Monday, September 10, 2018

20 Months Update

20 Months
You're 20 months old! No official visit this month, or even weight check, but based on our scale you're almost to 19 pounds. You're still wearing a mix of 9 and 12 months clothes. We did just buy you a new pair of shoes, and you're up to size 6.
May 21
I know I said it last month, but at this point you really truly have left babyhood behind. I'm still slightly in disbelief. In general you can communicate whatever it is you want, either by a word or grabbing someone's arm to pull them somewhere. While overall you are using single words, today I heard you for the first time stringing words together ("That's mine!").
May 28
You want to do everything your sister is doing. At daycare they give out smarties for potty training and the older kids when you leave you can ask for a treat. Well, you've figured this out and now ask for a treat alongside your sister everyday as we're leaving. It seems you've left the highchair behind because if Elley is sitting at her table, then you want to be sitting at the table too. Or if she's having juice, then you need to be having juice too.
May 29
You are a tiny bit obsessed with lawnmowers, which sound a bit like "mamow" when you say it. But if we're ever leaving the house and there's one outside, it will be a struggle getting you into the car.
June 2
You are on the go non-stop. I think you'd probably run into a brick wall and just stand up and move on. You aren't quite stronger than your sister, but have learned you can fight back by biting, which you'll do while manically giggling.
June 11
I still really and truly can't believe how big you're getting. It seems like yesterday we were awaiting your arrival, and now I'm about to be planning your second birthday party. Seriously?!?! How are we already here. I just know I'm going to blink and you'll be heading off to school, and then college, and so on... and it's already getting bittersweet.
June 17
Here's a comparison with your sister at 20 months.
20 Months
Birth Story
1 Month ~ 2 Months ~ 3 Months
4 Months ~ 5 Months ~ 6 Months
7 Months ~ 8 Months ~ 9 Months
10 Months ~ 11 Months ~ 12 Months
14 Months ~ 16 Months ~ 18 Months

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Mailbox Monday (132)

It's been forever since I've posted for Mailbox Monday (Years, literally.) To the point where I wasn't sure if it existed anymore. But you do! And I purchased a couple of books I couldn't help but share, so here I am, back again!
Mailbox Monday
We're about to head on vacation, and I was in search of a couple of beach reads to bring along for both me and the kids. I'm so excited by what I found, and can't wait for us all to enjoy these.
Star Wars Block Illustrated by Peskimo
I've heard of these block books for a while and was really intrigued. But finally seeing one in person, plus the fact it was Star Wars sucked me in. This really is unlike any book I've seen, and I'm hoping Bear loves it just as much. Especially since I want to buy all the others in the series!
How to Code a Sandcastle by Josh Funk
I was really hoping to find a fun story about going to the beach, and I feel like I hit jackpot here. This is a story of a little girl who wants to build a sand castle, but instead of doing it by hand, figures out how to code a robot to do so. It's such a fun concept, and so well done. I really think it's a perfect book, and hope Elley feels the same.
An Elephant & Piggie Biggie! by Mo Willems
This is actually five Elephant & Piggie stories in one collection. I've heard great things about the series and Mo Willems, but there was just something that stopped me from buying any. I did recently pick up Elley at daycare and see her reading one of the stories, which reminded me of them. Plus this was Barnes & Nobles children's book of the month and hence 50% which inspired me to finally take the plunge.
A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams
I've heard such great things about Beatriz Williams, although have never read anything she's written. (Unless you count The Forgotten Room in which she was one of three authors.) I'm really excited to finally she what she's about, especially knowing how many other books of hers are out there!
All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin
I love, love, love Emily Giffin. Although I can't say I've loved everyone of her books, because there was that one. But when we lost our house in the flood and had to evacuate, the "luxury item" I brought with my was her First Comes Love which I was reading at the time. I'm so looking forward to laying out on the beach and getting lost in this book (at least assuming someone else will be watching the kids!) and I really hopeful this is like so many of her others that I can't stop reading!

It was so much fun to be back posting for Mailbox Monday, and I'll do my best to not let another 2 years go by before joining in again!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

18 Months Update

18 Months
You're 18 months old! (Which means for the first time in some time, I'm not combining multiple updates into one!)
March 2
At your 18 month visit you were 30.3 inches tall (4.5%ile). You weighed 17 lbs 4 ozs (0%ile). Your head circumference was 45.5 cm (4th%ile).
March 10
You're wearing a mix of 12 month and 9 month clothing. Tops tend to be 12 months, but bottoms are 9 months. (And even some of your 9 month bottoms are still way to loose at the waist.)
March 15
Somehow in the past few weeks you seem to have left babyhood behind and are being a full-fledged toddler! There are so many new words. Each day it feels like I hear you saying a new one. But at an attempt of a running list, adding to the ones from last month, you can say shoe, sock, no, noodle, wa-wa (water), ball ball (football), uh oh, woah, outside, book, truck, duck, cat, che-it (cheezit), and sheep. Although you aren't always matching the animal to the name and spent The Royal Wedding calling the white horses, sheep.
March 25
Eating is still hit and miss for you. It's not that you're picky exactly, but there are just times you don't want to sit down and eat. Although if I had to pick a favorite it's likely some type of carbs (bread, croissants, and doughnuts for example).
March 31
You are a bit of a daredevil and are constantly falling down or running into things. You're current favorite thing is standing on top of the coffee table and "jumping" into someone arms or the couch (i.e. taking a step off the table and hoping you're close enough to fall onto a safe surface.)
April 14
You love books, and each night when I tell you it's the last one before night-night you're never very happy. Your favorite books tend to be those with animals in them. You love Chomp by Matthew Van Fleet and Baby Loves Quantum Physics (since you love pointing out Schrodinger's cat).
April 15
You love playing outside. We recently bought a water table (on sale at a Toys R Us store closing) and you absolutely love splashing and getting wet. You'll be starting swim lessons in a couple weeks, and I'm sure you'll have a blast.
April 18
You give the absolute best hugs, throwing your tiny arms around someone with a giant squeeze. (To the point I've been told so by not only your teachers at daycare, but by the other moms there too!) I just hope that some day when you're a teenager and way too cool for mom, I can still remember how awesome your hugs used to be.
April 22
Here's a comparison with your sister at 18 months.
18 Months
Birth Story
1 Month ~ 2 Months ~ 3 Months
4 Months ~ 5 Months ~ 6 Months
7 Months ~ 8 Months ~ 9 Months
10 Months ~ 11 Months ~ 12 Months
14 Months ~ 16 Months