18 Month

It’s hard to believe Caity is already a year and a half but then I see her run past me like a flash of lighting, followed by a lot of thunder, and realize how possible it is! We call her our little “progress sniper” because she has a habit of wrecking anything in her path. She is following her brother everywhere and wants to do anything and everything he does. She loves snacking, especially on Puffs.

We started attending a music class and she absolutely loves it. She claps, tries to sing along, and loves playing with all the instruments. It’s a great activity to introduce little ones to different instruments and melodies.

She is doing great sleeping on her own through the night. Rob has mastered putting her down in the evenings. I decided it was time to phase out nap time cuddles so I could better balance other things. She still likes when I hold her hand until she drifts off. We did get one more cuddle/nurse session in before I left for the weekend to watch a friends kids. Which leads to our biggest milestone, she went without nursing for 2 1/2 days! Apparently she did great and didn’t ask at all. I thought maybe it was over… Her first words to me when she saw me, “boob”. Oh well, we have a few more weeks before vacation to completely stop.

She is really getting to know certain routines. She sees us getting ready for dinner and helps put the placemates on the table. When we start saying it’s time to go she will go get her shoes and sit down. After dinner she knows it’s time to go upstairs and get ready for bed. Morning are always boob and then cuddles while we slowly wake up for the day. And when she hears that door open it means Daddy is home and starts breathing heavy and stomping her feet until she is in her Daddy’s arms.

It’s amazing to see how adventurous she is compared to where Parker was at her age. He only started waking at 18 months and she is climbing jungle gyms and going down slides on her own. She is quite the daredevil and I am going to have to be very careful with her climbing on, up, and over things. I’ve even noticed she is already starting to throw and kick balls. Perhaps she will be the family athlete…?

Her words have exploded over the last week but my absolute favorite by far is “mooie” which she repeats over and over again anytime she see a remote, TV, or iPad. It’s so stinking cute and when she knows you are putting something on she starts to giggle and shake her head yes.

She is in 12-18 month clothes although most of her outfits now consist of LuLaRoe Mommy & Mini sets 🙂 She is about 25 pounds depending on whether or not you weigh her before or after a meal. It’s hard to tell how many teeth she has at the moment, several are coming in at once. Her eyes are still that “stop in your tracks and stare” blue and her hair is growing out nicely in a light brown color which makes her eyes pop even more.

I find myself missing her infancy already but having so much fun watching her become a little girl.

18 Month Collage