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18 months

Our sweet girl is 18 months!

Weight: 21lbs (15th percentile)

Height: 30.5 in (20th percentile)

Head Circumference: 18.5 in (70th percentile)

She had her 18 month well-child check up with her pediatrician this morning and Dr. H confirmed what we already know about our girl…she is perfectly awesome :) As you can see from her stats above she is still rocking her tiny peanut status. I expected the numbers to confirm that she is still my bitty little girl since at 18 months she still wearing mostly 9 month and 12 month sized clothing. I put an 18 month shirt on her the other day and she was swimming in it. It is kind of nice because I’m getting a ton of wear out of her clothing.

Developmentally, Anna is doing great. Dr. H was very impressed with the incredible strides Anna has made since her 15 month check with respect to walking. She is doing very well with her gross motor skills and is off the charts when it comes to her fine motor skills and her verbal development. Her vocabulary is huge for her age. Our girl is, in the words of Dr. H, “perfectly awesome”.

Anna’s current favorite activities including reading, coloring and playing with her big sister. Her concentration is crazy good for her age. She’ll sit by the book shelf and read books forever. When she is coloring she concentrates very carefully and gets right into. She loves to show off her drawings with a very proud “look” when she is done. Maya and Anna play well together most of the time, which is so nice because Anna really does adore her big sister and loves playing with her.

This is one of my favorite ages. There is so much learning and exploring and growing going on inside their little minds at this age. I love watching it happen. I love watching her explore the world and see what she takes away from it. Every day she wakes up a little bit different than the girl she was the day before. It is wonderful to part of her growth. Love you to pieces sweet Anna B.

Happy 1/2 Birthday Miss Anna B!

Wow, 18 months already! Time flies when you are having barrels of fun.

It is crazy to think we are already halfway through Anna’s second year. I mean wasn’t her birthday just yesterday!  Every day she is more toddler and less baby. As she sits and talks to me in her own little way of half real words half baby speak I am in awe of how quickly time is rushing by. But, no matter how big she is getting (in her own tiny peanut way) she isn’t too big for snuggles. And, boy, does she love to snuggle. Where is that pause button?

More to come later this week on her 18 month stats and what she is up to these days once she has her well child check up on Thursday. For now I’m going to go back to snuggling my still sick and teething 18 month old snuggle bug.

Love you baby girl :)