It feels like I just wrote your 18 month post! Well now you are 19 months and oh so fun as usual. And looking like too much of a big girl! Luckily you still have some baby chub left and when you run around the house in a onesie you still seem so adorable and babyish to me.
Skills: Just like last month, your vocabulary continues to expand rapidly. I can't even type out all your words because there are just so many. You repeat so much of what we say. And you understand how so many things work. You can be shy around new people but at home you talk non stop. From the time you wake up to the time you go to bed you just love to talk. Your favorite or most frequently used words are: mama, dada, baby, bus, stuck, bye bye, truck, ride, trash, wa wa, wash, please, push. You really like it when we hand you something to throw away. You also ask to wash your hands a lot. You are getting good at saying please and it is so sweet we can hardly ever resist it. We are working on teaching you shapes and so far you know heart and star really well and point them out all the time. You have also recently started asking to go pee pee on the potty. Sometimes I let you sit there but you don't do anything. You are still a long ways from being ready to potty train (and so am I!) but you are in the early stages of starting to be aware of it. Update: Cambry went pee pee on the potty for the first time today!
Likes: You still love Wheels on the Bus. We listen to the song every time we go in the car and you also watch the show almost every day. You do the hand motions and "sing" the song all throughout the day. You also still love your baby and blanket. You are such a good little mommy - you try to change your baby, rock her, give her food and water, put Chapstick on her, give her medicine, etc. I have been putting some anti itch medicine on your mosquito bites and you love it. You will scratch your legs several times a day and say rich (itch). I say, do you need medicine? And you say memice (medicine). Then you come sit down and show me all the places you need it (but really your bites are all healed). You love Chapstick. You will carry it around all day and open and close it and pretend to apply it. We gave you an almost empty tube that you love. But you still know where we keep our Chapstick in our nightstands and will go get it and say "mama's" or "dada's". You love going on buggy rides at church. When we go during the week for workout you say ride the whole way down the hall and your teachers know you are dying for a ride as soon as you get there. You do great in the childcare there and on Sunday mornings.
Struggles: Vegetables are still a struggle as usual. Other than that you are pretty laid back. You do get upset sometimes when I take something away or do not let you get into things, but I can usually divert your attention somewhere else. If not we have started trying some time outs in your crib. You hate this but you usually are fine afterward. When you don't want to do something (like get your diaper changed or come with me to get dressed or do your hair) you will immediately drop to the floor and lay on your tummy. You don't throw a fit (although you do know how to do that), but just lay there flat, sometimes smiling and thrusting your legs. It is so funny.
Schedule: This is the exact same as it has been. Wake up usually between 6:30-7:00. Nap around 1pm. This nap lasts between 1 and 2 hours normally. You will also fall asleep in the car if we are running morning errands. Bed time is 7:30.
You have 16 teeth (I think). You wear around 12-18 or 18-24 month clothes. You wear size 5 or even 6 shoe. Your hair is growing like crazy.
We think you are the sweetest, most beautiful little girl in the world!