Keeping Up with the Joneses

A glimpse into the busy and very blessed life of the Jones Family!

Monday, July 16, 2007

18 months

18 month check up.... a mere 6 days before he turns 19 months!

Hunter weighed in at 26 lbs 15 oz- still up in the 90th percentile and was 33 inches tall which is the 60th percentile. With a clean bill of health, we left the doctor's office feeling very grateful to have such a healthy boy. We may have to go back and repeat the finger prick for anemia because Hunter tested in the low end of normal. The pediatrician called and doesn't think it is a problem but wants to double check to make sure. With as great as Hunter eats and as healthy and energetic he is, I am sure it will turn out fine.

Hunter is now putting 2 words together like, "Mama car," or "Dada shoes." Other words in his vocabulary include, la lo for water, bath, light, up, uck for truck, car, bus, hot, outside, shoes, nose, teeth, fan, dog, tat for cat, uh oh, no, ball, dark, hand, that.... He also has been heard saying, "Let me see that" or even "Give me that."

He is Mr. Mechanical and can turn on just about anything and loves to mess with buttons. Seeing as we have lived the past 5 months in such disarray during construction his little life has been turned upside down. We have lived with boxes and sheetrock dust all over. Nothing seems to be in it's correct place. The king size mattress and 2 box springs arrived the beginning of July and have taken up residence in the dining room. Needless to say, he has learned to live in the middle of messiness. Perhaps this would explain his dire need and obsession to have shoes on at all times, to talk about them, point them out to complete strangers... We have laughed that this must be his way of being in control of something. He mentions shoes upon waking up in the morning, brings us our shoes, and basically insists that everyone have their shoes on at all times. It's pretty entertaining!

Overall, our little guy is growing and becoming more and more like a little boy each day. He never ceases to amaze us with how much he can do.

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