All About Gus, 18 months

Here is the latest on Gus. You can see last month here.

Age: 18 months, 13 days Home: 30 days

Height: 2′ 6.25″* Weight: 21.4lbs

*Obviously either this month’s measurement or last month’s is off.

Words he knows and says spontaneously:

  • Papa
  • Mama
  • Eat
  • Aa daa (all done)
  • Mo (more)
  • yeah
  • no
  • yay

Words he repeats often but hasn’t used spontaneously:

  • Genta (gentle)
  • out

Signs he knows:

  • More
  • Eat
  • All done & ย drink, which are exactly the same in Gus-sign
  • Yes
  • No

He is highly motivated by praise. He will do something right and then clap his hands and say “yay!”


He is also often very aware when he is doing something wrong. Today, he threw his napkins on the floor, looked at me, smiled, and said “nuh-uh” while shaking his head.

He has figured out how go through the doggie door and how to open up doors, at least our bedroom one. Fortunately, he hasn’t gotten out of his crib yet, and the baby gates still contain him.

He loves to take things and move them. Meaning I have a hard time finding anything we usually keep at his level. Shoes, toilet paper, his drink, etc., are constantly disappearing.

I love his spontaneous hugs and kisses. You know, the charge at my legs kind.

I do not enjoy the baby gate being shut every single time it’s open.

He tries to put most things in his mouth… dirt, rocks, any toys…

He loves movement– swinging, upside down, thrown in the air, etc.

He seems to prefer having shoes on, but not clothes. Or, just one shoe. That is pretty typical, he will take on off and leave the other one on for awhile.

He still sucks his thumb all the time, especially when he is stressed.

He dances to music and the vacuum cleaner.

Sleeps: He still sleeps the same amount as last month, although he seems to a bit pickier about where he will sleep. He has fallen asleep in the car, our bed and the crib, but not anywhere else, including the stroller.

Eats: He will still eat anything and begs to try everything as I am cooking, including raw chicken. If he sees something new, he will throw down whatever he is eating and beg for the new thing.

Loves to: explore, be outside

Dislikes: teeth brushed, buckled into car seat, diaper changes most of the time

Still taking questions for a Q&A. So, if you have anything you want to ask, leave a comment or email me.

6 thoughts on “All About Gus, 18 months”

  1. Giggling over the shoe thing. Dariya had to have shoes on when she first came home, socks too. But, that girl loves to take them off and run around barefoot (and naked)~ LOL He is doing great!

  2. The shoe thing is so funny. My 18 month old did the exact same thing tonight. I asked my husband why she had only one shoe on and he said she kept giving it to him until he put it on her but ran away when he tried the other one. ๐Ÿ™‚ She walked around all night like this and it is impossible to put on her clothes. I love to see Gus being a typical 18 month old ๐Ÿ™‚

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