Thursday, December 01, 2016

Newsletter: 21 Months

I have so many pictures this month and I couldn't narrow them down. You're just so stinkin' cute! I know I've said it before but it's so easy to understand how the baby in the family gets to be a little spoiled. You can do no wrong in our eyes. Your daddy's smitten, I'm wrapped around your finger, and sissy will do ANYTHING to get you to laugh.
I guess it's not completely have done SOME wrong this month because time outs have had to be given. You occasionally think hitting is funny and throwing toys is funny, you will usually sit in a timeout chair while crying, then when I come to get you, you hug me and lay your head on my shoulder and I'd let you sucker punch me in the eye because you're the baby and you're just so cute! But discipline I must......
This month you started doing what we call "The Haven Dance." I sadly have no video of it...maybe next month. When the Christmas tunes are playing, you start flapping your left arm like a chicken wing and skipping with your right foot. Then we all start doing it with you and I'm sure anyone looking in our windows thinks we've all gone nuts!
You are getting attached to a blankie (sounds like baby when you say it) but strangely it doesn't seem to be a particular one which is good. We alternate between all the aden and anais lightweight ones and you wad them up just so while nursing to sleep. When daddy puts you down to sleep you wad it up and then face plant into it before falling asleep. When we get you out of the crib you always want it to come to, but then you immediately forget about it. Being that your sister still sleeps with hers...and I slept with mine for an unhealthy amount of time. I have no plans to break this attachment, plus I'm gonna need you to comfort yourself with something when I turn the boob tap off!
Although you try to say just about any word we ask you to...they mostly come out indecipherable still. You are really good with the "b" sound. Thomas sounds likes Bobas. Even if you can't say the word just right you get the syllables down pretty well but you're so good at pointing and saying "Peease" I can usually figure it out.
You still love to color and you often are found in this spot in your jammies!
We are getting to be more regular with our weekly library visit and you are warming up to some of the kids and don't sit in my lap as long. You love to catch the bubbles, ride the seesaws, and pat all the little babies there. In TN you were so sweet to Lennon and Ellie Rose. You always wanted to hold them and gave them LOTS of mouth kisses. Babies holding babies melts my heart even more!
You are getting to be a big girl and getting braver at the park. You will go down taller slides without holding my hand but you usually start out wanting me to hold on for a few times. You've started pointing to your bottom right before you poop, for awhile you would sit on the potty but hold it until right when I put the diaper back on you. Now you aren't too keen on potty time but you still tell me when you are going so maybe after Christmas (because I think some potty training things might be coming from the North Pole) we can work on that some more!
In the past two weeks we had two roadtrips: a 3 hour one to and from Kansas and a 10 hour one to and from Tennessee. I'm glad to say this is the first trip you were pretty pleasant the entire way. It helps that you are older and understand things more and can feed yourself snacks and color on a tray and play some little kiddie apps. There was only one time I had to contort my body to hold your hand from the front seat and rub it so you'd go to sleep. Sometimes you'd let sister do it too.
Christmas time is here and we've been getting decorations up all week. I know you are still a ltitle too young to understand any of it but watching you with the tree was pretty fun. You saw us hanging up the ornaments so you were trying to hang up anything you found in the room: doilies, shoes, etc. After you were in bed I found a huge clump of tangled ornaments hooks hanging on a low branch...I'm pretty sure I know who hung it!
The holidays are always more special with kiddos around and I'm sure this one will be no different as you will have your three biggest fans blubbering and gushing as we watch you open gifts, and maybe sit without screaming (fingers crossed) on Santa's lap, and hopefully play in the snow if it will get below 60 here! We love you so much Haven!


kmom said...

Now that I know about the blanket, maybe just maybe, I can get Haven down for a nap or bedtime. She is a joy to watch and she interacts with others by wanting to be held or sitting in their lap when they are on the floor.

GmaakaMom said...

I love my sweet Haven.

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