18 and Counting

January 18, 2008 at 1:38 pm | Posted in Henry Stuff | 2 Comments

Today Henry is 18 months old….and he has been home for almost 1 year.  I cannot believe it.  The other night we actually watched the video my sister shot of us coming home from Korea and I cannot believe how small Henry looks. 

So here’s the nitty, gritty update:  he is 24 pounds 12 oz and 31″ tall.  He HATED every minute of the exam except for when the doctor occupied both his hands with interesting little trinkets.  It afforded her just enough time to listen to his heart and lungs which prompted a nice loud cry in which to check his teeth and mouth.  Unfortunately he had to get three shots but recovered fairly quickly and was frantically waving and saying “bye-bye”.  Poor little guy….now he’ll start remembering these visits.

He is a maniac – very active and inquisitive.  He is bold and fearless and has yet to comprehend the theory of gravity as in don’t stand on the couch because you can get hurt.  Yeah – not quite there yet.  He eats like a horse and his growth is proving it.  He has all his teeth now (his eye teeth were a little stubborn but the last two on the bottom have finally peeked through his gums). 

An interesting thing I had recently been emailing the other gals we met through our agency about is speech development.  Our pediatrician has us fill out a questionnaire about development and speech is one of the categories.  After grading my responses to his development, the doctor suggested we have his hearing tested because of a speech delay.  I didn’t give it much thought while I was in the office because I know there isn’t anything wrong with his hearing.  (Listening on the other hand is a problem but hey, he’s 18 months old!)  He can hear me sneaking, or trying to sneak, food in the kitchen when he is happily occupied by toys in the other room.  I decided that since he was only exposed to Korean for the first 7 months of his life, his speech is just fine.  He isn’t saying two word sentences (i.e. mommy eat) but he does speak about 15-20 words that aren’t clear as day but different from one another and we know what he is saying.  So for now, no hearing test.

He loves being outside – even in the freezing temperatures – and really loves when the wind blows on his face.  He definitely does not like to share his crib with any friends as they are usually found on the floor in the morning but his “big blankie” is his favorite thing to cuddle.  He still sucks his thumb and it’s funny to watch him try to suck his thumb and play when he is tired.  He doesn’t want to give up the toy or the thumb and tries his hardest to make both work for him.

Here’s a shot of him thinking he’s pretty cool to wear a baseball hat like daddy:

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  1. So perfect. So cute. He sounds like such a great guy. I think of Henry often and wonder if there is a another little one out there waiting for us? I hope so.

    Henry is inspiring.
    and so are you.
    xx

  2. What a great photo. Way too cute!!!

    My Little Miss S? She is 20 months old and weighs 21 lbs, size 5 shoe and wears size four diaper when she sleeps. She still can wear 12-18 month old clothes. Our Dr is worried about her growth because she is now -3% on the charts. I told them I was not going to worry until they had a Guatemalan growth chart to compare her to!!

    Oh well. She’s a cute little piece of work I tell ya!


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