Length - 33 inches (?). He is at the 75th percentile. He constantly fluctuates between 75th and 80th for height.
The pediatrician was very impressed with his verbal skills, and complimented us on his healthy diet and lack of TV watching. He does get to watch a little bit of TV each week when we need to do stuff around the house, but generally it's off all the time. The doctor also said he loved to see all the bruises on Jack's legs. He said he worries that 18 month olds without bruises aren't having enough fun. Hee hee.
The doc told me that Jack's development is fairly advanced with words, signs, colors, counting, etc. Troy and I work with him, but much of the praise goes to my amazing Aunt Connie and Uncle Jim (Gackie and Unk Jim) who watch him 4 days a week. They love reading with him (except for "Are You My Mother"), and teach him lots of great things. Thank you!
At 18 months, Jack is:
-Wearing 24 month or 2T shirts
-Wearing 18 or 24 month pants
-Can count to 10, but chooses to usually ignore "7" because 7 sucks
-Is finally giving us kisses and hugs without being bribed. I like this new affectionate Jack!
-Is referred to as "The Mayor" whenever we go anywhere. He loves to smile, wave, say hi, and give random strangers "high-5's" and "knucks".
-Knows most animal sounds if you ask him. For the record, Penguins say "brrrrr", flamingos say "I'm pink, pink, pink", and Meerkats say "meow".
-LOVES "reading" books, especially in the car
-Adds an "a", "eh" or "y" to the end of any word with a hard consonant. Cup = Cupa, Fort = Forta, Pete = Petey. My friend who is a speech pathologist said it's normal.
-Knows almost all his colors, including teal. His favorites to say are "pinka, booooo, and geen".
-Loves anything Mickey and cowboy
-Has gone poo poo on the potty twice.
-Loves hip hop and says "no no no no" whenever I turn on NPR in the car
-Is the light of his Poppa and my world.