How is that even possible? She is 30 days from turning TWO!! Wow! I didn't think it could happen but this year has passed much quicker than her first year did! Anywho... At 23 months, our sweet girl weighs in right at 24 pounds and measures 33 inches tall.
Londyn Grace is wearing mostly 18 month dresses, but they are getting a little tight and short so we are buying 24 months for fall and winter. It's crazy that she can still wear 12 month onesies!
This month has definitely been the most challenging for me since her newborn days as we've added another newborn to our mix, but overall she has done a wonderful job adjusting to her new role as big sister.
She absolutely adores her baby brother and hasn't shown an ounce of jealousy towards him at all. You can find her giving him lots of kisses and she loves to "teetle" (tickle) his toes! In the last week she is constantly asking to "hold!" him. If she hears him fussing, she immediately rushes to his aid! She tells everyone she sees or talks to about him! I am so thankful for how well she has taken to her "Miam."
We have experienced some struggles with her behavior which I think is a combination of all the changes to life as it has always been for her and the fact that she is approaching two! She is learning what it means to be patient and how to obey the first time she's asked to do/not to do something.
Her 22nd month also marked her last day of nursing. I'll always remember the night I nursed her to sleep for the final time. We spent a 22 months and 5 days nursing, a number I never imagined possible as we struggled through the early days. I am so grateful for the precious moments we shared. The first few days without it were hard on both of us, but she hasn't asked for it in three weeks.
This month brought a new found obsession with books. She could sit for hours "reading" to herself or being read to. Some of her favorites are vintage Little Golden Books. Instead of nursing to sleep, we now read bedtime stories while rocking. Then I sing the song I've sang to her every night since she was tiny which she now knows the words to and sings along with me! Jesus Loves Me, BINGO and Itsy Bitsy Spider are her current favorite songs to sing throughout the day! She still plays with her megablocks and her kitchen often. She makes me tea and pie! She likes to paint and color and have Mama draw "face" (smiley faces) and "octopus!"
Goosey can identify all letters except for G, V and U. She knows all of her colors (green, blue, purple, yellow, pink, brown, white, orange) except for red and black. Yellow is currently her favorite since we've had construction work going on for the last few weeks in the lot adjacent to our backyard. Pop Pop started taking her to see the yellow tractors while he was here for Liam's birth and it's been the highlight of her day ever since! If they aren't working, she tells us they are asleep and we have to be quiet so we don't wake them! :) Her vocabulary and comprehension continue to flourish with her most frequently asked question being, "What's this?!" Her memory of the smallest details amazes us!
Breakfast is still her best meal and she is still pretty picky about everything else. We are working to get her to try new things.
I'm so far behind with party plans, but we've had the date set for months and finally decided on a theme! I'm excited to watch her experience her birthday this year since she's loved all things birthday related since Daniel's birthday back in July.
So here's to party preparations and savoring our last month with a one year old!