I can’t believe our baby boy is 15 months old! It seems like the older he gets, the faster time goes by! Elliott had his 15 month check up today. He is still hanging out around the 50th percentile for weight, but the big news is that he’s finally made it to the 50th percentile for height, too! Whoo hoo! I’ve been keeping track of his growth and posting it here on the blog.
Elliott ran around the exam room like a wild man while Dr. Jeff discussed his preferred method for disciplining at this age…time out in the play pen. He also encouraged us to do time out in the car seat when Elliott needs it when we’re out and about. I have never heard of that, but I’m interested to see how it goes. David and I are anxious to start, but we’re also nervous about it working. Pray for us!
He scored an A+ on his exam and laughed at Dr. Jeff when he felt around on his belly and listened to his heart. Silly boy. He was a big fan of the exam table and kept asking to get up on it. He cried and cried over the three shots he received, but left the doctor’s office a happy boy despite them.
Because we’ve hit another milestone age I thought I would do an update on Elliott’s words. He really has learned a lot since this last word post less than 2 months ago!
Mav (he’s learned to add the ‘v’ at the end of the word now)
mo (more – this is also the word he has always said for “milk”)
No! (now he shakes his head while saying “no” when he doesn’t want something…it’s so cute!)
ba ba (banana)
ca ca (cracker)
cuh cuh (cookie)
qua qua (his word for duck)
buh boh (bubbles)
nigh-nigh (night-night…he usually only says this when asked if he’s ready to go night-night)
pay (play…usually when we arrive at the park)
baby (the word he uses when he sees a photograph…of anyone! It started when we would say “baby” when he was looking at a picture of some babies on our refrigerator…and now he associates all pictures with “baby”!)
ot (hot – or the word he uses for egg…you know, because the egg is always hot!)
wee (when swinging or going down a slide)
oz (Oswald…when he wants to watch tv)
He also answers the questions…
What does a cow say? Moo
What does a duck say? Qua qua
What does a sheep say? Baaa
What does a lion say? Raar!
What does a monkey say? Oo Oo
Who made you? Gah (God)
Most of the time he will repeat words, new or familiar, when asked to say them, but this list is just the words that he will say spontaneously. We sure are proud of our talking, growing, 15 month-old boy!