Nate had his 15 month check up today. They call them “well baby checks” is he a baby anymore? It seems like he is more of a kid everyday, to me. I don’t go into much detail about his development or lack of in some areas. I don’t want to complain, bore or brag. But, this kid is incredible. Truly. I do get a bit sorry for myself when he is cutting 4 molars at the same time or 4 incisors (now) at the same time or if he has the nerve to wake up before 8 am but he is such a good boy/baby/kid that I am terrified to have another. There is no way I will get another one just like him.
His check today was great. The only question we said “no” to was is he walking well. He is toddling a bit, 3 to 5 steps at a time between toys or Mom and Dad but nothing so brave as across the room. It will come in time, the first steps were just 4 days ago. He uses a lot of words but not well, a few are complete but many are more of a sound that we recognize as a word. cok-cok is clock. ogg is dog, itty-at is kittycat, many are sounds with signs to complete them, he signs snow but says ssssss, so lots of stuff like that. There are many that are true words but I wont list them all. Not bad for his age.
He is still pretty small though he did grow more in these 3 months than the last three(see baby stat page) He is up to 22 lbs 12 oz and is 30 inches tall. Both height and weight are in the 25 percentile. His giant head is still (and has always been) in the 97th. None of these things are concerns, we are both short people and one of us (not me) has a melon of a head so it is to be expected. Short people make short people.
I haven’t said that this is my favorite age for a long time. The last time I really wanted to stop time was when he was 9 months, just before he started crawling. But now at 15 months? I want to hold everything! I am enjoying him so much right now. The only challenge at this point is he isn’t too fond of staying still. Sitting in a shopping cart or stroller or on a lap. He wants to get out and explore. Aside from that, today is my favorite!