My little family!

My little family!

Friday, August 10, 2012

14 months.


And I'm clearly going to remove this sticker....

um, mom.. seriously. I'm 14 months and you're still making me pose with Mr Bear?

Here Mr Bear -- YOU wear the sticker!!!

I am OVER this!

No more sticker smiles!! 
Layla's current favorite face. Josh calls it HULK.

I am outta here. Good luck next month, Ma.

14 month stats:
Weight: If I had to guess, between 23-24 pounds.
Height: Also a guess...31 or so inches?
Eating: A struggle. 3 meals a day. Lots of snacks. 3-4 glasses of organic whole milk.   
Clothes: 12 month, 12-18 month, 18 month.
Diaper: Size 3 (getting to be too tight). Size 4 mostly.  
Shoe Size: 4 1/2 :)

Layla Jules...
I have to say.. this may be my FAVORITE month yet!! You have completely changed from baby to toddler (in every way possible) and it's so insane and exciting to see how much you are changing, constantly!! Gone are the days of sitting quietly and playing. You are a girl on the go, always moving, always talking, always giggling and always playing!! We are constantly teaching you new words and you are soaking everything up like a sponge. It's a magical and exciting time in your life and we're so excited to watch every second.
Now that you are "walking" (I use this term loosely as crawling is still your main mode of transporation) and moving, you are starting to thin out about. Your rolls are beginning to fade (ahhh) but you still are baby. You chubby cheeks and little face is so beautiful. You REALLY need a haircut as your bangs make it impossible to see but I refuse to do it again. Your hair is getting so long in the back and you are very good at letting me clip it back or put in a ponytail. It's fun but I have to decide soon what to do with your hair because you really can't see when it's down :( haha...
You really pick up everything and FAST. You dance, clap, sway and move your head to music. You nod your head YES and NO perfectly and love to yell out the words "yes" and "no" all the time. You like to pretend to snap. You love to pretend to jump. It's been over 2 weeks since taking your first steps and you haven't ventured much further then 10 or so steps at a time. You are great at holding on to people's hands and walking (running!) and holding on to furniture/walkers/toys while walking but you don't have the confidence to walk completely on your own yet. Take your time, my sweet girl. You are so careful in everything you do and I know you'll be running circles around us soon. When you DO walk, you smile and squeal in delight - I love how proud you are! You love to play with your toys and I am constantly trying to find new and educational things for you to play with. Currently, I think your favorite toys are Ernie, your car, your walker and your elephant (you put a ball in the ear and it pops out the nose). You love to "read" books to yourself but rarely sit for an entire book on my lap, unless sleepy. That's okay - I'll continue to read to you and I know you are listening!
As fast as the movie "Rio" came into our lives, it has gone.. you are no longer intrested in watching! (Earlier this month, you woke up yelling BIRDS which meant watching Rio). You watch "Third and Bird" (a show Aunt Sydney found), "Sesame Street" and bits of movies (all different) but we really try to limit your TV time.
Two days shy of turning 14 months you are DONE with bottles!!! We are SO proud of you!! On top of that, you are having the best sleep of your life. You are now sleeping 11-12 hours a night (sometimes 13!!) and it's a whole new world for us. Your new bedtime is closer to 7:30 (sometimes 7:00, sometimes 7:45). You nap once a day about 4 hours after you wake up and sleep anywhere from 45 minutes to two and a half hours. Somtimes you will take a shorter nap later in the day, especialyl if we are in the car. You seem to nap best for me (versus at Mom-Mom & Pop-Pop's house or with Brooke, the nanny) but that's okay. I'm with you the most so it works!
Talking MACHINE - I'm SO impressed by everything you say, it's unbelieveble. I can't even list all of your words but some of your favorites are Mama, Dada, Rigby, Cat, Birds, Books, Shoes, "Nana" (banana), Blueberries, Mom-Mom, Pop-Pop, Gran'Ma (Grandma), Milky (Milk), Dirt, Socks, Night-Night, "Cock" (LOOK - hahaha - took me a while to figure out the meaning) and I LOVE YOU! You repeat everything. You also say some sentances. I'm so proud and love to hear what else you have to say.
Food is our biggest battle right now -- you refuse to eat anything but fruit, cheese, yogurt, bread, milk, water (sometimes) and peanut butter. I keep trying and I'm hopeful you will start eating more soon. You love all the organic snackfoods I buy. Your absolute favorite are bananas and blueberries. We bought all the ingredients for spinach and fruit smoothies so we'll try those this weekend.
A big and exciting thing we did was sign you up for SCHOOL! You are going to the same synogogue as your cousins, Ava & Marley. Ava won't be there anymore (she's starting 1st grade) but Marley will! You will be going two days a week (Wednesdays and Fridays) starting in December. You'll be 18 months old. I'm so nervous but I know you'll love it. You are a social butterfly and love to play with other kids and be around them. We were going to start in January but the director suggested starting furher away from when new baby is due. I think this is smart. I know you will learn and grow even more by being there. School and education is so very important to us - this is only the beginning of many years of learning :)
New baby will be here in 5 short months. I'm sad that these will be the last 5 months you have our undivided attention but I KNOW you will love having a playmate, friend and confident in the house. I'm torn between wanting a boy (for daddy) and a girl (for you) but either way, you'll be a great big sister and you will ALWAYS be my best friend.
I love you! Can't wait to see what's in store next!

Playing with Daddy's money! Let's go shopping! 

Playing with some of my favorite toys.. especially the car!!

Thanks Uncle Adam for allowing me to play with your beer can!

Happy birthday to my DADA!

Typical morning. Typical breakfast. Blueberries and crasins!

Looking at pictures of all of the grandparents!!

Oh, Hi Mom-Mom!

Love to pull out every single diaper!!



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