Each of us thinks we’ve heard you say words. The first was Nancy, swearing you said ‘horse’ weeks ago. Then it was your nana and papa, who said you said ‘outside’ while they were watching you. Two weeks ago I thought you said ‘Bubba’. Rachel said you said ‘all done’ on Thursday and your dad thought you said ‘dog’ on Friday. None of us has heard any of these words repeated, but it seems like so far you’re building quite the repertoire of words. Or we’re all very imaginative with what we hear.
I bought you a little plastic play area with a slide attached. It’s a little like a house, with no roof. It has a door and three sides, then a slide coming out of the fourth slide. There are little areas where you can grab onto or get a foothold and climb up. You’ve been really enjoying playing on it, but haven’t been climbing on it too much. You have mastered how to get up on to the top ledge to slide down. You stand on your toes and reach forward, sticking your fingers in the slot between the ledge platform and the slide, then pulling yourself up with your arm and stomach muscles. Then you turn yourself around so that you can go down feet first, and you’ve amazingly never fallen off! You are so strong and coordinated.
Today was my birthday and your 15-month doctor appointment. I took the day off and we spent the morning together, than headed to the doctor’s. Your appointment went well though you are starting to display some fussiness which they said is attributed to the fact that you’re starting to remember the office and people, and putting it together in your brain that the doctor isn’t always a fun time. But even with two shots you recovered relatively quickly. You are still teeny, weighting just 17.8 lbs; you weighed way less than your dad’s guess (19.5 lbs) and mine (18.13 lbs). You’re growing just fine though and your height and head size are about in the 50th percentiles still, while your weight is around the 5th. The doctor’s a little worried that you’re not saying any words yet, but I know you understand so much and are processing so much, you’re just working on how to say it all.
After the appointment we met up with nana and papa at home and they watched you for the afternoon while I got a massage and did some shopping. You fell asleep before I left and I was gone over three hours, and when I got home you were still asleep! I think nana and papa were a little disappointed they didn’t get to spend any time playing with you (though papa trimmed all my roses so that was great!). We all went out to a fun dinner at Jax and you enjoyed your first ‘color on the paper tablecloth’ experience.
Tonight as I rocked you to sleep I thanked God for you, the best gift I’ve ever received.
You wore an outfit given to you by Katie at my baby shower. She bought it in Mexico and it was perfect for the occasion. Adorbs!