It’s crazy to me that Adele is now 21 months old. She’s the best thing that ever happened to us and every day gets more and more fun. It’s been a blast seeing her grow into a ‘real person’ this month. Huge leaps in speech and learning. We can’t get enough of her lately.
A few changes this month:
-Her hair is growing like crazy! She hates bows and clips, but she’s been rocking the ponytails and pigtails (even side ponies!)
-She’s stringing lots of words together into sentences now. We went from “Mommy, Go” to “Mommy, milk, go” to “Mommy, more milk please, go!”
-She’s become a cuddler. She hugs and snuggles a lot now. Especially right before bed and right when she wakes up. She nuzzles into our shoulders. It started when she had a cold this month, and it looks like it’s a habit that’s sticking (yessss!!)
-She’s become ‘Little Miss Independent’. Can’t keep her in her stroller anymore. Those feet are made for walking and she doesn’t want to be pushed around anymore. She can walk 2-3 blocks by herself, which I think is pretty impressive for a tiny person!
-Weight/Height = Unknown
-Diapers = 3’s (heading into 4’s very very soon)
-Shoes = Size 4
-Clothes = Um… she still fits into 12 month pants and t-shirts. Onsies are 18 months. Haven’t brought out the 24 month/2T clothes yet!!
She’s still going to bed at 7:30p most nights, but this month, she started waking up between 5:30-6a-ish!! I know we have been blessed with a consistent 8a wakeup for well over a year…. but I’m not used to waking up this early! And I don’t like it! I know we can’t complain, we just have to start going to bed earlier ourselves! We do love those early morning bed snuggles though.
Did I mention last month we ditched the pacifier (man, these months go by fast!) It’s still gone, we haven’t looked back. She’s still madly in love with Mr. Puppy though. I have three of the same one that I rotate so I always have one handy. But we lost one this month! I think she dropped it out of her stroller on an evening walk(?). Anyways, I went out today and bought a new one, so we’re back up to having three. Necessary.
She likes to chew on his tail. lol
Adele is doing a bit better in the food department, but it’s still frustrating to make sure she’s getting enough each day. She doesn’t eat much. We consider a few bites at each meal a victory. She’s still very picky about textures (declining anything with a skin, fiber or requires chewing). Seriously, why does she hate chewing things? It’s getting slightttttly better, but still really annoying. I chase her around the house picking up spit out pieces of food every day. WHY?!
Favorite foods at the moment: Cereal, cookies, strawberries, blackberries, bananas, goldfish, turkey meatballs, canned mandarin oranges, raisins, dried cranberries, yogurt, pouches of applesauce.
Yep, there’s lots and lots of words! Her memory is pretty impressive. She’s a little parrot and will repeat everything we say now! But she remembers most of it. Some of her new words:
-and so many more I’m blanking on at the moment!
Her favorite toys are still books. But I think our computers/cell phones/kindle/tablets are creeping up to that spot now too. We try to limit the ‘screen time’ because it’s crazy how addicted to it she can get. She knows which games/videos we have loaded on each device, it’s nuts!
She also loves puzzles now, she can do all of our wooden puzzles in record speed. Her spacial judgment is getting better now. She understands shapes/sizes for the first time. She also loves her dollies and stuffed animals. And her play kitchen!
And now, I’ll leave you with a photo bomb of some of my favorite pictures of the week:
Watching ‘Elmo’. She also loves ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’. And she thinks she likes ‘Curious George’, she gets excited to see a monkey, but the show doesn’t keep her interest and then she’s back to asking for Elmo.
All of you veteran moms were right, this just keeps getting better!