Waverly’s 23 Month Update

Well it’s official, Waverly turned 23 months a few days ago which means, she is less than one month to TWO!!  I’ve promised my crazy self to not do monthly updates after two, but will obviously still do them every once in a while & continue to talk about her all of the time (that’s what moms do, right?!).  I really am so glad that I have done these since Waverly was born, they really are so fun to look back on & will also be very helpful in the future. 🙂

HAPPIEST almost two, Waverly Maye!

Stats:  We will find out Waverly’s height & weight at her two year appointment next month, she is wearing mostly 18-24 month old clothes so she seems about average, just still a little shorter than the other kids her age.  Both her hair & eyes are lighter than ever, and my favorite, she is started to get a few freckles (I call them angel kisses) around her nose.  We think she looks like both of us, although her daddy’s baby pictures are strikingly similar to her (I think she gets her wild ways from him, too).
Favorite Words & Phrases:  Her vocabulary might just be the most entertaining thing about her right now, I am obsessed with her language & listening to what she comes up with.  It’s phrases & sentences all of the time, most of them we can understand & some we just pretend to (because she gets really, really offended if we don’t).  Some of my favorites are “hold you”, which is to let me know she wants me to hold her, & “love you”, a recent new phrase that melts my heart oh so much! 🙂  She says “I said … ” all of the time now, with her sweetness comes a very sassy side that we see often.  A couple new moves (both of which I hope she will do forever), she yells “hooray” & throws her hands up in the air.  Also, when you say “Waverly, are you excited?”, she scrunches her nose up & closes her eyes with the silliest smile.  I have no idea where she learned it from but it’s quite possibly the cutest thing I have ever seen.
Truly, there isn’t much she can’t say & we have officially decided that it only takes one time for her to hear something to know it & know it well.  Something that can be exciting & very scary, all at the same time. 😉

Other Milestones:  Waverly can count from 1-10, although she has no interest in 5, 6, or 7 so she skips those each time. 🙂  She can do a forward roll like a boss, she busts it out often but especially during the first few moments someone new comes over (she likes to perform for them, obviously).  She continues to be really, really interested in reading & in books, she loves to “read” each morning for at least thirty minutes & can even identify some of the titles of them now.
I don’t think you consider this a milestone, but Waverly has learned to take off her diaper & really, really likes to practice her new skill.  We are still working on potty training (slowly but surely), I took this as yet another sign she was ready but we definitely aren’t there yet.  In the meantime, we have made the mistake of putting her in nightgowns a couple nights for bed (they are so damn cute), just to go get her the next morning to a scene of a bare-butt baby & … I’ll let you figure out the rest.  Yep, more than once.  Parents of the year.
Favorite (& Least Favorite) Activities:  Anything to do with water, all of the time!  When we aren’t at the waterpark, the beach or the pool, she wants to be outside with the hose or her baby pool.  She also loves to go on walks still, especially at night with daddy to go “throw rocks” at the end of the street.
As ironic as it is (since it has to do with water), Waverly recently decided she didn’t love the bath anymore. Thankfully, my husband had the genius idea to bring her “friends” (Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie figurines) into the bath & now, she loves it.  We literally wash each one of them & its totally a packed tub, but it works.  And we are all about what works.
Favorite Things:  Nothing much has changed here, she loves her babies, her shoes (& anyone else’s shoes), & jewelry.  I know these aren’t things, but she is more obsessed than ever with all of our family members, we spend a lot of the day repeating their names & looking at pictures (I made her an album).  She loves them all so much & it’s the sweetest.
You know I like to keep it real, this can be a hard age.  Waverly loves to push limits & is one determined fierce little lady.  Disciplining can be scary & emotionally exhausting, I feel like I am always second-guessing what I am doing.  Yet at the same time, this is one of our favorite ages, too! 🙂  Watching Waverly as her own independent, strong little lady is so rewarding, she really amazes us more all of the time.  There isn’t a day that I don’t feel beyond lucky to call her ours, I wake up each morning so excited to see what she will say & do next.  I just love her so much.
We hope you all had the best weekend, FOUR more days until the FOURth! 


  1. June 30, 2014 / 12:58 pm

    Angel kisses… I love it. Great round up. Since she loves looking at pictures, I'm sure she'll become one of your biggest blog fans soon enough. 🙂

  2. June 30, 2014 / 1:41 pm

    Adorable as ever! I'm so happy Liam has never gone through a diaper removal stage, although it's only because we use cloth and he can't undo the snaps!

  3. June 30, 2014 / 2:26 pm

    I can't even handle the cuteness of that dress! Or her face in these pictures and how old she looks! My boyfriends nephew used to do the diaper removal thing, but still no potty training either. Naked baby butts are the best though right?! Ha!

  4. June 30, 2014 / 3:35 pm

    I love your photos,and how cute is she dressed! How wonderful you are documenting all this, Waverly is going to love this as she grows up and will have these memories forever.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  5. June 30, 2014 / 3:53 pm

    Such a fun yet hard age! Totally agree! And Charli is 100% on tract with the whole diaper thing too… If she doesn't have a onesie or romper on that secures the diaper she goes right for it. It has been a challenge but I think she understands it has to stay on or she goes on the potty. She has pee peed on the potty several times but she still just doesn't get it. So I'm not stressing about potty training, it will happen. But one "fun" thing is every morning when I go in and get her from bed she is but naked… Lovely… haha

  6. June 30, 2014 / 4:40 pm

    Elyse still says "hold you" and i will probably cry a big ugly cry when she actually starts saying "momma, hold me!" Elyse's vocabulary is amazing!!!! and I can only imagine how fast Waverly's vocabulary will change in the coming weeks/months!

  7. June 30, 2014 / 4:46 pm

    So cute, angel kisses. I stopped doing the monthly's at 3, mostly because the second kid came and it was hard to keep up with both. 🙂 I do a weekly letter for the first year and then monthly letters. I guess apparently till age 3. It's so great when you can have a conversation with them isn't it?

  8. June 30, 2014 / 5:02 pm

    Happy almost 2 Waverly!!! Such a cutie. 🙂 BTW, we tried Edamame and are loving it! Not just Kennedy but Mommy and Daddy too! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  9. Anonymous
    June 30, 2014 / 5:59 pm

    it's crazy how much they like to push their limits. Rae will do something she knows not to do and then run up to me with a million kisses… I mean, how do you punish after a boat load of kisses? haha Waverly is just the cutest and almost TWO!

  10. June 30, 2014 / 6:29 pm

    That dress is gorgeous on her! Get ready for age 2! It's a fun year!

  11. June 30, 2014 / 7:21 pm

    Ahhh! Can't believe she's almost 2! Love her updates…keep them coming!

  12. June 30, 2014 / 7:28 pm

    So jealous she is already saying "love you". Lily will tell us "I miss you" all the time but just won't say the big L word!!! Do you take her pictures for all her updates? They always look so amazing! Dare I say, even professional? Bravo!

  13. June 30, 2014 / 7:47 pm

    She's adorable and I think it is so special you have these monthly updates on her. Such a keepsake. We too, are mastering removing diapers at a moments notice… ?!?!?! Must keep shorts/pants on this kid at all times!! What is it with (almost) two year olds.. 🙂

  14. June 30, 2014 / 8:56 pm

    I love this entire post. Waverly is such a little cracker jack — just the cutest! I hate not putting Kiernan in nightgowns because they are soooooo ridiculously cute, but I know we'd have the same sort of incidents you did 😉

  15. June 30, 2014 / 10:59 pm

    Such a sweet dress! Waverly has grown up so much! I just found out my sister is pregnant – secretly hoping its a girl! Lucy x

  16. July 1, 2014 / 1:30 am

    what a sweetie!! Annabelle is a bit younger, but their personalities sound so similar. So cute, so smart, but so independent and will definitely give us a run for our money!

  17. July 1, 2014 / 2:02 am

    Love the update! She sounds like a very happy baby!!!! We've had diapers taken off too, pants are a must around here now. Any birthday plans? Sounds like you're enjoying you summer, fellow teacher! 🙂

    The Mile High Mom

    • July 1, 2014 / 8:11 pm

      She is! 🙂 And thank you, summers are the BEST, right?! We are planning a small party (trying to keep it that way) .. haha! So excited to share soon!

  18. July 1, 2014 / 2:40 am

    She's just the cutest little lady–not to mention such a character! I always love Waverly stories 🙂

  19. July 1, 2014 / 3:55 am

    Oh my gosh! I don't even know where to start. I just love this whole post. I so CANNOT believe that these kids are almost TWO. How is that even possible? Mason hasn't full on taken off his diaper yet, but when I go to change it and pull it back, he grabs it and tries to pull it off (but he can't because he is still laying on it). It's only a matter of time before we are in so much trouble!

  20. July 1, 2014 / 11:40 am

    Can't believe your sweet and sassy little lady is almost 2! Loving the updates on her, and will miss reading them after she's 2!

  21. July 1, 2014 / 11:42 am

    Can't believe your sweet and sassy little lady is almost 2! I will miss reading her updates after she turns 2!

  22. July 1, 2014 / 3:06 pm

    Happy almost two, sweet Waverly Maye! {LG loved looking at the "babies" in this post! 🙂

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