A Growing Boy

Owen went for his 18 month checkup this past week (he was 18 months on Christmas Day). He now weighs 28 lbs 1 oz. and is 34 inches tall. He grew 4 inches in two months!! He is still smack dab in the middle of the average range for height on the developmental charts but it was a lot for him to grow in two short months.

He has definitely started to develop an opinion about things recently. This past week he started saying no (which was cute for about 0.5 sec!). So, now when we need to change his diaper, change his clothes, etc. he runs from us yelling “No, No No No NOOOOOOOO!!!” It’s insanity! I have read that the terrible two’s is a myth and that it’s more like the terrible 1 1/2’s. I’m definitely starting to believe in that. There has been an increase in temper tantrums and questionable behavior as of late.

Despite the opinionated screaming and tantrums he is turning into quite the ham. Chris just said yesterday that he thinks Owen will be a class clown in school. He loves to be the center of attention and make people laugh. Here are some recent pictures of our big boy:

he’s eating from a plate now using utensils…
several people who shall remain nameless **ahem…Connie and Papaw….** have gotten into a bad habit of bringing him a sack of donut holes on a regular basis. When he sees that white sack he goes crazy!

We still haven’t worked out good sleeping habits and many nights he sits at the end of the bed with his legs poked out crying and waiting for someone to come see about him. When I checked on him the other night this is what I found….

Apparently, he had woke up and sat with his legs out awhile (without crying) and finally just laid over and went to sleep. It was too cute not to capture on camera!

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