Brave Adventure

Brave Adventure

Thursday, October 24, 2013

19 Months

Happy 19 Months

We have had a sick, sore, and whiny season so we are fresh out of staged pictures. First I had a stomach virus, then Rebekah has had a bad cold, and on top of that she is becoming a two year old a little early. 
Fun facts for month nineteen:
Weight: more than 23lbs!
Height: 30+ inches (2 inches of growth!)
Eating: 3 meals a day and 1-2 snacks
Sleeping: 2 Naps during the day (although sometimes it is 1 rest and 1 nap)
Diaper: Size 4 diapers
Clothing: 12 month and some 12-18 month clothes

What's new for month nineteen:
  • She says so many words that I can't even keep track of all the new ones. Her vocabulary is quite extensive, I can't even express it.
  • She adds "please" to any word that is meant to be a question or plea: "help please?" "up please?" "more please?" "down please?" "no please!"
  • She has begun to enjoy dirt and mud!
  • She has all the pieces of her face down, plus her belly button, hands, feet, toes, tongue, and "hat" (read: hair) down
  • She has added the Monkey sound, Cat sound, Duck sound (sometimes), Sheep sound, and the Lion sound to her animal noises
  • Reading, reading, reading! She even pretends to read to herself sometimes
  • She loves to sit in her little chair and will practice getting up and down for long periods of time
  • She mimics everything you say and do which is adorable (and scary?) 
  • She is getting a bit more picky with her food
  • She cut 3 new teeth! 
  • She loves hair accessories
  • She can put away her clothes
  • She tells me several minutes prior to having a "poo poo", she will grab my hand and lead me to the bathroom saying, "diaper" if she thinks her diaper is too full
  • She can follow lots of simple commands
  • She loves to throw things away
  • She is recognizing people quicker
  • When we get her ready for bed she smiles and says "Eeeeee" to show she is ready to have her teeth brushed
  • She can say "Jesus" but it sounds a lot like cheeses 

She has been sick off and on which makes her a sleepy baby!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

"Quiet Time"

Please excuse our morning hair but we are wearing very similar Aggie tops!

So I often wonder how other mommies do it. How do they find some time for themselves, to do the things that need to get done, to get dressed, etc in the midst of multiple children. Especially if the children are small and/or homeschooled. Kudos to you ladies.

I will admit that the first thing to go for me... cleaning. You could ask my family, but I would rather you didn't since I was even less clean as a child and I think that those memories are still pretty fresh in some minds. But I will freely admit to you that I am not a neat freak, clean freak, germaphobe, or any of those other cleaning related nicknames. I do have some OCD issues, but somehow they have skipped over the cleaning thing.

So a while back this new and beautiful thing started happening. My daughter learned to use a spoon. Eureka! She eats yogurt and/or applesauce every day. Plus when she feeds it to herself it takes an eternity. It used to drive me crazy watching her meticulously spoon each bit into her mouth however tiny the bite was (she is not so good at filling the spoon to capacity). But then I realized...I don't have to sit here and watch her do this. I mean I want to be nearby, very nearby since she has the habit of spilling things or shoving her spoon down her throat for fun if she gets tired of her current activity. But I can do the dishes while she eats, I can check the weather, I can eat my own breakfast (and once this second baby is born maybe I can even feed him) while she feeds herself. Whoop.

Now she is even getting to the point where she gets irritated if I try to help her feed herself before she has asked me for help ("hep peez, hep peez!"). It ends up in a fit at breakfast and a straight up refusal to eat whatever is next in the meal regardless of how much she actually likes the food. I have no idea where she could get this stubborn streak from....awkward smile.

So while I know these moments are brief and this freedom really only lasts for two more months before I have another, even smaller mouth to feed, I am trying to take delight in some small victories.

Monday, October 7, 2013


So I know I have been a little more AWOL recently than I was when I was pregnant with RB.

Mostly this has been because I am trying not to complain. I have had a less than ideal pregnancy (it sounds past tense, but just trust me it is also in the present). I'm also taking care of a toddler and going to school at the same time as all of this which has just been more than I can handle day to day. I'm behind. I just want to sleep so I don't notice all of the bad things.

So here it is. Here is me. Vulnerable and slightly fragile. I'm still going to be a little AWOL because I don't want to overwhelm you with my own personal pity party.

Say a prayer!