A Few New Things

A few things I want to remember about my girl and what she’s been up to in her 16th month on this Earth!

I am lazy and don’t wake up early enough to completely finish my morning routine of showering/getting ready for the day.  So….I’m often putting on make-up and Sweetness is not-so-patiently waiting for me to hurry up and finish.  One thing I’ve done to distract her is to take my eyeliner and draw a smiley face on her hand.  She LOVES it and points to it all day.  Then asks for it again the next morning!

She learned her first number! Yes folks, she knows the number one.  It’s from listening to her toddler tunes all.day.long.  One day as a song with the number one was playing she held up her index finger.  At first I didn’t know what she was doing but remembered that is what I have done when the song comes on – she was mocking me, lol.

These toddler tunes are mind numbing but she is really learning something.  She knows how to do the hokey pokey….ok so she only knows how to turn around and shake one foot but it’s a start.

She loves to set her place at the table.  One day she took one of her plastic flowered plates and grabbed my hand and led me to the table so she could put it at her seat.

She literally begs to eat off my plate at night…I don’t know why…we basically eat the same thing.  But this particular night I had spaghetti to her ditalini and she squawked for my plate so I let her have it and she slurped on my spaghetti.  IT WAS SO CUTE.  She couldn’t get enough of it.  Ahhhhh…a girl after my own heart.  I adore spaghetti.

This isn’t really new but she is obsessed with traffic lights.  She gets so excited when she sees them.  We’ve explained to her that red means stop and taught her to hold up her hand to gesture ‘stop’.  It’s the little things.

I think she’s ambidextrous.  She holds her utensils with either hand.  She might favor the left slightly it’s hard to tell which hand will be dominant.  We have some ambidextrous relatives on either side so I guess time will tell.

She hated to have her teeth brushed before we introduced the toddler training toothpaste.  I highly recommend as she will now brush her own teeth (and I follow up).

Lastly, she has the most beautiful head of fluffy curls.  I love her hair.  It’s funny, in my day dreams about having a little girl (I knew in my heart I’d have one), she always had curly hair.  She really is my dream come true.

Love you Sweetness….even though you keep me up at night, pull my hair and occasionally bite me.  You’re still the best little baby girl a Mama could ever hope for.



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