Friday, February 7, 2020

21-Month Rosie-Bebe Update

A. Her Schedule – She wakes up about 6:30 a.m., takes her nap of the day around 10:00 a.m. (early, I know), and goes to sleep at about 6:30 p.m. When she sleeps she likes it daaark in her room.

B. Her Size – 23 lbs. 6 oz. (42nd percentile), 35” tall (95th percentile), and 19” head circumference (86th percentile) as of May 7. She’s wearing size 24-month clothes and size 5 shoes, though her shoes are getting small on her.

C. Her Personality – She is very sweet. She knows the word “hug” and willingly gives them. She can be very cuddly, preferring to eat some of her meals in my lap. She can get fiery when she doesn’t get her way – getting loud and dramatic, and even storming off abruptly. She has a sense of fairness and will appeal to me if her older brother takes something away from her.

D. Her Favorite Things
·                     Colors: PINK.
·                     Shows and Movies: Yo Gabba Gabba, which she calls “Foofa” after one of the characters. She also loves Kids YouTube, particularly things involving “Baby Shark” or babies.
·                     Toys, Play, and Art: She still really likes holding baby dolls. She’s willing to happily scribble with crayons. She also really likes having books read to her and will go get book upon book for you to read to her.
·                     Time of Day: Probably the very beginning of her day. She can be pretty crabby and tired by dinnertime.
·                     Bedding: She still has her pink horseshoe fuzzy blankets, though she usually sleeps beside them instead of under them.
·                     Foods: She likes fruit, especially berries, and also yogurt and meat. She knows the words “eat” and “meat.”
·                     Activities: She likes being outdoors, and playing in the play room, and really likes using my cell phone, even though of course I try to limit screentime.
·                     Animals: She knows the words “cat” and “dog” (and likes both), but also “bear” and “baa” (for sheep). She seems fascinated by our cat.
·                     Heroes: Perhaps me.

E. Things She Does Not Like – When she asks for and does not receive my cell phone. Also, sitting in her highchair.

F. What She’s Thinking About – She seems to be trying hard to learn a lot of new words. She surprised me the other day by knowing the word “heart.”

G. Surprises – I’m surprised her single nap of the day is so early in the day.

H. Best & Worst Things –
·                     The best things: Her smile. When she says “Mama.” How she’s good with her hands, like when she manipulates objects.
·                     The worst things: How she’s obsessed with phones.

I. Family and Friends – I think she’s a pretty happy camper when we visit family or friends.

J. Parenting or What I’m Doing Differently – She’s definitely got a slower pace of life at the family-based daycare we’ve got her in as compared to the boys, who went to a center at this age. I think the slower pace might be better for kids age two and under.

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