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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Piper- 13 Months Old

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Piper turns 13 months old today.
She…

  • weighs about 25 pounds
  • wears size 3 diapers (Santa ones this month)
  • wears mostly size 18 months clothes
  • wears size 5 shoes
  • has 8 teeth
  • knows where her head and belly are
  • holds up 1 finger when asked how old she is
  • likes: oranges (more like loves!), walking around carrying things, little bottles of hand sanitizer, pulling items out of drawers, cabinets, and laundry baskets
  • dislikes: getting her hands and face wiped after eating, having things taken away

One year ago today was my first “watch me grow” post. It is so sweet to think back to that time last year when we were just meeting Piper and couldn’t imagine how the next 12 months would go. It has been amazing and now, as I think about it, I get a little sad. I even asked Chad if I could still categorize these posts under “baby.” I think I will for a while. She’ll always be our baby, right?

On another note, she has her first Christmas program at daycare tomorrow…I’m expecting a solo or 2 from Piper.

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