17 Months

Happy 17 months to my precious little Jewel!!! This month has seen such incredible development in both your language skills and your personality!!! I’m so in love with you and I literally cannot get enough of you. Your breath, your sweet kisses, your hugs. Gimme!!! 😘😘😘

Weight: 21.5lbs

Height: 31″

Head: 18.75″

Newest developments:

  • Running and jumping
  • Balancing on your sissy’s balance beam
  • Flips off the couch and mommy’s lap
  • New words – good?, more, go!, baby
  • You understand SO much and you impress me with your ability to listen and take direction 
  • Tantrums! 😁

Your personality is so incredibly goofy! You will make the cheesiest smiley face and it cracks us up! You love to make people laugh and are so sweet and good natured. You love to get your diaper changed and will tell us ALL THE TIME to change your diaper by slapping your tush. 😂 Then you run away from us when we try to get a fresh diaper on you. You think it’s hilarious! You love to play keep away from your sister, much to her chagrin. And at the moment, you are obsessed with baby dolls, reading books and watching baby signing time!

Love you my girl!!!!

   
  

    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
 

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16 Months

Look at you my big girl!! Ahhhh, I just can’t get enough of you! Look at that face!!! I smooch you all day long and breathe you in, literally, because you are just too much!! 

Height – 30.5 inches (50th percentile)

Weight – 20lbs 6oz (40th percentile)

Head – 18.75 inches (88th percentile)

Teeth – 7 total. Bottom next to your middle just broke through. The other side is not far behind. 

   
    
    
 
Newest developments:

  • Vocabulary explosion! You say so many words now including “Beh-Bah” which is your way of saying Gemma! It’s THE cutest thing in the whole wide world. Some of your new words include duck, grandpa, baby, moose, hi, bye. 
  • Imitation. Monkey see, monkey do. And you have the perfect older sister monkey to watch! 🙈😍
  • Dancing! Girl, you can get down and anytime you hear music you are sure to bust a move!!
  • Kisses and hugs for everyone! You love it and I love it!!
  • You and your sister will play in bed together for a while before you cry out for me to come get you. I’m really loving that and I love spying on you two to see the cuteness in the morning! ❤️😍😘

Happy 16 months my precious Jewel! I love you!!!

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15 Months

Height – 31 inches

Head – 18.5 inches

Weight – 21.5 pounds

6 teeth. 4 top front and 2 front bottom.

Talking and imitating a lot! Your new favorite game is to say “cheese!!!” whenever I pull out the camera! Are you a photographer’s daughter or what?? It’s the cutest thing in the whole wide world. In fact, in the picture below, you’re laughing after saying “cheese!”

You continue to be the sweetest, goofiest most amazing baby. I’m so in love with you and your smile and happy go lucky attitude! Your vocabulary is growing and you try to say all sorts of words…most sound like “dog” but that’s okay. :)

You are very super attached to me and will cry if anyone else tries to hold you…including daddy! Well, unless daddy is tossing you in the air, then you laugh!

When Daddy gets home from work, you run to him to greet him and give him a hug and a kiss. It melts me every time! You are super in love with your sister and I love watching the two of you together. You will run up to her and wrap your cute little baby arms around her and hold on as long as she’ll let you! When you wake up in the morning, you look to see where she is and then smile and laugh when you find her. You love to play with your sissy and she is still the person who can make you laugh the hardest!

Happy 15 months my precious little baby!! I LOVE YOU!

15 months

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14 Months

Weight – 22lbs

Height – 30.5″

Head – 18.75″

5 teeth. 3 top front teeth and 2 bottom front teeth.

You are SUPER attached to me right now. I think you’re going through a phase. You want nothing to do with anyone else and if I even try to set you down you cry. I feel terrible, like I’m traumatizing you if I try to leave you with anyone…so I don’t! Sometimes I can’t even go potty without putting you down…how’s that for never wanting to leave my side ha! It’s okay though…I remind myself that one day you won’t need me, one day I will long for you to wrap your arms around me and never let go. So I’m savoring you right now. You are perfection.

You are seriously one of the cutest babies I’ve ever seen and I know I say that because I’m your mother, but also, everyone else tells me too! You are too cute my love and your smile and giggle can light up an entire room!

Happy 14 months!

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Getting so big girl!

And the developments keep rolling on in!! Mommy’ heart is so full watching you grow and change and also a little sad to see you leaving babyhood behind! 😢

Four days ago (July 17) you started to stand, unassisted, for short periods of time and it was the cutest thing ever!! You would squeal with delight at yourself every time you successfully stood up and you would place your hands up over your head or behind your head, Ya know, to really show off! 

Then, on Sunday (July 19) I discovered that your top left tooth had broken through! You are now the proud owner of three teeth! 😁

  
No wonder you’d been chewing on your hands and been a little fussy at night!

Then tonight…you did something incredible!!!! My sweet baby girl, YOU TOOK YOUR FIRST STEPS!!!! Are you kidding me?! I caught a quick video of you about to take some steps and then when you actually took your first steps I mistakenly only took a snapshot. I’m so mad at myself!!! I know you’ll do it again, so I will do my best to capture it, but for now, this video and one picture of you walking will have to do. You are so big girl right now!!!

 

Look at that face!!!! So happy. So proud. My heart is bursting!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 

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11 Months

Happiest 11 months to my precious girl! I’m not going to lie, I’m having a slight panick attack that you’re closing in on your first birthday. I know I say it all the time, but how can this be?! I was JUST in labor with you a few days ago and brought your tiny little self home from the hospital like yesterday, right?? 😩

Your personality continues to emerge as such an independent, easy going and joy filled baby!  And when you put your mind to something, woah watch out because you’re going to succeed! 

Your sissy puts a giant smile on your face and you adore your dada. In fact, da! and dada!!! are your favorite words ❤️. You love to give daddy so many kisses! It’s the cutest. Also, your laugh is infectious and when you start giggling and then laughing we all can’t help but to laugh too! You truly are a JOY!

Weight: 18lbs

Height: 28.5 inches

Head: 18.5 inches

Newest developments:

  • Kisses!!! Kisses for everyone on demand 😘
  • Cruising with the help of anything you can slide around on the floor. 
  • Climbing stairs AND getting down. 
  • Screaming when your sissy takes a toy so mommy will come to your rescue 😜
  • You love when we hold your hands so you can walk. It makes you smile so big and laugh!
  • TEETHING!!! You still have only two teeth but you’ve been sticking your fingers in your mouth to chew lately. I think more are coming in. 

I love you baby girl!!!

   
    
    
    
    
    
    
      
     
   

  

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10 Months

Happy 10 months my precious jewel!!! You are so loved and developing so quickly! It’s so crazy to me how fast you’ve turned into this little person with a bright and joyous personality! Only two more months until your birthday….ahhhh!

I’m really enjoying being home with you as I watch you grow and develop. Every day you have a new trick and it just simply amazed me!

   
 Weight: 20lbs

Length: 28.5 inches

Head: 18 inches

Newest Developments:

  • You love to walk while I’m holding your hands. You’re even getting daring and doing it one handed. 
  • Pulling up on everything!!!
  • Chewing with your two bottom teeth. 😆
  • Imitation! Your imitation has gotten even more complex and your will copy anything we do. It’s so cute!!
  • You really really really love food and will eat anything we let you put in your mouth!
  • Kissing!! You give kisses when I ask you for them. This is my favorite right now. It’s the sweetest thing in the whole world to get such sweet sloppy kisses from you! 😘😍

Happy 10 months my baby!

   
  

                         

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