Saturday, January 22, 2011

All About Amelia - 15 months old!

Amelia, you're 15 months old!!

You weigh 25+ lbs.

You're 32 inches long.

You wear a size 4 diaper.

You're wearing 18 month clothing and size 5 shoe.

You go to bed at 8pm and wake between 9:00-9:30 every morning.

Mama fed you pancakes for the first time and you wouldn't touch the pieces with syrup. Not sure how you can be my child and not like syrup! We're going to try giving you eggs again this month...hoping for no allergic reaction this time. We'll also give peanut butter a try!

You've started feeding yourself with a fork & spoon. We have to help you with the spoon, but you're getting better!

You're no longer taking a bottle or cup at bedtime. It was actually an accident. Mommy forgot to buy liners for the bottles, so all we could do is give you a cup of milk. You aren't interested in taking it like a bottle, so you are officially weaned! We give you a cup of milk with breakfast & dinner, otherwise you drink water. You take your water with lots of ice. Just like your Granny. :)

You have 6 teeth - still no molars. You've been chewing on everything, so we're thinking you should be getting some more teeth soon.

You still have your paci. We fell off the wagon on this one. You've been sick so much, so we started letting you have it whenever you want it. You pretty much have a paci in your mouth and an extra in your hand at all times. We're not ready to take it away from you yet. :)

You're not just walking, you are practically running now. Especially when we're after you to take something away or to change your diaper!

We've started locking all doors in the house during the day. You can open every single door (including the front door & garage) which scares us to death. We totally trust you with scissors though.

Mama lets you play in the laundry room and you love that. You will open the door and go sit in the dark until I come in and turn on the light. There is nothing to get into, so I'm not sure why you love it so much!

You love going to the pantry and picking out a snack. Mama gives you two choices and you grab which one you want.

You love to cover your head with a blanket and walk around the house. You run into walls, toys, doors, entertainment center, etc. You have put a couple of bruises on your head/face from this activity. I try to get you to stop but it's a game to love thinking we can't see you!

Since getting your tubes, we have to be careful at bath time. Your ears are very sensitive and water in them makes you cry and immediately want out of the bath. We started putting cotton in your ears and it seems to have solved the problem. Bath time is fun again!!

You can say Daddy, Mama, Nana, Papa, Pryce, Chris, Aunt E, hat, hot, shoes, juice, cheese, bath, baby, night-night, ba-ba (bottle), hi, yeah, no-no, no-touch, bye-bye, God, Jesus, bey (obey), paci, uh-oh, and snack.

Your cousin, Pryce is your favorite person right now. You walk around all day saying his name.

You sign "more" & "food."

You've started nodding your head yes, but it's more like moving/rocking your entire body vs. your head. It's funny. :)

You still love carrying your baby.

You LOVE the personalized video that we bought you for Christmas. You will sit and watch it every night while Mama cooks dinner. There's one part of a song where the kids shout, "GOD LOVES ME!" You laugh so hard every time they say it. I love watching your face while watching this video.

When you get hurt we ask you, "are you okay?" You always answer yes or no. When you say "yes", you will get back up and start playing. When you say "no", you cry and want to be held.

Your rain boots are still your favorite shoes. You bring them to us ALL THE TIME and want us to put them on you.

When we ask you if you poo-pooed your panties, you always tell us "yes" or "no" and have yet to be wrong. Daddy says it's time to start potty training. (LOL)

We bought you a Melissa & Doug coloring book and some new crayons. It's a new activity that you & Mama do every day now.

We get such a kick out of you learning a new're talking/repeating so much!

You've started sitting Indian-style and it's so cute.

When we ask you to pray, you put your hands together. We're still working on the bowing the head part.

You're our Amelia, Mil, Love, Lovey, Lovely, Craza, Shaka, Wiggy!!!

We love you so much!!

Daddy & Mommy


Charon Benton said...

There are some really cool hot orange ear plugs you can get at wal-mart and target, near the ear stuff.....they are slightly pricey..maybe $4+ for a box of them, but they are reusable. You can get those for A's ears at bathtime, pooltime, etc. We used them for both our boys.

Amy said...

What a great update! Amelia is such a blessing! :)

andreajennine said...

Could she be any sweeter?! Especially love the pics of her in front of the fireplace and on the red rug next to the table with the red box.

Momx6 said...

Love her!

Mrs. Bee said...

I think the photo of her sitting on the chair peeking over Alex's shoulder is hilarious. It almost looks like she think she's being sneaky but he obviously knows she's there. So cute. She is such a bright beautiful young lady. I love watching her grow. But yes Charon is right there are some hot orange plugs you can get or I remember my parents getting me ones that were like a translucent "bar" and you just break off the amount you need and it has the consistency of clay so you kinda roll it in your fingers and place it over and/or in her ear canal. Works great too- I used to use it when we would go to the swimming pool. It might help if she still is having some pain.

elainaann said...

That's a good vocabulary she has! :)

Immeasurably More Mama said...

Amelia is such a doll! It's hard to believe my little guy will be running all over the place and repeating words like her in just a few short months! Where has the time gone, Jill???

Ashley said...

Adorable. And so sweet! She is the cutest thing-and so lucky to have such wonderful parents!

Linda Lou Rogers Averitt said...

I did not see the name coco?? lol

Cheryl said...

I love reading about all the things Amelia can do! She is a smart little girl! I continue to be amazed at how quickly they grow, change, and learn. Happy 15 Months!

Jenna said...

She is just so adorable!!

Jen said...

Why is it that Amelia suddenly looks so much older in these pictures? I can't believe she is 15 months. Love her!!

Mel said...

She is so big and precious. Girl, I swear L was just 15 months. SIGH. The 2nd year just flies even faster than the first, I cannot believe it.

She is probably about to have a growth spurt, too. She'll shoot up and gain no weight for a while! L has been the same weight since 18 months but has gotten infinitely taller and leaner. Only one VERY teeny taste of a roll left on her thighs. I could cry!


Faith said...

She is so smart! I love to hear about how she's growing and changing each month. She just keeps getting cuter and cuter and I really don't know how that's even possible.

We love you, Amelia!

Ashley @ Life Is Beautiful said...

Oh my! What a precious post! I am sooo glad I found your blog! I have a feeling I'm going to love being a reader of it!

-Many Smiles!

Anonymous said...

You forgot to write that she says "doctor" :) She is the cutest thing! Love ya'll.
Heather Lawson