Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Meredith is 21 months!

And now Meredith is 21 months old!  This month has been a little more difficult with her.  She is attached to me ALL the time and won't even go to Brandon sometimes.  It's a good thing baby Miranda won't be arriving for another 4 months, so we have that time to work on the attachment issue.  Otherwise her world is going to be completely rocked when I get home from the hospital.  She has also started waking up in the night.  It's not every night, but since she started sleeping through the night at 3 or 4 months, she has only woken up in the night a couple of times, so waking up 2 or 3 times in the week is new to us.  We are definitely blessed with good sleepers, so it's a little annoying when she started waking up in the night.  I actually think half the time she wakes up from a bad dream because I will find her still in her crib/bed facing the wrong way screaming at the top of her lungs.  All the other times, she's standing at the door crying for me.  I know I probably sound bratty given that some of you probably have kids that wake up a lot in the night, but again we are not used to it.  I've just been taking her into the guest bedroom to sleep the rest of the night/morning, but it takes her almost an hour to fall back to sleep, so therefore I'm up too. :/  Last night it took me almost an hour after she fell asleep before I went back to sleep, so I lost 2 hours of sleep (from 2-4am) and then she was awake at 6:30 asking for her milk.

On the bright side, she is so much fun and like I said last month, her vocabulary is improving every day.  Her favorite phrases are:

  • What do? (it's old, but it means "what are you doing?")
  • I did it! (typically followed by clapping for things like buckling her carseat buckle or doing a puzzle on the ipad.
  • op daddy (stop daddy - she's pretty bossy, so this is used whenever Brandon picks on her, tickles her or in general does something she doesn't want him doing.)
  • ere are you? (it's also old, but means "Where are you?") 
  • gotcha (she yells this one as she tries to tickle or grab you)

At 21 months, Meredith...
-still loves her lovey and blanket and has to have both to sleep.
-loves to "bounce" in the bath tub and splash water around.
-has 14 teeth - the two upper eye teeth finally poked through this month!
-wears 24 month to 2T clothing and size 7 shoe.
-recognizes/matches shadow shapes on the ipad games
-loves to sing along and asks for music the minute we get in the car even if the car isn't turned on yet.
-loves playing with the toy kitchen and brings "food" for you to eat.  She even interacts with Mackenzie and if Mackenzie gives her play food, she'll pretend to eat it too.
-loves the swimming pool and went under water LOTS of times and asked to "kick kick" everywhere in the pool, this past holiday weekend.
- copies Mackenzie in almost everything
- loves to "neigh" on your leg if it's sticking out while you are sitting down.  Everything like that is a horse to her!

Only 3 more months until she's 2!!!  That's crazy!

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