Wednesday, June 8, 2011

14 months!!!

My baby is 14 months! How is that possible? And why didn't I do a 13 month post? Oh well. Life has been busy just like our little 14 month old! You are ON THE GO! I don't think I've sat down at home with you awake in a looong time! You are sassy, spunky, funny, and goofy! You know when you have an audience, and your personality is really shining! We love you REESE!!!

weight: 22ish lbs

diaper: size 4

shoe: 4.5 wide

clothes: 12-18 month (goodness some 18-24 month stuff is starting to fit!)

teeth count: 6

favorites activities: throwing blankets around and laying on them, going through the tupperware cabinet and pantry and bringing me food items and sippy cups, putting clothes on your head and walking around like that, books (10 friendly fish, puppies, kittens, matching book), climbing the couch, water table, Baby Einstein movies, Sesame Street, Jack, bubbles,

dislikes: getting your diaper changed

You have started the fit throwing! Whether we take something away (like the bug spray you were eating) or pick you up to change your diaper, you kick and scream and act very dramatic. We try to ignore it or distract you and the fits don't seem to last very long. You like to throw yourself on the ground very dramatically when you see something you want and can't have it!

You are still taking 2 naps a day, but at school you only take 1 nap. The naps at home usually total 3-4 hrs. You sleep from 7-7. Even if you sometimes go to bed at 8 you are still up bright and early at 7 am! You now sleep with a soft green blankie made by your Great Aunt Carleen and your bunny lovie given to you by Nanny when you were born.

Favorite foods: chicken nuggets, yogurt, pudding, applesauce, mandarin oranges, peaches, cheese, cottage cheese, egg salad, PB&J, gerber crunchies, yogurt covered raisins, banana, fruity cheerios

food dislikes: veggies, meat, oatmeal, anything new

new foods: pudding, egg salad, PB&J, popsicles, ketchup

You love whole milk, but just not out of anything except a bottle. I have tried all the different sippy cups that you will drink water out of, and the minute you figure out it's milk you make a disgusted face and throw it down. But if it's a bottle you drink it up! I'm trying not to worry to much about it. I know you will drop the bottle when you are ready. You would not be drinking a single drop of milk if I didn't give it to you in a bottom! For now you take about 6 oz when you wake up and then 6 oz again at bedtime. You LOVE ice water in your sippy cup! You know that the water comes from the fridge too!

You and Jack (Jaaa!) continue to have much love for each other! You know which toys he likes and will bring them to him and he will play! You get laughing so hard and chase him with his toy!

You LOVE figuring out how things work. You can busy yourself for a long time doing things such as putting lids on tupperware/sippy cups, taking tissues/crayons out of the box and putting them back in, and pulling marker tops on and off.

When you find a tissue or napkin you put it up to your nose and make a nose blowing sound! It's so cute!

You have named your paci "dat". Whenever you see "dat" and you can't reach it you will say "DAT! DAT! DAT! DAT!" until someone gets if for you! You really like "Dat!"

You know how to give high fives, clap your hands, stomp your feet, give kisses, and blow kisses on command.

You can most of the time point to your hair, nose, eyes, ear, and tongue! When in doubt you just point to your ear. You love pointing to mommy's eyes! I have to be careful to not lose an eye though!

You are FIERCELY independent. Sometimes you will not eat something just b/c I am trying to feed it to you. You would much rather have the control and feed it to yourself. Because of this you are getting very good at the spoon and fork! Of course alot of the food goes all over the place. I usually give you a spoon and then I will have my own spoon to feed you with. This works very well b/c you feel as though you're in control and I can sneak bites in here and there!

I'm thinking we have a strong-willed little girl on our hands!

You have a phenomenal v0cabulary! You can say mama, dada, night night (nigh nigh), duck (du), dog (dah), cat (ca), bird (bu), water (have said it, but usually sign it), more (ma), milk (mih), Mack (Ma), no (nono), bye bye, bath (ba), balloon (boooo), ball (bah), bubble (buhbuh), banana (nana), Nanny (nana), Papa, that (dat), Elmo (mamo), and bug (bu). You can correctly identify dogs, cats, ducks, Mack, us, and Elmo! You probably say Mama the most right now, and I will NEVER get tired of your sweet little voice saying my name!

When you see a dog you head straight for it yelling "Dah! Dah! Dah! Dah!"

You love to mimic us. If we are clapping, you clap. If we are saying a funny sound, you try to copy it. The other day you pooped in the bathtub (SOOO GROSS!) and I was saying "yucky yucky"! You started saying something like "Yuhee Yuhee" and I knew you were trying to repeat me!

You walk EVERYWHERE! And you are getting fast! You are good about falling and usually catch yourself. We haven't had many bumps or bruises yet! *knock on wood*

You have loved your new playroom and spend lots of time in there playing! Here you are "witnessing" to one of your Praise Baby DVDs!

You are really liking school! You no longer cry at drop off! When your daddy picks you up and usually throw whatever it is you are playing with and run to him! You have been making us lots of sweet art! You are also starting to eat more of there food. Hopefully I will not have to pack you backup food as much soon! You come home with lots of sweet artwork that melts my heart!

We have spent lots of time outside having picnics, playing at the water table, and playing in the baby pool!

You will say "Mmmmmm!" if you really like the food you are eating.

You love to help me wipe things. After I wipe your face and hands, you take the washcloth and clean your tray. You like to wipe down any possible surface!

You have figured out that if you throw all your paci's out of your bed at nap time, mommy has to come back in! I come in and find them all over! You usually only do this once and then keep them all in for the rest of nap time.

When you really like something you say "ooooooo!" and make this funny face!

You are a climber! Whether it's the couch, the ottomans, or the slide, you like to hike that little leg up!

You hair is still reddish in certain light, and it's getting curly as it grows! Love it!

You make the must funny expressions! You look as though you are constantly scoping things out!

If I start singing "If you're happy and you know it clap your hands", you clap your hands and stomp your feet accordingly.

You love taking baths especially in our big tub! If I say "Wanna take a bath?", you start hollering "Bah! Bah! Bah!" and run to the bathtub and try to hike your little leg over!

You had have mastered the art of straw drinking and had your first juice box!

You LOVE Sesame Street. You will drop whatever you are doing and come running when you hear "Suuuuunny Daaaays..." start up! You dance and clap! You especially love when Elmo comes on. There's just something about that little red monster! You say "Mamo" every time you see him or hear his voice! I will often put it on while you eat b/c you kind of zone out while watching it and eat a good meal!

We call the picture below your hotdog phone! We had a little cookout and you really wanted a hotdog bun. So I gave one to you and you ripped apart and promptly held it up to your ear and said "Hi!" You hold our phones, the remotes, and the video monitor up to your ear all the time, only usually you will hold them behind your head or on your forehead.

You LOVE bubbles! You like to do it yourself though since you are fiercely independent. You will dip the little wand in and then go "ooooooo!" as you shake it around! You squeal with delight when the occassional bubble comes out!

Little girl we are having a blast with you! You are such a fun and sweet little person! I love having you as my buddy/sidekick. We have so much fun together. You make me so happy, and I have so loved watching you learn and put things together the last few weeks. Thank you for being an absolute blessing in our lives. We look forward to experiencing a fun summer with you! We love you REESE ELIZABETH!