Thursday, April 26, 2012

How is it possible that she's one and a half already?!

Tomorrow, our baby big sister turns one and a half. 18 months. How in the world did that happen? She is such a little person these days, Eric & I swear that each day she learns 5 new words, understands us more and more, and knows what SHE wants more and more.

On Monday, we had the pleasure of taking both Alli and Aiden to the doctor. We were taking Aiden for his one week-ish check up, to check his progress of weight gain, check his bilirubin level, and just an overall newborn assessment. While we were there, we thought it'd be easiest to take Alli too, and have her 18 month check up done at that time. What a mess and thank GOD that Dad-E and my mom were both there to help!! The doctor's office was running behind (big surprise?), and our 9am appt. quickly turned into 9:45... with no sign of the doctor in sight. Alli was doing laps in the room, running from corner to corner, and Aiden, poor buddy, was getting hungry. I had prepared and made sure to feed him the second before we left the house, that way, we'd be sure to be full and content... but soon it had been almost 2 hours since he'd eaten and he was getting hungry. Finally, the doctor came in, we got them both checked out, everything was great, and we went home. But good lord, I was sweating after all that. Aiden's stats were great, he was up to 7 lbs 15 oz. (he had been discharged from the hospital at 7 lbs 9 oz., so the doctor was very impressed with his weight gain and said we don't have to bring him back until his two month check up!) Great news!

Alli's stats were as follows:
Weight: 24.2 lbs (49th percentile)
Length: 31 & 3/4 inches (56th percentile)
Head: 18 inches (20th percentile)
Diaper Size: 4's
Clothing Size: 18-24 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
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, lots of giggling, LOTS of talking and mimicking! And her obsession with Elmo has come to a whole new level... especially now that she can say "Elmo" and says it ALL day long.
New buddies: Her little brother Aiden!

Happy 1.5 birthday Miss Alli Ru, we love you so much, including your little brother... we know he'll look up to you and love you always too. <3

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