Friday, February 6, 2009

18 Months and Counting....

Ivy Camille is 18 months old~ I can't believe it! I love looking at pictures from the past but I just can't grasp how fast the time goes. I still can remember rocking sweet Ivy and looking around at other kids thinking- that stage will be so much fun! Little did I know how quick that stage would approach. I really got emotional the other day when I looked back to the beginning of the blog. She was so teeny and I didn't even start it until she was almost one. I am so thankful for the way the blog acts as a scrapbook for a lot less time and money!
We went to the doctor yesterday, so as I do each time... here is a little about Ivy at 18 months.
Height: 31 inches *She hadn't grown since the 15 month checkup!!
Weight: 23 lbs
Favorite Food: blueberries and cucumbers
Favorite Treat: "cookies" and "crackas"
Favorite Drink: milk (the girl can drink some milk!)
Favorite Book: Guess Who, Elmo and The Wheels on the Bus
Favorite Song: Itsy Bitsy Spider and This Little Light of Mine
To Do: Ivy enjoys being a home. She likes to pretend all the time- she cooks, she mommy's, she hosts tea parties, and she is a train conductor! She loves watching her sing-a-long movies. dancing around the room, and coloring. Ivy also likes to be outside.... we take advantage any time it is pretty to go to the park or for a walk. She enjoyed being out in the snow and going for sleigh rides but I think we are all ready for warm weather! Ivy has grown out of being easily entertained when she is confined in a high chair or cart- none the less errands are made short and we enjoy a lot of take out! :)
Potty News: Since our last potty post Ivy has been, oddly enough, pooping on the potty. She seems to be reverse potty training because she no longer wants to poop in the diaper. (She is afraid!) Yay for this!! A few times she has woke up poopy and Mommy and Daddy realize how spoiled we are to be missing these poopy diapers! We have no idea how long this will last and we are not pushing it... I plan on trying to really potty train when it warms up. We will see!
Words: Ivy can identify a lot of things and I never know if I understand because I am the mommy or if she is speaking pretty clear. :) She repeats most names and loves to look at photo albums and point out who everyone is. She has strung a few words together and I am sure we will see more of this coming soon!
We are enjoying this stage so much, even as we experience her little attitude. Even though it can be trying at times we know it is a stage and it is our job to give her loving boundaries! On the upside, she is learning so much and it is fun for her to be like a little person.
We love our Ivy Girl! Here are some 18 month pictures:

Sweet Ivy....

Silly Ivy....

Pretty Girl Ivy....



14 comments:

  1. these pictures are adorable!!! I love the bell bottom-ish pants!

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  2. i love the pics!! and we got ours in the mail today, all perfect! I love that little girl.

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  3. I swear I was just reading about Ivy's one year birthday! She is a doll.

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  4. I can't believe she is 18 months old! What a sweet smart girl! You all are such good parents!

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  5. Just as she says, "my nana"---- that is "My IVY"--what a doll!!

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  6. She's so precious! I just love her little smile!

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  7. That outfit is the cutest thing ever! You must tell me where that's from

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  8. She is a doll! I love the picture with the heart :)

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  9. She is SO sweet! It was fun reading everything that you wrote about her...Everything you said reminded me of everything that Brynn is doing right now... except for the pooping on the toilet- you lucky thing!

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  10. Love the pics-we got ours in the mail the other day! Thanks :-)

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  11. She's adorable!! I like her pictures ;)

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  12. Thanks for the precious pics! Reading your blog reminds me of life 30ish yrs ago with "my girl". She now signs cards "your girl". Glad you're enjoying your "Ivy girl". It does fly by!

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Thanks for your encouragement as I travel through this season of life called mommyhood!