I just wanted to jot down a few things about my baby girl that I want to remember from this time.
I realized while putting this post together that I need to try to get more shots of her by herself! In my defense, she doesn't normally like to stay still long enough when I have my camera out.
-loves little songs. her current favorites are wheels on the bus, heigh ho, Jesus loves the little children (however, does not like Jesus loves me and yells no when i start to sing it) and i want a hippopotamus for christmas. she gets me to sing them for her, especially when she is stalling at bedtime.
-has had 4 ear infections so far. i'm concerned she may have fluid in her middle ear so have scheduled an appointment with and ENT. i was also concerned that this may be contributing to a delay in her speech. while she is still a little behind, she has started talking which is encouraging. this has really helped to cut down on some of her screaming! she is starting to put two words together and her increased communication has really helped her and anna to interact more.
-likes animal books, stuffed animals and loves to make all the animal sounds. she wasn't saying words for the longest time but was doing animal sounds. the cutest is her rooster - da-da-da-da-do!
-after she dropped her morning nap, the girls got into a good sleeping rythym. they sleep about the same amount at night since haven takes a nap during the day and anna doesn't.
-you have hit a phase of separation anxiety which is new for you. you have always been fairly independent and not cried when i've left you. of course, i love that i can comfort you so quickly! you usually cry and cling to me when i drop you and anna off at the ymca. the last time i took you, you ran right in, turned away from me and sat down. i thought this was a major breakthrough and you were more comfortable. i glanced back at you before i left and you turned to look at me. you had tears in your eyes and your bottom lip was trembling but you were trying not to cry. it was like you were trying to be strong for me. sweet girl, i think you will be a strong woman of God.
18 Month Stats
Weight ~ 29 lbs. 10 oz.
Height ~ 34.5 in.
This little girl is so full of love and we have just as much love for her!