33.75 inches tall, 90th percentile
25 pounds, 40th percentile
32 inches tall, 50th percentile
21.5 pounds, 5th percentile
Hello Carter growth spurt! He grew 2.5 inches in only 3 months! Nolan grew an inch and did not gain any weight! Yep...that made me a little worried! They actually weighed him a second time to double check! I have to say though.....I remember our 15 month appointment, they said one number on the scale but wrote down a different number on the paper they always give us. It has happened a couple of times and I don't think it is a big deal so I don't say anything. I think he actually gained a half a pound. Still, obviously, not much! Nolan seriously runs everywhere and is very busy but he typically eats the same amount as Carter! The doctor told us to butter up his foods but otherwise was not super concerned. I wish someone would tell me to butter up my food!
MOVE IT: Both boys run lots. I think Carter actually prefers to walk and has become a bit of a toe-walker....great. We keep telling him to stop because you know how those toe-walker people are! (kidding!) They both jump up and down, love jumping into the pool, off our ottoman onto the floor, and out of the van. They don't exactly land on two feet though! Nolan has successfully done a somersault one time and not again since then. They kick balls and throw balls. Nolan still throws lots of other things, though he's toned it down quite a bit from several months ago. They both definitely love to dance.
|Eating bananas with a fork is difficult!|
DRESS: They can both take their shoes off and their pants off if I pull them down a bit. Carter has started trying to take his diaper off. He pushes the back down until a butt cheek starts to show. I mean, how cute is that? No....it's not cute at all. What if he decides to take a poopy diaper off while in his crib? Awesome.
|definitely a little more than a butt cheek here!|
CHATTER: We are finally starting to expand our word bank from da-da and dog. Those two were it for way too long!
Both boys use these words:
no (my personal favorite!)
mallie dog (daahh dog)
all done (ahh daa)
hot (surprised? that's what happens when you have record breaking triple digit heat!)
banana (na na)
They also repeat many more words. Nolan works on mimicking the tone rather than the letter sounds. For example, if I say, "Nolan, can you say trees?" He might say "eee" using the same tone I did. Carter works more on the letter sounds like bah, dah, cah, etc and pays no attention to the tone.
Carter loves trying to communicate. He will babble long stories to you. Nolan is more stubborn about talking. He has to be in the mood for it. They feel like such big boys when they follow instructions: Go get your shoes. Put the balls in the basket. Put your sippy cups in the fridge and close the door. They love to go get the mail from the mailbox then help me throw most of it in the trash. =) And they love helping make a mess of the laundry!
They have finally started to know their body parts. They've got the ears, nose and tummy down. They haven't liked participating in that pointing game so once when they were not wanting me to clean their faces with a wet wipe, I instead gave them each a wipe and said, "clean your mouth, clean your nose, clean your ears, clean your tummy, clean your feet, clean your hair." They loved it and got most of them!
And here are a few random things these two boys do that just crack me up!