Monday, June 25, 2018

Photo-a-Day: Week 25

Day 169: Kid Sandwich

Day 170: Bubbles!

 Day 171: Pretty Drew

Day 172: New Paint 

Day 173: Singing Monsters

Day 174: 20-Year H.S. Reunion - WOW!

Day 175: Not Spoiled At All

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Grow Baby Grow {Paige} - 18 Months

Holy smokes! We have an 18-month-old! Paige is most definitely a big girl and not a baby - it is so amazing how much she has grown and changed in the last few months. She continues to just be the most joyful child, and we couldn't love her more.

Weight: 20 pounds, 15 ozs. {25%}
Height: 31" {25%}
Head circumference: 45.5 cm {30%}
Diaper: size 3, 1 snap down in cloth and 2 or 3 across
Clothing size: 12-18 months in everything but some things are too big
Shoe size: 5 or 5.5

-Let's start with the most amazing thing that has happened - Paige is pretty much potty-trained!!! She has been wearing panties whenever she is awake for over a week with maybe 1 accident/day. She tells me when she needs to poop, but she isn't always so good with pee. We've even gone in public in panties! This AMAZES me.

-She says close to 50 words and signs a lot too. She just started showing interest in Baby Signing Time and went from no interest to obsessed really quickly!

-Paige eats and eats and eats. She loves food! She has a great diet - loves fruits and veggies but has also been introduced to Babs' suckers and loves those too. {grin} The only food she doesn't like is pickles. She REALLY loves ketchup, ha.

-She is obsessed with her siblings and says 'Sis-ser' or 'Bubba' a million times a day.

-Paige knows who all her people are. She likes to point out her people or their things {she'll point to my car and say 'Mama'}.

-She can name a handful of body parts {hair, eyes, ears, nose, mouth, toes, head}. She likes to poke me as she says them - I have to be quick to get my eyes closed!

-She LOVES to be sung to and she loves dancing. She dictates what songs I can sing - Trent did that at this age too. 2 nights ago she said 'happy' about 10 times {'If You're Happy and You Know It'}, so cute.

-Paige is a little artist. She draws all the time and holds a pen/pencil/crayon with the correct grip which is very cool to see. Unfortunately, we have evidence of her artwork on a few walls.

-She has 12 teeth with 4 poking through {her vampire teeth as Drew calls them}.

-Paige still loves water. Some days she'll take multiple baths in one day. She also scares the crap out of me at the pool - I bought her a life vest because she won't stay in the float and will literally just walk off the side of the pool.

-She's been sleeping through the night for about 6 weeks solidly. AMAZING! Sleeps probably 12 hours/night and goes down around 7:30. She takes on average a 3-hour nap.

-We are still nursing, but she isn't obsessed like Drew. She nurses around sleep - going down and waking up.

-She loves to be outside - blowing bubbles, playing with balls or her water table, riding in the wagon {or really more pushing it}.

-She still doesn't care too much about books. A lot of times she will just hold them herself!

-Paige does the cutest thing when we ask 'where...' - like 'Where is Daddy?' She'll scrunch up her arms and look around. SO CUTE.

I say all the time we should have named our little love Joy instead of Paige because she is just pure joy. She is so happy, so fun, so sweet - we are all smitten with her! She is one lucky little girl who has so many people wrapped around her little finger. I can't wait to see who she grows up to be! XOXO