Thursday, June 17, 2010

16 Months!


Here we are, past time for another monthly letter. Baby girl, you are 16 months old now. I would just like to take a time out to tell you to please stop it. I JUST wrote your 15 month letter and now I'm writing another. This is just going by too quickly. What about 17 months?! That's fast on it's way in and that sounds SO grown up to me! I don't want my baby to disappear.

This is you last year:

Oh my!  The changes!  Last year at this time you were just learning how to roll over!

This is the 4th week that I have been home with you for the summer. And just let me say that it has absolutely been the best 4 weeks of my life.

You are the happiest, smiliest, smartest, silliest, funniest, most caring little girl that I have ever seen. You enjoy life, love to be the center of attention, and are always watching the world around you.

You have been talking up a storm these past 4 weeks and it seems like you say new words every day! Here is a list of the animals that you can say the name of AND the sound: bird, dog, pig, cat, cow, and sheep. You have also started saying "good girl" ("goo gurl") and the other day, you said "bird wherat?" ("bird, where is it at?"). That is so crazy to me!

I think that one of the cutest things that you do is to randomly say "bye bye" and wave. It's so funny the times that you pick to say it! Sometimes it's appropriate, sometimes it's not, but it is always really funny and mega cute.  You've started shaking your head "no" for things, and you've also started saying "mine."

You LOVE Mickey Mouse and you will tote around your Mickey and Minnie mouse dolls ALL DAY. You are also pretty obsessed with carrying ANYTHING around right now. You like to show us that you are a "big girl". You'll carry my purse, your diaper bag, and even grocery bags. You also LOVE to push your shopping cart around the whole house. You are wonderful at helping mommy go grocery shopping!

You have been doing WONDERFUL with your naps since I've been home. I've stopped holding you until you go to sleep and you now put yourself to sleep in your crib. Everyday.

You go to sleep between 11:30 and 12:00 and you sleep for a minimum of 2 hours. You're still going to bed around 7 every night and waking up between 6:00 and 6:30 every morning. As soon as Daddy or I walk into the kitchen to fix you a sippy of milk, we hear your little voice shouting "hey!" as soon as you see us from your crib. It is one of the best parts of our day!

You and Lola have become the best of friends this past month. She loves you and you LOVE her! Whenever you get a little fussy or irritable, all I have to do is bring Lola into the room and you're doing fine!

You are wearing 18 month clothes, size 4 shoe, and size 4 diaper. Your size 4 shoes are starting to get a bit snug, so I see a shoe shopping trip in our near future. :) You also weigh approximately 22 1/2 lbs give or take a little.

You are my precious angel and I'm so proud of the little girl that you are! I can't wait to spend every day of this next month with you!



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