18 Month Stats (and some other stuff)

Little Evan had his 18 months check-up yesterday, and since this blog is my baby book I should probably record his stats here, rather than lying to myself and pretending I’m going to hold onto this “Baby’s Health and Growth Record” they gave me at his first visit and I shove in my purse before each appointment.

Height: 32 inches
Weight: 24 lbs 3 oz
Head circumference: 47.6 cm

All of that puts him somewhere between the 25th and the 50th percentiles and back on the kind of “healthy curve” the doctor is happy with and doesn’t require coming in every freaking month to make sure I’m not starving him to death. They made me schedule his next appointment on the way out, which is his 2 YEAR CHECK-UP. I was not only mentally unprepared to think of him as being 2, I am incapable of picking a “good” time and day for an appointment in April, when I will have 2 babies. My day planner doesn’t even go past December, because that’s when I figure my whole life will just turn into chaos and won’t ever leave the house anyway.

In “things that make my life easier news”, we also went to Best Buy and bought this:

HUGE. But useful.

Our current TV stand (which, if you REALLY need to see it, is the in background of 85% of my pictures) has solid wood doors, which means when you close them you can’t control anything with the remote. Design FAIL. We took one of the doors off a long time ago and that was a workable solution for a while…until we had a kid. A kid who likes buttons. And knows which button turns the TV on and off. And thihks pushing it is HILARIOUS. Our new stand will prevent the button-pushing and cord-pulling, as well as give us a lot more storage for E’s giant electronics collection and free up space on our bookshelves for, you know, those things with the pages and the words. Oh yeah, BOOKS.

We also ordered this:

Nursery Glider

It’s the Newco Serenity Classic Glider to go in the new nursery/playroom. You can’t see the fabric closely in the picture, but it’s a chenille corduroy that is very soft AND very stain resistant. I was torn between buying the chocolate brown and ordering it in the green version, but when the sales guy said the green was “special order”, which meant it would take 10-12 weeks AND I couldn’t use my BRU 20% off coupon, the brown won. Easily. It will work just fine with beige and orange and if I end up hating the color I’ll just throw a blanket over it.

Also, if you read all the reviews of the chair they’re split between people who love it and people who hate it because it squeaks, and although squeaking is annoying the cheap Target glider we have already is INCREDIBLY squeaky and it never ever bothered Baby Evan. Comfortable is really my only concern.

Next weekend starts our new master bedroom renovations and also the start of fourteen bazillion posts featuring MORE crap I want to buy. I know you’re already excited.

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6 Responses to “18 Month Stats (and some other stuff)”

  1. Hanna says:

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  2. brigidkeely says:

    I figured out pretty early that I’d suck terribly at keeping Niko’s baby book. WordPress lets you put up “pages” (you know, like an “about” page or whatever) so I have one that tracks his vaccine record so I can see it at a glance, and one that tracks his measurements/stats. I should put together a milestones one (first haircut, first tooth, first word, etc) as well, I guess.

    Your tv stand looks really fantastic! We’re giving up on using ours and are just going to put up some wall-mounted shelves (you know, with the metal track and the brackets and the wood shelves resting on the brackets) to hold our components and DVDs and games and stuff. When we eventually gut our place we’re putting in a lot of built-in shelves, let me tell you.

    • bebehblog says:

      I often search my own blog for things like “when did baby start teething?” or “sleeping in a crib” because I have ALREADY forgotten how old he was for things like that.

      Who’s giving out the mother of the year medals, because mine seems to have gotten lost in the mail.

  3. Where’s the baby center stats?!?! I always like that part!

    • bebehblog says:

      I did that! On the 18 month post when he turned 18 months. This was just his check-up. For some reason the doctor’s office started pushing the appointments farther and farther back from the actual month-days.

  4. Cole says:

    Glad E’s check-up went well – LOLed at your imaginings of chaos beyond December…

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