Clothing size: Still wearing 9-12 month things, but we’ve tried some 18-month jammies and dresses and they aren’t too big to wear.
Eyecolor: Pale blue.
Teeth: 4! Two top and two bottom!
Eating: We’ve started offering her solids three times each day now, and she’s getting so good at feeding herself finger foods! She loves pasta, pulled pork, honey-nut cheerios, Greek yogurt and grapes. She’s not a fan of pureed peas or coconut-flavored yogurt, but those are the only two things she’s tried that she hasn’t liked. If she sees you eating a pretzel, she’ll beg for one and pout. She also really loves cheddar goldfish (although we’re cheap and buy the off-brand “whales”).I’m still nursing her on demand, which is about 4-5 times per day now. I could probably cut her down to 3-4 times if I really wanted to, but since she is still not consuming a high quantity of solids, I like knowing she has nursing to fall back on.
Words: I know she’s old enough, but I can’t believe my baby is already using words. She has just a few: Dada, Hi, No, and This (she’ll point to something and say “this? this?” in her little baby voice to get me to tell her what the object is)! I’ve heard her babbling B and M sounds, so maybe soon she’ll say “Baba” and “Mama”. 🙂
Favorite things: Her stuffed guinea pig (“Piggy”), her Little People farm and the toy piano. She loves dancing and will even put her hands up in the air before wiggling around like crazy (she isn’t picky about music either, she’ll dance for anything Kaya “plays” on the piano, too)! If there’s ever a book within her reach, she’ll sit and look at it for quite a while. She would also ride in the cozy coupe all day long if we let her. Of course, she loves her big sister and gives Daddy the biggest grin when he gets home every day.
Dislikes: Getting her face wiped, getting dressed, and getting buckled into the car seat.
Sleep: She goes to bed around 8 pm and has started sleeping through the night this past week! She will sleep until around 6:15 or so, nurse, and then either stay awake or go back to bed for another hour or so. She still takes 2.5-3 hour naps in the pack ‘n play in the afternoons, and a 30-minute power nap in the morning (either nursing, in the stroller, or in the car, depending on where we are).
She also has to have her Piggy whenever she lays down. If we forget to give her to her, she searches for her frantically and pouts. Does it get any cuter than this?
Nicknames: Baba, Baba Grace.
Milestones, etc.: -Still not walking, but she is a FAST crawler now! I’ll see her in one place, look away for a moment, and she’s gone.
-She’s started pulling herself up on things more often now… but most of the time she only pulls up to her knees. If she pulls all the way up, she doesn’t remember how to get back down, so she just cries.
-She now gives hugs! She’ll go up to Kaya and wrap her arms around her and just stay there, grinning from ear to ear. SO adorable.
-Daddy think she’s a lot more ticklish as of lately (he even gets her to laugh when he uses his feet)!-She figured out how to draw! She just picked up Kaya’s little drawing board one day and started using the pen. Crazy!
-She’s got a good arm and can throw a ball relatively well.
-This mischievous little girl has made it her mission to get into everything under my bathroom sink when I’m getting ready in the morning. I think I’ve picked Q-tips up from the floor every day since she discovered she could dump them out!
You are becoming more fun every day! I love to see you discovering your world and expressing yourself more now that you are so mobile. You love to crawl away from me, look back, and laugh- that’s your way of telling me to chase you! You are so much fun little girl.
You’re still a super-easygoing kid- you’re more than happy to just sit back and watch whatever everyone else is doing most of the time. I love how observant you are, and I’m sure that when you’re really talking, we’ll get to know just how much you’ve been soaking in all this time.
We love you, Baba. Keep those scrunchy-nosed grins coming!