after Dad at some point. For this reason I look forward to every well visit to see when it will show itself and at this appointment it did.
Weight: 25 lbs, 3 oz. (25-50%)
Height: 33 inches (75%)