Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Adriana: 18 Months

It seems like this was just yesterday...

And now you are 18 months old!


What’s up, Nanny McGoo? You, my little friend, are getting to be quite a handful! Over the past 3 months, you have definitely turned into a full-fledged toddler. Sometimes I look at you and wonder where my baby went. You are such a big girl now, and so full of energy.

You have definite opinions about what you want to eat, when you want to sleep, and what you want to play with. You are CRAZY independent, and hate when mama helps you brush your teeth, dada tries to feed you, or either of us tries to help you put your pants on. You love routines, and tell me when it’s time to brush your teeth or take a shower (you also insist that I do these things in the right order). You walk up the stairs all by yourself, holding onto the railing. You scootch down the stairs on your butt, saying “gooch gooch gooch” the whole way down. You can find your own shoes and coat before walking outside to the car. You also love to clean, picking up your cheese stick wrappers and walking them to the trash, or getting wipes to wipe off the coffee table. Let’s hope you keep these good habits when you are older J

Your hair is getting really long and has a bunch of curls in the back. Your bangs are still growing out, so we usually put them up in little hair band on top of your head. You still refuse to keep a hair bow in for any extended amount of time. Almost time for your first haircut!

You still have 8 teeth, but your first year molars are just starting to come in. So far only one has broken skin (your top left). Teething is no fun, and I think it might have caused your first ear infection. You have also had your first real boo boo – you fell on Grandma and Grandpa’s driveway and scraped your hand. You still ask mama to kiss it for you on a daily basis, even though the scab is gone. You get a little irritable at times, but are usually a pretty happy girl, even when you are in pain.

You now know that mama’s belly has a baby in it, and you frequently give my belly hugs or kisses, saying “awww, baby”. Sometimes you pat my belly and say “nice baby, nice [Kid B]*”. You still have a little trouble with your sister’s name – at first you called her “[Kid B]”, and now you say “[Kid B]” or “[Kid B]”. You’re getting there though. At this rate, you might be able to say [Kid B] before you can say your own name (you still call yourself “Ana”).

Don’t let the fact that you can’t say your name fool you – you know TONS and TONS of words. Mama tried to make your 18 month word list, and there were just too many to remember! You easily know over 200 words now. My favorite words you say are “raccoon” and “porcupine”, and my favorite sentence is “I love you!” There is nothing in the world better than getting one of your kisses and hearing you tell me you love me. You also love to kiss me, then kiss dada, then kiss me, then kiss dada, like a little ping pong ball. You are too cute for words.

Lately your favorite toy is your doll and her stroller. You love pretending to feed your baby bottles or cheerios, burp her, take her for walks, and change her diaper. I hope this means that you’ll be a good big sister to baby [Kid B]!

Other favorites
Favorite foods: chicken, ham, cheese, berries (specifically, blueberries), yogurt, and bagels
Favorite color: yellow
Favorite clothes: shoes and socks
Favorite accessory: bracelets
Favorite activities: dancing, blowing bubbles, driving your new car, coloring, play-doh
Favorite tv shows: sesame street, wiggles
Favorite song: itsy bitsy spider

I love you so much!

XOXO, Mama

* Sorry for not sharing the name right now - more on this later!

1 comment:

Lacey said...

I love the name [Kid B]! ;) Haha, can't wait to hear the name for real though!

She is such a cutie! Happy 18 months Adriana!