If the first year went by fast so far the second has surpassed it and seems to be flying by with no signs of slowing down!
It is amazing how much of a baby she seemed like when looking back at pictures and her update from October. Fast forward just six short months ahead and we have a toddler on our hands!
Talking and doing so much on her own! At her first birthday party, she wasn't even walking yet!
I am so surprised and so thrilled with how verbal she is becoming! I had kind of braced myself for a bit of a delay with speech since the pediatrician thought she may take a little longer being an only child, but she proved him wrong!
This was the list of words from last month:
*Mommy (instead of mama)
*toothpaste (she loves to brush her teeth)
*Bible (she calls the hymnals at church, Bibles!)
*Peas (her favorite veggie)
* Oatmeal (her two go-to breakfast foods)
*"Excuse me!" (after burping)
* Is-sis (her attempt at Lyssa (my little cousin))
* Megan (my sister)
* "Love you!"
Her little voice is so so sweet!
Goosey begins the second half of her second year at twenty two pounds and 31 and half inches tall. She is mainly wearing 12 month clothes with some 18 month dresses for length. She can actually still fit in her 9 month onesies!
She has done well with eating this month adding a few more foods to her list of likes. She still loves peas, any kind of soup, and any kind of pasta. She discovered shredded cheese and loves it which I was surprised by since she doesn't like cheese slices. She is not loving any kind of meat so that's been a challenge. She has a pancake and oatmeal obsession! Her constipation has gotten so much better since she has started drinking better!
I cannot believe that she is still nursing a year and half after those early days that I thought we would never make it through, but she is! Now it is only twice a day, at naptime and bedtime. She still dreamfeeds during the night which means she is still not sleeping through! She typically sleeps from 9:30 to between 2:00-4:00 in her crib and then comes to snuggle with us in our bed until we have to get up at 7:15 for Chloe to be dropped off. She naps well usually for about two hours after lunch.
Along with so many other things I couldn't possibly list, here are a few of the things I want to remember from this past month!
I feel like I'm probably forgetting so much because it literally seems like she is doing or learning something new every single day, but this gives you a pretty good picture of who she is at 18 months old!
She is our truly our joy!
How can you be halfway to two?! What a wonderful 6 months it has been since your first birthday! You are becoming such a big girl and Daddy and Mama are loving every minute of it! We are so excited to see what the next six months bring for you, Lovey! Keep growing and being your sweet, happy, friendly self and lighting up every room you enter! We praise the Lord for the precious gift of you!!
Love, "Dada & Mommy" as you call us these days!