Today, Charlie had his 1 month checkup with the pediatrician. He now weighs 10 pounds 14 ounces and is 22 1/2 inches long (both 75% on the charts). He is hitting all the milestones. While he is on his belly, he can turn his head from side to side and he can even lift it up for a few seconds. He is making great eye contact and likes to smile. Today, he even cooed for me. Melted my heart. He is also grasping for toys that hang over his head.
Elsa had her 18 month checkup. She now weighs 21 pounds 4 oz and is 31 inches long (my peanut). She not only hit all the 18 month milestones but also a lot of the 2 year milestones. She says over 100 words. She is putting 2 words together. She can count to 10. She runs...REALLY fast...to escape from Sophie. She is my mischievous little girl. She has eyes that are so expressive that she can get away with about anything. She pushes the limit. She imitates EVERYTHING Sophie does...especially right after I tell Sophie to stop doing what she is doing at the moment. She loves shoes. She will go into the closet and dig through a pile of shoes to find the exact pair that she wants to wear. She is almost potty-trained. She tries to do everything on her own and will have a complete meltdown if you even attempt to help her. She is mommy's little helper. If she sees a dirty diaper laying around (with 3 kids in diapers there is bound to be a dirty diaper laying around somewhere), she will pick it up and throw it away in the trashcan. When I am unloading the dishwasher, she stands on her stepstool to reach everything off the top rack so she can hand it to me. Speaking of stepstools, she carries one around to give her the boost she needs to climb up on about anything. She can do puzzles and shapesorters. She can twist the cap off of ANYTHING. She knows what belongs to everyone...points to an object and says "DaDa's" or "Sophie's". She LOVES Sophie and is very concerned about her. She forgives Sophie very easily when Sophie hits or bites her. If Sophie goes to time-out, Elsa gets a sad look on her face and will keep repeating "Soph, Soph, Soph" until I get her out. She has a huge heart, a contagious laugh and she absolutely cracks me up.