Wednesday, March 5, 2014

18 Months 2.20.14

Caroline is very vocal for her age. She knows about 20 words and phrases now (I want to go, bye bye, car, dog, Elmo, milk, please, shoes, Amen, etc). It is amazing how much she mocks Tillman's actions. Tillman is a great supporter of Caroline. He praises her for going potty, eating well, saying new words, etc. It is amazing how much we can understand what she is saying. If we can, sometimes Tillman knows exactly what she is saying. One thing is for sure, she knows NO! With the talking, she does get very frustrated if we can't understand her. She often leads to hitting us, which leads to further frustration by all, as we are trying to teach her a lesson not to hit which she is trying to communicate. 

 She continues to do well with potty training at school, and we are starting to do some potty time with her at home. We are trying to make it routine when she wake to try to go potty. One morning this week she woke up dry, and went to the potty. Tillman praised her very well and gave her a treat. I think she enjoys his praises much more than what mommy and daddy can do. She seems ready for the potty. Caroline doesn't mind sitting there for a while. She really enjoys Tillman's seat since it has a race car button on it, so she is entertained by that!

 Miss Caroline is also a climber!  She tries to get on everything, and has even crawled out of her crib! She also enjoys kicking her shoes off.  As soon as she gets in a high chair or in the car, she is kicking them off. If you give her too much time, she will take off the socks too!

Her health has been good. She made it to her 18 month point where tubes will likely not be needed. Especially since she is going into the spring and summer months. She continues to have runny noses, but I just think that is part of being a daycare kid! 

 Caroline is in the 2 year old class and is starting to get asked to parties. She had her first visit to Little Gym and did very well. Tillman also got to come, so he was excited. She loved the bubbles, running around on the mats, and getting help with all of the bars.

 With learning new stuff, Tillman started soccer this month.  Caroline has actually been the one who has really enjoyed wearing the shin guards and kicking the ball around. I think she is going to be our soccer girl. Still unsure about Tillman with the sport, the first practice, he wanted to be on the opposite side of the field from the group.  Caroline was having a ball! (no pun intended)

 Caroline has grow 1 inch, gained 6 oz, and her head has remained the same. We think she is growing well, and certainly has a wonderful appetite. She receive one vaccination this time. I was nervous about her getting a shot at this appointment since I had Tillman with me, but she didn't even cry! I was shocked and so was the nurse. She took it like a champ and really acted as nothing was going on. She did have a huge knot on her leg for about a week, so unsure if that was normal or the reason it didn't hurt. Tillman again praised her for doing a wonderful job. I hope that will help him when he was to get shots at his next appointment.  All and all, Caroline is taking on 18 months like a champ!

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