Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Meghan is 20 months old!

This month has been a continuation of the last one (how is that for obvious statements?). Meghan is proving to be quite the brave little girl. She grabs onto new experiences with both hand and seems to really enjoy them. But at the same time she is a bit more of a "home body" than her brother was. She isn't quite as eager to leave the house as he was, but a big part of that could be because she is forced out twice a day every weekday because of Colin's schedule. She doesn't always want to go when it is time...ahh the life of the second child...

Sleeping: Nothing new to report this month. Her naps are becoming more variable and seem to be shorter this month, but I'm not ready to give up hoping for a 2 hr nap. If Colin isn't around she does better.

Likes:

  • Brubee. Still really enjoying big brother. She really seems to notice when he is gone and ask about him. If we are in the car while he is at school she will point to his car seat and say "uh-oh brubee" as if I've just forgotten him somewhere. If she is riding in the top seat of the stroller she will call out to him to see if he is there. He will reach up and try to touch her from the bottom seat to let her know when he is.. it is very sweet.
  • Zoo class. She LOVES it. Seriously, what a joy it is to watch her at class. We are having such a great time, I'm so bummed that it is almost over. 
  • LD. This is her new best friend that we met in class. I knew his mom from prenatal yoga, but reconnecting in this class has been awesome. Meghan loves LD, and talks about him constantly after we leave class. The feeling seems to be mutual. They are both second children with an opposite sex older sibling, so I think they seem naturally inclined to play with opposite sex children. We went over to their house for a playdate a few weeks ago, and it was the most restful playdate I've ever experienced, they played so nicely together we rarely had to intervene. I'm so glad she has her own "best friend" right now.
  • "Bikes". By bike she pretty much means any personal wheeled device including scooters, bikes and tricycles. If she sees it, she wants to go on it RIGHT NOW! I currently have a tricycle in the spare bathroom and a scooter in the closet in a vain attempt to keep them out of sight. 
  • Vitamins. We had to call poison control this month because Meghan swiped Colin's two vitamins from his breakfast plate and ate them while I was helping Colin brush his teeth. Since they don't contain iron it wasn't a big deal, we just had to give her extra water and wait a few days before she got any more vitamins.  From now on, we will be giving vitamins with dinner instead of breakfast.

toes!
Dislikes:

  • Being told no. She is better about it than she was last month, but that could also be a product of my behavior too. I'm trying to be more conscious of only saying no when necessary.. I can often say no without really thinking it though and then upon her protest realize it is not worth fighting about and let her have whatever she is looking for and I realize this is a bad idea. So I'm getting better and not saying no then giving in, so she is getting better at taking no for an answer... we aren't out of the woods but she only flips on me about 50% of the time now instead of 100%
  • Getting her hair done. Last month she was great about it, this month not so much. Not terrible, I can still pull it off but I have to be super quick and prepared to only get one chance to get it right.


Baby long legs!
New and Notable:

  • Two word stage. She really started this last month but now she is solidly using two words. She says things like "Thank you Brubee" or "Bye-bye Grandma Mo" or "read book". \
  • ABC's and 123's. She know knows about 85% of her letters reliably. She often mistakes Q for O and R for B but mostly she knows them, including many of the signs. She also apparently knows almost all of her numbers (0-10) too, which we found out by accident while trying to play uno with Colin. She will count backwards from 5 but doesn't say "one" just smiles.
  • She is much more willing to try to say a word  shes being asked to say, but still refuses on occasion. We are now beyond the point where we can "count" her words, there are simply too many. 
so tall now!


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