Saturday, December 28, 2013

23 Months

Weight: 26.2 pounds


Length: 34.5 inches 


Favorite activity: coloring, cutting up her play food, climbing up and down the stairs, pushing her animals around in a laundry basket, helping mama cook

Favorite food: tangerines, cheese, Goldfish crackers, cookies

Favorite spot: On the stairs

Cutest moment: Cuddling with her grampa

Important milestones: starting to put clothes on by herself (with lots of help)

Teeth: 15-16

Words: 88 - dada, mama, woof, yes, dis (this), kack (quack), hi, thank you, uh oh, bye, wa (water), pees (please), goat, puppy, ah duh (all done), no, shoe, socks, bawll (ball, but sounds like a southern belle when she says it!), Poppy, BeeBee, Tigee, truck, airplane, cat, cheese, spoo(n), eye, nose, Gamma, book, apple, pear, dip, fork, I do, fly (butterfly), star, circle, triangle, heart, Susan, Sissa (Melissa), Dogan (Logan), Jeshka (Jessica), mik (milk), shirt, pants, pee pee, poo poo, boo boo, fire, potty, Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie, Ernie, car, bus, duck, cow, horse, house, sheep, baa, moo, nee (neigh), woof, meow, oh der (oh dear), up up, tights, lights, Oscar, Grover, Zoe, Red, purple, gee (green), lellow (yellow), hello, bye bye, Lala (Lorelei), Fi (Fin), Ummer (Bummer), boots, sharp (knife), grampa

Phrases: I do, Mama shirt/pants/boots/fork, Daddy shirt/pants/boots/fork, Lala shirt/fork/pants, sheep baa

Signs: 12 (more, all done, dog, please, berry, cheese, grape, water, milk, help, thank you, cat)

How Mom's Feeling: Someone needs to tell Lorelei that she is not two yet, so she does not need to start the terrible twos. I have one more month! Where last month she was starting to assert her independence, she has now claimed it. While she has always been a good eater (and still is), she is now being more particular about her food--and more generous to the dogs! I have convinced her that the apple-cinnamon whole wheat muffins I give her is cake, and she generally likes those. She will only wear her purple shoes, and if possible, her purple pants. In fact, she would be pretty happy if everything was purple. Or yellow. Now, unfortunately, if what you have is not in the correct color scheme, or just what she does not wish to do, we have meltdown. We've had a lot of meltdowns lately.


Sunday, December 1, 2013

22 Months

Weight: 27 pounds


Length: 34.5 inches 


Favorite activity: coloring, her alphabet puzzle, cutting up her play food, climbing up and down the stairs

Favorite food: cheese, pears, Annie's Graham Bunnies, grapes

Favorite spot: On the stairs

Cutest moment: Helping mama while saying "I do"

Important milestones: Nothing major

Teeth: 15-16

Words: 57 - dada, mama, woof, yes, dis (this), kack (quack), hi, thank you, uh oh, bye, wa (water), pees (please), goat, puppy, ah duh (all done), no, shoe, socks, bawll (ball, but sounds like a southern belle when she says it!), Poppy, BeeBee, Tigee, truck, airplane, cat, cheese, spoo(n), eye, nose, Gamma, book, apple, pear, dip, fork, I do, fly (butterfly), star, circle, triangle, heart, Susan, Sissa (Melissa), Dogan (Logan), Jeshka (Jessica), mik (mik), shirt, pants, pee pee, poo poo, boo boo, fire, potty, Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie, Ernie...I'm sure there are more.

Signs: 12 (more, all done, dog, please, berry, cheese, grape, water, milk, help, thank you, cat)

How Mom's Feeling: Wait...November is over? What? How did that happen? I don't even know where this month went. It seems like a blur of farmers' markets, art projects and planning house renovations. 

Lorelei has become much more independent this month. She now climbs up and down the stairs on her own with ease (and speed!). In many respects, this is kind of nice. When she wants to play downstairs, she just goes. I just have to make sure the doors to the rooms downstairs are shut. She also wants to "help" and sometimes she actually does. She helps me empty the dishwasher, will put her dishes and the plastic containers away (more or less), will help pull out clothes to be folded and will bring piles of clothes to me in the bedroom to put away. All the while she tells me "I do! I do!"