Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Eighteen Months

You are eighteen months old today (August 28, 2013).
We will be going to the doctor's next week so I will know your weight and height then.
You have red hair and hazel eyes. Your eyes change color but they keep getting darker, so I won't be too surprised if they end up brown.
You wear size 3 diapers. You are interested in the potty, but we are not training yet. You sit on the potty each night before your bath.
You are outgrowing your 12 month clothes and mostly wearing 18 month clothing.
You have twelve teeth and are working on more. You are such a slow teether so we have had a few rough spots.
You love eating, except for your vegetables. I hide them when I can, but you typically won't eat them alone. You will eat them from the pouches, but we don't purchase those often. Your meals are gluten-free, but you snack on 'regular' foods.
You continue to be a great sleeper. You average about thirteen hours a night and take at least a two (usually three) hour nap. We are all still getting used to the noises in our new neighborhood.
You are a pretty healthy little one. You have had two stomach viruses and a few ear infections. Since you have been home with me you have not had any runny noses.
You are OBSESSED with dogs. There are dogs in almost every house in our neighborhood and you want to love on all of them.
You love books and are constantly bringing us stories to read to you. You continue to love music and dance to most sounds you hear (even construction vehicle noises).
You are into everything and extremely independent. You love to do things by yourself and have gotten pretty good at navigating the stairs. You are constantly picking up pens and writing notes.
You can point to most of your body parts when asked. You love to point out 'eyes' when we are reading.

You are talking more. I think you say "DOP!" (stop) most frequently when you are talking to the dogs. You have very lengthy babbling 'phone' conversations which you always end with "Bye!". My favorite word is 'mama'. It melts my heart to hear you say it. This is the most frustrating time for communication between us. You know exactly what you want, but can't always share that with us. You are getting much better at repeating your signs. We added 'help' to our sign language vocabulary and you use it frequently.
Your daddy and I love you to the moon and back. It has been an amazing eighteen months with you in our lives.
Mama and Dada
p.s. Sorry for the crazy hair. Most of these pictures were taken after naptime while you ate your snack and you refuse to wear bows!
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