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!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

* 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”.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

* 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!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

* 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!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

* 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!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

* 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.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

* 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!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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!

Advertisements

Adelaide Harper You Are 8 Months Old!

It was so hard to get good pictures of you this month! You are so busy these days and have no time to stop and pose for the camera! Also your teeth are bothering you and between the drool and your tongue exploring those new teeth, your smiles were hard to come by.

* You have been so much more cuddly this month. You like to lay your head on our shoulders and give us kisses all the time! In fact, when we lean in to kiss you on your lips, you are leaning in too and kissing back! It’s so sweet and we are loving all the good snuggles!

* You are finally on a good schedule! You have four bottles, eat baby food twice, and have two naps a day. You wake up typically around 6:30am and go to bed around 7pm every night. It’s so easy now to plan things because I know when you will need to eat and sleep!

* You have cut two new teeth this month. The top two front ones. You have been drooling so much and chewing on your fingers; working hard on those new teeth!

* You have been babbling and talking so much! We have heard “Mama” and “Dada”, but are pretty sure you are not talking about us yet. You also say “bababa” and “wawawa” alot. You have also learned to cluck your tongue this month! It’s so cute!

* You are officially scooting! You are much better at backwards than forwards, which is frusterating to you sometimes when you are trying to get something in front of you and only seem to get farther away from it! Ha!

* It seems like your hair has grown so much this month! It’s getting much thicker and starting to touch your ears and neckline. I can’t wait until I can play with it and put bows in your hair!

* Speaking of hairbows, you have discovered the headbands I put on your head and are taking them off. I can’t keep headbands, hats, socks, or shoes on you. When we go out strangers comment about your cold feet and I think they must think you’re neglected! Ha!

* We have had to lower your crib because you were scaring us by putting your legs and arms over the sides. With all the moving you do these days, it feels much safer to have your crib set at the bottom.

* You are still in a size 3 diaper and wear 6-9 month and 12 month clothing. Our scale says you weight about 19.8 lbs.

* You are getting better at working those fingers to pick up finger food. I have tried giving you little pieces of cereal and blueberries, but you still gag alot and aren’t quite ready for it. You love baby mum mums though! And you are loving your baby food and eat about 2-2.5 jars per day!

It is so hard to believe you are this old! I am just soaking up all these last baby months, because soon you will be toddling around and talking! We love you so much Adelaide Harper!

Months 1-8: