Thursday, October 20, 2016

Jack is 18 months old!

Jack boy turned 18 months last week and it's time for a little update.

Jack weighs 25 pounds, is 34 1/2 inches long and continues to have a big ol' noggin. He's 60th percentile in height and 98th percentile for weight/head circumference. Long and lean with a big brain to get him into Princeton :)

You are wearing 18-24 month clothing, size 6 shoes and size 4 diapers. You are quickly catching your sister and will probably pass her up soon.

You can say over 20 words now and have started to put two words together like "clothes on" and "Georgia go". You seriously talk every waking minute. I don't think I've ever met a little boy that talks as much as you. You love to express yourself. You recognize some animals and know some of their sounds, your favorite is the cow.

You and your sister are daylight and dark in many ways. She is calm and reserved, you are rambunctious and outgoing. She loves television, you have yet to watch it for more than five seconds (this could simply be because of the difference in age). 

Your favorite foods are blueberries, strawberries, actually pretty much all fruit, cheese, macaroni and cheese, biscuit & gravy and raisins. You also love your daily gummy vitamin but still protest that it is just one a day. You're a good eater and eat best when we feed you.

You love playing with other children. You especially love Drew, a little boy that goes to preschool with Georgia at Grandmomma's house. You see him some on the days you stay with Gram and you go right to him to play and "love on him" which sometimes gets you in trouble when you are too rough. You will learn proper play.

Your favorite toys are any type of balls, trucks/cars/tractors and you love to carry around mini bottles of baby shampoo and chapstick. We can't figure that one out. And your favorite thing right now is riding the mower with daddy. You will stand at the door and yell "mower" until it happens :)

You call your crocheted blankets "mimmys" and you have one with you at all times. Another thing you are very attached to is your bottle. We have cut it back to where you mostly just have it when you're going to sleep or in a vehicle but you love "ba ba" with a fire passion!

The king of sleep continues to reign. You sleep for 12-14 hours every night (straight through) and take a 1 1/2-2 hour nap every day. We rock you occasionally but you like just being laid down best. When I say it's bedtime, you automatically go give Georgia and Daddy kisses. You require more sleep than Georgia ever did. You are still in your crib in your nursery. Thank you son for this gift to your parents!

You LOVE to be outside. If we're inside and you want to go out, you will say "door" or "outside" and walk to the garage door. You love to play and get dirty.

You're still not crazy about bath time. It has gotten better in recent days but you still throw a crying fit pretty often. You're usually super sleepy by the time we do baths after supper so the combination of the two just do you in. You're also not crazy about riding in the car. Being restrained is not our forte. 

You hardly ever sit still, but you will let me hold you and read to you right before bedtime. Your favorite book right now is "Happy Baby Colors".

You and your sister are best buds. You ask for her first thing when I get you up in the mornings.

You swoon all the ladies with your blonde locks and big round eyes. You still favor your Papaw Porter but I see more of Daddy in you everyday. And Georgia, some of your features are identical. 

My two babies at 18 months. I don't think they look that much alike in this side-by-side comparison but I do see it on a daily basis. 

Happy year and a half baby boy! I don't know how we got here so quickly but you've made every moment, good and bad, worth it. I'm so thankful God chose me to be your mommy. You are the perfect son for us.

We love you forever and always!

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