Typical Daily Schedule:
Wake up around 8:30, breakfast (milk and cheerios) with snuggles on the couch, play time, lunch at 11, nap from noon-3/3:30, snack (water bottle and granola bar/animal crackers), play time and/or errands, dinner and bedtime routine (bath, pjs, brush teeth, books and bed) starting at 7, usually asleep by 8.
Things I Love:
Anything she can "drive" - and they all say "weee!"
Giving hugs and kisses
Her flannel blankies
Pointing out all the "babies" - aka people or pictures of people, no matter their age.
My New Milestones:
Tooth #6 and working on the first molar
Takes herself to bath/nap time
Brings us specific things when asked
Puts away all the shoes (and will take them off your feet to do it)
Words: Amen, up, yeah/yesch (think Sean Connery), nigh-night, bye-bye, baby, Nana, car, truck, please, thank you and love you, duck, cat, lots of animal noises.
Signs: please, more and help
Points to her belly button, feet/toes, eyes, nose, mouth, ears, teeth, and hair
Getting much better with spoon and fork - but hands are still way easier and faster.
Highlights of the "Month":
Wears all 12 month clothes now and still in size 3 diapers (4's for overnight).
Very particular about how to sit on laps - will move your legs depending on if she wants to sit on them or between them.
When it's wet in the bath, her hair is between her shoulder blades... dry it doesn't touch her shoulders. Holy curly!
Waited for Dad by the back door for most of September when it's almost time for him to get home from work. Now she runs to meet him with a hug as he comes in.
Throws her head back to laugh maniacally if she finds something funny. Saying her own name was ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS.
Folds hands to pray before meals and bed... and will interrupt the prayer to say "aaa-meh" if she's impatient to get her food.
Aunt Amanda came over for daytime trick or treating. Lily was a monkey (we said "peas" instead of trick or treat) and if you asked her what monkeys say, she said "ROAR"... Pax was a lion and had been practicing.
Couldn't have asked for a more helpful toddler for family pictures - such a cheeser!
Slowly transitioning to regular bedding - the crib now contains both her blankie and a regular quilt. Pillow soon to come (just have to remember to wash the case).
Molars are mean. We're about a month into waiting for this one and sleep is now non-existent from the pain.
Big sister training! Loves giving kisses to Little Brother in Mom's growing belly.