Friday, May 14, 2010

Jambuca at 15 Months

Jambuca had his 15 month doctor's visit yesterday. Poor guy, 3 shots and a finger-stick for a tiny vial of blood that took (no joke) 10 minutes of squeezing his poor little finger and when it was all over, you'd think we'd been slaughtering chickens in the lab. Perhaps the most inept lab tech ever. The shots were expertly administered by 2 nurses-- they really do a great job. But that lab tech with the finger stick-- I mean really, there was enough blood to fill 5 little vials!

He was 50% for weight and head size, and between 50-75% for length. So, he's average like his dad. And I think he's just about perfect.

Although he signs a dozen or so words, he's still not talking at all. He's really coordinated, he can get into trouble that a 1-year-old shouldn't be able to accomplish, but he won't tell me about it. If he doesn't start talking soon, I'll start to wonder if he's just being secretive.

I thought you'd enjoy a little video of Jambuca being silly. Here you go!


PartnerInCrime said...

You know, one of the funny things is that even though he doesn't talk, there isn't any of that frustration with the huge screaming fits that comes from miscommunication. He gets what he needs, and he's a happy dude, words or no words.

My guess (and this is just a hunch) is that he's going to suddenly unleash a torrent of vocabulary at you sometime in the next 6 months or so. If for no other reason than just to drown out his big sister. :-) We'll see, right?

stant01 said...

We spent Saturday afternoon and evening at Mark's retirement party, and were astounded at the similarities between Ryan and Teresa's youngest, Owen, and Jambuca. Born the same day, similar levels of coordination, even built alike, and that same big guffaw laugh. I can't wait to see the two of them together.
Love, DOD

LizardBreath said...

Jambuca is suffering from younger child syndrom! :) Doesn't try to talk because he can't get a word in edgewise! No, really, he is such a cutie that he knows he can get away with anything whether he talks or not. Can't wait to hear the first thing he does decide to say. Be sure to call if he starts quoting Shakespear! MYLY!