January 28, 2013

18 months


Ok, I seriously miss doing to monthly updates! Maybe I should start them back up again :0)

We've hit the 18 month mark which is basically like having a 2 1/2 foot tall teenager.  Some days I feel like I do more disciplining than praising. Tis' the life of a toddler Mama, right?

Weight:
Just like every other time I update, I have no clue how much she weighs.  I feel like one of two things are happening though.  1) She is getting lighter. Or 2) she is learning to hold on a little tighter when carrying her.  I'm going to guesstimate that she's in the upper 20's in the weight department.

Height:
Also wondering why I still have this on the survey since I never know.  Maybe mid 30's?  I also suck at guessing.

Clothing Size:
24 months/2T.  Did you know that the difference between 24mo & 2T is that 24mo's pants are made bigger in the booty region to make room for a diaper? Yup. You're welcome for that!

In shoes she is a 4. She's basically been living in her Ugg's these days because it's been so cold! She is also in a phase where she loves to take her shoes off.  I don't even put them on her until I get her out of the car, because they'll just end up in the floorboard anyways.

Diapers:
Still a size 4.  The Huggies Pure & Natural are still my favorite! And call me crazy, but I almost bought a little Minnie Mouse toilet seat attachment in hopes that it won't be long before we start the potty training process.

HA! Yeah right. Have you met my kid?

Feeding:
Oh mylanta, I can't even..I just can't.  Feeding my child right now is going to be the death of me.  If I could pile up all of the food we waste we could feed a village.  Presley loves any and all pasta. She also likes most fruit, oatmeal, turkey dogs, eggs, and corn.  No ground beef (or anything with ground beef in it), no beans, no veggies.  I'm about to bust out the juicer and pack it with all of the crap she won't eat.  This phase does end, right? And then she will be eating me out of the house.

RIGHT???

Hair/Eyes:
The hair is out of control.  If you look in my Google search history you will find things like "how to tame my kids curly hair" or "how to straighten my toddlers hair". I don't even know where to begin when it comes to her hair.  I pray it straightens out once we trim it, because I just can't deal with the frizzy curls. You should see the kid when she wakes up, I almost feel bad for her because her hair is SO crazy! Also, I may or may not have straightened it the other day while my straightener was cooling off (my Mother would put me 6 feet under if she would have known).

Sleep:
Still a great sleeper. Goes to bed around 7:30 and sleeps in between 7:15-7:45. She naps on a cot at school from 12-2:30.  I so badly want to put her in a big girl bed, but I know my life will really be over then.  

Fun Stuff:
Her new favorite thing is to climb in and out of the bathtub.  I set up a hidden camera the other day hoping to catch her going in and out and the only thing I caught was her falling off and hitting her head.  She didn't learn her lesson though because she was back at it in no time.

She moved up a class at school.  There are bigger toys and a bigger room which I like! I love her school!

24/7 babbles. She wants to talk in sentences so bad! 

Words she can say are: mama, dada, nana, papa, rah rah, pop, dog, cat, meow, go, ta-da, good girl, eat, ball, bow, two, please, thanks, more, sit, baby, nose..and probably a million other words that I can't think of.

We are still dealing with the temper tantrums.  We usually just ignore them, but no luck so far. She doesn't care if we ignore her, she still pitches them.

She is obsessed with our cell phones.  She can unlock the screen, send a text, call people, and then lock it.  On our iPad she can unlock the screen, scroll over to the DisneyJr app, and put on an episode of Mickey Mouse.  I really don't want her to be the child who spends all day playing games on our phone, so we usually only use this in desperate times! But homegirl gets extremely ticked off when you take the phone away from her.

I could go on for days about our crazy girl. I wouldn't say this is my *favorite* stage, but she changes so much it's fun to watch.  She's a little sassy pants who knows what she wants, and always finds a way to get things going her way.

Wonder where she gets that from, huh?

Now I'm going to murder your screen with a picture ova-load!









2 comments:

  1. Same here for the phone and iPad situation. He would stay on it watching Disney or PBS all day! I have to hide them from him.

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  2. This post made me feel so much better. Ethan is in the whole I'll only eat pasta, crackers, and fruit stage. Getting him to eat anything green is a waste of energy. And same thing with the phone. Lord have mercy who knew people that small could scream that loud?

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