I can’t believe how much Evie has learnt since her 19 month update. Here’s her 20 month update:
Wow you’re a chatterbox. You’ve started to talk in sentences, you spot numbers everywhere and you seem to be a big sponge at the moment, just absorbing everything we say and do and repeating it. It’s crazy how much you’re learning everyday.
You are so tall. I keep looking at you when you stand next to furniture and wonder when that growth spurt happened. Your hair is really starting to grow now and you’re slowly losing your baby chub.
You’re on and off with food again. Somedays you’ll eat loads, some days you don’t want anything. You love beans and bananas and will never refuse them. You’re open to new tastes at the moment and we’ve discovered you love spicy foods! But you still get a little bit funny with grainy textures. We’ve also discovered that pizza is a big no, no!
The tantrums are exhausting. You really easily flit between so loving and so naughty. You meltdown over the smallest of things and have started to be a bit of a nightmare to take out, especially for lunch or dinner. But then when you are nice, you’re especially loving. You love smothering us with kisses, tickling us (it’s seriously the cutest!) and giving us cuddles and pats on the back.
You don’t go a day without reading your books. You are still obsessed. Your new favourite book is Meg and Mog. What’s both amazing and scary is that you’ve read it with us so much, you can now read it aloud alone!! Not all of the words, but on every page you pick out words and items and read them out.
Apart from books, you’re still in love with phones and make it your daily mission to try and get hold of one, purely so you can press number 2 about a hundred times.
You love puddles! We can’t walk anywhere outdoors without having to stop every few minutes so you can splash about.
You don’t really have any dislikes, apart from being told no and having to sit in your highchair when we’re out for lunch or dinner.
You are talking in sentences. You can say please, you can say thank you and even cuter, you can say ‘thank you much’.
You’ve started to learn colours, you can do a handful of animal noises and you are absolutely obsessed with numbers. You spot them everywhere and can count from 1-10 with ease, although you never say seven.
You now try and sing! You hum the ‘Iggle Piggle’ theme tune, try and sing ‘Row, Row Your Boat’ and ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’.
Your physical side is a bit behind still though. You can’t climb up and downstairs safely, you can’t climb on furniture safely and you struggle to climb up and go down slides alone.
Every other month your sleeping patterns seem to break. You are up every night again and it’s so hard to put you to bed. You love your bedtime routine but scream as soon as you reach your cot. Sometimes you go down ok, but regardless of if you do or don’t, you wake up in the night everyday at the moment.
You are so sociable. If we go to a shop you say both ‘hi’ and ‘bye’ to cashiers. In restaurants you talk jibberish at the waiting staff and have baby conversations. In queues you try and play with other children and actively try and seek eye contact with people so that you can start some form of interaction. We really hope you stay like this as you grow up, we were always worried about this side of things, especially as both of your parents are so shy.
We’re so excited for this next month and introducing you to Christmas properly. Last year you weren’t old enough to understand anything but this year you’ve already learnt ‘Santa’s’ name and how to recognise him and you’ve started to notice that something different is going on.