as i’ve probably said a million times, i can’t believe how old this kid is getting. although, the doctor’s visits are starting to get farther and farther apart, which i guess is also nice. we took nathaniel in for his 18 month checkup on wednesday.
he spent the couple minutes waiting for the doctor pointing out all of the stars, circles and squares on the wall paper for us, as well as the bears and balls on the paper on the tables. i have no idea where he picks up half of these words (i am guessing daycare) but it’s fun to hear him talking more with words instead of only babbling. he continues to grow since his 15 months appointment (a few pounds and a few inches) so he’s going in the correct direction.
nathaniel had the pleasure of getting the next series of shots. luckily he hasn’t gotten to the point where he knows what is happening until after it happens. also, luckily, his doctor is super awesome at giving shots so he doesn’t freak out about it. in fact, after he got his shots, before nathaniel had a chance to scream, i asked him ‘what do you say, nathaniel?’ he then said ‘thank you’ to dr. fisher and waved and said ‘bye bye!’ like i’ve been saying all along, if nothing else, this kid has pretty good manners. in fact, he was more upset about me not letting him play with his bandaids than he was with anything else.
the other night we took nathaniel over to my grandparents house for dinner. he wasn’t too excited by the actual food, but he LOVED feeding himself (as well as his clothing) soup. my grandmother made a vegetable soup that nathaneiel would not let us feed him, he had to spoon it himself. he didn’t do a terrible job with it, considering it was his first experience with soup. the only thing he didn’t eat (which surprised us because he loves them normally) were the carrots. he would take them out of his mouth and put them back in the bowl. he also ate a few pieces of chicken cutlets, tried some turkey and roastbeef (we had cold cuts for dinner) and also ate a lot of my fruit salad (if you’re in the teaneck nj area, go to julio’s on queen ann road, it’s seriously the best fruit ever). he then had a fun game of catch with my grandfather before he got exhausted and it was time to get going.
i’m glad that there have been a few days where the weather has gotten into the 50’s so we’ve been able to take nathaniel on a couple walks with us. there’s still snow most everywhere so we haven’t taken him to the playground around the corner yet, but it is still february. i think he’s going to enjoy it much more this year, now that he can climb and do some more things on his own without me or julia having to carry him up everything. not to mention it’ll be nice to have him running around like a madman in a park instead of inside my house.