Piper- 18 Months Old

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Piper turns 18 months old today.
She…

  • weighs 29.3 pounds
  • wears size 5 diapers
  • wears mostly size 18-24 months clothes
  • wears size 6 shoes
  • has 12 teeth
  • is now sitting forward facing in the car seat (with her pediatrician’s approval of course)
  • can say over 50 words
  • likes: dancing, saying “hi” to people, when daddy juggles
  • dislikes: home phone ringing, sleeping on long trips in the car, and people coming to the door

Piper has always liked books and she likes when my dad (Poppy) reads to her. Well, after one book at their house had been read too many times, Poppy turned to the old encyclopedias from the shelf. He showed her all the pictures of the different kinds of fish and all the dogs. She loved it, and now she asks for them whenever she is there. Hopefully some of the info is still accurate.

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Piper- 17 Months

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Piper turns 17 months old today.
She…

  • weighs about 27 pounds
  • wears size 5 diapers
  • wears mostly size 18-24 months clothes
  • wears size 5 shoes
  • has 12 teeth
  • can slide down a slide by herself
  • has started saying “mommy” instead of “mama”- I love it!
  • tries to put her shoes and socks on
  • has added “button”, “sticker”, “Piper”, “fish”, “bird”, “teeth”, “cheese”, “Elmo”, and a few others to her vocabulary
  • likes: carrying around a purse (or bag of some kind), Easter egg hunts, putting on lotion/ hand sanitizer
  • dislikes: napping in the afternoon sometimes

Piper has impressed several people with her knowledge of colors, but the truth is, when asked what color something is, she always says “purple” . It just so happens that that has been the first color a few people have asked her. It does seem impressive that a 17 month-old can not only recognize but also verbalize the color that they see. Yeah, that would be impressive. But with Piper, it’s just luck that you asked the right color.

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Piper- 16 Months Old

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Piper turns 16 months old today.
She…

  • weighs about 26 pounds
  • wears size 4 diapers
  • wears mostly size 18 months clothes
  • wears size 5 shoes
  • has 12 teeth
  • is getting better at using a fork and spoon to eat
  • can identify lots of items in books
  • makes faces like she is confused or mad
  • wears her hair in a ponytail most of the time and is much better about keeping in bows
  • can follow simple instructions like go sit in your chair or put that in the basket
  • has added “wa-wa” (water), “baby”, “shoes”, and “banana” to her vocabulary
  • likes: closing doors, reading books, pushing buttons, baths in the big tub
  • dislikes: getting her teeth brushed

We’ve shared the good news with Piper that she is going to be a big sister. Although I don’t think she knows what is going on, when I ask her where the baby is, she is able to point to my belly and say “baby”. Only on occasion now does she point to her own belly.

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Piper- 15 Months Old

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Piper turns 15 months old today.
She…

  • weighs about 26 pounds
  • wears size 4 diapers
  • wears mostly size 18 months clothes
  • wears size 5 shoes
  • has 12 teeth
  • can reach counter tops and door knobs
  • is saying some words like, “Mama”, “Dada”, “more”, “bye”, “yeah”, and her favorite, “no”
  • likes: Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’, keys, giving hugs and kisses, Mimi and Nana, turning the water on in the bathtub, pulling clothes out of drawers and the laundry basket, climbing stairs
  • dislikes: being tired, being sick

Piper really likes to eat/snack. She signs for food pretty much all day long. At daycare, the teacher said she will eat as much of her lunch as she wants and then she will go around to the other kids and sign “food” and “more” to them. One day, they moved her away to the corner and she just made her way back to the table to ask for more food. Apparently, sometimes it works.

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Piper- 14 Months Old

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Piper turns 14 months old today.
She…

  • weighs about 25.8 pounds
  • wears size 4 diapers
  • wears mostly size 18 months clothes
  • wears size 5 shoes
  • has 12 teeth
  • knows where her nose, toes, feet, and ears are
  • is signing more- mostly things associated with food
  • likes: remotes, giving kisses, backing in to a chair, surprising Mommy and Daddy from behind, getting tickled
  • dislikes: being put to bed before she is tired, the changing table

When Piper returned to daycare after Christmas break, she became a “brown bear.” This means new adventures like napping on a mat and sitting at a table for snack. One day this week, Piper got there after snack had started. While Chad was putting up her coat and stuff, Piper walked over to a little girl sitting at the table. The girl pulled out the chair next to her and patted it as if to invite Piper to sit there. I mean, how sweet it that? I’m glad my big girl is making friends!

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