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Thursday, May 26, 2016

*Month 19*

My baby isn't a baby anymore.  She started walking on the 17th of May and is getting stronger everyday!  We're not sure what exactly caused the delay, but we're thankful that she finally decided to start on her own.  She is a very independent and observant little being that amazes us daily with things that she is learning.  


Age:  19 months

Stats: 22 lbs 8 oz

Sleep:  As of last night, we're transitioning Jules into her toddler bed!  She is still having trouble sleeping through the night but her daily schedule is back on track.  She's on her fourth ear infection, so we're sure that's one of the reason as to why she isn't sleeping well.  

Clothing:  We're officially out of 12-18 month clothing.  It's all 18-24 or 2T stuff now.  That means different sections at department stores... Just another tangible example that she is getting older.  We're still in size 6 shoes for the most part, some shoes are sized differently so it just depends.  Her swim suits were all 18-24 and one was a 2T so hopefully I can use at least 1 or 2 of them next summer!  I added her beach hat from last year to her dress up basket and it's her favorite thing to wear, even though it doesn't fit anymore.  :(  They grow out of stuff so fast!

Favorite Foods:  Hello picky toddler!  My baby that use to eat black beans, broccoli, hummus, and chicken nuggets now turns her head and refuses just about anything other than a graham cracker or applesauce.  As you know, our kitchen has been out of commission for the past week and a half so with that plus her pickiness all of a sudden, we've had to get creative with our grocery shopping.   

Words:  "HEEEYY!"  Haha!  I would love for my child to learn a different word, but for now it's, HEEEEEYYYY!  She has said, "down", "up", "two", "all done", and "cat" (which came out, "tat").  

Favorite Activities:  Coloring/writing and playing outside.  Now that she can walk, she's being able to experience the fun of actually playing outside; going where she wants to go and do what she wants to do.  Gravel, dirt, water, sand, flowers, weeds, sticks... those are her favorite toys.  We're going to have to buy stock in sunscreen and popsicles this summer, for sure because we'll be spending most of it in the sun!

Funny Things I Do:  She loves to give hugs and will give one to anybody!  When she hugs you she grunts and squeezes.  It's enough to give you heart palpitations.  She will also imitate any musical interval you hum or sing (da-da). When she wants to.  It's pretty cool.  

Other Milestones:  Walking!  (Like 85% of the time now and we are so thankful.)  We are still seeing a physical therapist starting next week, (she's already had her evaluations), and hopefully that will help her feel more confident & steady.  She's still moving pretty carefully and slow.  After that, if her speech doesn't improve, we plan to move onto a speech therapist to help her communicate more.  

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