Henry had his 18 month wellness check this week! The nurse had him stand on the scale for the first time ever...which Henry didn't enjoy at all but who likes being weighed anyway? Our baby is 27 pounds and 32.5 inches tall! How did our little newborn get to be such a big boy so fast!? This wellness visit included 3 shots. :( It breaks my heart to see him so anxious and in pain. He survived...barely...and once we were in the hall far away from the clinic room and safe he accepted his Dum-Dum sucker. Yum!
At 18 months Henry is a big fan of all automobiles. He loves when buses, garbage trucks, fire trucks, or any other big vehicle drives by. Motorcycles make a cool sound and Daddy's Vespa is pretty much his favorite. Mike will ride up and down the street while Henry looks on in amazement! Dad is pretty cool!
He loves being outside more than anything. He could run around our back yard all day if it weren't for inconvenient necessities like eating, sleeping, and cold weather. He does laps around our garden beds, climbs up and down the back steps (trying to give Mommy a heart attack), and he chases the "idy" (aka: Kitty). His stroller is his favorite mode of transportation. I once moved the stroller from the sidewalk to the porch so I wouldn't get wet and in his mind I may as well have set the stroller on fire.
Our little baby is growing up! He is officially a toddler in every sense of the word! Soon we will transition him from his crib to a toddler bed just in time for his little sister to move into the crib. I am apprehensive about how Henry will transition into being a big brother who has to share Mommy's lap and attention. Luckily he is accepting more cuddles from Daddy as they form a new level of father-son bond. That is a relief. For a while Henry only wanted me...for everything...100% of the time.
Time will only tell! This is an amazing adventure we are on with our little boy! We cannot wait for his little sister to join the craziness!