Wednesday, April 17, 2013

18 Months

Ben and Ainsley are 18 months old!  A year and a half...unbelievable!

Ben - you area mover!  You get anywhere you want to go, all over the house, by scooting now.  You are VERY fast at it.  You scoot on your behind and use your right hand.  It looks like an awful lot of hard work to me but you don't seem to mind one bit.  You are so happy you can get to where you want to be.  We are also working on other mobility hurdles like balance when you stand and getting from sitting to a kneeling position.  You have done that all by your self a couple of times recently!

You like looking at books and you have to snuggle up and get really close to Mom or Dad when we read to you.  You love to flip through the pages.  You also get upset when books are over.  As soon as we say "The End" you start to cry and we usually read the book again...and again...and again...

You love to play in the kitchen and dig out all the pots and pans.  You also enjoy playing with your bead and wire roller coaster - it's probably your favorite toy.  Another favorite activity is playing catch.  You LOVE to throw things and we are working on what's appropriate to throw and what's not.  You have a darn good arm too and are usually very accurate - you just might be a pitcher one day!

You are a great eater when you aren't throwing your food or feeding it to Daisy.  You don't get in trouble much but when you do, it's usually at dinner time.  You like most everything we give you but your favorite thing to eat is probably still yogurt.  You usually have the greek yogurt with fruit on the bottom and you'll eat a whole container plus whatever your sister doesn't eat!

You are into giving kisses now.  You do it on command almost every time we ask.  I'm taking advantage of that now since I know you won't always want to give your Mama kisses.

You don't say very many words yet but you definitely have Mama and Dadda down and you say "more" if you want more food.  You are also good at saying "Moo" when we ask "What does the cow say?"  And you have a mean "ROAR" when we ask "What does the dinosaur say?"

You weigh 22lbs 12oz (30th percentile). You are 32 inches tall (35th percentile). Your head circumference is 17.5 inches (1st percentile).  You wear size 18 months clothes and size 5 shoes (without your AFOs; size 7 with).  You are in size 4 diapers.  

Ainsley - you are such an observant and smart little girl!  You watch everything and you mimic things we don't even know you are picking up on. You also repeat a lot of what we say.  You are putting three word phrases together - most of them start with "I want..." "I want down." "I want cup."

You love being held.  All. The. Time.  We are working on that.  You like to sit on our laps and still love to read books.  You favorite toy would probably be your baby.  You have a Cinderella baby at home and a baby at daycare you love.  You also love to get into drawers and purses and cupboards.  Everything that is not a toy is fun to play with.

You have recently gotten pretty attached to your blankie.  You will go in your room and reach for it in your crib.  You will also go to your room and ask for a bow and point at your hair.  Mommy loves that one!

We call you the Mother Hen because you are so loving and sweet.  You'll always get Ben's pacifier and take it to him.  You also say "Shh, Shh, Shh" when he cries to try to calm him down.  You've started patting on Mom and Dad and Ben too when you give hugs.  It's so sweet!  You also love babies and always point them out and say "BABYYY!"  From what I hear you love all the babies at daycare too (except when they are sitting on a lap you want). 

You are the better sleeper between you and your brother and you are usually ready for bed before he is.  If we are downstairs playing you'll go to the gate at the stairs and say "ba" for bottle.  We love our sleepyhead girl!

You are a good eater and love fruit still.  We've recently discovered GoGo Squeez and I'm pretty sure you'd eat four in a sitting if we'd let you. 

 This is Desitin she is applying like makeup :)

You weigh 22lbs 11oz (51st percentile). You are 31.5 inches long (39th percentile).  Your head circumference is 18.5 inches (70th percentile).  You wear 18 month clothes and size 4 shoes.  You are in size 4 diapers.

Love you both to the moon and back!

1 comment:

  1. they are so sweet!! I can't believe they are 18 months already!