Adelaide Harper You Are 18 Months Old!

You have grown so much in the last 6 months! You are such a big girl, so independent, and SO smart. I can’t believe you are halfway to 3!

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* You have had a speech explosion recently. I couldn’t begin to remember all the words you say, but some of the phrases you can say are “I love you”, “Thank you”, “You okay?”, “Fall down”, “All done”, “All gone”, “Where are you?”, “I’m sorry (you say “I sorries”)”, “Sweet baby”. You also try to say your name which sounds like “Abbie”.

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* Your playtime has become so creative. You pretend you cook. You love to sit at the table and put a stuffed animal across from you and you two will have a pretend snack together. You also love to feed and take care of your baby dolls. One of your Christmas present this year was a broom just your size and whenever Mommy or Daddy are sweeping you always help!

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* Books are your favorite thing. Some of the stories that we have been reading to you from birth, you can now say some of the words and animal sounds in them. You have a much longer attention span now and actually listen to the stories!

* Your favorite TV shows are Sesame Street, Curious George, Pingu, and Timmy Time. You also LOVE the Praise Baby DVDs!

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* Besides your stuffed animals and baby dolls, some of your favorite toys are crayons, paper, and stickers, your magna doodle, shape sorters, and puzzles.

* Your hair has grown so much and it is so curly! I love it!

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* Your favorite snacks are cheese, bread and butter, popcorn, chocolate chips, and fruit leather. Your favorite meal by far is macaroni and cheese. You are a somewhat picky eater these days, but you eat when you get hungry enough and that’s ok with me.

* At your 18 month checkup you weighed 25lbs and were 32.5 inches long.

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* Getting pictures of you at this age is tough! You say “No” and cover your face and run away. Every once in a while, though, you will cooporate and say “Cheeeeesseee”. It is so cute!

* The age you are now is one of my favorites so far. You are a good listener (although you do love to throw a good fit!), you are easy to take to the store or out to eat, you are fun to play with, and are a good snuggler too!

* You love to do anything that Mom is doing. You help me cook, and clean, and unfortuntely you also love to act like you’re the boss of the daycare kids. We are working on that one… haha!

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Adelaide Harper, you bring so much joy to our lives! You make us laugh on a daily basis. It is so neat to watch you learn new things every day. I couldn’t have picked a better child to be my daughter. There is nothing you could ever do to make me not love you!

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Adelaide Harper You Are 10 Months Old!

Wow! TEN months old! You are such an independent big girl now, that it’s hard to believe you were ever a little baby!

* You are definitely using “Mamamama” and “Dadadada” in reference to us now. Before it was just babbling. We LOVE it! Sometimes when you get mad if I walk away from you, you will squeal at me in this high-pitched voice “Mamamamama”. It’s so funny!

* You have really been facinated with my face lately. You will touch my eyelashes, nose, eyebrows, lips, etc., and I will tell you the names of everything, trying to teach you. You also love to play with my hair, but I am trying to teach you not to do that because it hurts! Ha!

* You are in size 12 month clothes (which are starting to get snug!) and size 4 diapers. You eat 3 bottles, baby food twice, and lots of snacks throughout the day. I cannot get you to drink out of a sippy cup at all! I’ve tried water, juice, formula, different cups; nothing works! You love to bang the cup on your highchair tray and get your hair all wet though!

* Your 7th tooth arrived this month! You are getting to be a pro at this teething stuff! Besides being drooley, you really don’t seem to mind all that much! Your smile is so cute with all those teeth!

* Whenever music comes on now, you like to dance to it. You will kind of just bop up and down and smile and wave your arms. It is the cutest and funniest thing ever!

* I think you are starting to become somewhat of a Daddy’s Girl. Whenever he gets home from work you get so excited and yell until he picks you up. Also, at night when we are putting you to bed, I get like 1 kiss for every 5 you give him! You love your Daddy!

* You are now pulling up on things and trying to stand! You’re still wobbly at it, but I think you love the new perspective!

* Most mornings when we get you out of bed, you latch onto something that’s in your crib and bring it with you. Often, its your little bunny friend, which you still love more than any of your other toys!

* We had to take your bumper off, because you figured out how to take off the clips we used to attach it to your crib. Now your pacifier falls out all the time and you are not liking that! The other day after about 30 minutes of fussing at naptime, you yelled “Mamaaaa!” and when I went into your room you were sobbing and gave me so many kisses when I picked you up to comfort you. It broke this Mama’s heart! You didn’t have to take a nap that day!

It is an absolute joy to watch your life unfold! We cannot imagine our lives without you in it! You make our hearts so full, sweet girl!