18 Month Update

This update is a little late.
But considering what is going on in this household, I’m lucky to have even gotten to it at all!

Lilly’s 18 Month Update:

Weight: 24.4 lbs

Height: 31 inches

Teeth: 7 in total (almost 9), 3 on top (with one molar trying to poke through) and 4 on bottom (2 teeth, 2 molars)

Hair:  Light Brown

Eyes: Blueish/Grayish
 Sleep: 11 hour at night (9:30pm-8:30am sometimes more or less depending on how she feels), one nap during the day ranging from 1 hour to 3 hours. 

Favorite foods:  Pizza, peaches, apples/applesauce, crackers, grilled cheese, mandarin oranges… She eats just about anything I put in front of her, but she has her moments when she refuses to eat anything but crackers.

Favorite things: Her blankie, Puppy, a Leap Frog caterpillar, my phone and helping me in the kitchen.

Favorite books: God Gave Us You – we read it to her every night, and she has yet to get sick of it… US on the other hand…..

Words: “Dada”, “Mama”, “Thank You”, “Cracker”, “Love You”, she sings “Up Above” from ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’… She doesn’t say a lot, but if you ask her to get something, (some animal) she knows exactly which one to get. 

Temperament: Generally happy, outgoing around people she knows, she gets shy around those she doesn’t know well… but that usually goes away within a few minutes.  She’s a stinker, and she knows it.  She knows how to play us (already!) and she uses it to her advantage daily. 

Dislikes: Cuddling, sitting still for longer than a second, being told “no”, the vacuum cleaner…

Milestones: She is fearless when it comes to stairs.  We don’t have any at our apartment, so I didn’t expect her to know what to do when she encountered them.. but when we are at Grandma and Grandpa’s, she needed help with the porch steps once, and after that, she figured out how to do it all by herself.  She is throwing balls to us and sometimes catching them.  She is climbing on EVERYTHING.  She is very interested in watching me write things out.  She can ‘sing’ along to the ABC’s… sometimes I hear her just singing along with her caterpillar… it is quite cute.

What we’re working on: Saying “Please” and other words.  Most of her words come out as “Dada” right now. Learning colors and ABCs.  Listening to Chris and I, especially when she does something ‘wrong’.  Understanding the word “No”. 


1 thought on “18 Month Update

  1. Good for her with the stairs! We finally got 'tough' on Clara to help her actually master them – she used to see stairs, stop, put her arms up in the air and look at us with those big beautiful eyes and say 'I want you!' – who could say 'No' to that??? Anyway, we did eventually help her by NOT picking her up, and taking her hand instead… at 22 months, she can finally use stairs!

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