Friday, February 3, 2012

Luke Alexander 18-Months

Baby Luke is no longer a baby.

I suppose he hasn't been a baby for about 6-months now...

...and he's definitely ALL TODDLER!

He had a wonderful well-baby visit yesterday, despite being covered in tiny blisters over hands and feet. (Doc says he saw none in the mouth and doesn't believe it to be hand/foot/mouth disease. Rather, just a result of the gastro-virus we all had last week.)

Drum roll please...

Weight: 29 lbs! (80th %)

Do you recall that this was the baby whose chart was labeled "Failure to Thrive" because he was solely breastfed for the first 6-months and was only in the 3rd percentile for weight?!!! Funny how these things "correct" themselves!

Height: 34" (90th %)

Still not much of a talker, but my little man has great receptive vocabulary. He can follow most simple 1-step directions and can definitely gesture, point, slap, grunt, etc. to get his point across. :) We will revisit the talking issue at 24-months if he is still not using 2-word sentences, but for now the pediatrician is not concerned and finally, for the first time, neither am I. Seems Chris and I have kiddos that just aren't early talkers.

Enjoy the pics! So sad that Picnik is going away!!!



Brothers playing in the backyard together.
Edited in Picnik using AutoCorrect
Another version of same pic edited in Picnik



5 comments:

  1. very handsome men!! happy 18 months to Luke Alexander !

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  2. I'm told that when I was a baby/toddler, I didn't talk at all either. Then one day simply started talking in full sentences. Weird - don't worry about it. Love the photos.

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  3. As you know things come when it is time. Luke is waiting for the "right" time. :)
    He is a cutie! As is Ben.

    Happy Birthday Master Luke!

    Melinda

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  4. I can't believe he's 18 months already. Time flies by.
    He is just precious and that pic of all three of them is adorable.
    I hope his blisters go away, poor baby. Oh and I wouldn't worry about him not talking much. Like you said he has older siblings to talk for him :)

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Valerie