Thursday, January 17, 2013

Harper's 18 month update

Harper had her 18 month doctor appointment today.  She is 27 lb 8 oz and 33 inches tall.  She is in the 85th percentile for both those measurements and she is only 4 inches behind Spenser.  Baby girl is solid and strong.   She has figured out how to carefully go down the stairs on her bottom, but would prefer to hold a hand and walk.  She is starting to talk, saying:  Mama, Daddy, Kitty, book, belly button, eat, please, woof (for dog), kitty, milk, cheese, and juice.  There are many more, but we can't quite pick them all out.  She is very good about following directions and will put away toys or fetch her coat if asked.  She is also very willful and determined and cannot be swayed if she thinks there is something she needs to do.  She continues be fascinated by animals and is learning how to pet the cats gently.  She has finally started to sit down long enough to look at books with us and can point out many different items in the pictures when asked.  At school, her teachers describe her as "very busy".  When asked, she can point to her hair, eyes, ears, nose, teeth, cheeks, fingers, toes, and belly button.  She continues to love her bath time and shoes.   She loves to color at the easel.  She dances to music and prefers to hold your hand and have you dance along.  She can wave bye-bye and will give kisses as well as blow kisses.  Her favorite song right now is "Row, row, row your boat".  She also knows the hand gestures to Itsy, Bitsy Spider and Twinkle, twinkle little star.

On Friday, she goes for her first haircut.  It's finally long enough to put up into a tiny little ponytail, but she won't leave the elastic in for any length of time.

1 comment:

gail said...

I can't wait to see them both.