in the hustle and bustle of the holidays I totally spaced and didn’t share an 17 month update on this little chicken. here we are a full month after the fact for a little bit about miss Baker Bree:)
I took Baker for her 18 month well check up today- and she’s healthy as a horse! we had a pretty nasty double ear infection a couple weeks ago but her ears are clear and she looks great!
also. those pigtails are just KILLER.
our big growing girl is currently weighing in at 24 pounds and 7oz (55th%), and 32.7cm (77th%).. still wearing 12-18 month clothes and size 4 diapers.. although I do have a pack of size 5’s that I plan to bust out once we are finished with what we have in size 4:)
you aren’t the girliest of all girlie but you aren’t a tomboy either..
perhaps the perfect balance and blend of the two.
you love to be outside running right along Parker in nothing but your bare feet and diaper..
but this month you discovered what fun the dress up boxes are.
..your sashay while wearing those hot pink plastic princess heels is my absolute favorite.
..arms up and hips swaying. get it, girl.
you are fiercely independent and I can find you in any room of the house helping yourself to whatever you can get into.
your absolute favorite game right now is opening and shutting (slamming) doors.
we can walk through the house at any given time and every single door will be shut.
..and then we will find you in the pantry sorting the recyclables.
“HI”, slam. “HIIIIIIEEEE”, slam. “DAH-DA!! HI.”, slam.
you are way too sweet for words, Bakes.
you have a way about you that brings a smile to our face (and everyone else’s, too!)
..even when you are getting reprimanded. I wish I could justly describe it with words.
your pursed lips, head tilt, eyebrows raised, half-smile as if you are saying
and then there are the low eyes and pouty face.
..pushed out lip and everything.
something doesn’t go as you think it is supposed to you walk away arms straight at your side and eyes raised just enough to see in front of you.
making a statement before you plop down face first onto to floor.
..all of it to grab attention of whoever might be watching.
its literally the funniest thing I have ever seen.
your interest in the television is new this month. you discovered Mickey and all his friends.. and that mouse has hung your baby moon!
at 16-17months you didn’t have much of a vocabulary outside of mama and dad.
but words are coming easier to you this month.
..it seems like you pick up a word or two every other day.
you are so incredibly smart!
new consistent words at 18 months: cheese, shoes, fish(y), hi, bye, Jolie, Parker, Oscar, dog, more, done, “uh-huh”, no, yes, mama, dad, and you’ll say papa here and there.
oh. and MINE.
while you aren’t putting sentences together, you understand everything we say 100%.
..that includes things I’ve never shown you or said to you, you get it.
blows me away.
you have also started to show a major
interest in the potty..
..telling me every time you need a new diaper and attempting to strip down to nothing when you are in the potty.
maybe you’ll fall in line with your big sisters and get this potty thing down pretty soon..?
you continue to love to help mom and dad.
..THE biggest helper ever.
you absolutely love to feed and water the dogs.
place the dog bowl. open the dog food tub. fill the cup. dump the cup.
your dad is (still) your hero.
..you absolutely love nothing more than to spend every moment of your day tagging along with him.
and let no one interrupt that special time!
..not even your mama.
you are one vibrant little chica..
..you, little girl, are enthusiastic about everything!!
coloring and puzzles are your absolute favorite at the moment. I mention the idea for either and before I have time to even make a step you are screaming “YEA!!” and running like a banshee through the house.
..straight to the kitchen table to get ‘set up’ for a major art show.
basically, anything your sisters are doing is right where you need/want to be.
coloring away, organizing the pencils or crayons and stacking the color papers.
..you find joy in all of it!
Favorite Foods: mac and cheese, goldfish crackers, egg tacos, bacon, mexican rice, tortilla, oatmeal, toast with peanut butter, english muffin with butter, guacamole, string cheese, chicken nuggets, smoothies, chicken nuggets, fish, granola bars.. yogurt, milk. yogurt yogurt yogurt..and milk.
all day long. water is another ‘fav’
.. actually, you will drink anything I give you faster than I can keep up.
you totally take after Jolie on that one.
you also take after Jolie (and your mama) on the sleep front:
you are a rockstar sleeper.
..even when you don’t feel well or are cutting teeth.
you typically nap nearly 3 hours during the day and sleep 13-14 hours at night.
I am thankful for the ‘happy’ you have about 97% of the time.
everyone always compliments how very happy you are..
because you just beam, girlfriend.
you love to sing when no-one is listening.
..and bee-bop when no one is watching.
the chatter that emerges from my backseat while we are in the car is the cutest ever.
mama is here to dance to your hums, shimmy to your favorite tunes (even if there aren’t any), and will always have an ear to listen to your chatter.
seventeen/eighteen month photo dump