Sunday, September 22, 2013

21 Months Old

Hannah is 21 months old today.  It's hard to believe in 3 short months she will be 2!  We've had several changes the last three months.  The main one being Hannah has started going to MDO two days a week.

*Schedule: Monday through Thursday I get Hannah up by 8:10 if she's not already awake.  The other days of the week she's usually awake by 8:30 at the latest.  Hannah still doesn't nap the best.  If she's at MDO, she's napping about an hour.  If she's at home it's usually about 2 hours but sometimes it's significantly shorter.  About one day a week she will take a 3 hour-ish long nap (I like those days).  Since school has started, Hannah goes to bed about 7:30 although on the weekends it is a bit later.

*Stats: Hannah was 27 lbs 1 oz (91%) and 33 5/8 inches (86%) long at her 18 month check-up.  Hannah is wearing 24 month or 2T clothes and pajamas are 2T size.  Hannah's hair is long enough to hold a barrette but she won't leave them in.  It is almost white in color because of the time outside this summer.  When Hannah gets hot or it's humid she gets lots of little curly-ques.  It's so cute!

*Food: Hannah is starting to get more particular about what she's eating.  She seems to be going through spurts of liking/disliking some of her core favorites.  Don't fret, Hannah definitely still likes to eat but her personality is coming through in her choices and how she eats: independent and her way. She still out eats Luke and she always amazes me at how much she can fit in her little tummy.  One new food that continues to amaze me is lettuce.  Hannah loves it.  Her continuing favorites include: cheese, rice, fruit (strawberries and raspberries), macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, yogurt and corn.

*Activities: Hannah is still a constant ball of motion.  She seldom walks anywhere and always asks if she gets to walk when getting out of the car.   Chase and tag are still favorites as is playing with Dad and Luke on the floor.  Hannah really enjoys stacking toys and pushing cars, trains, strollers or just about anything with wheels.  Being outside is still Hannah's most favorite place.  She is very good at helping Luke set the table for dinner.  I'm happy to say that Hannah finally is really enjoying books and being read to.  A new huge favorite activity for Hannah is pushing buttons--on the remote, phone, toys, garage door opener, microwave--she loves all buttons!

Hannah's newest and biggest activity is going to MDO on Tuesday and Thursday.  I knew that this was going to be a big change for Hannah.  I also guessed that it would be either super easy or very tough for her.  Unfortunately it's been a hard transition.  This week starts our fourth week and I'm hoping that maybe she won't cry when I drop her off.  Her very first day she cried off and on all day.  Since then it's been part happy and part sad each time she's gone.  Her teachers told me last Thursday she had her best day and didn't cry too much.  She painted a beautiful picture and absolutely loved it.
*Noises/Talking:  Hannah's new words are too numerous to list.  She's been saying a few sentences: how are you; push buttons please; eat ice cream.  Hannah is still babbling constantly.  She loves to sing; her favorites are Frere Jacques, Wheels on the Bus and Old MacDonald.  Hannah has also started counting to three.  It usually goes along with one, two, three, go.  We have been working on naming parts of her face and she knows nose, eyes, mouth and ears.  She is also learning what noises animals make.  Her favorite is a moo cow.

It's hard to imagine what life was like before Hannah was here.  She is such a beautiful, smart, independent, loving girl and we love that she is ours!

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