G is 18 months old!

G is 18 months old today! A YEAR AND A HALF. We just had his 1st birthday. How did this happen?!
The stats:
Weight: 21.9lbs (6th percentile)
Height: 32 1/4 inches (50th percentile)
Diaper: 4 during the day, 5 at night
Shoe: 4 1/2 & 5
Clothes: this makes me laugh. G is SO skinny. I just bought him shorts since it is so hot here. I bought 18 month shorts & they were HUGE. He stood up and they fell off. So? He is wearing 12 month shorts but 18/24m shirts & jon jons for length. I wish I had the same problem! 
What's Been Going On:
  • Current obsessions: any sort of ball, trucks, and animals. We spend many of our days playing outside watching the construction trucks on our street. G loves it! 
  • G loves to mimic animal sounds: dog, cow, rooster, donkey, owl, & elephant. He even does an elephant trunk--ha! 
  • He can point to his nose, eyes, ears, and mouth! 
  • G is so interested in books now. He loves picking out the books he wants us to read before bed! He loves any book with animals & his construction trucks book! 
  • Grayson met his first newborn this month. We brought dinner to some friends who just had a sweet baby boy...G was curious about baby Grady! He kept going up to his carseat and staring. I am SO curious what he will do when Baby Dos arrives!
  • G is such a big helper...loves to throw trash away, loves to pick out his shoes, loves to put his dirty clothes in his hamper, loves to recycle, & loves to feed his 3 dogs!
  • He uses his left hand most of the time...interesting:)
  • G is obsessed with older kids. We live on a street with lots & lots of elementary and middle school kids and Grayson loves playing with all of them! We wait for the school bus outside every afternoon and he loves shouting "heyyyyy" to all the kids!
  • maybe my favorite new Graysonism? He knows where the baby is and gives his baby brother kisses on my belly. melt!
 Grayson had his first BIG boo-boo this month: he broke his right arm! G had his blue cast on for 2 1/2 weeks and was a champ! I was a little afraid of how he would sleep with a big ol' cast on his entire arm, but he showed me! It really never even phased him. The only thing he hated was having the cast bath...the bag/saran wrap around his arm was too much for him! We got his cast off a few days ago & he was so brave when the doctor was sawing it off. He never even flinched! I was so proud of our boy!
It is so hard for me to believe that Grayson is 1 1/2. He is acting so independent and grown up all of a sudden! I keep thinking of his big personality and how fun of a big brother he will be. I am so excited to see him with a little brother!

I know that each stage is great, but this age is so much fun. G has so much personality & makes me laugh all day! This growing up thing is flying by & I'm trying to enjoy the last of his babyhood while I can. He's turning into a big boy!

Happy 18 months, G!


Natalie said...

Happy 18 months Grayson!

Mallorie said...

WOW I feel like you said..his 1st birthday was yesterday wasn't it??!! :-) He is so cute and so BIG now!!! He is going to be the cutest big brother!