Gracyn :: 18 months

Age: 18 months. One and a HALF years old. Not a baby. After this, she's closer to age TWO than one. I cannot even handle it...

Stats: 24 pounds (75%) and 33 inches (85%)

Clothes: 18 month size in most brands. Old Navy runs a little small so she's in 18-24 there. It's harder and harder to get her dressed and undressed every day. She doesn't like to lay down or sit still so I'm often times trying to put a shirt over her head while she's running down the hall.

Favorite Foods: Anything you are eating. You could be eating the same thing she is but she would much rather have it off your plate. 

Favorite Toys: Homegirl loves her baby dolls. She is such a little mama. She will get her baby and rock her in her little white rocking chair. My cousin gave her some old school magic bottles (you know, where the milk and juice "disappear" when you tip the bottle over? yeah, those!) and G loves feeding her babies with those bottles.

Words: So many new words! AND 2-word phrases! We've hit the big time, people! New words (that I can think of at the moment...) include: please (peeeeez), thank you (tan-you), apple, car, go, outside (usually when she's banging on the front screen door), Rufus (Roofie), water, no-no (she's been saying this for awhile but now she shakes her finger at you when she says it...)

New phrases include: get down, all done, all gone

She can say and point out several body parts: head, hair, eyes, ears, nose, mouth, toes, and elbow. Random, I know, but she was poking at my elbow the other day and I told her what it was. Ever since then she's been grabbing her elbow and saying "ebowww" over and over and over again.

She will try and repeat pretty much anything you ask her to say. Which means mama and daddy need to start toning down the potty-mouth around the little bit. I can just see her dropping the f-bomb at daycare, which would be no bueno.

There is never a dull moment in the house with Miss Gracyn. If you turn your back for one second, she's climbed on top of something. If you glance in the direction of the door, she's running to grab her shoes and bolt outside. Her fave thing to do in the mornings is to give Rufus his treat- she'll throw it in the kennel, point and yell "eeeeeeat" until he gets in and eats it. Before we leave, she bends down, waves and says "see you" and my heart melts every time. 

She has started having tantrums and throwing fits when she doesn't get her way. It stems from her knowing what she wants but not necessarily being able to communicate it in a way that we understand. She also threw her shoe at me the other day while we were in the car. I don't know what that was about but we might have to start thinking about "time-out" or some sort of discipline. It's a "no-no" to throw shoes!!!

I cannot wait to see Gracyn as a big sister. This sweet girl in my belly is pretty lucky to have such a great big sis. Justin and I haven't quite figured out how we're going to handle TWO crazy and wild girls, but we are so excited to give it our best shot!

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