My little family!

My little family!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

17 months!!!

Attempting a smile. Goofy face. Not in the mood for 17 month pictures. DUH MAMA!!

Here Mr Bear...YOU wear the silly sticker!!!

I'm tired. I have a cold. What do you want from me.

Love this face.

17 month stats:
Weight: 25 pounds. (50th percentile)
Height: 32.5 inches (75th percentile)
Eating: Lots!! AND trying new things everyday - continues with organic whole milk when she wakes up, before naps and before bed.
Clothes: 12-18 month, 18 month, 18-24 month and 24 month! 
Diaper: Size 4. Size 5 at night.
Shoe Size: 4 1/2 - 5

Layla Jules...

17 months... are we sure?! I can't believe how fast time is flying. I know I say it every month, but these past few weeks have been my favorite with you. You are SO funny, your personality is starting to seriously shine and you make everyone around you smile. We can't wait to spend time with you everyday and we simply want you to know how loved you are.

A walking, yelling, talking, screaming, laughing, singing MACHINE!! The days of crawling are completely behind us and you are becoming the fastest walker/runner/climber ever. You are a TRUE toddler and I see this everyday, especially when you get frustrated. I am working on teaching you to "use your words" instead of hitting or crying when you get frustrated. You seem to (mostly) understand and we're working on keeping emotions under wraps. You also hit & bite sometimes and laugh afterwards. We are teaching you this is not nice and isntead to give kisses & hugs, which is your speciality!!
This month including Sesame Place, Florida, Halloween and your SECOND hurricane (thanks Sandy!) - it's also randomly snowing today so we'll have to make sure to get you outside as it barely snowed last year. We haven't had the chance to use your swing set much but you get plenty of playtime in. Your favorite toys are your blocks, car, huge Grover, stuffed animals, and flash cards. We are going to really work on your letters and numbers. When you are in the mood, you can count - and WELL!! We count to 10 and you chime in on most numbers. My genius. With just about 1 month to go until you start school, I have no doubt you'll blow those teachers away with your knowledge!! I'm very nervous for you to start school but so excited too. You sometimes have stranger anxiety but I know you'll learn to love your teachers and make many friends as you are indeed a social butterfly. 

When you are in the car or sitting playing, you sometimes talk to yourself. I have no idea what you are saying but it's SO SO SO cute and sweet and funny. I'll hear random words mixed in including Rigby, Shluffy, Mama, Dada, Marley and assorted other family members. It's clear you are telling a story and I LOVE IT! 

Now that the minivan has a DVD player, you are completely obsessed. I only let you watch every few car rides so we can continue our car "chats" -- your favorite movies this month include Lion King ("Simba"), Toy Story ("Woody Buzz"), Tangled ("Rider"), Finding Nemo ("Nemo"), Shrek ("Donkey") and Happy Feet. You also LOVE Jack's Big Music Show and Sesame Street. If music is on, you better believe your little bum is dancing all over the living room - it's so cute. 

You love to sleep -- you LOVE your crib and pretend to go night-night often. You even fake snore (and real snore while sleeping..haha) - You sleep 11-12 hours a night going to bed at 7:30 PM. You nap twice a day and I'm nervous for when school starts because your naps will be completely screwed up on those days, but I guess we're bound to get to one nap a day soon? You'll adjust I'm sure. You still love Kyle and Mr Bear. 

I'm so proud of you and the way you are trying new foods!! Your current favorites are matzoh ball soup (your # 1 food!), fruit (apples, raspberries, oranges, blueberries, bananas, grapes), string cheese, sour tomatoes, pickles, apple sauce and all yogurt drinks/smoothies. You finally loved a big bowl of spaghetti and sauce so we'll be trying that again ASAP (probably tonight). You eat whole wheat chicken nuggets every once in a while and enjoyed a bowl of black bean soup last night!! You love tastes of my cookies and cakes and ice cream but really prefer french fries and chips (all in tiny amounts). I am working hard to keep your diet primarily organic and I want you to lead a healthy life. 

This is our last month of our current schedule. Mondays continue with music class and lunch with Pop-Pop, Tuesdays continue with Toddler Tunes, Wednesdays spent with Brooke, Thursdays at Mom-Mom & Pop-Pop's and Fridays free! We love the weekends most because Dada is home with us. We have so much fun as a family and giggle often. You love to snuggle and play. Right now, you're in a bit of a Mama phase - you want lots of mama time and I'm 100% okay with this :) :) :)

This month coming up should be lovely and fun... plans include a visit from Grandma & Grandpa, Thanksgiving and snuggles by the fireplace!! We are doing a lot of house changes and my list includes turning part of the basement into your very own playroom. I am on the search for the perfect play kitchen for you (Hanukkah is soon!) and I think you'll love it.

Less then 10 weeks to go until your world will become VERY different... your new baby brother will enter the world. We will be spoiling you rotten these last few weeks. I know you'll never remember the times we spent together, just the two of us, but I will forever cherish these memories. You are the best.

LOVE YOU!!!!!!!! 

I never get tired of looking at her name on the wall... and now she reads it too! :) (Designs by Dee Dee made her letters if interested!)

Putting together baby B's bookcase!!

A quick break for a smooch!

Her favorite seat in the house... the new babe's chair. She doesn't fit and doesn't care. 

Fun at music class!!

Voting with MAMA!! So proud!!

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