On Saturday I had a hot pot party. It was my first hot pot. My friend Gavin came over to play with me and have hot pot. The adults seemed to have a good time, but we had to make noise in order to get fed! :)
A patch of my head on the left-hand side has less hair coverage than the rest of my head. The doctor said it was from my pulling out my hair. To help me break the habit, she suggested that my hair be cut very short so I wouldn't be able to grab onto anything. These are the last pictures of me with my full head of hair.
This is how I look now. Mommy says she's thinking "Sinead O'Connor". I guess technically I have more hair than she did.
Mommy and Daddy took me to the doctor's office today for my 18-month check-up. Mommy was hoping I would be ok with the visit since I've watched "Elmo goes to the doctor" DVD about 10 times already. But I started pouting as soon as Mommy and Daddy followed the nurse into the waiting room. I remember that horrible place! I was pretty upset. The only time I didn't cry much was when the doctor used the stethoscope to listen to my heartbeat. That's because I am an expert with using the stethoscope in my Fisher-Price medical kit. I knew that it wouldn't hurt. But I didn't like it when the doctor was touching my head or taking my measurements. And I didn't like it when the nurse gave me a Hepatitis-A shot.
I am now 27 lbs. 7 ounces (75-90 percentile), am 34 3/4 inches tall (95+ percentile), and have a head circumference of 19 1/2 in. (90-95 percentile). I weighed 25 lbs. 12 oz., was 32 1/2 in. in height, and had a head circumference of 18 3/4 in. 3 months ago. Mommy thinks I didn't gain very much weight over the last few months because I've had a cold for several weeks and didn't have my normal appetite.
Mommy and Daddy got me a sled and took me across the river to the park where they (mostly Daddy) tirelessly pulled me up and down the hills. I had a lot of fun. Look at my giant hands - they are the size of Daddy's!
I'm a whole year-and-a-half old today! I'm halfway to two, but Daddy says I'm already in my "Terrible Twos". I learned how to open the doors, turn on the lights, and say "No!" this week. This morning, I went to music class with my bunny...
Later, I had some pears and practiced being a doctor. I watched a video about how Elmo goes to the doctor and isn't scared. Sometimes, I don't like the doctor very much, but Elmo says it's ok...
I went to the Shedd Aquarium on Saturday. They have a new play area with a boat, a tent, and other camping gear. Instead of sitting on the usual seating area of the boat and row using the oars, I prefer to stow away in the cubby hole at the back and hitch a free ride.
I recently learned a new word, "doctor". If Mommy were a tiger mom, she'd be happy. But I also learned another word recently, "taco". So I've been saying "taco doctor". I don't think tiger moms would rejoice about that.