Tuesday, September 27, 2011

18 Months

I've been meaning to devote a blog post to this sweet little time in SG's life for the past month now. Better later than never, right? This little girl has definitely been keeping us busy, along with preparing for her little sister, Caroline. I've included some things she is doing below along with a few pictures.

Weight- 29 lbs- 97% percentile
Height- 33 3/4 inch- 94% percentile

3 meals a day- milk with breakfast and lunch
2 snacks- around 10 am and after her nap around 3:00ish
+ a little milk in a cup at night before bedtime

Goes to bed at 7:30-8:00 PM and wakes up at 7:30-8:00 AM each day
1 nap- 2-3 hours long- there are days here and there where we are rebelling against a nap- not crying- just playing in our crib instead of sleeping- It drives mommy crazy

Personality and Development:
*Talking LOTS and starting to string words together- she will pretty much try to repeat anything you say
*Some of the words she is saying right now- Momma, Dadda, Meme, Poppie, "Nee Nee" for Sydney, Nana, Pawpaw, Gigi, Ray Ray, helwo- for hello, hey- sometimes she'll say Hey Momma or Hey Dadda, bye bye, no, k- okay, all done, ank you- thank you, "pease" please, "mommy" for monkey, at- cat, "dawg" dog, ball, baby, swing, on, sheep, alright, eat- while going to her high chair, stars, moon, nigh nigh- night night, wuvy- luvy, wight- light, etc. 
*SG is really into animals right now. If you ask her what certain animals say she can tell you. Some of the sounds she makes are:
Cat- she will meow and hold her lips in a pucker, monkey-whoo whoo while making arm motions, dog- she will bark,  bird-tweet tweet while flapping, sheep- bah, cow- moo, horse- she makes a blowing sound,   elephant- makes a different blowing sound, lion and tiger- rarrrrr, duck- quack quack, pig-she makes this hilarious oinking noise- I will have to get it on video, etc.
*She can touch and name most of her body parts: head, eyes, ears, mouth, nose, neck, shoulders, elbow, belly button, knee, toes, etc. 
*She LOVES Dora the Explorer and will try and sing the songs from the show- such as: "Backpack Backpack" and "I'm the Map"
*She absolutely loves any kind of nursery rhyme song: "The Itsy Bitsy Spider," "Bringing Home a Baby Bumble Bee," "Patty Cake," "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star," and "I'm a Little Teapot"
*Every night we read her the bed time story Lullabye Little One- in the book she will point to various things she knows and names them including: fish, duck, moon, stars, nigh nigh- It's sooooo cute!
*She is currently at the stage where she thinks the world is a grand audience- she will say hey and wave to pretty much anyone if she's in the mood- especially if she's the center of attention
*She's constantly BUSY- loves getting in to anything and everything
*She definitely likes to test her limits right now and see what she can and cannot get a way with- this is not so much fun for mommy

We sure do LOVE this little girl. While there are challenges here and there, she brings us an overwhelming amount of joy. We are so thankful the Lord has blessed us with her precious little life!

 Daddy walking with SG
 SG running in her flower girl dress for Ray Ray's wedding

 being silly with Daddy

So grown up- tear

 Pretty girl!

 just rocking...
 with her sweet little grin :)
 My little turkey...
so stylish in the outfit I made for her :)
 Here she is with her first encounter with sponge rollers for Ray Ray's wedding- I just couldn't resist!

back view :)

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