Well I certainly have let blogging go by the wayside. We are just having so much fun with our sassy little girl! I am exhausted during naptime and just want to sit still for a few minutes! But I really want to remember this really fun time right now. Each stage she goes through, I just can't imagine that life could get any better. And then she gets a little older and even more fun!!! Here is what Reese is up to at 17.5 months...
Stats: 24 lbs, size 4 diaper, size 5 shoe, a few 12 month clothes still fit, but mostly 18 month stuff
All 4 molars started showed their ugly faces in June and then finished in July. So basically she got her molars all summer long in the middle of our summer vacations. Poor sweet child. Teething is never good to her. Her lower laterals came in next. The first was August 9 and the 2nd took it's time! Whatever pair of teeth that is coming in, usually come in one right after another. The 2nd lower lateral came in about a month later in early September. So she has 12 teeth, and we are just waiting on the 4 "I" teeth which I heard are the worst! We have ordered an amber teething necklace to try! Reese got sick with every round of teething except one. This summer of teething brought hand, foot, and mouth (for the 3rd time!), strep throat, and a NASTY stomach virus.
Favorite foods: scrambled eggs with cheese, pancakes, yogurt, applesauce (the squeezable kind), powdered doughnuts, cheese, easy mac, chicken nuggets, bananas, nectarines, the gerber mac&cheese with chicken and veggies, ritz cheese crackers, and goldfish.
Big news this summer is she no longer takes a bottle before bed!!!! At about 16 months she got a horrible stomach virus. She puked her ENTIRE bottle during the night and then tried to lay in it. I am SO glad we heard her throwing up. The poor thing. So we opted out of giving her a bottle the next night and prayed and crossed our fingers and she slept great! We never looked back and she has been bottle free ever since. I packed them up so we wouldn't be tempted to give her one, and so she wouldn't see one!
When I ask her if she wants a snack, she says "Nack!" and then "bow" and goes to her cabinet and gets a bowl out for me to put her snack in.
She still sleeps 7-7 like a dream!!!! 1 nap on days that she is at school. Some days at home she takes 1 nap and some days it is 2. Just kinda depends on what is going on that day!
Talking up a storm!!! New words the past few months have been snack (na), water (awawa), juice (ju), paper (paypa), bowl (bo), bow (said with a very Texas drawl), Mack (Ma), Nash (Na), shoes (shis), hot (ot), cracker (cracka), cheese (chee), uh oh (uh oooooo), thank you (day dooooo), please (baysh), outside (ishe), and Reese (eeshe). Sometimes she will just babble for a loong time! It is so cute. It's like we are having a conversation back and forth but I have no clue what she is saying!
She says thank you without any cuing from me.
She is signing alot now too... more, please, water, all done, milk, and again.
She makes kitty, doggie, monkey, and cow sounds.
She knows were her eyes, ears, nose, mouth, tongue, belly button, and feet are.
When she coughs she thumps herself on the chest a couple times.
She does not like to sit down in the bathtub and likes to test us to see how many times she can stand up before she has to get out.
She LOVES to throw her trash away. She also loves to remove trash from the trashcan so I have had to use the handy dandy locking mechanism a time or two (this really makes her mad!)
When she is tired she will lay down on her tummy in the living room and put her head on any object that is nearby. She will also push herself around backwards on her tummy when she is tired.
She is starting to abuse her sweet friendship with Jack. If he comes over and lays by something that she wants or is playing with she will hit him! She is getting possesive! Poor Jack just takes it, but one time he did swipe her back when she would not leave him alone! Lilly still takes off running whenever he sees her coming his way.
She is such a good laundry helper. She will randomly go and empty her drawers of clean clothes and just dump them in the laundry room. She also likes to stuff the clean clothes in random drawers when I am putting her clothes away. My OCD self is trying to be ok with finding a jammie in the play clothes drawer!
She loves to watch tv while she eats (I know bad!) but it seems to help her eat a good meal! She loves Barney, Sesame Street, Jack's Big Music Show, Wonder Pets, and strangely enough Fresh Beat Band (which is a really fun show!)
She is really into her babies right now. She puts her diapers on them, wraps them up, throws them on the ground to pat their backs, pushes them around in her baby stroller, and makes them go "nigh-nigh".
Starting to have opinions about her clothing. One day she threw a royal fit b/c the "shis" she wanted to wear did not fit! And one day she brought Andrew her swimsuit. So he thought she wanted to go swimming. He put her in it and took her outside to swim. Nope, she did not want to swim. She just wanted to wear her swimsuit!
Likes to throw her sidewalk chalk off the back patio and then go get it and throw it back on the patio. And so on and so on and so on...
Loves bubbles and is getting really good at blowing them!
VEEEEERY independent when it comes to being out and about. Not a fan of being strapped into the shopping cart at Kroger or Target. Lately I have been doing the grocery shopping on days that I work when I can just get in and get out after work. But when I do take her I have to be very prepared with lots of snacks, a finished grocery list, and a getaway plan. There can be no indecisiveness on these trips. And once she is out of the cart, don't you dare even think about putting her back in b/c you will hear that child screaming from the other side of the store! I have been "that mom" alot lately! We have been frequenting the cookie counter at Target lately!
Played in a bounce house for the first time and LOVED it.
We turned her around in her carseat in early September and she seems to be pretty indifferent about it. I thought she would just absolutely LOVE it, but honestly as long as her DVD player is going she could care less what direction she is facing.
Reese graduated from the older infants to the younger tods room at school during the summer. She now has stretch & grow and music with Mr David every week. She still only goes on the days that I work which is never more than 2-3 days/week. She is doing so good there!!! Never cries when daddy drops her off. I no longer have to pack lunch for her b/c she is eating all their food! This makes me so happy. She got a "happy gram" last week. Her new teachers are really sweet. They did tell us in the nicest way that she struggles with staying in her chair during meal times and wanders the room. This makes me laugh. Of course she wanders the room...she's 17 months! That's why I strap her down for meals at home!
Well that is all I can think of right now, but may add more later!