Little B: 20 Months

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20 months in, and I’m continuing with my trend of being fashionably late with B’s monthly updates. Work has been getting in the way of the rest of my life lately. Luckily, vacation is on the horizon!

Milestones

Nothing really from a developmental  perspective, but I spent my first full weekend away from home since B was born, which I would consider a pretty big deal for all of us. I missed her like crazy, but she got to spend some quality time with her Daddy! When they picked me up from the airport, B refused to look at me when I got in the car. But, after a few moments and some smooches, she was all smiles again.

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Hanging out at the park during Daddy-Daughter weekend

Doing

In general, B likes to be busy, but has a nice balance between being active and quiet. Sometimes, she is all over the place, climbing on chairs and running through the house. But, she also seems equally happy coloring or reading a book.

Saying

She calls me “mommy” on occasion and it melts my heart. She has started to say short phrases, like “under there” when her ball or a crayon rolls under the couch and “I got it!” on the occasions that she saves the item from slipping away. Although the pronunciation isn’t totally clear, we know what she means! I’m still anxious for her to really start talking because the whining—oh my god, the whining—gets under my skin in the worst way sometimes!

Personality

She can be sassy—we’ve had more than a few eye rolls at the dinner table in recent weeks! She gets embarrassed if she gets in trouble for something, though, often hiding her face or running into a corner when she gets corrected for something.

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Looking a bit too much like a teenager!

Favorite Things

Shopping—she loves picking out clothes; looking out the window; being outside; taking selfies; her jumperoo (yes, still); flash cards (she has a set of alphabet and number flash cards at my mom’s that she really likes to look at. She always pulls out the card that features a cat with a blue balloon for some reason); stickers; yoga poses–we say “yoga baby” to her and she goes into downward dog; putting her laundry in the basket; waving to cars and trucks as they go by.

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All jumped out…for now.

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We love a morning selfie session

Favorite Songs

Still singing and dancing up a storm! She loves the Wild Kratts theme song and The Hot Dog Dance from the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. She loves saying “bye-bye” to her favorite TV shows when the credits start to roll.

Favorite Books

Nothing really new this month!

Least Favorite Things

Still doesn’t like to have her hair done. Unfortunately for her, we have recently discovered that she looks absolutely adorable in pigtails, so there is no escaping the hair brush and barrettes!

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The pigtails kill me!

Eating

She is a big fan of spaghetti and meatballs lately, and any little toddler-friendly treats like cheese crackers and puffs.

Fun Experiences

Easter festivities were fun this year! B enjoyed her Easter basket immensely. I painstakingly picked out the coloring books and other items included in it, and at the last minute added a bubble wand that cost less than a $1 at Target, which of course, ended up being her favorite item in the basket.

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In the dress she picked out herself

She also had a date day with Jack at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden. I hadn’t been to the aquarium since an 8th grade class trip and was actually pretty cool! We all enjoyed the shark tank and the hippos.

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Do you see this, guys?!”

When I update you next, B will have added her first stamp to her passport—we are packing our bags and leaving for Ireland at the end of the week. I am curious/anxious to see how she does on her first international flight and how she copes with jet lag. Wish us all luck!

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