19 Months Old

It has been way too long since I have done a monthly update on my sweet Olivia, so let's get right to it!

We haven't been to the doctor in a while so I am not sure how tall she is, but she wears a 2t in pants and they are still flooding on her if that tells you anything.  Long string bean weighs in between 22 and 23 pounds depending on how still I can get her to be on the scale ;)  Still wearing a size 4 in diapers with plenty of room and I hope we only have a few more months of those left.  She sits on the potty before her bath every night and sometimes even goes tee-tee. I think mostly she is in it for the m&m's though.

Girl loves to read.  Her favorite book is Where The Wild Things Are.  Pretty sure we both have it memorized forwards and backwards.  She also loves the "If you give a mouse a cookie" books.  Anything with pop ups or flaps she can pull up is an instant hit as well.  I am so glad she likes to read, gives me lots of snuggle time.

Favorite toys right now are babies and stuffed animals.  She is going to be such an amazing big sister.  She loves to wrap her babies up and carry them around the house bouncing and shhh-ing them the whole time.  Melts my heart.  She also loves to color, her favorite weapon of choice is a marker.  We have tea parties multiple times a day and have at least three tea sets in various rooms of the house so no one ever goes thirsty.  She got a kitchen for Christmas and has been cooking up a storm, definitely a favorite present.

Totally how I cook, don't you?
We have a very busy little bee on our hands.  The amount of energy this kid has amazes me.  She loves to climb anything and everything she can and she is surprisingly coordinated and good at it.  One of her favorite games we play is getting one of her several riding/pushing toys and making mommy or daddy push it running from one end of the house to the other. And she yells "set, GO" every time laughing hysterically. 

We are working on broadening her diet since she decided she would eat nothing but popsicles and chicken nuggets a couple of months ago.  She loves any kind of bread, pizza and chips and crackers, no idea where that came from.  Every morning first thing when she wakes up she asks for a snack "nack" with a big smile and I counter with "how about some breakfast first?" to which she says "cheese"..."toast"!!! Little negotiator already.  She does love fruit though.  She asks for an "orangggeee" at least 10 times a day and blue berries are her favorites.  Her very favorite thing in the whole world though are icee pops. She takes me to the freezer and grabs the handle and looks up at me with a sweet little grin and says "POP".  I say "what do you say" she says "peeeaaasss" so of course she gets way too many popsicles. In the off chance that she has had like 10 that day and I say no she melts into a puddle of screaming toddler...these are the days, right?

She is starting to talk a lot more and at least tries to repeat everything I say.  Her favorite word is definitely "no", independent little booger that one is. She does give a very enthusiastic "Yesshh" when I ask her if she loves her mommy though :)   She refers to herself as "willie-uh" and I love it.  "Ash, Aye Kate (which she calls Ava and Allie haha) and Nana" are all called upon every day asking where they are.  She loves "ba-tick" chapstick and does a pretty good job putting it on when she isn't eating it.  She says please and thank you all the time, "bess you" when anyone sneezes and let's go, grabbing your hand when she wants to take you somewhere.  There is a lot of jabbering that I don't understand, but she is so cute when she is doing it like she is telling me something very important.  It is getting easier and easier to understand her and I think it helps her to be able to communicate too.

It is no secret that my girl is strong willed and will throw a tantrum at the drop of a hat sometimes, but she is also the sweetest little girl ever too.  She is so cuddly and loving.  She loves to snuggle and give hugs and kisses.  She just started giving real kisses and it is hilarious.  She makes a fish face and puckers those little lips up and even makes the smacking sound, so sweet.  She loves to run between me and Daddy giving hugs and kisses for no reason. I think her favorite person is her 4 month old cousin Hudson, whom she refers to as "Hubby".  She is seriously obsessed with him and wants to hug and kiss him constantly.  I just know she is going to be the best big sister ever.

I closed my eyes before taking the picture..to which she responds sshhhhh

It seems like she is getting smarter and learning more every day.  It is amazing how much kids retain and their memories are crazy.  She knows her basic colors and can count to two haha.  The counting is mainly when she is about to jump off of something.  I know if I hear one, twooo coming from the other room I better hurry before we end up with some broken bones.  She is such a little monkey, climbing on everything and anything.  She is quite agile and rarely falls though.  Maybe she will be a gymnast..or a ninja ;)

Big news, her hair is officially long enough for a real pony tail!  I know, pretty awesome huh?  I just can't handle all the cuteness sometimes.

My little teething monster celebrated her 19 month birthday by cutting her first 2 year molar...yes, you read that right.  That brings the grand total up to 17 teeth.  I am hoping she gets the other 3 out of the way before we venture into potty training and a big girl bed.  A girl can dream, right?

To my sweet Olivia Jane

I cannot even begin to express the joy I feel being your momma.  I will cherish our morning snuggles in my bed and kissing every boo-boo as long as you will let me.  You are growing and changing so fast it is hard to keep up and I am so thankful that I get to be the one here with you all day long.  You are my very best friend and even though you have turned into a Daddy's girl lately I know I am still your favorite deep down ;).  Thank you for being my first baby girl and all of the things you have taught me about life and myself.  I know we will always have a special bond.  I love you so much my sweet baby girl!

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