Wednesday, August 13, 2008

18 months and zero stats

Unbelievably, The Boss turned 18 months yesterday. And me being Mother of the Year that I am, totally dropped the ball on scheduling the doctor's appointment and made it too late for it to happen on time. So her 18 month appointment will be more like her 19 month appointment. I know, for shame. Rest assured, the girl is a growin' though and I knew it wasn't just me when my mom exclaimed "She looks like a little kid!" the last time she saw her.

We have been keeping track of her words on a sheet on the fridge and at this point, it's filled and we're squeezing them in. I think we've hit the point where we don't need to keep track. The vocabulary continues to amaze me, especially now that two words phrases are far more frequent. I'm most proud of read book and the addition of please to any request. I think it's adorable when she says good girl as evidence of our positive reinforcement. There for a while there was a definite pattern to her words. Do you see one? Arm stuck, Help stuck, Help up, Help chair, etc. It's usually because she insisted on sitting her bottom in something that was not intended as a toddler containment unit. Oh yeah, she loves to hide. Loves it. It looks like the next big thing on the horizon is potty training since she's been telling me before or when she goes. I'll admit to not being fully prepared or ready myself to embark on this next step, but then I remember I Am Not The Boss.

While I've been enjoying the unseasonably cool temps the last week, I hope it does warm up just so we can eek out a few more dips in the pool. I've grown to love this view.

8 comments:

DrDrama said...

Toddler containment unit. Love it!

Amy said...

LOL @ Toddler Containment Unit! That is just a myth. Such a thing does not exist!

I love "I am Not the Boss", too. So true. :-)

jen said...

Happy Half Birthday, Amelia! I flaked on scheduling the 18mo appt. as well, but am lucky that his dr. could get him in quickly. I'll take fun photos over stats anyway!

cara said...

yeah, i flaked too, max will be having a 2 year and 1 month check up and andy will be having a 7 month check up... and frankly it's really annoying me that andy will be off schedule for the next few check ups...

K,S,M,L&R M said...

I also love the "I am not the boss!" :) She is so adorable.

Dispatcher from Hell said...

I must find one of these toddler containment units! She's just a doll!

Beth, Dave and Cori said...

Is this toddler containment unit CYS approaved? ;)
Happy 18 months sweet little girl - you are getting so big!

Caron said...

Amelia is just so stinkin' cute. What a character hiding behind the chair. I'm sure she is constant entertainment. :)