Friday, December 22, 2017

17 Months Old!

Sweet Eloise Jane, today you are 17 months old!

You have gotten extra mischievous in the past month, running away from us when we try to dress you, throwing off your glasses over and over again, climbing up on chairs & tables, etc. You are realizing you have a WILL and can choose what you do/don't want to do. Most hilariously you will yell out "NO NO!" when you remove your glasses, so I always know when to come running to put them back on you! You are smart as a whip and pick up new words and skills daily. You have now figured out how to open doors, so we have deadbolts on the way!

 Here are your official 17 month updates!

How old? 17 months today!

How big? You are now in 18-24 or 2T tops/pants, size 6 diapers, and almost a size 6 shoe.

Teeth? All that remains to come in are your 4 incisors and 2 year molars- you are currently holding steady at 12 teeth.

Potty? Doing great there! I'd say we catch 80% of your #2's and about 60% of #1's. You have also told me you had to go a couple of times, which is the beginning of actually getting it. I've also noticed that if you have to go #2 you will start running back and forth randomly, and if I say "do you have to go potty?" and you run to the bathroom, it's a sure sign you have to go!

Words? SO MANY this month! You can pretty much repeat anything we say to you at this point. You love to say "ah-bye" (bye bye) to people, you request to "slide," you'll call out "more GO" when we stop pushing you in your play stroller, and are now singing along to a few songs (Twinkle Twinkle, Snowflake, You Are My Sunshine). You also love to exclaim "bub-bles!" when it is bath time.

Here you are singing to Twinkle Twinkle!

Sleep? We have officially entered the ONE NAP zone! It gradually happened over the past month where even IF we laid you down in the afternoon you would rarely fall asleep. So now you nap 11am- 12:30/1ish, and are completely ready for bed by 6:45/7pm. You'll sleep through until 7am the next morning.

 This is still your go-to 'cozy' pose, done when tired or wanting comfort. So sweet!
Christmas pajamas!

Food? You are still a great eater! You love to try to use forks and drink out of "big kid" glasses. You have whole milk in the morning, before your nap, and at bed time, and are completely weaned off of breast milk.

After eating you love to play with these little toy kitchen bottles- I found you stacking them the other morning!

 New skills? At 17 months you are getting more and more brave physically. You are wanting to try somersaults ALL THE TIME, which isn't so great when an adult isn't there to spot you. ; ) You LOVE going down slides (the bigger the better!), and climbing up and down stairs and hills.

You saw the first snow of your life this past month! On the evening of December 7th Austin got a few inches of snow, and luckily some remained the next morning for us to explore. You LOVED eating it!

Probably the only time in you'll ever wear this coat

You also met Santa this past month! You were NOT going to sit on his lap without me right there, and so it was I got into the photos with you. We had a fun afternoon at our beloved Driskill Hotel for the festivities, which was a fun way to kick off the Holiday season:

Your hair has been pretty unruly lately- even though it is super fine, it is incredibly tangled in the back and requires a lot of conditioner to comb through! You'll often have a couple of curls standing up on the top of your head and another curl making a mullet in the back. It's pretty hilarious.

Favorite things?

Swimming! You are ON FIRE in swim class, and shriek with the anticipation of each new activity or song. You now happily and willingly jump in to me to go under water, and just like your sister seem to really love the water!

Post swim class suck-sucks with sister

Your play stroller: You are Iyla will give each other rides and it is the cutest thing!

Walks! You adore being outside. You love going on meandering walks and playing at the park.


Your slide!

Baths! The more bubbles the better.

Tea set/art table: You love sitting at (and climbing ON!) the little kids table we have. You'll have little tea parties and explore all of sister's art supplies.

Name Game: You also love to name our facial features while poking pointing to them: eyes, nose, mouth, teeth, cheeks, eyebrow, ears, hair. We are working on the word GENTLE along with this game... ; )

Books: You've really gotten into your books this past month! You can request them by name, and will sit for long periods of time reading the same one over and over and over again.

Walking your play animals: Here's a funny video of you trying to walk all of your play animals at once- didn't work out so well!

Giving your physical prowless, you tend to have perpetual bruises and scrapes on your face! This past month you've scraped your nose 2 times, scratched lenses on two pairs of glasses, and gotten 1 really big bruise on your cheek.

Weezy the red-nosed toddler....

Bruise on the head, bruise on the cheek

You got a really good shiner on your cheek from pulling your high chair down on top of you!

Here are a few more photos from your past month:

Happy 17 months sweet Eloise Jane! We love you!