Monday, March 25, 2013

15 Months Old

Hannah was 15 months old on Friday.  It seems like I was just writing her year update yesterday.  Time goes by so much faster with a second child.  Hannah is full of life, constantly in motion, constantly making noise and loving every minute of it.  

*Schedule: This hasn't changed much.  Hannah is awake no later than 8:30 and usually closer to 8.  Depending on the plans for the day she will take a morning nap for about an hour starting around 10-10:30.  On school days, she usually only naps once from about 12:30-2:30.  I can tell we are getting close to phasing out the morning nap.  Hannah goes to bed at 8.  I am so thankful she sleeps for 12 hours at night considering her nap time isn't always the greatest.

*Stats: Hannah was 23 lbs 7.5 oz and 31.5 inches long on her birthday and I haven't weighed her since then.  She has her 15 month check-up on April 8.  I'm anxious to know how much she weighs.  I wouldn't be surprised if was over 27 pounds.  Hannah is wearing 18 month clothes with a few 12 month thrown in but most are pretty tight.  I'm trying to make them last.  If spring would actually decide to get here it wouldn't be so much of a problem.  Pajamas are 18  month size but her lighter weight ones that I've bought are 24 months.  Hannah's hair hasn't changed much--there are some strands on the top of her head that are long but there still isn't too mcuh there.  It still appears red in the right light.  Her eyes are still blue (no surprise there).  Hannah now has 16 teeth.  Yes, 16!!!  Her upper canines came in about 2 weeks ago.  We get lots and lots of comments about how many teeth she has already.

*Food: Hannah loves to eat!  She is quite particular about how she eats; it's very rare that we are able to feed her.  Her appetite seems to be lessening just a bit the last 3 weeks or so but she still eats a lot.  Either lunch or dinner is a huge meal.  I mean I could eat what she does and be full.  Her favorites: avocado, cheese, fruit (especially blueberries and strawberries), macaroni and cheese and green vegetables.  Oh, and of course anything I'm eating.  

*Activities: Hannah is in constant motion and into everything.  If she can figure out a way to get into something, it's open, pulled out, dumped out, etc.  Hannah loves to draw!  This really makes me happy as Luke never was (probably a boy v. girl thing).  She also loves to dance, tickle you, be tickled, push her stroller around, carry around her dolls and play with Luke.  She likes to bounce a ball back and forth especially outside.  Swinging is still a big favorite and going down the slide is getting to be one.  Hannah is more than a little independent and is not afraid to let you know it.  

*Mobility:  Hannah started walking on January 14.  As predicted, she was running within a few days.  She has an adorable little back and forth waddle when she's moving fast.   As mentioned, Hannah is constantly moving.  About the only time of the day she's not is when it's time to eat.  Snack time is a favorite with Troy and I because she likes to sit with one of us while she has her snack.  Sometimes she'll sit with us for 30 minutes or more.  (The pictures below are all a smidge blurry.  That's because it's almost impossible to get a pic of Hannah holding still.)

*Favorites:  I am still Hannah's favorite but Dad is now a very close second.  Hannah can not wait to see Troy when he gets home from work and is constantly asking, "Daddy?" throughout the day.  Big brother may very well be at the top of this list as far as playmates go.  She definitely misses him when he's at school.  Her eyes light up and she says, "Brother" repeatedly when I tell her it's time to pick him up.    Hannah loves to snuggle!  She is the best snuggler; it has to be her idea but she is the best.  It's so awesome!

*Noises/Talking:  Hannah's vocubulary includes: mama, daddy, brother, puppers and Maggie, Daisy, thank you, all done, please, eat, bye bye, hi, baby, ball, bear, uh oh, moo, ba (cup), amen, excuse you and grandpa.  I am not at all surprised by the number of words she uses.  Luke talked very early as well.  Hannah also babbles constantly and loves to sing.  She sings Frere Jacques repeatedly throughout the day--it's so cute.  I haven't gotten a good video of it yet but I'm working on it.  She also makes this adorable blabber, blabber, blabber noise with her tongue that we all love.  Hannah's laugh is unbelievable.  It's infectious, high-pitched and never ending.  She also has a squeal that is ear-piercing, literally. I've never heard one so high.

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