The title of this blog has a double meaning... GASP, Amelia is 18 months. How did that happen?
Also.. this little girl GASPS (a big, animated AHHHHH) in regards to anything that she's excited about. This is usually a favored food (most food), getting shoes on to 'go go', or finding a paci that she's 'stored' or 'dropped' somewhere.
She's quite a consistent little bugger too. Here are her stats:
Weight: 23# 6oz (25-50%)
Length: 32.5 inches (75%)
Head: 17 3/4 inches (10-25%)
She's got about 11 words (Ped doesn't count animals sounds, unfortunately).
Oskeee (Sounds like Ahhh, skgfhgurhg)
Cookie (sounds like Coo sdjuufdgdighd)
GG (this is great grandma)
More (mo mo)
Her animal sounds are even more fun & ever present: tweet tweet, meow (said for dogs), baa baa, choo choo (ok, not an animal), hoo hoo, quack quack, moo.
This big girl can crawl onto and off of the couch with no problem whatsoever.
One of the most fun developments from the last month is that she'll approach me and point to her diaper when she's poopy. I love that she is able to communicate the desire to be changed!
She loves the water & is quite the splasher. I'm glad I'm not the routine bather.
She picked this book out at the library.. maybe she can already read?
She's still pretty impatient when it comes to meal time, and she has definite and distinct opinions about what she wants to eat. More words will really come in handy...
Love those lips, those cheeks, those soft eyelashes, that silky hair.
First ice cream cone of the season.
Loving her little kitchen. She hides things in the cabinets (her bib, Tupperware from my drawer).
At school she seems interested in all different kinds of toys, but man oh man she screams her head off every morning when we leave her. It's quite the start to the day.
She loves mess (in contrast to Owen). He likes to play shaving cream but will only drive his cars in it (avoiding the mess). She will end up with it everywhere... hands, shirt, eyes, hair. No worry about mess in her mind!
Spring is in the air!
I love when I find her independently cuddled and reading.
Have I mentioned she loves ice cream?
Mike was gone a large portion of March (maybe 17 days-ish?). It was hard on all of us, obviously, but especially this little love who is totally attached to her daddy. The afternoon he got home, she was just waking from her nap and she didn't let go for a long time. I love them.
One of the reasons that I think they're two peas in a pod is that they are a lot alike. Though Owen has some of Mike's tendencies (dislike of messy hands, lining up of cars, etc), I think he is actually a lot more like me (also recently evidenced by his poor 3 year old behavior.. apparently my mom thinks that's funny). Millie, however, seems to be like her daddy at the core. She's brave, courageous & adventurous when it comes to motor skill activities. But interestingly, she's a little shy. I didn't realize this until she and George (17mo) were together last weekend. He was quite the ham, and when someone else had the show, she was quite content to take the backseat. Maybe she's a little shy?
It's crazy to me to think that Owen was 18 months when we moved from SEA to STL. Where in the world has the time gone?!? GASP!