Thursday, July 18, 2013

New furniture

Yesterday, we had something new on Liam's daily report from daycare...he decided to start learning to use the potty!  He had been watching one of the older boys do it and apparently decided it looked like fun.  So to encourage him, we went last night and Liam picked out a potty for us to have at home.  It is currently a fabulous new addition to our kitchen area, although I suspect at some point it will eventually (I hope) migrate to one of the bathrooms.

We got not only the Elmo toilet, but the book "Potty Time with Elmo", so between Jessie at daycare and Elmo, we are in good shape.  I'm not sure I'm ready for this though, wasn't quite on my radar yet.  At the same time, we'll go with what Liam wants and let him set the pace here...I can't say I would miss diapers :)

I also learned last night that 1) I will be that mom who goes to multiple stores in order to find the Elmo potty...even Wal-Mart, 2) Wal-Mart does a good job of putting irresistible items at the eye-level of a child riding in a cart and that 3) I am apparently a pushover when it comes to a new truck and a giant Curious George coloring book!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

18 months (and some change)

We had our official 18 month appointment today (just a couple of weeks late!) and it was confirmed that we have a happy and healthy and growing kid.  :)  I still can't get over the fact he is now over 19 months.  These have been some of the craziest, busiest, stressful, happy, worrisome, yet absolutely awesome months of my life. 

Measurement-wise, her percentiles stayed about the same.  The nurse was nice enough to point out to us though that his head is actually ON the charts this time for size (94th percentile) versus every other appointment where his head circumference was OFF the charts big, ha.

He is officially 32 inches tall (30th percentile) which is about what we guessed, but I have to say I don't think of him as being on the "short" side.  He seems to tall to me (then again, most everyone does!).  We may be in for another big growth spurt here soon I'm thinking.

Weight is tipping the charts at 26 lbs 10 oz.  Despite my worries about his eating, his refusal to eat unbreaded vegetables and various allergies, he certainly seems to be getting the food to keep him growing and healthy!

In short, we have a happy, healthy and growing kid, and if all goes well, we won't be back to the doctor until his 2 year checkup!  Although I'm not holding my breath on that one...

I managed to get one shot with monkey here during nap time, I may try to get him to pose later once he gets up!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Riding the "Tahn-Tune"

Thanks to two weekends of the flu at our house, plus a 5k weekend and the two fabulous trips to Michigan, we have not been up to the lake or to see Grandma and Grandpa Zwagerman since Memorial Day.  And because the weather was so bad both of the weekends in May we were visiting, that means that we hit the Fourth of July without a ride on the "Tahn-Tune", the new boat (a pontoon, which eldest niece heard as "tontoon", which is now the boat's official name)!

Luckily, when all of us headed North to celebrate the Independence Day Holiday weekend (Happy Birthday, America!), the weather cooperated and we had a fabulous long weekend with family and friends.  Time on the boat and in the water, karaoke, the Barefoot, S'mores, even a haircut, it was another big weekend for Liam!

Now it's time to do some laundry, get some groceries, and get ready for another busy week and possibly weekend.  Liam gets his ears checked tomorrow at the ENT (fingers crossed the tubes are still doing the job) and then later in the week we have Liam's 18-month appointment (and shots, poor kid).  I am looking forward to getting the official height and weight measurements though, but I really cannot believe that we have had Liam in our lives for 18 months already.