Piper- 20 Months Old

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Piper turns 20 months old today.
She…

  • weighs about 30.5 pounds
  • wears size 5 diapers
  • wears mostly size 18-24 months clothes
  • wears size 6 shoes
  • is putting words together like “more please” and “daddy walk”
  • says “I luh boo” (I love you)
  • likes to hold crayons in one hand and have someone else color on paper for her
  • has still only pee-peed and poo-pood in the potty a few times
  • tries to put pants on herself (even if it’s really a shirt)
  • no longer uses a pacifier
  • likes: slides, swinging, fish, spinning in a circle, motioning to songs like itsy bitsy spider, splashing, watching and playing with other kids, giving hugs (that’s a like for me too)
  • dislikes: diaper rash

I got my first eye roll from Piper the other day. We saw a fly while eating outside and I quoted one of her books, “no, fly, no… so go, fly, go.” She looked at me, no smile or anything, and rolled her eyes. What I think really happened was that the wind blew her hair on her forehead and she was just looking up to see what it was. Either that, or she was just reminding me that school was getting ready to start again, so I need to prepare myself for some 8th grade behaviors.

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Piper- 19 Months Old

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Piper turns 19 months old today.
She…

  • weighs about 29.5 pounds
  • wears size 5 diapers
  • wears mostly size 18-24 months clothes
  • wears size 6 shoes
  • has 16 teeth
  • can put books on shelves, throw things away, and bring items to us
  • says “okay” in response to things
  • has pee-peed and poo-pood in the potty a few times
  • knows how to say almost all of the colors but hasn’t been able to identify them yet
  • when asked to count, says “one… two” and if someone says “three,” she’ll say “four”
  • takes people by the hand and says “walk” meaning she wants you to take her somewhere (playground, computer, to get food, etc.)
  • likes: grapes, ice, stickers, peanut butter, dancing, typing on a keyboard, swimming, airplanes, necklaces
  • dislikes: strep throat

Piper plans to spend the (too short) summer going to the library, visiting family in Louisville, going to Gatlinburg and Charleston, learning to drink from a cup, and preparing to be a big sister.

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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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