Being Brickner : Sixteen Month Update

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Sixteen Month Update

Happy Thanksgiving week & Happy 16 Months to Waverly Maye, the little lady we are MOST thankful for!
 
 
Stats:  21 lbs. & 19 inches.  Waverly is wearing mostly 12-18 month clothes, but the arms on shirts & legs on pants are almost always long on her.  We just roll them up and see the bright side, that means she can wear her clothes for longer! :)  Honestly, I really have found that buying clothes big is the way to go, we have worn 2T dresses as shirts & plan to wear them later for their real purpose!
 

Current Words & Other Milestones: It really does blow my mind how quickly Waverly is learning by the day & just how much she understands already. She really does have a wide vocabulary now but favorite words are hi, dada, Bogger (our dog) & la-la (for songs). This month we have learned to go down the slide all on our own, adorably dance by rocking our head side to side, & to identify our eyes, nose & mouth. Yet maybe most notably, we have learned to throw ourself down for a temper tantrum when things don't exactly go our way! Oh yes, Waverly is now REALLY good at that move & has even shown off in the middle of the mall. *Momma is now reading books & slowly learning how to take on this new phase of parenting! Possible post to come, I would love advice on this topic! :)

 
Teeth & Sleep: That little mouth is sprouting teeth by the day! Waverly now has 7 teeth completely out, but there are many more we can see up & coming. And the sleep situation started out rough this month (probably because of those teeth!) but is now back to normal. Thank goodness, looking back now it's hard to imagine all of those newborn sleepless nights!  I remember thinking that we would never get to the point that Waverly would lay down & sleep in her crib all on her own with no issue, but we are there!  And it feels good!  Mommas of little ones, it will happen!!!!!
 
Favorite Foods:  Pasta, turkey, goldfish & ice (does that count?!). 
  
 
Favorite Toys & Activities: Waverly Maye is obsessed with her babies & I just LOVE it! It is so incredibly cute, she will rock them, hold them tight, & even "shh" them! Between that & her love of shoes & putting on jewely for hours, I could just die. She also adores music & pretty much demands to hear her "la-la" all day long! Recent signature moves are her high-pitched screaming (in the cutest way!) and when she just lays down to take a little break. Although let's face it, never for long!!!
 
 
Least Favorite Activities:  Girlfriend still doesn't love to be still, but the good news is that she actually doesn't mind having her diaper changed now. :)  This is big since diaper changes have been on the list of least favorite activities since week one!  Waverly actually says "diaper" when she needs to be changed & will even walk over to the diaper bag to let me know.  It really amazes me everytime!  My husband it convinced that we should start potty training because of it, but I still think it's a little early?!
 
 
Extra Comments: My husband looked at me the other day and commented on how she really gets more fun every single day ... I think it was right around the time we were playing ring around the rosie, just the three of us! :) I couldn't agree more.  I am aware that I am on repeat, but being a mom is the hands down, absolute best thing that ever happened to me!  Watching Waverly grow is so rewarding & as special as those newborn days were, I am LOVING this stage!  Waverly amazes me everyday & I really find myself just literally sit there & watch her in awe.  Thank goodness I really didn't know how amazing this would be before, I might have 100 kids already!! 
 
Mommas of little ones, get ready!  It just keeps getting better & better!!!!!
Happy Tuesday, friends AND two days to Thanksgiving!


10 comments:

  1. It is just crazy to me that Waverly is just 4 months older than Kenley...so we are just around the corner from all of this! They grow too dang fast.

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  2. Such a sweet little lady! I know how you feel. My husband & I are always saying what a fun stage this is or that is & then we get to the next stage & say how fun that one is. :)

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  3. Jaren is a pro at throwing tantrums too; my best piece of advice is to ignore the behavior. Once Jaren threw a tantrum at the pool this summer because I made him wear his Puddle Jumper. He rolled around on the pool deck, cried & screamed for a solid 10 minutes. It was super embarrassing but he willingly wore his Puddle Jumper the rest of the summer. Good luck :)

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  4. LG has that dress! I didn't think to pair it with purple for fall!...LOVE the picture of Waverly laying in the leaves!! So precious!

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  5. LG has that dress! I didn't think to pair it with purple for fall!...LOVE the picture of Waverly laying in the leaves!! So precious!

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  6. LOVE her dress! so precious! Let me just tell you, I think the stages get better and better...well except for the full on tantrum part! ha!

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  7. She is so cute! and I love her headaband!!!

    Chelsea
    weddingbellsandpuppydogtails.blogspot.com

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  8. Berk loves ice too! It must be the age!

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  9. She is just the cutest!!! And agreed that 16 months is just such a fun age - love to see them learning everyday!!!! :) And she has the CUTEST headbands!

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