Being Brickner : Waverly Maye: Two Years & Two Months

Monday, September 8, 2014

Waverly Maye: Two Years & Two Months

Here we are, only two months into Waverly's two-year old status & I already can't help but update on her!  This is such a fun age, with so many changes each week, I feel like I am constantly taking in moments because I never want to forget how special they are.  I am obsessed with her vocabulary, her little voice, & the things she comes up with!  Yet again, this might just be our favorite age yet, I want to bottle her up & keep her just like this forever.


We had Waverly's two-year appointment with our pediatrician about a month ago, she was still very short (5th percentile) & average for weight (50th percentile).  This appointment followed one we had a couple weeks before, dare I call it a "behavior" appointment?!  I called in for help after a couple rough days with Waverly hitting & throwing just about everything she could find.  Her two-year old status clearly got to her head & I started going crazy in mine! ;)  Just as I thought she would, our pediatrician said it was completely normal & to continue with exactly what we were doing (time-outs when needed & just straight up telling her no!).  It felt good to have reassurance, I feel like I am always second-guessing myself in how I discipline.  Raising Waverly to be a polite, well-rounded young lady is so important to me & I feel like this is one of those things that you don't get a "do-over" on.  We definitely still have our tough moments (& tantrums), but I know that is part of this whole parenting thing & that ultimately, the good moments far exceed the challenging ones. :)

Some of Waverly's current favorite activities are taking her babies for walks, dancing to the music player she got for her birthday, putting on jewelry, & coloring.  We are still Sesame Street obsessed, as well as phone-obsessed, she gets on her phone every day to call her "guys". #troubleahead
 She also LOVES to go to the grocery store with me, as long as it is Target (where she gets to sit in the extra big cart plus get an icee) or Kroger, where she gets to push her own "mini" cart around the store.  It's ironic how that used to be one of our challenges, but now is one of our favorite things to do!  Of course, she is still FULL of energy, most moments of the day. The other morning I left for work (at 6:05), she had already pulled every toy out of the bin & was circling the downstairs with a pom-pom in each hand singing.  Girlfriend amazes me.

We have officially entered the "mine" phase & also, Waverly wants to do everything, all the time, all by herself!  We are working on sharing, we do know our little lady does not own the slide at our neighborhood park, despite the fact that she definitely thinks otherwise.  The sweetest moment the other night though, we were driving home & she kept repeating "my daddy" & "my mommy" while pointing to us, then would point to herself & say "ME!!".  She went through the rotation for about ten minutes straight, laughing constantly, & we loved every.single.minute!


And lastly, in fashion news, we are wearing mostly 18-24 month clothes with some 2T pieces.  Waverly loves to help pick out her clothes, plus attempt to put them on herself, & looks in the mirror to say "cute!" before we go anywhere.
 
 
 I really can't put into words how much I love this little girl!  It is too much fun to watch her grow & I can't wait to see what the next few months will bring!
XO


19 comments:

  1. I love reading updates! Noah is 2 in less than two months and I was just thinking whether I would continue with the updates. I honestly can't decide but these posts make me want to keep with them!

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  2. When I grow up, I want to dress like Waverly!

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  3. Love it! We have had a very trying week with Charli, but it was to be expected I think with bringing a new baby into her world. She is still so much fun and such a little love in between her tantrums. Yesterday Steven and I were talking to her and we asked what bubbas real name is "True Hall", then we asked what her real name was "Chawli Adele", then what daddy's real name is "Teven" then what mommy's real name is "Traci".... How did homegirl even know all of that?! I have never once gone through Steven and I's names with her but she has picked up on all her self. Crazy their little minds! And we are 100% in the "mine" stage and it is wearing me thin! Sigh! This too shall pass!

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  4. I seriously love all her leotard outfits, they are so cute!!

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  5. i just love all her precious clothes! Elyse has been a struggle at times, but I'm waiting for the 3's to hit...the 2's have been a bit easier for me than I expected so I'm thinking we're in for it with the 3's! Especially with adding a second little girl to the mix!

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  6. I love this update! I feel like I am in the exact same boat. Mason was our little angel until recently when he throws a major tantrum when we say we are leaving to go ANYWHERE (even if it's somewhere he wants to go). Cries. Screams. Lays on the floor. Refuses to go. The other day I put him down while I put my stuff in the car and he full on ran away, around the corner, down the street. What??? He's really embracing the "terrible twos!" haha. She is such a doll and looks adorable in all of these photos!

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  7. Love those gladiators still! So sweet! She sounds like so much fun! Scarlett loves picking out her clothes now too, especially her headbands and she will put them on and say "Pretty"! haha

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  8. That girl of yours! She officially has the best shoe collection around! So fun!! I was just thinking the other day (this proves how lame I am, ha ha!) that I was going to have to stop doing monthly updates once Mia turns 2... but I'm thinking that's just not gonna happen! They are so much fun and I have to write these things down because I'm sure I won't ever want to forget the silly things she says, the way she almost drove me to the looney bin on our hard days, and how quickly they learn and grow!
    You're the best momma!!

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  9. I'm glad the trips to the store are way better now! my mommy my daddy and me! I love that. Mom is my fave word that comes out of Aria's mouth. Hasn't gotten old yet, don't think it ever will.

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  10. I'm so glad that store trips are fun for you again!! W is just adorable and I love her little pigtail buns!! Always the little fashionista!

    I am so looking forward to this age with Ellie!!

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  11. so sweet. this is definitely a fun/challenging age!
    Also, I'm jealous of her wardrobe. I want one of each.. in my size ;)

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  12. This age really is just so much fun. Even with the tantrums - we've experienced some doozies lately - there is just too much to love, that the tantrums (thankfully) fade to the background.
    Loving all Waverly's outfits!!

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  13. She is so so cute!! She sounds like she is so much fun right now, minus the tantrums!

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  14. She seems so sweet. It IS such a fun age (full of challenging times, of course), but their sweetness outweighs all of that!! Glad you guys are enjoying also. :)

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