Wow October has been jam packed. We’re really taken advantage of Jamie being off work a bit more. He’s a chef and summer is really crazy for work! This month we’ve had lots of much needed family days together and Evie has loved having him around a lot more.
I can’t believe how much Evie has changed since her 18 month update. She seems like a completely different person and has become so talkative and really independent.
Here’s her 19 month update:
Everyday we’re graced with new words and new skills. As I’m writing this you’ve literally just come to me, pointed to your tongue and said the word for the first time.
Your learning seems to have increased ten fold and we’re trying to take advantage of this by teaching you as much as we can.
You are getting so tall. Well…to us! But you’re still little miss petite and are only now just fitting into 12-18 month clothes. We bought you new pyjamas this week, stupidly with an 18 month label on. They’re so big on you. You look like a little penguin! It’s seriously cute.
We’ve started to notice that you’re a good cross between Daddy and Mummy in the looks department. You have Mummy’s eyes and nose, but the rest is all Daddy. You picked up one of his baby pictures this week and said ‘Hi E’. This is your version of Evie.
You are so good at eating,which makes a huge change from last month, and you can now feed yourself properly with a fork and spoon. Whereas last month you wouldn’t even sit in your highchair, this month you’re pulling the highchair out as soon as you see that food is being prepared. You’re still enjoying green smoothies everyday with Mummy, and you’ve started to eat the greens that are on your plate again too. Woo!
Above is your ‘What do you mean I can’t go in the sea? face. You are so funny and have such a personality. You still get the occasional daily tantrum and get cross and frustrated a little too easily, but your sense of humour is amazing. You’ve started to try and make us laugh by doing silly things and making faces. You’re turning into such a performer. You are also so loving. You kiss and cuddle everybody and insist on mothering all of your toys. Throughout the day you feed them, push them around in your trolley and make sure that you kiss and cuddle them all before you go to bed.
Your favourite thing to do is to look after your toys and play with your baby cousin Amelia. Whenever you see Amelia you try and be involved, helping to push her pram around and making sure she’s ok when she’s having her nappy changed.
We have a feeling books will always be your favourite things. Everyday you read so many, either browsing through them solo or bringing them to us to read. You’re starting to slowly enjoy storybooks as well as fact books, thanks mostly to your Autumn bookshelf and your Halloween bookshelf. You’ll happily sit and listen to a short story, but if you consider any too long, then you’re up and gone.
You’re starting to dislike messy play, but it’s looking like it’ll just be a phase. We did some Halloween crafts and some Autumn crafts with you this week and although you enjoyed them, your attention span seems to be becoming a lot shorter.
You have a fascination with the piano and insist on playing it every morning, which is super cute but you get so cross when it’s time to shut the lid, even if you’re no longer playing it.
You are obsessed with hats and insist on wearing your crown around the house everyday, as well as any other hat that you can get your hands on (witches hats, Daddy’s bike hat, your winter hat etc).
Your only real dislike at the moment is not getting your own way. Cue big toddler meltdown.
I’ve lost track of the amount of words you can say. Bananas are bananas again. They were apples. You can say cow, pig, turtle and an endless amount of other words. You’ve started to say lots of short sentences like ‘Are you ok?’, ‘Lets go to the car’, ‘Go to the sea’ and ‘Find Daddy’. We have a feeling you’ll be properly talking by Christmas.
Words have always been your strong point. Physical activity not so much. You’re still a bit clumsy when it comes to climbing things and although you’re safe on furniture, you mess around on the stairs and still can’t go down a slide solo, which is a bit worrying.
You’ve started to sing! It’s so adorable. I taught you ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’ recently and you’ll sing the main words for it and do the actions. You’ve also started to sing along to ‘Row Your Boat’ and Taylor Swift ‘Shake It Off’ which is hilarious.
You love numbers. You have a wooden number puzzle and can put it together with ease. You’re also spotting numbers everywhere. In car parks, on doors, in books and magazines. Number 2 and 4 seem to be firm favourites.
You’re sleeping through the night and in your own bed most of the time. But we’ve had a bit of a poorly spell this week so understandably we’ve have had a little break in normality. You still have one nap in the daytime. It seems to be for longer lately, going from one hour to two.
You love people! You’re so shy at first, but you’re back to wanting to entertain everybody when you get used to them being there and you are so, so in love with your baby cousin. You cried so much yesterday when it was time for her to go home.
Your confidence seems to be growing again and you’ll say hello to everybody when we’re out and about. You’re starting to properly play with people your age too, actively seeking them out to run around with or to copy what they’re playing.
You love being social with animals and say hello to dogs and cats as they go past. You were even lucky enough to meet a penguin this month!
We’re so excited for this next month. We’re going on a family staycation, it’s Daddy’s birthday and we’re starting to think about introducing you to Christmas.