Yesterday, since Marc was off work, I scheduled Luke's 18-month check-up so that Marc could go with us.
The appointment went fine except Luke really doesn't like the doctor examining him. And, he most certainly didn't care for the shots. Fortunately, he recovers quickly, and overall, shots aren't too bad for him. It's just sad in the process.
Anyways, here are Luke's official stats.
Height: 32 3/4 inches (70th percentile)
Weight: 28 lb. 10 oz. (83rd percentile)
Head Circumference: 20 inches (98th percentile)
**I've said this before, and I'll say it again. Could Luke's large head be the reason he didn't come out of me normal and therefore required a C-Section delivery? Who knows? We just laugh about his large head.
Last week, Luke, all of a sudden, decided he wanted to eat with a spoon by himself (I'd been working with him on it -- he had only been doing it with help). So, I let him. Yes, there was a mess, but I haven't had a parent yet tell me that learning to use utensils doesn't make a mess.
Here he is -- eating some yogurt. Yes, some actually did make it into his mouth :)
And, just for fun....
Here are a couple of photos of Luke working on a sucker. We'd been at the bank. They gave him one (as they have in the past), and I sometimes let him work on it in the car -- not for too long, though. It can be a sticky mess.
Does anybody else let their kids do this in the car (at least a kid this young)?
The REAL beauty of these photos is that if you look closely at Luke's right cheek, you'll notice dried snot. It looks like dirt, but it's not. I had been at my Bible Study (on Tuesday mornings). Luke stays in the nursery at church, and that's how he was when I picked him up.
Yes, it's gross, but it's a child :) Those things are to be expected. And, I am NOT at all complaining about the people who work in the nursery with Luke during that time. They do a great job. He's well care for....He likes to play there.
I can deal with the snot. I don't expect them to deal with somebody else's kid's snot.
How to love Your Reflection
1 day ago