Wow…I have become an even shittier blogger since M arrived on the scene and I wasn’t doing that great to begin with. I am doing my best to keep up on reading your blogs though I’m a bit behind due to the craziness of the holidays.
Our monkey turned 15 months on the 21st and y’all when I say monkey, I’m not even partly kidding. She can climb into, onto and out of pretty much anything. My heart jumps into my throat and my stomach drops at least 10 times a day. People see her and ask if she’s walking yet because she’s such a peanut…I just laugh. She’s pretty much able to run now and the kid has the most unbelievable strength and determination. She doesn’t stop except to sleep.
Thankfully, she still takes a 2-3 hr afternoon nap most days and has been sleeping through the night the last few nights. We got back into the habit of just bringing her into bed with us for a week or 2 when she’d wake up crying in the night and not lay right back down like she was for a long time. The other night I got fed up with that and let her cry it out and she’s slept through the night since. Of course, today she woke up with major eye boogers which means a cold for her. Hopefully, we can nip it in the bud fairly quickly and it doesn’t get too bad.
Eating is hit and miss these days. My former vegetable eater no longer eats veggies except avocado and is that actually a vegetable or just a healthy fat? I don’t even know. She does still love fruit and she loves the fruit pouches so I get a lot of fruit and veggie ones for her. She loves most pasta. She pretty much always eats amazingly for my Mom but I can feed her the same thing and she’ll put her nose up to it. Dang kid! She totally has her Mama’s sweet tooth though. Uh oh!!! I’m that horrible parent that hasn’t weaned her off the bottle yet or formula totally for that matter. It’s in the house because of M and sometimes, I don’t have time to wait for whole milk to warm up as she’s melting down. That bottle can be a total mood changer for her sometimes. I’m not too worried about it. It’s not like she walks around with one in her mouth all day or takes it to bed with her. Plus, she only drinks 4 oz at a time so it doesn’t even take her that long to empty it, lol.
A is into pretty much everything and she’s obsessed with putting her hands in the dog bowl, eating dog food and putting her hands in the toilet….yes, I have that kid. It totally grosses me out. I pray to God she outgrows these phases soon. She can be playing on one end of the house and if she hears the fridge, dishwasher, pantry or bathroom door open on the other end of the house, she’s there in about 2 seconds. The poor dogs are probably dehydrated half the time because we can’t keep their bowls down anymore. She loves playing in her bedroom and we’ve had to rearrange all rooms and take furniture out of them because we can see how she will use it to climb to places that are dangerous for her to be. The day before yesterday I was in the back room changing M, came out to the kitchen where we have a built in hutch and she had figured out how to get up onto a chair and onto the hutch and she was standing in the middle of it. Dumped all her cheese puffs on the floor and got the maple vanilla ones open and was eating them.
Christmas was great…she didn’t give a damn about opening gifts but she got lots of love and attention from our families. The girls are going to stay overnight at my Mom’s tomorrow night so that I can get the house cleaned and ready for daycare to start again on the Tuesday. Exciting New Year’s Eve, I know. It’s been so nice to just be able to sleep til’ the girls wake up but that’s about to be over. 😦 We had to move the playroom back upstairs because I have a baby starting that is 2 days older than M and I’m not carrying them up and down the stairs several times a day while also having to help A because she thinks she can walk down the steps like an older kid…no scooting on her tummy or bottom like any normal toddler!
She keeps us on our toes but we sure do love her to pieces. She’s getting a little better with M too…well, at least sometimes. She does still like to grab her nuks and bottles but sometimes she’ll take her bottle and then try to feed it to M which is really cute.
I pray that you all have a wonderful 2018. I pray that each of you that are still waiting find your way to feeling peace in the coming year. Happy New Year, my Friends!
Update: Went in for her 15 month appt yesterday and she was 18.2lbs and almost 30 inches.
Pics from the last month or so: