This little princess is halfway to TWO, happy 18 months Waverly Maye!!
Stats: No official stats until Waverly's 18 month appointment, but my guess is not much has changed ... still about average for weight, way low for height & way high for that sweet head of hers! ;) Waverly still fits in mostly 12-18 month clothes, but we are still buying big & rolling up just about everything. After 18 months of practice, that is totally my best piece of baby fashion advice. Buying big saves money, saves you from the emotional breakdown of packing clothes away, & keeps those cute fashion finds around for longer! Waverly's princess sweatshirt is for a 1 & a half year old, yet she wears it with the sleeves rolled up & will be rocking it (proudly, I'm sure!) for at least another year!
Current Words & Other Milestones: Waverly is picking up on new things so fast lately that I recently bought a snazzy little notebook to record new milestones on a daily basis! She is learning new words all of the time & MOST of them we can figure out, yet there are many sounds we haven't yet mastered. She repeats them over & over though, so we know that they mean something to her! The biggest breakthrough this month is the fact that she can now really communicate with us, she answers questions with the cutest "yea" ever. And I'm convinced that she understands way more than we give her credit for, so we are totally moving into the "watch everything you say" territory!
Other than her vocabulary, a definite memorable milestone this month is that Waverly can say (& show us) that she is ONE!
Naturally, every time she puts up that finger we ALL give her the biggest round of applause ever! So now, she will do it all day long (especially when we tell her no) & then laugh when we freak out over her accomplishment. I'm pretty sure she really thinks we are a bunch of morons for how impressed we are with something so easy. And I am also sure that is not even near the last time she will have that thought.
Waverly Maye also knows all of her body parts, including her belly button!! It's the little things, right?!!
Teeth & Sleep: One nap a day for this little lady which ironically, lasts about 2 1/2 hours on the days I am at work & about 20 minutes on the weekends. Obviously, this doesn't give me anytime to get anything done pretty much ever, but how can I complain?! Instead, I just chalk it up to the fact that she obviously wants to spend more mama & mini time! :) No new teeth this month but the ones she has are too adorable when she flashes that sweet smile.
Favorite Foods: Waverly's favorite food of the moment is lima beans, hands down. Edamame follows as a close second. No lie, we will give her a plate full of carbs, sweets, you name it ... & she throws back the veggies like they are french fries before even thinking about anything else. Ummm, wish I could feel that way?!
Favorite Toys & Activities: A big change this month is how much more independent Waverly has become. Some days it makes me so sad, I will try so hard to get her to pay attention to me but girlfriend is busy with her toys & way too cool for her mama! For the most part though (thank goodness!), we will spend lots of togetherness time with her puzzles, jewelry, crayons, & most of all, her babies. She still loves those baby dolls to pieces & even insists that her favorite sleeps with her each night. Totally the cutest thing ever.
Least Favorite Activities: Anything that involves staying still is very much a challenge, this girl is wild as they come! (We actually call her "spirited," a book I was reading said that was the more positive way to phrase it!). Waverly really is so full of energy & while that is one of the many things I LOVE about her, it also makes for really challenging trips to Target or the grocery store. We are slowly working through it, thanks to a special stop at the front of Target for a smoothie each time we go. Maybe not the best parenting move, but sometimes a Target addict has gotta do whatever she can do. ;) I also have found that letting Waverly walk below the cart & "help me" push it is very effective, yet this never lasts long before she is running through the aisles like a mad woman. With me desperately chasing after her, more times than I am willing to admit!
Extra Comments: Watching this little lady's personality grow by the day is just too much fun. More than ever, we are getting a glimpse into the kind of girl she will grow up to be ... one that is silly, sweet, full of life & oh so dramatic!! Totally her mama's daughter. :) Just like every other month, we have had the highest of highs & a few lows. Even 18 months into this whole parenthood thing, I still feel like I learn something new all of the time, & that Waverly & I are both figuring out this whole life thing together. I love her TOO much, words really can't describe it, & I cannot wait to continue to watch her grow!!
We hope everyone is having the best weekend, looking forward to our "It's the Little Things" link-up this Wednesday. thanks again for your support!! We can't wait! :)