I haven't done an update on Avery in a while, so I thought I'd write a little post all about our sweet and spunky girl.
20 Months Old
20 Months Old
You are mostly wearing 24 month clothes right now and they all seem to fit you pretty well.
You wear a 5 or a 6 size shoe.
I believe you have 16 teeth.
Your hair keeps getting lighter and lighter. It's a very light brown color with lots of adorable curls in the back. I've been able to get it into pig-tails for a couple months now and it's absolutely adorable. Your eyes are a beautiful brown, just like your Daddy's and you are learning how to use your big puppy dog eyes to your advantage. ;-)
You generally go down for the night at around 8:30 or 9:00 and you sleep straight through the night for the most part. You may wake up and cry out a little occasionally, but you generally go right back to sleep within a minute or less. On a rare occasion I have to get up and rock you back to sleep, but thankfully it's not that often. You usually sleep until around 7:30 or 8:00 the next morning. You usually take a short nap in the morning and then a little longer nap in the afternoon. I'm thinking that morning nap may be going by the wayside soon.
You don't eat much, but you do love a lot of different foods, you just don't ever really want to sit down to eat. You do like pizza, grapes, french fries, apple slices, carrots, rice of any kind, sunflower seeds, macaroni, chips and cheese and crackers to name a few of your favorites.
You absolutely adore Minnie Mouse and Peppa Pig. You also enjoy playing with your new kitchen and your new Disney Princess Castle that we got you for Christmas.
You are talking up a storm now, (more on that below) you have pretty well mastered going up and down stairs, and you have started showing interest in the potty!! For the last 2 weeks or so you've started showing a lot of interest in the potty. You will grab your diaper and say "pee" and then drag us to the bathroom with you. We take your diaper off and sit you up on the potty but you never actually go... that is until this past Saturday morning (Jan. 9th) when you surprised me by actually going pee in the potty!! I was so excited and proud of you and I was sure to make a huge deal about it. You haven't gone since, but you keep wanting to try and I am very excited about your enthusiasm about potty training. You're definitely not ready for potty training yet, but I'm thrilled that you're excited about it and I'm hoping this is a good sign that potty training you will be easy when you're really ready to start.
Right after getting your ear tube surgery in November (which was a great success by the way), you started talking a whole lot more. Pretty much just within a few days of your surgery you started saying words you had never even tried to say before. It was pretty remarkable! Poor thing must not have been hearing clearly, which we were concerned about. You are picking up on new words and even short sentences all the time now! It's so stinking cute! You will try to say just about anything now and I'm so proud of you for the progress you've made in such a short period of time.
You are Miss Personality! You have so many facial expressions and use your eyes to say so much! It's so cute! You are a good mix of sweet and sassy! You do have a little bit of a temper though (which we are working on) and you aren't very good at sharing with your brother (we're working on that with him too). However, you can be so so sweet as well and you are most definitely a Momma's girl. :-) Patience is not your strong suite, but you come by that honestly. You love clothes, shoes, purses, make-up and hair bows. You are definitely a girly girl! You've shown a lot more interest in t.v. shows and movies lately. You sat on my lap the other night while we watched The Rescuers and you almost made it through the whole movie without wanting to get up. It was sweet snuggle time with you and I loved it since it doesn't happen very often.
So that pretty much covers you at 20 months old! You are so busy and changing every day! You are at such a cute and fun age. I love hearing all you're new words and short phrases and it's so exciting to watch you learn and grow! I love you to the moon and back baby girl!
Mommy - xoxo