Waverly’s Twenty Month Update

Another month, another update on my ever-growing girl!!  Waverly Maye turned twenty months on Wednesday, I can’t believe that we are actually in the “20s” now.  How long is it normal to count in months?!  Until kindergarden? 😉

Waverly is getting sillier, spunkier, & most of all, smarter by the day.  She makes me laugh way harder than I ever have & I am officially addicted to her oh so spirited personality.

Stats:  31 inches & 25 lbs., we have transitioned to spring clothes for the most part & most of them are either 18-24 months or 2T.  Everything we put on her is still pretty long (except for the 6-9 month pairs of jeans we still rock weekly), but we just roll them up & love the fact that they will last longer!  We also love accesories (too much), for obvious reasons but also because we know they will be with us for years to come.  We have already shared a scarf or two & it makes me SO very happy!
Favorite Words & Other Milestones:  New words & phrases ALL of the time!  Her latest is “hi, mama” while she looks at me & touches my face.  Seriously, I think I have been dreaming of this moment forever & it’s even way better than I thought it would be! 
Other words we hear all day long … “gogger”, “out-side, go”, “uh-oh”, & her “yay” has turned into the sweetest “yes”.  The biggest mystery, Waverly has been calling all drinks (juice, water, milk) “sila” for a couple of months now.  We have racked our brains as to any reason why, we all have nothing.  Yet we are just going with it, so much so that I have started to call it the same thing (not a good habit), I’m just waiting for the time I ask a waiter for “sila”.  No doubt, it will happen.
Waverly has a recent obsession with her belly button, the other day I caught her standing in front of our full-length mirror with her shirt pulled up just staring at it with the biggest smile on her face.  She knows all of her other body parts, how old she is, to complete a puzzle like a bad ass, & we are currently working on her ABCs/counting to three.  Love her.
Favorite Foods:  Waverly is a total veggies girl right now, her favorite foods at the moment are lima beans, edamame & cooked carrots.  I definitely try to be intentional with her meals (a carb, veggie & fruit), although she always goes for the vegetable first.  A good problem to have for sure, I just wished I could turn my head to some chicken fingers & fries for the green stuff instead, too. 😉
We are also loving these fruit pouches, I get them at Target each week.  They are the best for on the go & for a quick snack at home, too.
Favorite Activities:  Oh, my wild child. 🙂  As long as she is moving, she is happy … a statement I’m sure I have made with each monthly update since she learned to crawl.  Other than keeping me on my toes & running after the dog, Waverly loves reading (her version for now) out loud to herself or to the babies, singing while rocking back & forth pretty much anywhere, & helping mama in the kitchen.  She has recently found my jewelry armoire & will stand in front of it everyday, (not so) patiently waiting to break into that bad boy to put every one of my bracelets on one of her arms.  That little toddler arm is completely covered (no skin showing at all), she is setting trends already & I am one proud mama.
Of course, we can’t leave out being “out-side.”  Above all else, that is her favorite place to be, especially on the swings or the slide.  This unpredictable weather we have been having lately has really thrown her for the biggest loop, she can’t figure out why we are playing at the park in our shorts one day & then staring through the windows at snow flurries the next.  Don’t worry Waverly, I am confused, too.
Favorite Things:  After buying every toy that has ever been made for our one child, I feel like we have finally found a few that actually keep her attention & have for the past few months straight.  I plan to do a post soon, but for now our favorites are the ipad with this cover, her play kitchen, & the wagon we got last year that she still loves to pieces (best purchase ever).  Of course, we still love our puzzles, the buckle-bear & any board books.
Yet without fail, she mostly stays entertained by shoes (hers & ours), jewelry, & most recently, sunglasses.  Not hers though, only mommy’s real ones will do.

Least Favorite Things: 
The biggest news here is that she has mastered “no”, yet one  time saying the word just doesn’t do.  Instead, it’s a “no, no, no”, just to make sure we clearly know what is on her mind & that none of us are confused.
Nap & bedtimes have become a little bit of a challenge, once she is asleep we are usually good to go but leaving is always the hardest. As soon as I lay her down, she starts repeating “diaper” so I will pick her back up, of course I always do but she never needs it (just knows it will buy her extra time). This is usually followed by a series of every other word she knows in one final, last-ditch effort to get me to stay. It takes ALL of my will-power to walk out, I obviously would rather just throw all the damn sleep advice out of the window & jump right into that crib with her. (That maybe has happened. Only once. During the day.) 

 As always, words can’t do justice to how much this little lady has forever changed my life.  More every day, I love her for making me a mama …. which is certainly the best & most fulfilling role I have ever, ever had.  Happy 20 months Waverly Maye, we love you TOO much.
Happy weekend to all of you,  I hate missing out on another Five on Friday (& for over-posting this week!!), but these are the “little” things I just never want to forget. 🙂


  1. March 28, 2014 / 12:15 pm

    Waverly is so precious! I love her name. She has got such cute style and such a distinct little personality. My niece Harper is about the same age and her favorite word is "NO!" too. It's kind of cute but I'm sure being her parent it gets old quick! You guys have a great weekend!

  2. March 28, 2014 / 1:31 pm

    I hear you about the weather! Don't you just wish the warmer weather would hurry up and get here (and stay!) so every day could be a park day? I know we can't wait over here! (The pictures of her on the swings are adorable!)


    • March 28, 2014 / 4:30 pm

      YES – we love the park days … & are over this weather! Have a great weekend, Abby!

  3. March 28, 2014 / 2:20 pm

    So cute and great to know these things. Marl is 8 months younger than her so thanks for all the heads up! 🙂 We just went for her 1 year check up yesterday and the doc said she's starting to test her boundaries so when saying "no" to make sure we (meaning mom, dad, grandparents, etc) start consistent with it and redirect her to something else. It's funny because she knows when she's NOT supposed to do something…she'll walk up to something and before she attempts a try, she'll look back at me to see what I'll say. Haha kids are so stinkin' smart! Glad she's doing well and love reading about her updates. Have a lovely weekend!

    • March 28, 2014 / 4:26 pm

      That is exactly what Waverly does, she looks at us just when she is doing something she knows she shouldn't just to see our response. 😉 These girls will forever keep us on our toes!!!!! Have the best weekend, Linh!

  4. March 28, 2014 / 2:37 pm

    Oh my gosh, Waverly is so precious in those photos!! I love hearing the words little kids say, it must be so fun to see her learning! 🙂

    • March 28, 2014 / 4:30 pm

      Haha, EXACTLY! They know what they want! 🙂 Happy weekend, Nina!

  5. March 28, 2014 / 4:24 pm

    Every time I read about Waverly, I was so wish her & Liam could have a play date! I'm sure they would chasing each other around like crazy!

  6. March 28, 2014 / 4:46 pm

    She is adorable! I am dreading Noah getting into the 20s and want him to stay little forever! I wish Noah ate more veggies! I think I need to get more creative!

  7. March 28, 2014 / 5:17 pm

    So fun, I love reading monthly updates about kiddos. And it's nice to see some of what's ahead for baby Kiernan. Waverly's so cute in your shades 🙂

  8. March 28, 2014 / 6:28 pm

    Happy 20 months sweet girl!! Her and Charli are just a couple of weeks shy from each other and our tank is 37INCHES and 32LBS…. Goodness gracious! haha! I love how much they pick up and learn every day!

  9. March 28, 2014 / 8:07 pm

    She had me at polka dots & sunnies! So cute!

  10. March 29, 2014 / 1:45 am

    This is such a wonderful monthly recap! I enjoy reading and seeing your precious Waverly! Especially because I sense my Kaitlyn is just as much a wild child, if not more so, and I feel like I can take a peek into what the near future will hold for us! The milestone – ah! Melt my heart! The toys – totally hear you on! Food – mine will not do meat at all. Is this a new thing for Waverly, or consistent? Mine is consistent. Happy Friday!

    xx Viv @ joiedeviv.blogspot.com

    • March 29, 2014 / 12:02 pm

      Another wild child – LOVE it!!!! She will keep you on your toes but you will also have the best time! 🙂 Waverly has never been that much into meat – the best I can get her to go for is turkey, so I just take what I can get! Thinking it might change later … she always seems to change her mind about what she likes & what she doesn't! 😉


  11. March 29, 2014 / 2:37 pm

    I love seeing what y'all are up to since Lily is the same age. Now that they can talk, nap and bedtime is DEFINITELY the hardest thing. Especially since they can call after "mama" and buy some more time. So crazy how they learn to use their manipulation skills so early! 😉


  12. March 29, 2014 / 11:37 pm

    That polka dot shirt, that bow headband…I wish Waverly's outfit came in my size! Girl's got some style 🙂

  13. March 30, 2014 / 8:48 pm

    Waverly is just about a week behind Mason and I love seeing what they are each doing! I wish I had been better about keeping up with monthly posts after he turned 1 but I've only gotten an 18 month one done so far lol. He, too, like veggies, but I am so impressed she likes lima beans!

  14. March 31, 2014 / 1:28 am

    That polka dot blouse! Adorbs! Her boots are perfect, I kind of want them for me..This might be my fave outfit so far!

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