Friday, August 22, 2008

A big boy deserves his own table

Little Elvis has a new eating arrangement -- a temporary one.

The travel booster seat was not working... at all. It's nylon, and has to be washed after every single meal. If you haven't noticed, Little Elvis is quite the messy eater.

Since it had to be washed after every meal, it never had enough time to dry, and was starting to smell like an old shoe.

That's not cool, not cool at all. It has been hanging on the clothesline to dry since yesterday, and will now only be used in travel situations.

He now gets to nosh while sitting at his little play table. It's worked well for two meals, and he's staying in the chair without any problems.

His little feet almost touch the floor.

Here he is enjoying his yummy lunch. We had just returned from his 18-month-old appointment, with plans to head to the church for a hot dog lunch.

Little Elvis was too hungry and tired for such ventures.

And he should be tired with all of the growing he did this month. We've had several comments about him getting bigger, and got proof of it today. He grew 2 1/2 inches in the three months since his last appointment! He's 35 inches tall.

Even though he obviously loves his food, he only gained about a pound. The doctor said this was fine.

We actually had several questions for her, including Little Elvis' talking.

He's not much of a talker. He says somewhere between six and ten words and it definitely worries us.

But he knows lots of words. He can point out most animals, body parts and shapes. He's very capable of communicating what he wants, but we were still worried.

While in the appointment, he showed off his dancing skills, his new spinning skills and pointed out different parts of his anatomy for the doctor. I think she was a little concerned at first, but after spending time with him, she decided that he was just taking his time. She said he's just focusing more on the mobility and physical than the verbal.

She also thought his selection of words was very... interesting. He can say Dada and Momma, door, side (outside), sock, hi! and bye-bye. He can also say Disney. Not only can he say Disney, he knows the word. He knows what it looks like and will point it out on any of his books. I'm thinking about contacting the place in Florida to see if they need a new endorser.

So, he's very tall and will hopefully be more talkative soon. He'll also have a new seat at the table. We plan on looking for one tomorrow.


Blogger mpotter said...

i know it's not funny and you're worried. but that cracked me up. disney? really???

glad to hear he's growing and you have something figured out eating-wise.

good luck w/ the talking. glad the dr doesn't seem to be worried.

9:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's so cute he gets to sit at his own little table and eat, eat least temporarily. I hope you find another seat that you like!

10:29 AM  
Blogger LaskiGal said...

What a very cool and awesome kid!!!

Who knew eating could be such an adventure!

J loves eating in his booster seat (all plastic--comes with a tray, adjustable height). He feels all BIG BOY in it since he joins us right at the table.

Love it!

11:32 AM  
Blogger MIP said...

Disney, how funny! I am sure he is just taking his time getting to those other words, maybe he is just particular. And 35 inches, big boy:)

1:30 AM  
Blogger Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Who would have energy for speech with all that growing, wow!
And with that assortment of words, I would say he is just choosing not to talk at this point, he obviously has a wonderful grasp of language.
2 of my boys did not talk at all until 2. Judah would only say words once and then never use them again, ever. Both of those boys then spoke in full sentences right after their second birthdays.
Every kid is different and if it is obvious that he can hear, I wouldn't worry at all yet.
Have a wonderful day,

10:13 AM  
Blogger MoziEsm√© said...

Great dinner setup! I bet Esme would love it! But she's encaged in her portable high chair for now, poor girl!

Congrats on the growing and dancing - sounds like fun!

9:39 AM  
Blogger Kristi said...

What a great little table!

And I really believe each child is an individual. While some kids' motor skills develop more quickly, others are talkers. I've also heard that little boys talk a lot less than little girls, so that might play a factor too.

6:53 PM  
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