Sweet Jane is eighteen months old now. Jane weighs about 26 pounds (65th percentile), she is 32 inches tall (50th percentile and 48% of the way to my adult height), and her head circumference is 18.5 inches (55th percentile). She has twelve teeth and has curls at the ends of her hair!
Her favorite toy is something she can hold in her hand - particularly a crayon, pencil, marker, fork, or spoon. One day Chris took her to daycare holding a disposable spoon from an ice cream place and when he picked her up at the end of the day, she was still holding that same spoon. When she gets bored, she likes to play with her hands. She always holds one hand in the other and presses on the indents over her knuckles (indents because her hands are still pudgy).
Jane still doesn't like to talk. She can repeat a few sounds if she feels inclined to do so, and is content to take her sweet time becoming verbal. She communicates very well using signs; it is hard to keep up learning new signs to teach her so she can communicate better. She really doesn't consistently use anything verbal except "dada," "mmm" (for milk), "up," and something that sounds like "tak ta" for thank you. She knows more signs than I ever thought we as a family would learn though and understands just about everything you say to her. Jane looooves to walk and run. She is so angry when she has to ride in a stroller, be picked up, or even hold someones hand. Poor girl is still just a bit too slow and distractable though to always walk.
Jane sleeps through the night and takes about a two hour nap every afternoon. She stopped taking a bottle a couple months ago but still loves her pacifier. She also loves her blanket (she gets elephants and Eleanor gets giraffes) and is started to get into the tantrum phase when she doesn't get what she wants.
Eleanor at eighteen months for comparison:
Jane at one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, and fifteen months old.