His new toy obsession is now Woody and Buzz. If I would have typed this last month, it would have been cars, but this month, he can't go anywhere without taking Woody or Buzz, or both with him. He talks about them all day and plays with them all day. He only wants to drink out of his Woody and Buzz cups and will pout if that's not what I put his drink in, but he gets over that very quickly.
He is definitely getting closer to his terrible two's. He tries to test us during the day, but he quickly realizes who's the boss. He tries to be sneaky about doing things he's not supposed to do, but all we have to do is call his name and say no and he stops, well most of the time. We started back to school in the beginning of August and compared to some of the kids in his class, he is an angel. These kids hit, push, pull hair and take toys all afternoon. Bryson just sits there and watches. The only thing he gets in trouble for at school is climbing on the table. He has a little friend in his class named Asher that is just like him except Asher is a lot smaller. Asher is a few weeks younger than Bryson but they both seem interested in the same things and both are talking about the same amount. Bryson has tried to play with the other kids in the class but I guess they are not as interesting because he will quickly go back and play with Asher. I'm glad to see that he is beginning to make friends.
We had his 18 month check up last Monday and everything went perfectly! He weighs 27.6 pounds (75th percentile) and is 33.5 inches long (also 75th percentile). He got 4 shots, one of those being the flu shot and did great. Of course he screamed, but he was fine right afterwards. The doctor was very impressed at what all he could do at 18 months. After the doctor, we went for his first dental appointment. The offices are right by each other so it made sense to schedule them on the same day. I won't do that again. I felt like we just tortured that poor baby all day long. I wanted to take him for his first dental visit sooner but at the recommended age of 12 months, he only had like 2 teeth so there was no point then. Then I just kept forgetting to call. Bryson hated the dentist, but he hates it when we brush his teeth too, which is apparently normal according to the dentist. They brushed his teeth and examined them with the explorer. The dentist said his teeth looked great and that he could tell that we were taking good care of them. I was glad to hear that since we have the hardest time getting his teeth brushed every night. He got his first fluoride treatment and when we go back in 6 months, they will attempt to take his 1st xrays. I wanted to take some pictures of his first cleaning but since I had to help hold him down, I could only get before and after pictures.
All smiles before his 1st cleaning.
He has so much fun just running around the office.
Checking out the hygienist before getting his teeth cleaned.
After getting his teeth cleaned. What a big boy!
You can really tell in this picture that he had been crying. It breaks my heart, but I know that he needs it.
We don't have to torture him again until March when he has his 2 year check up at the doctor and then another cleaning and xrays at the dentist. He did a little bit better with the doctor this visit so hopefully by March, he won't be as scared.