Last week (on Thursday) Layla turned 18 months. Only 6 more months till her 2nd birthday. Wow! On Friday she had her 18 month check up. It went well and she didn't need any shots. The pediatrician said she is growing well and has no concerns about her health. Layla is a very petite child and only weighed 21 pounds (that was fully clothed with her diaper on!). That puts her in the 7th percentile for weight. She was 30.5 inches tall and was in the 18th percentile for height.
Layla is a very active child and loves to climb on anything. I'm frequently pulling her off of the table, off of the bathroom counter (where she likes to turn on the sink water) and off of her rocking chair which she prefers to stand in instead of sitting. She tries to jump off of her rocking chair and laughs about it.
If you leave your food on the table, Layla will find it and finish eating it for you. Below, she found Sanaa's breakfast and finished it.
Layla is talking a little. Some of words in her vocabulary include: daddy, apple, up, more, "quack," "meow," llama (sounds like mama), "baa," cracker and "dop" which means thank you.
She enjoys playing with her big sister and will follow Sanaa around. I do hear a lot of fighting between the two but there are also some peaceful moments when they play nicely together.