Thursday, January 23, 2014

20 Months Old!

I can't believe my sweet little Emerie is 20 months old today! Only 4 short months and she will be 2 ---eek, hold me! She is such an amazing little person so I wanted to recap what she's been like over the past few months. She's growing so much so fast... at her 18 month wellness visit (completed at 19 months due to scheduling) she weighed 26 pounds. The doctor said that she's in the 80 something percentile for height and weight. He also asked if she knew 10 words (which is apparently the norm for 18 months?).... he was so surprised when we told him that she could count to twelve and is speaking in short sentences (sometimes) and phrases (the majority of the time). After talking with her a little bit he said that she has at least a 3 year old's vocabulary. Smarty pants!
We love talking to her and reading with her. When I just put her down for her nap she requested that I read "Barnyard Dance" and "Llama, Llama". We love hearing her say foot-a-ball and  rock-a-baby (when she wants me to rock her, I hope she never quits saying that). She always says "oh my goodness" when she is surprised by something and she says "be careful" and "woah baby doll" when she falls down. It's seriously the most adorable thing.
She eats pretty well, still doesn't like eating a lot of fruits and veggies. She will eat avocado, bananas, and apples. She isn't a fan with anything that has skin or strange textures (like grapes and strawberries). She loves the Gerber Graduate pouches though so we get other fruits and veggies in that way. She also loves when I make smoothies so she gets some fruit that way as well. She enjoys pasta, meats, and cheese.
She's been getting her molars in and man did they cause her a lot of pain! Thankfully she's feeling much better now. She still sleeps through the night and goes to bed around 7:30. She slept in until 9 this morning! She hates having anything on her hands so finger painting would never go over well! She loves to run inside and outside. She sits and lays on the dogs all the time. They are her best friends. Well, the dogs and her Papa. She loves him so much.
 (this was a rare moment last weekend when she actually took a nap on me, and I soaked up every single moment of it!)
She hasn't quite grasped the concept of sharing yet and she has quite a temper. She doesn't know how to handle her anger yet so she throws things and kicks. We are working on that though... we have a time out spot that we just started using. She gives kisses freely now and we basically ask her all day long to give us kisses. Still such a sweetie regardless of the tantrums.
She's obsessed with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. She knows all the characters names (including the minor characters!). She got lots of Mickey stuff for Christmas and loved it all!
She loves bath time and splashes water everywhere. We love seeing her experience and enjoy life. I can't believe my little baby is going to be 2 this year and she's going to become a big sister! She will be the best big sister. We love you so much sweet girl!!


Alisha said...

So cute! She is getting so big!

Christina said...

Thanks! Time flies!