Whitney turned 21 months on the 1st. She is turning into quite the character. Just a few milestones to note....
her vocabulary is astounding right now. I don't think there is anything she can't say or repeat. She speaks in a minimum of two word sentences. Here favorite expression lately is "what you doing here?" As in, if something is out of place she will say, "phone, what you doing here?" One night Wade was dancing with her and she looked at him and said "oh no Daddy, what u do?" So funny what she comes up with! She is getting a little better with colors. Everything used to be green, but now she has expanded her color vocabulary. Maybe half the time she will actually get them right. She is learning shapes and does really well at putting them in the right slots. We got some alphabet flash cards and I am amazed that she knows all but 2 or 3 of the pictures. She uses possesion, she'll say daddy's hat, mommy's purse, etc. For herself she says Nee Nee. She can't say Whitney, so everything is Nee Nee's. When she is labeling things she will say right afterwards. like she'll say "spoon, right." We were looking at blogs and she saw her cousin Grant- "Grant, right!" When she asks for something she puts okay at the end. Like, "milk? okay!" If she wants us to follow her she says "come on mommy, or come on daddy".
She still doesn't sleep real well. I shouldn't say that. She sleeps just fine without waking, she just doesn't sleep for very long. Her night time sleep is about 9 hrs, maybe 10. She has been in her twin bed for a month now and did amazing with the transition. She does seem to be fazing out her nap. She wants to go down later and she doesn't nap as long. What used to be a 2-3 hr nap is now about an hour. Just in time for new baby, right?!?! She is for sure at the minimum range of sleep for her age. I am so jealous of people whose toddlers sleep 11-13 hrs at night and still nap. I don't know what I would do with all that time!! Maybe she is why I have only gained 20lbs this pregnancy!!!
She still loves her liquids, but is getting a little better with eating. She is surprisingly into meat right now, and likes chicken, which she calls kitchen. Not sure of her height, but I think she is about 24lbs. I think she will be a bit on the petite side. She wears a size 5 shoe and 18-24 month clothes. She has a complex when her sleeves ride up, so she is in a lot of 2t shirts as her 18 month tops are getting too short. 18 month pants still fit fine. She is in size 3 diaper. No sign of potty training, but I'm not about to attempt that with a newborn any way. I would like to have her potty trained by two, but I'll let her lead the way. She has all of her teeth now, minus the two year molars, but I swear I can feel one of them coming in, and she has been teething again.
She still loves Dora and Curious George, which is fine by me! I have little energy by the end of the day to continue to play with her, especially on her short nap days. She now loves the library and story time. She really likes it when Daddy can come with us too! Speaking of Daddy, I really love that she is warming up to him and loves to play with Daddy when he gets home from school. He has so much more energy than me at the end of the day, and Whitney is sick of me too. She still prefers me for comfort and cuddling, but she has come a long way in her relationship with Daddy and adores his attention. I LOVE it!!
I could go on forever about all the cute things she does, but I don't want to bore/annoy you.
The Rest of the story… and here we go!
3 months ago