Wednesday, October 21, 2009

18 Month Checkup

My obligatory post to update y'all with Brett's latest stats:

Height - 34 1/2 inches (94th percentile)

Weight - 24 lbs 14 oz (35th percentile)

Head - don't recall measurement, but it put him in the 39th percentile

The height is no surprise. He's always registered on the upper end, and I think he just went through a growth spurt.

His weight on the other hand is crazy. This is BIG for Brett, however, he was weighed with his jacket and shoes on, he had a wet diaper, and he'd just eaten lunch. Usually he's around 10 - 20% in this category, so I wonder if none of the other variables were present, how different the number would be.

He keeps developing by leaps and bounds every day. He now likes to "sit", and put his "sock" on his "foot". I'd say he's got about 20 solid words in his vocabulary.

Everyday brings something new!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Baby Fever

So I have to admit, baby fever has been sneaking up on me slowly but surely. When I was certain that I wouldn't want to endure another painful 9 month pregnancy and birth, well that "pregnancy amnesia" must have done it's job because I think I want a second one!

This is all crazy in a way. Brett is becoming more and more independent every day. He's learning how to use a fork and a spoon and can pretty much feed himself. He also can walk down stairs pretty well (although I still give him assistance, especially after he took a tumble down the stairs 2 weekends ago), and his vocabulary is expanding by leaps and bounds every day. My friend Amy told me that her little Zoey started saying all kinds of words at 18 months, and lo and behold, tomorrow Brett turns 18 months old.

Heck, (and I don't want to jinx myself by saying this, but here it goes), Brett normally sleeps from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. He sleeps WELL and therefore so do Steve and I. In fact, I feel spoiled that we sleep like we do, knowing the wake times of our other friends kiddos.

So, basically Brett is A WHOLE LOT EASIER than he was a year ago. I love watching him grow and I feel like the more interactive his is, the more fun he is and the more I love him :).

With this in mind, I still want another one???? Yep, it's true. I do.

Here's what makes me nervous though - many of my friends (including some of you blog readers) have been dealing with infertility issues. Some have been trying for months to get pregnant to no avail, others are on fertility drugs because they were tired of trying for months with no success, and some have had to deal with the saddest thing I can imagine - miscarriage. And, all of these "girls" are roughly my age... early 30's. In fact, I read that a woman my age only has a 10%-15% change of conceiving in any one month, with most able to get pregnant within 8-10 months. That's a LONG time. Kind of funny when you think about how everyone seemed to get "knocked up" so easily in their early 20's. Makes me worried that maybe my selfishness to wait to have kiddos until we were ready (aka - settled with well paying jobs, and a house and taken our fun vacations together) may come back to haunt me in the end.

Well, here's to hoping I CAN have another one. It only took us 3 months to get pregnant with Brett (but I was a couple years younger), so I am hopeful, but cautiously nervous.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Brett Loves Cell Phones

Okay, so I haven't uploaded any pics of B in awhile, so here are the latest. We went to Unos on Tuesday for dinner because we had a house showing. I had my new blackberry with me so I decided to try it out. I can't get over how big he has gotten!

Anyway, in true "Brett loves technology" fashion, he stole Steve's cell phone and decided to make a call... (a side note, last week he picked up my cell phone, put it to his ear and said "Hi Dada. Buh bye." I think he always assumes I talk to Steve every time I make a call.)

Hey dad, I have some important calls to make, so I need to borrow your phone for a minute.

Hmmm... who to call first? So many people I need to catch up with....

Hello? Yes, I would like to speak with President Obama. Can you get him on the phone stat? I don't have much time to talk, you know time is money and all....

Saturday, October 10, 2009

White Boy Dance

We took this video this morning. Brett has two ways he "dances". The first way is shown below... the second way involves him running around in a circle. Lord help my child... I am afraid he may have no rhythm. But at least he's so frickin' cute!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Some Sort of Record

I went the whole month of September without a post. That's gotta be some sort of record right?

Well, Brett's been developing his vocabulary over the course of the month.

Here are a few of his "latest" words...

"Stuck" - pretty much applies to Brett being in a location where he does not want to be (aka - when he is done eating he is "stuck" in his booster seat. He is also "stuck" when he's in a room with the door closed and when he's on your lap and he wants to get free).

"Uh-oh" - We usually hear this when he's dropped something.

"Buh-bye" - Believe it or not, he'd never really said "hi" or "bye" before, but now it's always "buh-bye" when we are saying goodbye to people.

"Back" - When he wants us to help him put something back. Likewise, we can ask him to put something "back" and he will do as we ask (well, usually).

"Book" - We get asked for a book numerous times a day. It's not uncommon for me, on one of my at home days to read through his entire book collection.

"Eee eye eee eye" - When we are singing Old McDonald

He also can pick out the appropriate animal (when he's focused) from his Old McDonald puzzle when you ask him to.

I know he's said more, but I've been a bad blogger and can't recall off the top of my head.

The only other "big" Brett thing is that he now has a favorite t.v. show. I'd never been big on letting him watch t.v., but recently I've been turning on Noggin (aka - Nick Jr.) for short incriments lately and when the Wonder Pets come on, he is all ears. I need to take a video of him watching Wonder Pets. He giggles and laughs at them and tries to "sing along" as best he can to their songs and talks to them. He'll also "dance" (as in running in a circle - I'm afraid this poor white kid will have no rythm) when they sing their songs.

Okay, I PROMISE I'll try to add pics and more updates this month. I'm already ahead of my September postings!