May 2010 Archives

May 6, 2010

Choline Baby at 18 Months - Going Well

filed under: Choline Benefits Personal Experience
Our toddler's 18 month doctor's checkup has come and gone and things are going well.  Our little guy is at about the 70th percentile in height, 75 percentile in weight, and 95 percentile in head circumference. 

Everything seems to be going really well development wise.  He has a vocabulary of about 150 to 170  words in English now, and perhaps around 50 words in Mandarin Chinese (we have a Chinese nanny who speaks to our son exclusively in Chinese - and he's quickly becoming quite fluent in the language - at least from the point of understanding what she's saying (for for me - a non-chinese speaker - is rather amazing.  I have no idea what our nanny is saying most of the time - even when she tries to speak in English).

Another interesting thing is that our son will sing back to us the nursery rhymes (like Twinkle Twinkle..." that we read to him at bedtime.  We sing it once - then he sings it.  I'm not sure if this is a big deal or not - but he does it with good rhyme and key.  We don't see any other kids singing at this age - but I don't see that many kids at bedtime, so who knows?

Our child is  a real talker - commenting on everything he sees around him and hears.  Watching kids grow up is truly an amazing experience.  My wife and I are going to try to see the new movie "Babies" that is showing this week at a local theater.