Happy New Year! It’s also a special day because Gracie turns 18 months old today! Time flies, and Gracie is growing so much. I wanted to share a bit of an update with you :).
Oh my goodness, Gracie talks A LOT. And I love it. I would give you a list of words she says, but I would run out of space. She says everything now. She can almost form sentences too, but they are short. Like “all done, mommy” or “bye bye bath time”. She loves to say hi and bye to everything. She tells you what she wants whether its milk, or crackers, or peas, or oatmeal, or her blanket. She will let you know LOL. I love hearing her voice. It’s probably my favorite thing about her at this age. I love when I ask her a question and she actually answers me. So funny! I’m going to try to make a video soon of her talking so you can hear all the crazy things she says.
Gracie also sings songs now, too. It’s adorable.
Gracie is a great eater. She eats mostly everything you put in front of her. She’s not the biggest fan of meat, but if its ground turkey or chicken, she MIGHT like it. She loves grilled cheese, oatmeal, yogurt, strawberries and watermelon, cherrios, black beans, Jimmy Johns sandwiches LOL, eggs, okay… see she likes everything. When she’s all done eating she says “all done” and then will throw every piece on the floor.
Gracie has been doing much better with sleeping. She takes one nap a day around 11-1. And then goes to bed around 8:30-9:00pm. She usually wakes up around 8 in the morning. When we were in New York she stayed up until like midnight and then got up around 10:30am. She is so flexible with her schedule. She kinda just goes with the flow. We received an amazing mattress from Washabelle. It’s a washable twin size mattress. It’s on the floor in her room and she LOVESSSSSS it. She calls it her “big girl bed”. And she sleeps awesome on it. She does roll off it sometimes, but we have some floor pillows and rugs all around it so she just either keeps sleeping or will find her way back to her bed. It’s been a lifesaver for us because it was getting hard to sleep with her in our bed. And she hated the crib. So it’s a win-win!
Gracie got tons of new toys for Christmas. Her favorites right now are her new baby doll with the stroller, her tiny little ponies, this popper walker-thingy, and her new books. She does have an imagination and I watch her as she talks with her toys and makes up games with them. It’s fun to watch! She also loves having her friends come over to play. We love playdates! We also love walking across the street to the big park. And she loves playing with mommy’s swiffer!
I love being Gracie’s mommy! Every day is so fun with our little girl. It has been amazing to watch her grow and change and learn new things every day.