I can't tell you how quickly the past year and a half is gone. The last time I looked around I was setting up her nursery in the middle of a huge snow storm and then all of a sudden it was Spring and them BAM! she was here! April 27th was and will always be a day full of amazing memories.
A little status report, as of Tuesday's 18 month check up, she was 24 lbs 10 oz, 57th percentile, and 31" tall. Also, amazingly, 57th percentile. Her head is still huge, like her Dad, 18 3/4", 80th percentile.
She is walking, running, climbing, sliding, pulling, tugging, pushing, rocking, opening and closing everything and falling a lot, though I am told no more or less than any other toddler, hence the name TODDLER. This makes me feel better because I went through a phase where I felt like she was just really clumsy and the house was a death trap...but now I know she's a toddler and we've done everything we can to baby proof.
She's a bit slow with the words to come out, but her comprehension is through the roof. We can ask her to bring us certain stuffed animals or puzzles or our shoes or her hat and she gets it right every time. So, we know there is nothing wrong with her brain, she's just slow to form words and though the pediatrician is a bit worried, I know she'll come around and be speaking in sentences soon enough. Plus, anyone who knows me in real life knows that I don't stop talking very often, so she could feel like she can't get in a word edge wise. We'll see, I have a feeling we won't be worrying about this for long.
She's also going through some pretty serious separation anxiety, and I'm told that this is Round 2 and could last for as long as a year...yikes! I thought it was only when we left her with a sitter, but I left her with Mr. Pit for the evening on Tuesday so I could take a photography class, and apparently Mr. Pit got the short end of her fuse and she cried for me for an hour. SUPER yikes. Here's to hoping she gets over this quickly :)
Otherwise, she is a funny, sweet, daring, loving, smart, athletic little nugget that I am madly in love with.
Here's a little preview of her in her Halloween costume at The Little Gym. She'll wear it again for Gymboree tomorrow and then again Monday for actual Halloween.
Hope everyone is having a great day!
xoxo Mrs. Pit