The months are just passing at an incredible rate these days. It's hard to believe by next month, we'll have a one and a half year old (and quite possibly, a newborn too, if he/she decides to join us a little early!) I am so in love with this little girl, and all that she says and does these days.
There are so many things she does these days that just amaze us, she is talking ALL the time, and saying more and more words. She says "baby" all the time (probably because we talk about baby a lot too!), "no" (a new favorite, grrreat!), "sssthat" (What's that), "apoooo" (her love of her life, Pooh Bear, and many more... those are just some favorites. She "reads" books all the time with us now, loves her Peek-a-Boo book that she mocks us when we read it, loves reading the animals books where she can make all the noises, and really enjoys lift the flap books these days. She is great at doing hand motions to Wheels on the Bus, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Itsy Bitsy Spider, and Patty-Cake. She does her sign lanugage for "more" and "done" and even "thank you" (sometimes).
When she leaves for daycare in the morning, she usually has her favorite friend Pooh in hand, but she has to leave him at home while she's at school. Dad-E tells her to say bye to Pooh and to Scarlett, and she throws Pooh on the ground (she's so loving, ha) and says 'byeeee' to both of them. At night before bed and after she brushes her teeth, she gives me a huge kiss (my absolute new favorite!) and says "byeeeee" as Dad-E carries her in to bed. (Unfortunately, my big 35.5 week pregnant belly isn't the best for trying to put her in her crib, so Dad-E gets to do that every night.)
She is so much fun these days... yes, she can still throw a temper tantrum like no one's business, but we're hoping she's getting all that out of her system before she actually turns two. We can dream, right?
Weight: No check up's or doctor's visits this month, thank goodness, probably about 24-25ish lbs
Length: Growing all the time
Head: That's growing all the time too... her big brain =)
Diaper Size: 4's... I'm ready to potty train though, let's go!
Clothing Size: 12-18 months
Shoe Size: 4's - 5's depending on the brand, she has quite a few new pairs of flip flops and sandals, bring on summer time!
Food: Wakes up and has a cup of milk, Cheerios & whatever Dad-E's eating, mid-morning/breakfast #2 at school, lunch, snack, snack #2 when she gets home with me, dinner and a cup of milk before bed... we have moved her to a mini table and chair for dinner like she uses at school, she seems so grown up sitting there eating, but she loves it!
Naps: One 2 hour nap, 12-2ish
Sleep: Bed by 6:45-7ish, up by 6:30ish (yes, it's getting a little later that she wakes up! yay! just in time for us to be up all night with Baby M #2! haha)
Teeth: Still sixteen... at least we think that's "all" for now, she could have her other molars back there, who knows.
Play: Playing outside, running, loves the park/slides/swings, riding in her cozy coupe with Dad-E pushing her around, playing in her kitchen, rearranging everything, she's quite the little organizer, lots of dancing, and lots of giggling... she's so ticklish these days!
New buddies: Met a new neighbor baby today, Harper who is 6 weeks old, she will probably be friends with Alli's little sibling but Alli was so sweet when she met her and pointed to her a bunch saying "baby"!
So, happy 17 months little Ru, we love you SO much and can't wait for you to be a big sister... we know you're going to be SO loving, sweet and helpful. (Ha, well, we HOPE :)