Tuesday, March 31, 2009

18-Month Check-Up

Alex went to see Dr. Whitaker today for his 18-month check-up. I just can't believe my little boy is nearly 18-months olds...where has the time gone?!

As far as Alex's stats - he is growing like a weed!
Weight ~ 24.14 pounds - in the 40th percentile (he is finally gaining a little bit of weight)
Height ~ 33 inches - in the 75th percentile (still tall)
Head ~ 18 inches - in the 20th percentile (still has a small head like his daddy!)

Dr. Whitaker examined Alex like normal. He discovered that Alex has a heart murmur called a Still's Murmur (http://www.larserickson.com/PatientInfo/Murmurs_Stills.htm). Apparently, this is a pretty common murmur in children and they typically grow out of it as they get older! Dr. Whitaker said that he will continue to monitor it as Alex grows, but he does not suspect it will be a problem! He was very pleased with Alex's growth and showed me that he is growing along the same curve he has been growing along since birth. He was happy to hear that Alex is "talking" and learning new words all the time! As always, our visit with Dr. Whitaker was great -we are so blessed to have such a wonderful pediatrician!

Alex also received a shot today - he was not a happy camper! He took it like a trooper and only had a little crying because of it!

All in all, a great visit to the doctor! I love hearing that my little boy is growing and meeting milestones! It makes me feel like we might be getting this parenting thing down :)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Visit to the Easter Bunny

Sheena and I took Alex to visit the Easter Bunny at the mall in Dothan, Alabama! As you can see by the look on Alex's face, he was NOT a fan! He never cried, but certainly was not shy in displaying this priceless look of terror. The photographer took nearly 10 pictures and believe it or not, this was the best looking one! Apparently, Alex is not a fan of the Easter Bunny (well, he really isn't a fan of "real life" characters in general)! Hopefully by the next holiday he will get over his fear :)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Here are some recent pictures of Alex:

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Fun Facts

Here are a few fun facts that I found on a cute website about Alex's birthday:

~Your baby's half birthday is April 15
~Your baby's birthstone is Opal (Hope)
~Your baby's Astrological Sign is Libra
~Your baby's Flower is Calendula or Cosmos (White, Yellow and Varied)
~Your baby was born in the Chinese Year of The Red Fire Pig
~Your baby will start kindergarten in 2012, be old enough to drive a car in 2023, finish high school in 2025, and will graduate from college with the class of 2029, give or take a year.

Can you imagine? I love the last fact - it is scary to think he will be starting kindergarten in 2012! I know it is far away, but I am sure that it will be here before we know it!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Snow Day #2

Today it snowed! And today it snowed a BUNCH!! So much, that Larry didn't have to go into work :)

The weather people were predicting that we would get quite a bit of snow, but I didn't believe them. Afterall, since we moved up here we kept hearing that it would snow and it never really did! It started snowing before we went to bed and we were getting some pretty big flakes. For a couple of people that don't have much experience with snow, it was so neat to watch it fall! In the morning, we woke up and it looked like a winter wonderland. It was beautiful to see everything covered in white snow! Once it stopped snowing in the early afternoon, we had gotten approximately 12 inches of snow - it was CRAZY!!

Since Larry was off of work all day, we waited until it stopped snowing to take Alex out to play in it. We bundled him up and took him outside! He loved it :) Alex had a great time trying to chase Larry through the snow. He mostly was tripping over his own feet and falling face first into the snow, but he was laughing and smiling the whole time! Each time he would fall, Daddy would help scoop him out of the snow - I think that might have been his favorite part!

We took a few pictures of our winter wonderland and our outdoor adventures! Enjoy!