Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Monthly Milestones: 24 Months

Amelia Jean,
It's so surreal to type out two years or 24 months or 104 weeks or 730 days. Where did the time go? Where did our little girl go? We literally blinked and our baby turned into a little girl over night. Even though it was so much fun to go through each milestone/adventure with you and to have all of those memories, the time has gone by painfully fast! Each experience is building you into the woman that you will one day become and I have a feeling that you're going to be pretty amazing. You're going to be a leader, headstrong and very decisive of what you need! You're going to give more than you take, lend a helping hand to anyone in need and always be there for your family and friends! You are going to be FUN, you are going to enjoy life and you aren't going to be scared to be you! You are going to be a light for Jesus, an amazing spirit and a light for all to see!
We love you, baby love!

You're growing so fast that I think it would be fun to write down your milestones and your interests!

Weight: 26.7 pounds (48%)
Height: 35.5 inches (90%)
Head Circumference: 48.2 centimeters (81%)

You are such a great eater! You will try just about any food that is put in front of you before dismissing it as a food that you don't enjoy.Your favorite foods include anything with cheese (mac&cheese, cottage cheese, string cheese), anything with ranch (cucumbers, tomatoes), yogurt, and fruit (clementines, bananas, apples, grapes). You've started requesting to eat things like the adults: burger on a bun without being cut up, whole bananas, yogurt in the container, whole hotdogs (Ekk), drinks out of cups with no lids or straws. You aren't a huge fan of meat but you do like meatballs, sub sandwiches, hotdogs and lunch meat. Thank goodness you enjoy peanut butter, yogurt and different types of soup so you are still are able to get a decent amount of protein throughout the day.

You are wearing size 4 diapers throughout the day and size 5 diapers at night. You have been letting us know when you have to go pee and you'll go on your big girl potty. You love to go throughout the days without clothes on and you know that when you don't have a diaper on, you have to let someone know when you need to go to the bathroom. You've only had one accident but you learned quickly that you need to go potty in the bathroom. You will request your diaper to be put on when you have to use the bathroom so I know that we are close to potty training! This summer will probably be when we work on it.

You're such a petite girl with a big vision of what you want to look like when you wear certain outfits. Your vision and Mommy's vision are usually very different. You have such a long torso and long arms that most of your shirts need to be a 2T so they fit you perfectly. You still wear some 18-24 month shirts but those will soon be packed away. Your jeans are a mixture of sizes. Some of them are 18-24 months and some are 2T. You need the 2T size for length but not for the waist, which is where the 18-24 months sizes come into play. Thank goodness that your Nannie can stitch in the sides for you in some of the bigger pants! You're currently wearing shoes sized 6-7 and you love the shoes (Tommy 2 Squeaky without the squeaker in them) that you can put on by yourself.

You love your sleep! You go to sleep every night around 8pm after our bedtime routine (bath, snack, Sesame Street, brush your teeth, go potty, books and bed) and you'll usually sleep until 6-6:30am. Some days you are up before 5am and other days you'll sleep in until 8am. If you wake up in the middle of the night, then we know something isn't right. You are no longer in a crib-you graduated to a toddler bed before your second birthday and you have done great. You love making these are so proud of yourself for being such a big girl. If your daddy is home, you refuse to have anyone else read to you. You are very set on him going through your bedtime routine with you and he loves the one-on-one time with you.

Here are some other exciting things that you are doing right now:
*You can count to 3    *You can sing your ABCs (up to D)   *You can run and jump   *You like to help unload the dishwasher and count each of the dishes   *You like to help separate laundry and add stain stick to dirty clothes   *You wash your hair and your body in the bath each night   *You can call your Dad from Mommy's cellphone at any time and without any help   *You can put on your pants and your shoes   *You prefer to walk down the stairs while holding on to the handrail   *You like to talk on the phone   *You love to take pictures   *You watch for the trash truck, the mail truck and the school bus   *You love to walk the dogs, both of them   *You try to discipline Barrett when he accidentally grabs your hair or your clothes   *You are using your imagination during playtime
*Help fold laundry   *Love to put on makeup each morning with Mommy   *You know your Mommy's name (Ash-wee) and Daddy's name (Jay)   *You know about 5 colors (red, blue, green, purple, pink)   *You love puzzles   *You can find a ringing phone faster than most adults   *You love to open mail   *You are very opinionated about your hair and your clothing-hair must be bow free!
*You are saying small sentences ( I'll do it, Don't touch, Go B's house, Daddy at work, Daddy doctor, Bear crying)   *You know your name (Mil Jean or sometimes you'll say Mil Mil Jean)   *You have the nicknames Mil, Mil Mil, Baby Love   *You are the best little mom to your babies (Cho and Gabby)   *You are fascinated with cows and barns   *You love to help fix things with tools

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