Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Gil at 18 months

Yes, Gil is now almost 20 months.  I wanted to do this several weeks ago after his check up, but I didn't have great pics of him on the real camera.  Today I realized that who knows when I will actually take those pictures, so I will just use what I have!

swinging at Oakledge Park in late September

I love this little jacket.  Katy gave it to Jack when he was a baby.

At 15 months Gil was 21 lbs 4 oz (24%) and 31 1/2 inches (52%).  At 18 months (well really 19), Gil was 22 lbs 8 oz (22%) and 33 inches (58%).  He's still on the smaller size, but he's jumped up since that 5% at a year. 

picking pumpkins at Sam Mazzas, October

Gil found the coffee grinds in the trash, October

When he wears disposables, he can still fit in a 3 but you are almost in a 4.  He wears mostly 12 to 18 month clothes, but he has started wearing a couple of 18 to 24 month outfits.  They're a little big but they work.  And he has a few 12 month outfits that fit.  He wears a size 5 shoe.
At about 16 months, he dropped his morning nap.  He usually goes down for a nap at noon and will sleep anywhere from 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours (with random 3 hour naps every now and then).  He goes to bed at 7 and wakes up at 6 or 6:30.  He is still in the crib, but he has started climbing out.  I am hoping to make it until 2 with him in the crib, but we will see!

Gil as Hedwig, October

Gil is a big remote fan and used to regularly hide them, November

He is CONSTANTLY on the go.  I like to say that Gil hasn't figured out that he's still a baby.  In fact, we all say that to him a lot at home: "Gil, you're still a baby!"  He sits at the table, he drinks out of real cups sometimes, he wants to do EVERYthing big brother does.  He will only play with duplo legos if Jack is doing it.  He will climb everything.

opening presents in Brookhaven, December

modeling Baby Gap, December

He loves building things, just like his brother.  He also loves anything kitchen related.  I think I may get him a toy kitchen for his birthday.  He loves to play with our Melissa and Doug play food sets and with any spoons or bowls that he can get to in our kitchen.  And other than that, he really just wants to play with whatever brother is into.  Oh, and he loves to get into the trash and recycling.  Seriously.  It's a problem.

smiles for Ole Miss recruiting day, February

enjoying some warm weather at Dorset Park, March

It was about this time that Jack became obsessed with Thomas the train.  He hasn't really shown any leanings like that.  He does love his blanket and will carry it around like Linus.  And he loves his pacifier.  Jack used his until 23 months (because we took a trip to San Diego then and I wanted it for the plane ride).  We are flying to MS in August, so I think I will do the same, let Gil keep his paci for one last trip and then cut him off cold turkey.

Gil's first hushpuppy (he's a fan!), March

first Easter egg hunt, also a fan, March

Gil has such a different temperament than Jack.  Jack is just really chill.  He's super energetic, but emotion wise he's pretty easy.  Gil on the other hand is all over the place.  If he is happy, he is SO happy.  Oh, but if he's mad, watch out!  At least 2/3 of naps, he wakes up pretty grumpy from.  He will cry for at least 30 minutes, throwing himself on the floor.  Sometimes, he will beat his head on the floor (don't worry, I told my pediatrician, and he's not worried).  I think some of that is because he can't tell us what he wants and so he gets really frustrated.

celebrating free cone day, at home, April

playing like a big kid at Clemyjontri park, April

But he's also pretty compliant and obedient.  Let's hope that sticks!  He is very much a family kid, and it takes him a long time to warm up to others.  He loves loves loves cuddling, which melts my heart.
I just love this outfit, April

He's still not really talking.  He has said "mama" and "dada" and "jack," but he doesn't say them on a regular basis.  He does say "hot" and "more."  He also signs alot: milk, more, please, thank you, eat, brush teeth, take a bath, sorry, go to sleep, all done.

He's had a pretty healthy winter.  He had a cold and a little cough and then he had roseola.  His liver seems to be fine though, so that's good.  He does have pretty bad eczema.  We have learned how to be proactive with the steroid creme and the aquaphor.  It is already looking better in this warm weather, so I am thankful for that!

At the pottery coop potluck at UVM, May

Oh, Gilly man.  You are a mess, but you are our little mess!  We love you and we are so thankful you are ours.

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