Piper- 23 Months Old


Piper turns 23 months old today.

  • weighs about 32.8 pounds
  • wears size 6 diapers
  • wears mostly size 24 months/ 2T clothes (but she’s been wearing some 3T too)
  • wears size 8 shoes
  • talks a lot and makes lots of observations like “Poppy crying,” “Mommy talking”
  • can recognize shapes and attempts to draw them
  • can count to 13
  • likes: Poppy, reading books, singing songs, swinging, playing hide-and-seek, flashcards, watching football- it’s the only TV she’s allowed to watch (guess who’s idea that is)
  • dislikes: when animals get too close to her

Piper has recently learned to play hide-and-seek, but she’s not very good at it. Not surprising since she is not even 2 yet, but she tries. She will cover her eyes, count, and then go hide. She also likes someone to hide with her, so if Chad is not home, then she and I have to hide and wait for Poppy to come find us.

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Piper- 22 Months Old


Piper turns 22 months old today.

  • weighs about 32 pounds
  • wears size 6 diapers
  • wears mostly size 24 months / 2T clothes
  • wears size 8 shoes
  • can count 1 to 10 missing a few numbers here and there
  • can say the alphabet, but not very well
  • car seat has moved behind the driver to make way for Poppy
  • getting very picky about what she eats
  • likes: cleaning, yogurt, number flash cards, peanut butter, medicine
  • dislikes: not being picked up when she asks, new teeth

Piper’s back molars are coming in  and this has caused her to be extra fussy. This plays itself out at school by kids crowding her and not backing off so she starts to “explore them with her mouth” (bite).


Piper- 21 Months Old

Piper turns 21 months old today.

  • weighs about 31.5 pounds
  • wears size 5 diapers, but size 6 are coming
  • wears mostly size 24 months clothes
  • wears size 8 shoes
  • talks a lot and uses short sentences like ” I drop it” and “Mommy get it”
  • says “I luh boo” (I love you) without being prompted
  • actually colors with crayons, etc. herself
  • has started back to school as an orange tiger
  • sings songs, but skips words
  • likes: dancing, listening to songs, climbing, splashing, buckling her car seat, putting on shoes (it doesn’t matter if they are hers), bubble baths
  • dislikes: not getting to put on her own shoes or shorts.

Piper is using common phrases, but she sometimes mixes them up. Recently, she passed gas and said, “you’re welcome.”


Piper- 20 Months Old


Piper turns 20 months old today.

  • 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.