Mary Hyatt, you are 18 (well actually 19 now that I'm writing this post) month's old. How in the world can this be? Though at times I hate that you are growing up and aren't really a "baby" anymore, I have realized that every stage seems to just get better than the last. And at this stage, you are so. much. fun.
We celebrated your offical half birthday with a cookie from the Great American Cookie Company.
You say "pathy" for passy
You say "Edie" for Ellie.
If we ask you a "Where" question like "Where is your juice?" you say "I know" with your hands turned upward as if you are trying to say "I don't know."
You call your blanket that you sleep with "Nigh Nigh"
You say "duckkkk" with the "k" really emphasized when trying to say "truck" (We love to look for trucks when in the car)
You have started to call your daddy "Ben." haha I guess you have heard me call him that and have picked up on it. We laughed so hard the first few times you did it, but now we are trying to correct it and I try to call him "dada" as often as I can..
You say "gup" for " get up." You have started to wedge your arm under our head or back and push us when you want us to get up to get you juice, a snack etc. You are a demanding little thing! :)
You say "nack" for snack.
You say "peas" for please.
You say "uice" for juice.
At 18 1/2 months we turned your car seat around to face forward. You were so excited and you still love it. You are so much more content in the car and I love being able to look at you through my rear view mirror.
You are such a big helper these days. You love to "help" us cook and you do all sorts of chores. We try to let you help us as often as we can. One time I let you help me put all of the water bottles in the refrigerator. You were so proud of yourself. Last night I was folding laundry in the living room. You kept trying to mess up all of my neatly folded clothes so I decided to give you a task. I gave you a pair of daddy's socks and said "take these to dada." You did it and came back so proud of herself with hands out waiting for the next thing. You love to empty the dishwasher too and sweep the floor. Lately, your favorite thing to do is to pretend to vacuum with the vacuum cleaner.
As far as your stats go, you weigh 24 lbs and are in the 55th percentile and you are 32 1/2 inches long and are in the 75 percentile for height. You are still wearing size 4 diapers and are wearing 18 months and 24 months size clothes. A lot of times I am already having to get the 24 month size for the length.
Here is one more cute thing that happened this month that your daddy and I hope to always remember. We have been practicing saying the blessing before dinner every night. One particular night this month the national championship game was coming on. We were a little out of routine and were in a hurry to get done with dinner so I put you in your chair with your food and went in the kitchen to make my plate. We skipped saying the blessing. As I was walking in to the dining room, I found you with your hands together, head bowed, and you were babbling away in your baby talk as if you were saying the blessing all by yourself. It was by far the cutest thing I've ever seen and I was so proud of you in that moment.
Mary Hyatt, you truly are such a blessing to us. I can't believe we are halfway through another year and that in just six (five now) more months you will be 2 years old!! We love you baby girl!!