Vera turned 18 months old yesterday! We are constantly amazed at what a unique, fun little person she is becoming!
We are also very thankful for all of the milestones she has hit and for how smart she is.
She also is developing a unique sense of humor which keeps us laughing!
-vocabulary includes: kitty, cat, doggie, dada, daddy, mama, mommy, baby, bad kitty, cheese, water, bread, please, thank you, cookie, bye-bye, hi, tickle-tickle, nose, read, hair, bow, brush, teeth, belly button, night night, banana, up, down, no, go, what, see, that, do, bath, uh-oh, tea, socks, shoes, rock-rock, lion, bear, me, clean up, etc. (I’m probably forgetting some!)
-puts some phrases together (i.e. “dada go bye-bye” or “bad kitty cat!”)
-understands and follows directives (i.e. “go find your sock and bring it here so we can put it on!”)
-can identify these body parts: eyes, ears, nose, lips, tongue, toes, head, hair, belly button
-knows some animal noises (cat, dog, cow, sheep, lion, bear, etc.)
-is becoming quite a little climber (and is getting better at climbing stairs)
-loves to read books (will bring them to us and sit down in our laps so we read to her, but will also “read” them to herself on her own)
-eats a wide variety of foods, including: bananas, whole wheat bread, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, oatmeal, animal crackers, spaghetti, homemade pizza, cheese (almost all kinds), yogurt, beans, quesadillas, baked potatoes, couscous, rice, macaroni & cheese, garlic bread, cornbread, tortellini, salmon, green beans, broccoli, hummus, waffles, grilled cheese, mashed potatoes, pasta, stir fry, etc.!
-sleeps 7pm-8:30am most nights
-takes a morning nap and an afternoon nap (but seems like she might be cutting it back to one nap a day soon)
-loves to brush her teeth (well, with help!)
-loves having “tea parties” and often engages in pretend play
-takes care of her baby doll (rocks her, changes her diaper, feeds her, puts her in the crib for night-night, etc.)
-is very attached to several stuffed animals and her crocheted blanket
-has six teeth, with two more almost through
-can take her clothes (and diaper) off all by herself!
-still won’t sit down for bath time
-is about 30 inches tall
-weighs: __? (need to check… can’t remember!)
-wears some 18 month and some 24 month clothing
-dances to music
-sings (nothing completely recognizable yet)
-is going to be a big sister any day now (and we know she’s going to be great at it!)
We are blessed!