"I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life;
to put to rout all that was not life and not when I had come to die, discover that I had not lived." ~Henry David Thoreau

Monday, March 23, 2009

Lauren- 18 Months

Lauren turned 18 months on Saturday. 18 months! Where is the time going? We have thoroughly enjoyed this first year and a half of her life. She is the sweetest, funniest, most energetic little girl. She's developing quite an attitude, but it only adds flavor to her personality. Today she had her 18 month check up and everything is perfect. Here are her stats:

Weight 21 pounds=7%
Height 31.25 inches=28%
Head 18.5=64%

She is tiny and petite, but very healthy and vibrant.

Here are some things about Lauren that make her...Lauren.
-She doesn't sit in a high chair anymore. She has been in a booster at the table with the big kids for a while now.
-She gets into EVERYTHING! Her favorite thing to do is help me unload or load the dishwasher. She thinks it is her responsibility to do it. She loves to grab the silverware and hands it to me while saying "Here ya go". The top rack in the dishwasher is starting to end because of her pulling up on it.
-She climbs on everything. Lately she's figured out how to climb up the bunk bed ladder.
-She is the world's lightest sleeper. She wakes up to any sound, no matter how small. It will be a while before she can share a room with Hailey because of that.
-Will fold her arms for the prayer each time.
-Started nursery yesterday and loves it. She's been dying to go for months.
-Wears a size 3 diaper and a size 4 shoe.
-When asked "Who wants to take a bath" she raises her hand and says "YEAH!!"
-Dumps buckets of water all over the floor from the bath tub if Mom is not looking.
-Dances in circles and loves falling down because it makes us laugh.
-Tries very hard to keep up with the big kids. She's much more independent than her siblings were at this age, probably because she has their example.
-Hates being buckled into her car seat. She screams every time I do so in the garage and the neighbors probably think I'm beating her.
-LOVES baby dolls. She carries them around everywhere and plays Mommy to them.
-Is a water bug. She loves the swimming pool (definitely one of my kids!)
-Constantly gets compliments about her beautiful curly hair.
-Loves "My Little Pony" shows. When she first hears the theme music, she starts snapping her fingers and bopping her head with a huge grin on her face.
-When she sees the "Baby Einstein" caterpillar go across the screen, she squeals with delight.
-Has the cutest calves on her legs. They are chubby and soft and I love squeezing them.
-Only has six teeth, but she can eat anything. -Throws food on the floor when she is done eating, then says "down" and hands me her plate.
-Must sit on top of the bathroom counter while I'm doing my hair and make up. She stands there with her arms raised and says "down" until I put her on the counter.
-Has up and down mixed up.
-Adores her big brother. She loves when he rescues her. Her new favorite thing to do is shut herself inside a room, lightly knock on the door from the inside and says "Eshan, hep!" over and over again until he comes and opens the door for her. Then the games starts again.
-Favorite phrase is "Wan shome!" (I want some)
-Loves having her diaper changed.
-Climbs up and down stairs with ease.
-If she doesn't get her way, she lies down in the floor on her back and kicks her legs and lets out the most pathetic cry.
-Gives the best hugs and kisses.
-Loves going down big slides all by herself.
-Only poops in her sleep while napping or in the wee hours of the morning. Her room smells delicious when I go in to get her.

Yesterday was her first day in nursery and she did a great job. No fear, no hesitation. It was a little sad for me, but also a relief because now I can play the piano in peace without her little hands "helping". And of course, I had to snap some picture to document the milestone. She's such a big girl now!

1 comment:

Becky said...

She is a pretty little thing. Just like her brother and sister!