15 months already? Wow! Time is flying by with Miss Ivy Corinne!
This stage is so much fun! It’s really one of my favorite ages! Here is what Ivy has been up to since her last update at 12 months…
| What Ivy Can Do |
| She is a growing gal who now wears size 4 diapers and 18-24 months clothes. She is really starting to shoot up in height and thinning out a little!
| Ivy has 8 teeth but is most definitely working on more currently. She has been a bit irritable this past week and has all the signs of teething. Checked in her little mouth and sure enough two more top toofers are cutting through!
| Ivy is our resident climber! She will attempt to climb anything and everything. I’ve had to do a lot of learning because Nora was not a climber.
| Ivy’s vocabulary has grown so much in the past few months. At 13 months I was a little worried about Ivy. She really only said three words consistently and Nora had many more. Well, girlfriend has made up for it in the last month because now she has a pretty long list of consistent words and repeats many things we say.
Ivy’s Words: Momma, Dadda, please (mah), water, bye-bye, uh-oh, Papa, tickle, thank you, night-night, Rigby (her favorite), hi, Nora
| Ivy can wave, clap, click her tongue, blow kisses, turn book pages, smile for pictures, show you where her belly and ears are, but her real talent lies in animal noises! She has become obsessed with a little book full of animals and wants it read multiple times a day. It is that book that has helped teach her so many animal sounds.
Ivy knows: tiger (her favorite), cow, dog, monkey (the cutest), elephant, snake, owl, pig.
| What Ivy Eats |
| I’m afraid we may have a picky eater on our hands. It could be a phase because it just came on in the last month, but all of a sudden girlfriend will hardly eat anything! She scoffs at all vegetables, only eats select fruits (what she likes changes every day), and she rarely cleans her tray like she used to. She loves meat so that’s good and it makes me feel like she at least is getting full at meals.
I am a firm believer in continuing to offer things in the first two years. So even though she hasn’t touched peas in a few weeks, if we’re having peas they are going on her tray! Praying this is just a phase and she will go back to eating everything like she did a few months ago.
| Favorite foods include; eggs, grapes, yogurt covered raisins, sausage, graham crackers, deli meat, pouches, yogurt.
| Ivy drinks milk well with her meals and is also a big fan of cold water.
| Ivy is doing a great job learning to use a fork, but she still needs some more practice with a spoon.
| What Ivy Loves |
| Books have become one of Ivy’s favorite things lately. She will bring us book after book, turn around to sit on our laps while we read. It is one of my absolute favorite things.
| Ivy loves to be outside. Our laundry “room” in in the garage and is right by the door to go to the back yard. If I go out to switch laundry over and she sees, she screams at the kitchen door because she thinks I’m going to play outside without her! She loves going on walks in the stroller. She is silent the whole time simply taking it all in.
| Ivy loves to give love! She is such a cuddly and affectionate child. She gives the best hugs and often comes up out of nowhere to give a hug. She will sometimes randomly maul Nora with a hug and a kiss. Sweetest ever!
| Ivy loves the dogs. More specifically she loves Rigby. She loves to chase him around and giggle, try to lay on top of him (he quickly runs away), and give him kisses and pat-pats.
| Some of Ivy’s favorite toys include; stacking buckets, Bitty Baby, a pink calculator, shopping cart.
| What Ivy Has Been Up To|
| Ivy got her first haircut and was amazing the whole time! She even did the whole cut without a sucker!
| Went on her first big vacation to Colorado in June! She loved being around all her cousins and riding in the carrier for hikes!
| Logged many hours playing outside. Water-table, splash pad, walks, the park, playing on the patio. She is an outside gal!
We are all so in love with you. You have such a strong personality, but it is a huge part of your charm! You give the absolute best hugs and kisses and you do it so freely! Watching you learn new words and take on new skills these past three months has been such a joy! You are so incredibly special and you make our family more complete!
~ Favorite Photos From the Last 3 Months ~