Ok, so she’s technically not a baby, but my little girl is 21 month old and deserves an update. She’s quite the toddler, complete with terrible 2 meltdowns. I mean….this girl can meltdown over the wildest things. (Usually it’s over not giving her food after she’s been eating nonstop for an hour or if we take the remote away from her.)
(She did not want to sit still for these photos. Proof that she’s feeling better.)
This was the month she spent with a constant fever before finally being diagnosed with pneumonia. She had her first chest x-ray and so many doctor visits! I love our pediatrician, but I hope we don’t have to see her again until April (for a well visit.)
She started a new daycare just two weeks ago and I’m so, so happy with it. At her previous daycare, it took months for her to start speaking. She used NO words with her teachers or the other kids, and at the new (in-home) daycare, she’s using her toddler speak, and I have heard her communicate with the caregiver. She cried the first day when I left her, but she’s been there 6 days and the other 5 days she’s been ok with me leaving. (Her first week of daycare, she came down with a fever late Wednesday night which earned her a trip to the doctor, a diagnosis of a virus, and home for two days. The second week was a holiday followed by snow.)
Speaking of snow…she doesn’t love it. I think the hate for snow is attributed to not feeling well, as during our latest snowstorm she did want to go outside, but it was too cold.
I’ve basically kept her home for a month except for daycare. We haven’t all been to church since Christmas Eve, and I kept her home this morning just so we could start the week fresh of germs. I want to get through an entire week of daycare without a fever. We’ve avoided friends and stores and anywhere else we might come into contact with germs.
She’s in between sizes right now. She can wear some 18-months clothes, but her belly is getting to be too big for her shirts! Her 24-months pants are too big. We’re struggling in the clothes area.
She can say “mommy” (not just “mama!”) and “daddy” and she says a lot of other words. She eats like a teenage boy. She loves her brother, and they’ve started playing more together. A couple of weeks ago, he brought his old Sesame Street play kitchen up from our downstairs room and she’s been so happy to play with it. She got a dollhouse for Christmas that she’s also had a great time playing with.
I told her brother this weekend that I think her birthday party is going to be a Sesame Street party and he said, “oh yes! Let’s give her an Elmo and Abby party.” He’s REALLY excited to celebrate his little sister! Also, how are we so close to planning her second birthday party??! (And Sesame Street is a given. It’s what I did for my son when he turned 2, and she LOVES Abby, so I’ll make it more Abby-centered.)