Waverly’s 21 Month Update & Favorite Things

I’m convinced that with each month, time keeps going by faster & faster, I can’t believe how close my girl is to TWO!  Even though it feels like I just did one of these a few days ago, Waverly’s official 21-month status completely deserves an update.  She really has changed so very much recently, I can’t keep up with how much or how quickly she is learning.  Waverly Maye really is an official todder now, no longer a baby but a little lady & we just love her so much.

Stats:  I’m guessing around 26 lbs. & 31 inches, it’s been so long since we have had a date with a doctor so I’m not sure.  Both her hair & eyes are getting lighter with each month, she has always had her daddy’s blues but right now they are more blue than ever & her strawberry-blonde hair has more blonde in it lately, too.  Her hair is definitely lighter than mine but I hope it at least has a shade of red in it forever! πŸ˜‰

Favorite Words & Phrases:  This is where she is seriously blowing my mind right now, this month has definitely brought the most progress in her vocabulary!  It really seems like she learns a new word or phrase each day, some of her favorite words are hello, yes & no, mama, hands, eyes & nose.  I can’t believe how well she puts words together now, she can now tell me when the ipad “has died” or when she drops something that “it broke”.  She tells her daddy “I fly” to let him know she wants to be thrown around in the air & the other day, started rocking back & forth while holding her baby & repeating “I rock”.  I might have died.  And of course, her favorite word still is “outside”, we still hear it at every other moment besides the ones that we are actually outside.  She really wants to live out there.
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Favorite Foods:  Still my little veggie-lover, this month she learned to say “edamame” & stands at the freezer repeating it at multiple times throughout the day!  Seriously, this child could live off of green vegetables & goldfish, of course with some “sila” (her word for any drink, we still are confused) to wash it down.

Favorite Activities:  So many, watching her play independently & her imagination run wild is just so much fun!  Waverly really has a love of life & it is the best reminder to soak in every moment just like she does.  She loves to play with her babies, chase after the dog, try on shoes (hers & ours, or the random persons at the kids gym), open & close cabinets, help mama in the kitchen & play with buckles.  Our new screened-in porch built just for her is her favorite, it really has been the best thing ever & she can spend endless time out there throwing balls or peeking in & out through the windows of her playhouse.  And she still loves the park, especially the slide & the “swiiiiiiings”.

 
 
Least Favorite Activities:  As I mentioned in Friday’s post, we are nearing the terrible twos & the tantrums have officially begun!  Waverly can go from the sweetest little lady to a very mad one in about two seconds flat.  It’s so frustrating for both of us, I feel so bad for her because I can tell she is just trying to get her feelings out & doesn’t know how yet.  And of course, I feel bad for myself at the same time, too (especially when we are out in public!).  If I give her a minute she is usually back to her happy self, & recently have even gotten her to mumble “I sorry” after her episodes.  One of the joys of parenting, right?!  I know that it’s part of the territory & her animated personality which is one of the many things we love so much about her.  I also know that we will get through it & laugh about it one day, I just can’t wait to tell her all about it. πŸ˜‰
Favorite Things:  I’ve rounded up some of Waverly’s recent favorite things, all are items that we use often & that we have definitely grown to love!  Waverly sleeps with her babies each night & asks for them the minute we walk in the door, we of course love the blabla dolls for the simple fact that they are crazy cute.  This ABC puzzle is our current go-to, she says “ACs” to let us know she wants to do it each night before dinner.  Our bedtime book reads always involve Brown Bear Brown Bear lately, Waverly loves the flaps on each page.  I’ve mentioned it before, Waverly is obsessed with trying on shoes & these Mini Melissas are not only adorable, but easy enough for her to take on & off herself.  She loves to make this a repeat activity all day, which is why I consider them one of her favorite toys!  We don’t ever leave the house (or the room) without a sippy cup, girlfriend needs a drink at all times.  This one is by far the best we have tried & we have tried more than I want to think about!!  And lastly, it’s totally the season for sidewalk chalk & when I can keep Waverly from eating it, it’s one of our favorite activities!
 
 
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My sweet & sassy Waverly Maye,
As I was putting you to bed tonight with the same bedtime routine we’ve mastered (same side of the crib, covered in the same blanket, sleep sheep on & humidifier … all by your orders), you looked up with the sweetest “night, night” mama.  Even though you have been doing this for weeks now, not a night goes by that my heart doesn’t want to burst when I hear it.  You make me so proud, so full of love & even though it’s definitely bittersweet to watch you grow, I am in awe of the little girl you are becoming in front of my eyes.  I love you more everyday & can’t wait for all that is to come!
 
 
 We hope that you all had the best weekend!!
XOXO
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27 Comments

  1. April 28, 2014 / 3:16 am

    Ashley, she is just the cutest!! And seriously, I can't believe how fast time flies by too! My little Palmer is 15 months now, and I could swear its only been 5 months…but each new phase is so exciting!! And i get ya on the sidewalk chalk! Straight to her mouth if she's not drawing with it! At least they're having fun, right??

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    • April 30, 2014 / 6:24 pm

      You are so sweet! Thank you, it does go by fast but just keeps getting better, mama!

  2. April 28, 2014 / 3:17 am

    I love reading these posts because it gets me excited for what's up next for my Raegan! We are also in love with those big sidewalk chalks. Whenever we're outside, R asks to "color" and then tells me to "draw bunny" about a million times! Good times! πŸ˜‰
    -Lauren
    Home Style Love

  3. April 28, 2014 / 3:22 am

    I'm telling you, with every picture she just gets prettier!! She's such a doll!

  4. April 28, 2014 / 3:31 am

    I love spunky Waverly sounds! That hair is definitely lightening up…she is going to be a blondie by summer!

  5. April 28, 2014 / 12:42 pm

    She is tooooo cute!

  6. April 28, 2014 / 1:10 pm

    Love those floral leggings! They are so pretty. There is no doubt she is the best dressed little girl around lol. Brown bear is a big favorite in our home. My kids love Polar bear Polar bear what do you hear also. XO Happy Monday!!

  7. April 28, 2014 / 1:38 pm

    That last bit – about her saying night night mama – is just the best thing ever. My little man woke up during the night last night and my husband went in to comfort him. He came back and said that Caleb had been crying out "Mama", and my heart just burst! Of course I was devastated that I hadn't heard it myself, or been there to comfort him when he called for me, but I am still in awe sometimes that our littles love us so much! It's the best feeling, right!?!!!

  8. April 28, 2014 / 1:56 pm

    She's beautiful!! And oh my goodness, I love her word for drink, I wonder where she came up with that. πŸ™‚

  9. April 28, 2014 / 2:02 pm

    What a great monthdate!! I am hoping her hair stays red too, my red hair grew out when I was around 2 1/2 years and turned brown. Love seeing what's ahead for me with Ellie!

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  10. April 28, 2014 / 3:06 pm

    She is such a beauty!!

  11. April 28, 2014 / 3:08 pm

    You take the absolute best pictures of that little doll baby!! Love that she's a veggie lover- cherish that! hahaha Happy Monday to you and yours!! xoxo

  12. April 28, 2014 / 4:17 pm

    Such a wonderful monthly update! You can tell how much Waverly is loved. Love the monthly favorites and her mini sentences. πŸ™‚ The "mama night, night", just is so heart-melting! Makes me look forward to these things to come!

    xx Viv at JoieDeViv

    • April 30, 2014 / 6:27 pm

      What a sweet compliment girl, THANK YOU! Have a great day!

  13. April 28, 2014 / 4:55 pm

    She is just such a cutie! The last picture of her is just adorable! (It's too cute that she knows edamame – I love it!)

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  14. April 28, 2014 / 5:00 pm

    What a cutie! So happy on the swings!

  15. April 28, 2014 / 5:50 pm

    We love Brown Bear Brown Bear over here too! Waverly is the cutest!

  16. April 28, 2014 / 8:16 pm

    I just love her sweet face! She is so pretty! Happy 21 months to sweet Waverly and her momma!

  17. April 28, 2014 / 9:15 pm

    Waverly is just the BEST! Love her! And I agree, each month the time just goes even quicker than before. MAKE IT STOP!!
    I can't wait until Mia can enjoy sidewalk chalk with me!

  18. April 29, 2014 / 4:16 am

    Your mini is TOO cute with those bright blue eyes!! She is such a dolly πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  19. April 29, 2014 / 1:31 pm

    The swing… We could do that activity all.day.long if it were up to one little man in our house. What is it about swings?!
    Happy 21 months Miss Waverly!

  20. April 29, 2014 / 6:57 pm

    I just love her floral crown/headband! she's gorg!!

  21. April 29, 2014 / 10:22 pm

    Stop it! That flower crown is melting my heart. Happy 21 months sweet girl!

  22. April 30, 2014 / 1:56 am

    That last picture!!! So beautiful! Happy 21 Months, gorgeous!

  23. April 30, 2014 / 2:15 am

    So sweet! Girl's got good taste, I loved that book as well πŸ˜‰

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