Eighteen Months

We’re enjoying the warmer weather (finally) and spending lots of time in the wagon riding up and down the street, and sharing the baby swing at the park.  I’ve gated off the front porch, and they can crawl around out there while I watch them from the porch swing, and they love it.  Latest tricks are waving bye-bye to anyone/everyone (including the dog) and blowing kisses.

We finally started serious tooth-brushing coincident with our first dentist’s appointment during early March, and they love to stand in their cribs at bedtime and have their teeth brushed (and then get their water sippies to take to sleep with them.)

Our mini Easter egg hunt was a big hit (I “hid” eggs all over the front porch, in plain sight.)  They would each find an egg or two, and shake them like crazy, then Emma would put the eggs in the basket, and Chloe would take them back out.

Sleep:  11-13 hours at night, 2-3 hour nap each day.  Once in awhile they’ll take two naps if they were up late the night before.

Food:  They tried asparagus and strawberries for the first time (both hits) and continue to consume all offered items, along with stray mislaid graham crackers, bits of Science Diet (Chloe) and anything else semi-edible that crosses their paths.  All of the Easter candy was a big hit, with all the chocolate bunnies and Reese’s eggs and jellybeans.

Nursie:  1-2 x/day.  The early a.m. nursie is essential, but they can be distracted from the post-nap session if we have visitors or somewhere to go urgently.  Of course, if they take two naps, they want to nurse both times.  It all works out.

Teeth:  Chloe has all 16 now, Emma still has 6 (with two molars coming, woe woe woe.)

Apparel:  18 month clothes, size 3 shoes, size 3 dipes.  I just bought size 4 sandals for summer, and they’re a skosh long.

Dimensions:  Haven’t weighed since our doctor’s visit in February, but I’m going with Emma at 23.5 lbs or so, and Chloe at 21ish.

Words:  Chloe – kitty (associated with tongue-waggling at the cat of unclear importance.  This would make sense if the cat were a labrador retriever, but he isn’t), shoes, done.  Emma – shoes, num (yum).

Likes: Chloe – sneaking around to get something forbidden (the remote, dog food, my Blackberry), WonderPets, her milk sippie.  Emma – her stuffed rabbit (from Easter), fruit.

Dislikes: Chloe –  corned beef, having to sit down in the bathtub.  Emma – salmon, anyone crying/upset (including TV characters.)

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2 Comments on “Eighteen Months”

  1. Natasha Says:

    They sound wonderful! I can’t believe they are getting so big!! Any chance of pics?

  2. Care Says:

    How the heck did they get to be a year and a half already?! And I haven’t even been up to see them yet (sheesh, life needs to slow down some – I really would love to get up there this summer.)


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