One and half. In a mere six months this little nugget will be two years old. Yikes!
I know it’s far too soon to be thinking birthday party plans, especially because two isn’t a big birthday to celebrate, but I’m thinking since it’s the first one with family that it must be celebrated. What are your thoguhts?
Vocabulary/Taking: In addition to the words I shared from previous months, here are some more Remy’s added to her vocabulary. Book, more (along with the correct sign for it!), socks, shoes, night-night, go and agua (water in Spanish). She doesn’t necessarily say agua but she attempts it.
In regards to me teaching Remy Spanish, it is something I’m mildly working on. I often count in both languages, we refer to water as both, and when we practice our body parts (hands, head, nose, etc), I repeat in Spanish. Hopefully if I do this enough she’ll learn!
Napping/Sleeping: I really don’t want to jinx it but homegirl is napping and sleeping like a champ! She’s always been an excellent napper and we did some night time sleep training a couple months ago, so she’s also sleeping through the night. If she does wake and can’t go back to sleep, it’s typically around 6:30 or 7 in the morning, in which case we bring her in to sleep with us for at least another hour.
Story time: This month Remy attended her first birthday party. Because it was going on during her typical nap time we decided to forgo it. Bad mistake. It was fine during the party but once 6:30 pm hit she was a complete terror. Needless to say she went to bed early that day and we’ll never purposely skip a nap again.
Eating: While I complain about her eating habits, according to everyone else, especially other parents, she eats well for her age. People are always surprised when she clears her plate. I guess I’m just picky about what she’s eating. No more complaining from this mom;)
Her new thing is canned green beans. Praise! I try to sneak it in with every meal, lol!
Growth: On Tuesday Remy had her 18 month check-up, so I’ve got official stats for y’all this month. It’s crazy to think that her next wellness check-up won’t be until her 2nd birthday! What?!
I’ve got a big strong girl! Remy weighed in at a whopping 28 pounds putting her in the 96th percentile for her age group, and she is 33.5 inches tall, putting her in the 93rd percentile for height.
The doctor said she was developing nicely and was surprised by all the teeth had already had. I don’t know if it’s because she has a high pain tolerance, or because of the amber necklace she’s been wearing since she was 3 months old but we haven’t had too much fussing or whining when it concerns teething. She is working on those last back molars, so there’s tons of drool and hands in mouth but no complaining.
Parenting: I’m grateful for being able to care for Remy full-time during this time. While I do still think she’s missing out with interaction with other children, I love that I’m the one playing with her, reading to her and watching her grow.
- Drapes a dish towel around her neck and pretends it’s her own personal blanket scarf.
- Uses one of those big popcorn tins as a seat in the living room.
- Enjoyed opening Christmas presents and actually played with each toy or book she received. She even oo’ed and ah’ed when she got clothes.
- At a pizza restaurant she was given pizza dough to play with, however homegirl was not having it. She was scared and it freaked her out when I tried putting it in her hand.
- When someone leaves the room she shrugs her shoulders and puts her hands up and asks ‘go?’. It’s super cute!
- Is indifferent to snow.
It absolutely amazes me how smart you are. You’re so observant to your surrounding and take in what you see, then apply it to your every day as if you’ve been doing it all along. I hope you stay curious.
You love talking on the phone. On your toy phones (all 6 of them!), the remote and on mommy and daddy’s phones. You chat as if you were actually talking to someone. It’s rather adorable.
You’ve recently learned that cows go moo, and when asked accentuate the oooo in the cutest low tone ever.
I love you,