Here is an update of Mason at 18 months old.
Weight: Mason weighs 22lbs., which is in the 26th percentile.
Height: Mason is 32 inches tall, which is in the 48th percentile.
Head circumference: Mason's head is now 19 inches, which is in the 73rd percentile.
Teeth: Mason has a mouthful of teeth.
Sleeping: Mason is sleeping through the night like a champ. He also continues to take 2 naps a day.
Talking: I think Mason is saying things, but sometimes I think it's just my imagination. I think I've heard him say: "uck" for truck, "hi", "arf" for a doggy barking, "look", "uh oh", and a few others. This past month Mason has really started talking more. He talks to me like were having a really important conversation. I love hearing this little guy talk, even though most of the time I have no idea what he is saying.
Eating: Mason continues to be a great eater. I have finally gotten Mason to drink plain milk, as long as he's drinking it from a sippy. If you try to feed him milk with his cereal, he'll just spit it out. Mason loves the shapes chicken noodle soup, grapes, apples, yogurt, pizza, toast and jam, pickles, and cheese. These few things seem to by my go-to meal if he won't eat anything else.
A big shocker is that Mason doesn't seem to really like ice cream. He'll eat about 2 bites then he's done. This is a shocker because Casey and I are both ice cream-aholics! In a way it kind of works out nicely, because we don't have to share our ice cream or get a bigger size so Mason can have some. This past month Mason has learned to like soda pop. He takes a drink of it, then makes a funny face, like he doesn't really like it, then he'll drink some more. I love watching him drink soda.
Movement: Mason has really gotten good and fast at walking. He's pretty much faster than me sometimes. Mason loves to walk ahead of you a few feet, then he loves to hear you say, "I'm gonna get you." He takes off walking a little faster and laughs and laughs.
Mason has gotten really good at climbing up and down our stairs. He pretty much just slides right down them on his tummy.
Other: Mason loves being outside. With the mild weather, we've gotten to already go to the park, Riverwoods, and outside in the yard many times. Mason will usually cry when it's time to come back inside. The park has become a Sunday ritual for us, after church, morning nap, and lunch we usually head to the park. Mason loves climbing up the stairs to the slide then sliding down the slide, all by himself, on his tummy. While at the park, Mason also loves to chase after the dogs that come to the park each Sunday afternoon.
Happy half birthday little guy, we love you!