Friday, August 24, 2007

18 months old!



Here she is...my 18 month old! I cannot believe how quickly time has gone!
We went to the doctor today for her "well baby" check-up. Here are her stats:
Weight: 23 pounds 3.2 ounces (25th percentile)
Height: 32 inches (55th percentile)
They didn't measure her head, although I am sure that it would have been in the 75th percentile (she takes after the Henderson side on size of head).

She has come a long ways since her 1 year old check-up when she barely made it to the 3rd percentile in weight. I guess all that whole milk and table food really do make a difference (not to mention her new found love of ice cream).
According to the doctor she is "perfect". Too bad he wasn't with us 30 minutes later in Wal-Mart when she threw a huge fit. The term "perfect" did not jump in my mind as the description for her.
We are very blessed to have such a healthy little girl! She truly is our joy. These are the things she can do at the ripe old age of 1 1/2 (probably only interesting for grandparents and aunts/uncles).
  • Points to her eye, ear, nose, mouth, teeth, hair, arms, toes, tummy
  • Can make the animal sounds for pig, dog, duck, horse, cow, sheep, monkey, kitten
  • Points to herself in pictures and the mirror and says "Nona" (which is also what my mom is called...confusing!)
  • Can say many words: mama, daddy, Nora, baby, ball, water, milk, snack, book, yuck, light, please, thank you, no (her favorite), Tyson (her favorite boy), all done, outside, blanket, night night, love you, bye bye, hi, Jesus, Bible, Papa, teeth, eye, bear, shoes, bow, boys, bite (as in, "Can I have a bite?"), banana, hot, cold...I'm sure there are more, but that is what comes to mind immediately. She is constantly mimicking what we say...I don't know if she understands, but she tries.
  • She "talks" all the time!!!! She wakes up talking and goes to bed talking. When she talks to us, she is very serious and knows exactly what she is saying. If only we did too.
  • She loves to eat! We haven't found many foods that she does not like
  • She loves to be with other children!!!! Especially kids her own size.
  • She likes going to Bible class
  • She really knows how to throw a fit. She is super at this!!!
  • She only uses her paci in her bed now (sometimes she gets in her bed for a paci fix).
  • She loves her pink blankets
  • She sleeps about 12 1/2 to 13 hours at night, but only takes about 1 1/2 to 2 hour nap.
  • She has no idea that she is about to be a big sister, however, she will come up to my stomach and say "Hi"
  • When we are leaving somewhere (Wal-Mart, doctor's office, the house, ANY place), she will make sure she says "bye" to everyone she comes across. She wants them to know that she is leaving, I guess.
  • She LOVES the Backyardagains and will stop whatever she is doing when she hears the theme song to come and stare at the TV and dance
  • Speaking of dancing, she has NO skill in this department. She cocks her arm to the side and turns around in circles...another Henderson trait, I suppose
  • She loves to wear my necklaces and bracelets
  • She loves the water and would spend hours in her little pool if it wasn't so hot outside
  • She also loves her sandbox
  • She recognizes people she sees a lot (like the Brown family...she lights up when she sees one of them and yells, "HI".)
  • She loves to give kisses (1/2 are open mouthed and 1/2 are closed mouthed)
  • She would sit beside me and read books for ever!!!! She loves to be read to.
  • She tries to feed herself...but it is a disaster area around her high chair when she is done.

Okay, I could go on and on, but I have about a million other things to do right now. Mostly, she is an average little girl who has captured our hearts in an above average way. We are excited about seeing how she will adjust to her new life next month with a baby brother or baby sister.

We love you Nora Elizabeth Henderson!

11 comments:

Amy said...

Very sweet post. And she is adorable. My kids love the Backyardigans too. I think it is something about the beginning song. I have to say, there are a lot of annoying kids shows, but Backyardigans is pretty cute.

Jim Miller said...

"Mostly, she is an average little girl who has captured our hearts in an above average way."

Very well said. This writing teacher is impressed.

vergne said...

Dallas,
Nora is so cute! What a great tan! It's amazing what all kids learn to do in the 1st year or two of life. Just wanted to "check in" and say hello.

Paula & Matt

Dallas said...

Thanks Jim!

Julie said...

Such a smart little girl, she obviously takes after the Tutt family :)

Supabloggasuprememama said...

she is so gorgeous. good for you and your healthy baby girl! and I feel you on the large head part...Aiden was in the fiftieth for weight, 75th for height and something like 97th for head! (thus all the appointments we had to go to...womp womp) we have large heads in our fam ;)

Amy said...

Luke's head measured 95% from birth until they stopped measuring it (like at 18 months or 2). He comes by it honestly. Both his parents have pretty good sized noggins.
I had lots of ultrasounds at the end of my pregnancy due to low fluid. At 37 weeks, Luke's head measured 41 weeks. I thought something was wrong with him and asked the doctor if it was a problem and he said, "Well, it depends on the size of your hips."

Jenn said...

What a cutie!! It is just so much fun, isnt' it? She will be a great big sister because she has amazing parents that love her so very much!!

Deborah said...

She is such a cutie-pie! From your description of what she is doing these days, it's sounds like she is all-girl. Too sweet!

The Brown Family said...

Thank you Dallas! That means a lot. Our faith is the only thing we have that is stable right now, so we will be holding onto that more than ever. Thanks again for your prayers.

Nicola and James said...

I was excited to read this and am getting eager to see Maggie's developments in the next year and a half. I know it will go quickly though, so I'm just enjoying the coos and drools that come with a two month old. Great post!

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