Friday, February 8, 2013

Kiddo Update: Sweet Lil

16 months

I lost the piece of paper that has her stats from her 15-month check-up (oh the woes of the second child, right?), but she was in the 95+ percentile for height and weight and the 75th for head circumfrence.  She's wearing 24-month clothes (where did my baby go??) and size 5 diapers. She's our little "round mound of pound." I'm sure she'll love knowing that someday.

Where to begin? This girl does so much these days. We've mastered walking, but Lilly pretty much runs wherever she goes. She is also quite the climber and loves to go up and down the stairs, which she's pretty good at, but I still stay near her just in case.

Lil is very polite. She says "peas" and "ta-too" (please and thank-you) regularly

Can wave hi and bye (and says it, too), blows and gives kisses, and also gives great hugs.

She follows directions incredibly well. You can tell her to "bring it to Daddy" or "go see Gramma" or even "go to your chair" and she usually does it. She's our cooperative one for sure!

Knows a lot of her body parts (and can repeat them, too). She can point to her hair, eyes, ears, nose, teeth, mouth, belly, fingers, hands, feet, toes, sticks out her tongue, and shakes her little booty when you ask "Where's your bottom?"

It will still be awhile before we really work on potty-training with her, but she already wants to sit on it now that brother does. It's not uncommon for her to sit up there for a few minutes at least once a day, and she is currently potty training all of her toys, which is amusing.  She'll also bring us a diaper on occassion when she needs to be changed.

Loves to:
Dance - any time she hears a song, whether it's a dance song or a nursery rhyme

Wear beads, purses, shoes, sunglasses, or any other accessory (we have a diva in the making on our hands... oh boy)


Try to do whatever Jake is doing and/or taking whatever it is he's playing with out of his hands and running away, which is hilarious to me.

She is just now getting into books, but only gets through about three pages before getting up to go get me another one.

Play with her hair... it's a "tell" that she's ready for bed when she twirls her bangs. Oh yeah, she has bangs now. We had to cut the front part of her hair short since it was always in her face.

Play with babies and baby dolls.

Food: strawberries, cherry tomatoes, apples, macaroni and cheese, yogurt, string cheese, pasta, cous cous or rice, dry Cheerios (honey-nut are preferred), strawberry Kashi-brand fruit bars, waffles

Shows: She does not like TV near as much as Jake did early on (and still), which is fine with me, but she does love the opening song of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, likes Finding Nemo, and is probably most captivated by Barney.

Toys: baby dolls, Jake's stuffed "Bolt" dog, anything with a lid, shape sorters, and those toys that have you push, turn, or switch something and a character pops up... I have no idea what those are called.

Her vocabulary is huge.. much larger than Jake's was at this age. Plus, she'll repeat just about any word, clear as a bell, that you ask her to say.  I'll list out what I can think of, but I'm sure I'll miss a ton.  These are the ones she says and uses regularly:

Mama, Dada, Jakie, puppy, bobby (bottle or pacifier), book, boots (which are all types of shoes), apple, cat, duck, MeMo (which is Nemo and Mickey Mouse, depending on the day), please and thank-you, bye bye, uh-oh, hi, night night, baby, happy, cake, cracker, cupcake (all three of those sound pretty much the same), eat, more, hot, mine, milk,

The extended family: Pawpaw, Grampa, Gramma, Gigi (Angie), Mimmy (Mindy), Adam, and if you ask her to say Sam, she'll say "Baby." Sam is my newest nephew and is two-months old.  She's actually really good with names... if she learns to say a person's name she'll use it when she sees that person, even if it's been several days since she's seen him or her. She has two Sara's that watch her from time to time and she asks for "Ri-rah" about once every day.

One night we had friends over and she picked up a drink on the coffee table and dumped it on the floor. We all watched in a amazement as she ran to the kitchen, grabbed the towel that hangs from the stove handle, ran back to the spill, and wiped it up. That's my girl! She also tries to wipe people down with baby wipes from time to time. Oh, and she loves to eat baby wipes.... just a random tidbit.

The other day I was prompting Jake to sing his alphabet so I sang "A, B, C." and before Jake could jump in, Lilly yelled "D"! She then smiles so big because she's so proud of herself! She can also sing along to the song we sing with Jake, "A is for apple, B is for boat," etc. and knows most of the words that the letters are for.

We have to keep a close eye on her because she likes to hide things and put things in things. We find pacifiers in shoes, her cup in Jake's boots, and today I found a small saucepan in the dryer!

She loves to get some toilet paper off the roll and says "nose, nose, nose," meaning that she wants either her nose wiped, or she wants to wipe yours!

She has zero interest in learning animal sounds, and if you ask her what any animal says, her answer is "ffff fffff fffff." I think she feels like she's above it!

I seriously cannot get enough of this little thing... and neither can anyone else! As a mom you always wonder if you just think your kid is the cutest, sweetest, etc. because she's your kid, but I know of several friends that want to adopt Miss Lil, and I can't blame them. Watching the relationship between my two little ones, however, is what makes me the happiest of all. It's truly something special to witness! Now if they'd just slow it down a little bit, that would be wonderful!


  1. "Loves to: Eat." That made me laugh! And you forgot to mention she speaks in sentences: "It's a baby!". Oh, yes, a sweetheart for sure.

  2. Wow, what a vocabulary! And that's so cool that she's great with names. What a cutie!

  3. She is a doll baby! I can't wait to see her again!

  4. Oh my goodness, she looks so sweet!!! I love the stories about her. Campbell talks more than Evan ever did too. I'm not sure if it is a girl thing or a second-child thing.