Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Clara 21 & 22 months

I never got around to posting Clara's 21 month update, so I just decided to combine 21 & 22 months into one post, since the info is mostly the same anyway. . .












These last few 21 month pics crack me up. . . totally capture her fun loving spirit. 

FAV THINGS:
Baby Einstein Baby Signs video - y'all she goes nuts during the intro when the caterpillar comes on the screen. . . NUTS! 
Jumping on her trampoline
Walking behind her Vtech walker (She is doing SO, SO well)
Pulling up on the dresser that hold the tv and pushing every button possible
Standing up in her bed and pulling the curtains back to look out the window
Splashing in the bathtub. . . think water everywhere. Everywhere.
Her nighttime ladybug glo pet
Her footie pajamas
Books
Puzzles




NOT SO FAV THINGS:
Crowded places with lots of noise
Taking medicine and/or vitamins (although this has slightly improved)
Her electronic/spinning toothbrush (a therapy tool, no luck with this)
When we wipe her face after a meal or wipe her nose after a sneeze

SLEEPING:
Bed between 7:30-8pm and usually wakes around 7am (that is the trend recently anyway). Goes down for nap at around 12:30pm and will sleep 2-3 hours.

EATING:
Her fav foods right now are: Strawberries, bananas, mandarin oranges, blackberries, Nutragrain bars, peanut butter, pb&j sandwiches, zucchini, spaghetti and really anything that is dipped/soaked in tomato sauce (the girl loves her some tomato sauce), milk, graham crackers, pancakes, those handy dandy squeeze pouches (thank goodness for this invention), and a cheesy scrambled egg/one egg omelet (we can sneak veggies in this sometimes. . she ate one with broccoli just last night!).

THERAPY SCHEDULE:
She keeps a pretty busy schedule. Occupational Therapy on Mondays & Wednesdays, Mothers Day Out on Tuesdays & Thursdays, Speech Therapy on Thursdays and one ECI appointment weekly (actual day changes weekly based on our caseworkers availability).

Clara loves her therapist, Ms. Brittany, so much. 
Love how she is looking in her eyes in this picture. 

Worn out after therapy one day

DEVELOPMENT:
She is getting so close to taking that first step. . . maybe by 24 months? We will see!
Becoming more proficient in drinking from her sippy cup
Tries to mimic everything!
She has gotten really good at banging two objects together
We continue to work on: baby sign language and communication skills, fine tuning her hand coordination (putting objects into something or on something - blocks into a bucket, rings back on their stand - using her sippy cup properly, etc).

"Mom, are you really trying to take a picture of me with my sippy cup? That is so lame."

MISC:
Size 4 daytime diapers, size 5 overnight diapers
Size 18-24 month clothes, some 2T, size 3 shoe

video video
Having fun on the roller coaster during occupational therapy


And this video. . . makes me laugh every time. 
Totally captures Clara's little personality right now. 
She is such a joy!So full of life! 
Oh, and please excuse the earwax, drool, and snot. 


Cannot believe my "baby" will be TWO in May! 

4 comments

  1. Love all the blurry pics! Because, really, that is just how it goes when you try to capture a picture now, right? :) Sounds like Clara continues to make lots of great progress. You guys must be SO proud!

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  2. What a cutie! I love how she squints into the camera in that last video - classic!!!!

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  3. Love the picture of her passed out in the car seat with her glasses on her chin!! I am continuing to be so impressed with her progress and I can't believe she is about to be 2 either… didn't we just meet when neither of us were pregnant yet? And now we have 4 kids between the 2 of us?!

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  4. She's so cute and doing so good! I am amused by her size 3 shoe size. Brown wears an 8 wide since about 21 months! He is like a Great Dane puppy.

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