Monday, December 12, 2011

It's been awhile...

.....since my last post.  But I have some reeeally good excuses. 

1.  I'm pregnant. We all know what that entails..nausea, vomiting, extreme exhaustion, and in my case this time around, major headaches.  Combine this with an overly active 18 month old and you will begin to understand my lack of writing.  But I'm 1 week away from my 2nd trimester and things are easing up dramatically (except for the headaches..sympathy is welcome)..so hopefully the writing picks up again.

and..

2.  Once Sage turned one, I really just skipped out on the monthly updates. 

So now, I'm going to write about both..my monthly updates and Sages..with some pictures of course.

This month has been fairly exciting and different than most months, really.  We set up Christmas, which Sage loved and was confused about at the same time.  We heard a sweet, yet strong, tender little heartbeat, and we've finally cut out the binky from Sage's daily routine.  Phew.  That was a lot.
Chillin.  While watching Tangled of course.

The diva.  What's more stylish than sunglasses and an elmo phone?


Here's the rundown.

Stats:
Last appointment Sage finally got out of the "underweight" category and measured at the very bottom of the curve.  This is such exciting news because she has always been considered underweight. 
At 18 months she weighs just under 22 pounds and is 33 1/2 inches long. 
She still comfortably wears 12 month clothes and some 9 month onesies.  And is slowly creeping up to a size 5 shoe..but still fits in all of her 4's and some of her 3's.
I still worry about her small, petite size and her lack of appetite, but she's growing strong and healthy and is a very active and happy (most of the time) little girl.


Teeth:
Sage now has 14 of her 16 baby teeth with one more on the way.  Woot!  One more tooth to go and then all we have to worry about are her two year molars.  Oh, how we dread that day.  Her teething has been fairly manageable with the exception of her first 4 teeth..so hopefully her molars don't cause too much discomfort for her (or me, for that matter).

Eating:
We're still struggling to find food that Sage really likes and will stuff herself on.  Currently, her favorites are eggs, gerber cheese puffs, freeze dried fruits/veggies, and chocolate.  Give her any of these and she'll pretty much eat most of what you give her.  However, it's still a fight to get her to sit down, finish a meal, and get full.  She's usually too active or uninterested to eat and therefore has maintained such a low weight.  The doctor doesn't seem too concerned so we'll just keep doing what we're doing and hopefully one day she'll learn the joy that comes from eating ;).


Talking:
It seems like all of the sudden Sage really wants to talk to us.  She jibbers and jabbers for everything and most of it we don't understand.  However, she does have a wide range of words we do understand.  Every morning she wakes up, points to the living room and says "on" so we will turn on the Christmas tree lights.  Anything that gets turned on, she points to and says on.  She also says up, off, please, thank you, grandpa (pumpa..suuper cute), nana, kitty, meow, dada, mama, uh-huh, uh-oh, no No NO, hi, and bye.  And if there is something she wants but can't say she'll come get us and take us to what she wants or point to what she wants.
And as for understanding things, she practically knows everything we ask/tell her to do.  She'll go get a diaper/wipes for us, she throws things away, she goes to time out, goes to her room, gets her blanket, goes to the bathroom to take a bath, gets my phone, gets her milk, gets a cup for treats, responds to yes/no questions, gives loves when asked, gets her coat, cleans up her toys, puts things back where she got them...you get the idea.  She understands EVERYTHING.  It's seriously so nice to be able to talk to her and have her get what we're saying!

Awesome things you do right now:
We've been one entire week without a binky.  Seriously, this is a HUGE accomplishment.  Sage had to have her binky for naptime and bedtime without fail, every day.  Finally, after multiple failed attempts, I cut the end off of her last binky, gave her a new stuffed animal to take to bed with her and that was all it took.  Granted, the first few days weren't pretty, but now she goes to bed with a little cry and she's out.
Awesome job baby girl! 
And she loooooves grandpa Doug and her nana.  I don't know what it is about those two that she loves SO much but she can't get enough of them when they're around.  Here's a picture (or two) to prove it.


I really can't believe that my baby is going to be a sister and that she's old enough to do all that she's doing right now.  I really love the age she's at right now and can't wait to see what more she has in store for us.

Wow, that was long and wordy, congrats if you made it through.

And sorry if i bored you to death.

Your fault for reading it all, I guess.

Over and out.

Merry Christmas!

Ok, really.  Bye.

2 comments:

Spencer, Corrin, and Adelynn said...

CONGRATS NIKA!!!! I"m so excited for you! That will be so fun for her. And I'm glad you wrote a long updated post. I like reading them and seeing what you guys are up to. Sage and Addy are so similar!! Keep on updating and let me know about this new bebe of yours thats growing!!!!!!

Newbold News said...

Niki, that Sage is such a cute little bean! Feels like just yesterday I came up to visit when you just had her. She is growing so quickly. I hope the second trimester brings less morning sickness and that your headaches stop. Love ya