Oh sweet Tuesday, how much do I love this girl? A lot!
At 18 months she:
-Says two words “yes” and “dirt” we have been outside in the yard a lot lately, obviously.
-She also has this questioning sound she makes, like a “huh?” but way cuter. I must get this on video, she does it all day long.
-Saw a train and now it’s all she “talks” about (by talk I mean use the sign for train combined with help or please, I think that means she wants me to please help her find the train!). She even kissed the train in her picture book.
-Speaking of signs, she knows a lot: help, please, thank you, more, hat, coat/jacket, milk, love, plane, potty, eat, finished, bedtime, phone, book, train, shoes
-At 19 pounds 5 ounces she is still in the 0% for weight (but the doctor did point out she is less of a zero percent!)
-She is 31 1/2 inches tall, which is average height.
-Size 6-12 month tops, 12-18 month bottoms (if they are thin enough), size 19 shoes (4 US). I admit I still put her in a few 0-6 month size things (shorts, and a few tops)
-She eats so many different things including kale chips, big hard pretzels, full fat greek yogurt, any type of fruit, toast with cashew, almond, or sunflower butter, cooked carrots, frozen peas, rice and beans, curry… did I mention fruit?
-She nurses 4-5 times a day, plus she often needs a super quick bit of milky for comfort
-She’s in big girl undies all day every day and they are mostly dry. She tells us when she needs to go by signing potty (thankfully not so much of the crotch grabbing any more). Biggest hurdle left here is to get her to realize she needs to poop before she starts 🙂 Also just started undies at sleep time, we’ll see how that goes.
-We have no problem using potties when we are out and it’s liberating traveling with out a diaper bag (I have a pair of clean undies in my purse). She knows she has to pee before we leave the house. Often Tuesday will squeeze out a little bit of pee at any new place just to see the bathroom.
-Learned to twirl and will spin herself around until she can’t walk any more and falls down giggling.
-Likes to be in on the joke and when she hears us laughs starts in with this funny fake laugh of her own.
-Waves goodbye to everyone and everything (teddy bears, random cars, her pee when we flush, the room she is leaving).
-Likes to give kisses… on the lips.
-Had her first sleep over at grandma’s house. It went pretty well. She woke during the night and grandma brought her into the big bed (mama is jealous because she will never sleep in our bed with us). Apparently she woke up at one point, stretched, leaned over and kissed grandma and went back to bed.
-Her 12th tooth is just popping out.
-Favorite “toy” right now is dirt. It’s also her favorite snack.
I know I’m forgetting a lot. I love her so much right now. I keep saying I love her more than ever, it doesn’t seem possible, but I do! She is so funny, loving and inquisitive. There is nothing about this age I don’t like. Well, maybe the occasional poop in the pants, but we’re working on it.