Friday, September 08, 2006

18 months and counting

Has it REALLY been 18 months already?
Sylvie had her 18 month appointment earlier ths week and her currents stats are as follows:

weight 18lbs
length 30"
teeth 4

She's still a wee thing, (no surprise there), but she's following the growth curve and developmentally she's ahead of her age group in everything but gross motor skills. She has finally started to take a step or two every now and then though, so hopefully she'll catch up in the regard soon.

5 and a half hours with a toddler on one's lap is no easy thing

So Sylvie and I are currently hanging out with Auntie Manda, Uncle Travis and cousin Jack in sunny Seattle, WA. Yes, I said sunny. (Contrary to popular opinion, it doesn't actually rain every day here, ya know.) We flew in late Wednesday night/early Thursday morning and boy, were my arms tired. It is not a picnic trying to contain a bouncing ball of toddlerness in one's lap for several hours and then when she finally zonked out, it was almost impossible for me to get into a comfortable position wihtout disturbing her. I spent almost the entire flight assuming various pretzel-like contortions at sloth-like speed, hoping in vain to find a position that wasn't going to give me back spasms. At loooooooong last, we finally made it back to terra firma without any whiny child induced air rage or permanent damage to me.

The Chubaliciousness of baby Jack

Let me just say right now that baby Jack is the cutest boy in the whole wide world. All big eyes and chubalicious thighs. It's funny how while he isn't really a chubby baby per se, he has Michelin Man-like thighs. His thighs are pure squishtastic, chewy, nummy goodness!

Sylvie just loves her cousin Jack and we've already gotten some adorable photos of the two of them together. Look for tehm when I post September's photos!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hope everyone is having fun in Seattle, and I can't WAIT to see the pics of Sylvie and Jack!!