Thursday, November 3, 2011

18 Months

I can't believe my little girl is 18 months old! She had her 18 month checkup today and here are her stats:
Weight: 23 pounds 10 ounces, 40th percentile
Height: 33.07 inches, 86th percentile
Head Circumference: 18.7 inches, 76th percentile

Averie has changed so much lately. She has moved on from any form of baby phase into full blown toddler. She is one busy little girl. Averie is running everywhere and into everything. She never really hit a stage where she was constantly into everything, that is until now. When I am cleaning the house I am constantly picking up after her and trying to clean up at the same time. It is a never ending cycle. Here is a pic of Averie after playing/destroying her room. She was so exhausted that she crashed afterward.Averie has started using utensils and feeding herself. It is not always a pretty site, but she is getting pretty good.Averie loves pushing cars around and saying "VROOM". It is adorable. She points at the cars on the street and says the same thing. What a smart little lady.
Averie has her attachments. She loves her binky, blankie, ba ba, Tiger and Teddy. We just took away the binkie and bottle. It has been going ok so far. The binkie has been the hardest transition so far. Poor girl. She loved that thing.Averie loves to do anything that makes her grown up. She loves drinking from Mom and Dad's drinks. She loves wearing our shoes. She has started to read stories to herself too.
She has started drinking from a cup also. Here she is with a little milk mustache.

The best thing Averie has started doing lately is talking and imitating. She will say almost anything now and has started putting words together. She is not saying full sentences yet, but she has started saying phrases like, "Mamma's shoes, He says Raaarrr! My ouch, Hi Baby, Hi Mamma, Hi Daddy, Where's Daddy? Daddy! Daddy! My eyes, etc." She is so much fun. She is able to point out her eyes, ears, nose, tongue, toes, and hair. She loves playing peek a boo and she is really good and hiding and shouting "BOO!" Such a silly girl.

She just loves her Daddy as usual and they have the best time together. She will copy him when he jumps and spins around. She loves to have Daddy Dance Party time and she loves when her dad throws her up in the air.

Averie still loves her Bestie, Sergeant. He is so good with her.

Averie started doing this really funny thing lately. She likes to smell things when she is starting to fall asleep. Her favorite things are her blankie and her tiger's tail. I am not sure if she is really smelling things or if she just likes the feeling on her nose. Either way, it is really cute!

Our little babes is so grown up! She is such a babe.


Stephanie Salmon said...

I love it, they are so similar! But Mckinley is not talking that much. She just does one word at a time. :) I'm so excited for her 18 month check up on Wednesday to see where she's at.

Brooke Carroll said...

She is SO CUTE! I can't get over the cuteness. Great pictures...she sure does sound like she is taking off into the toddler world! It is such a fun stage. So glad you are enjoying her so much! She really is a cute little gal ;-)