Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Emeric at 18 Months


September 19, 2009.  That sounds like such a long time ago, but in the life of Emeric, it feels like a blink of an eye.  He is now 18 months old!  He walks, he talks, he runs and causes trouble.  He is no longer my little baby, but he is now turning into my little boy.  He weights in at 23.2 pounds and 31.5 inches long.  He is still taking two naps per day although the morning nap is happening less often.  Even though we are loosing one nap the afternoon one does not seem to be getting any longer.  That means he is often Mr. Grumpy later into the evening.  We have been pushing his bedtime up to 6:30/6:40 PM to help compensate and it seems to be working.  He will sleep from then until 7:00/7:30 AM.  Not too bad considering I have a friend with a daughter his age who is still getting up two to four times per night.  He loves the library story time.  He really enjoys doing the songs with actions and participating in the magic wall.  He likes to sit and read books and help DJ with the radio.  When the stereo comes on he will run for me saying up and then hold his hand out for mine so that we can dance.  He is a hearty eater although his weight does show him on the lighter side of norm.  He has a lot of fun following Angela and Connor.  He likes to play with Angela's DS which causes all sorts of trouble.  He will chase after Connor and his friends which makes them lock him out of the areas they are playing in.  All in all it is a good sibling vibe.  All winter he has pretty well be cooped up inside due to the cold.  This past week has been nicer and he has gotten to walk around the yard which has been great fun for him.  I think he will be much like Connor and really enjoy the outdoors.  He is now constantly bringing us his shoes so that we can put them on him and he can go outside.  He is not too happy when we don't let him out to play.  He is wearing Connor's Batman and Superman capes up above.  He is into mimicking all of us (working with tools like dad, cooking like mom, playing like Angela and Connor).  He has been as much as a frustration as a blessing as he has grown.  Yesterday he stood on his ride-on truck.  I took him down and said no.  He did it again.  I was not quite fast enough and it slipped out from under him and he fell.  If the dining room chairs are left out, he will climb up and play on the table.  If any cupboard is left open or unlocked he is into it faster than you can imaging.  I guess he is the adventurous inquisitive type.  That is Emeric for you.  Regardless of what he is doing, he is always ready with a smile and a hug and kiss.  We love him so much!

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