Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Londyn Grace is 16 Months old!

Yesterday, we had a busy day with our first ultrasound bright and early in the morning {which means we got our first peek at our newest little blessing (post coming soon!)} and then spent the rest of the day cleaning while Daddy shoveled and shoveled the driveway after yet another snowstorm came our way, but in all of that busyness we didn't forget that our sweet girl turned sixteen months old!

It's hard to believe that yet another month has slipped by and that she is becoming more and more of a little girl and less and less of a baby as each day passes!

She finally hit 20 pounds and is measuring 30 inches tall. Twelve month clothes are still fitting nicely. I'm actually beginning to worry that some of the 18 month things we bought in anticipation for spring will be a bit big on our petite princess!

This month, just within the last week, she cut her first two molars! They have broken through the gums, but are still on their way completely out. This brings her total number of teeth to ten!

As far as eating, I have found that she eats better if I let her feed herself. She loves to use to use a fork and spoon and is getting pretty good at it. We've added oatmeal and pancakes to our list of breakfast favorites. She loves pasta and bread (just like her mama!), but still devours a plate of peas and will eat sweet potatoes, too. She's still picky about some things, but usually letting her feed herself does the trick. For snacks she likes bananas, raisins, puffs, and crackers. We are having a little trouble getting her to drink enough water and that is leading to some not so fun constipation issues, but we're working on trying to increase her fluid intake! She is still nursing!

She is still our happy, smily girl and is really such a pleasant baby 98% of the time! She is my little shadow and you can find her following me around the house all day long! I treasure each moment we get to spend together! I am so blessed to be able to stay at home with her. She has a toy box overflowing with toys, but most of the time she'd rather be wherever I am!

Her love for her baby dolls has really grown this month. She loves to carry all four of them around at the same time! She's also more interested in books lately.

As for her vocabulary, it is growing slowly! She says: Mama, Dada (and Daddy), ball, dog, Pop Pop, Mimi (although not if Mimi (my mom) is listening!), eyes, nose, hot, hi, bye, Johnny (Uncle Johnny), and Jesus. She sticks out her tongue and pants if you ask her what a doggie does and says "Ah! Ah" when asked what a monkey says! She says, "Cheese!" if I say "Say Cheese!" when taking her picture!

She loves to sing and can now do the motions to "Running Over!" She can point to her hair, eyes, nose, mouth, ears, belly and feet. She follows simple instructions so well! She automatically heads for the stairs if I say "Are you ready for your nap?" or "Do you want to take a bath?"

She is napping great. I usually rock her right after lunch around 12:30 and she typically sleeps between 1.5 and 2 hours. Once in a awhile, she will go 2.5 hours! Last Sunday, she napped for 3 hours! That was definitely a record! She's still waking at least once most nights, but did sleep through the night in her crib for the first time this month!

She's starting to fuss a good bit when she's in her carseat and will only calm down if she's holding my hand!

Here's our list of the things she's done this month:

1/11 helped unpack the groceries and put them in the cabinets

1/14 we were reading and there was a picture of a dog in the book. I said "What does a doggie do?" And you started panting!

1/17 I asked you to get the syrup out of the fridge and you did!

1/18 realized the syrup bottle (Mrs. Butterworth) looked like a doll and hugged it :)

Asked you if you wanted your picture taken with your baby and you needed all three of them!

Went to your first basketball game! You loved it! Clapped and cheered and watched most of it intently!

1/19 Grammy brought you puffs and I put a few on the couch for you to eat and you start bending down and eating them with your mouth instead of using your hands

1/21 You were looking at a book and I said is there a doggie in that book and you said "doggie!" so clearly and pointed to it!!

1/23 Auntie M was joking and told you to call Uncle Johnny "Bob" and you said "Bob!" and started cracking up!

1/24 Auntie M showed you a picture of Uncle Johnny and said "Who is that?" And you said "Johnny!" so clearly!

Waved at Mamal and she waved back, gave her kisses and kept wanting to see her (just a couple hours before she passed away)

1/27 found you in the bathroom putting toothpaste on your toothbrush

1/29 grabbed an oven mitt and put it on your hand and then walked over to the oven  (it wasn't on)

1/30 took a tissue from the box and wiped your nose!

It's been another wonderful month of watching you grow and change, Lovey Lou! How did we ever live without you?!


  1. She is so beautiful. Her and Kendall weigh the same and are the same height.

  2. Aw she's so sweet! My little H will also go to the stairs if I tell her it's nap, bath, or bed time!! It's one of my many favorite things! www.thechroniclesofnemitz.blogspot.com

  3. She's turning into such a little girl instead of a baby!