Monday, July 21, 2014

happy 19 months to my love bug

Yesterday our sweet daughter turned 19 months... which is blowing my mind! How is she on the downhill to turning 2 years old?! Time is flying! This post is going up late because I'm a slacker and didn't type this up ahead of time, and I've been busy being a momma (the not so glamorous side of having kids) who's cleaning up puke and snuggling her poor baby! We are pretty sure that Mia has inherited my poor stomach and gets car sick (insert the ugly cry) which I'm heart broken about! We love to road trip so I'm hoping for some tips on how to travel with littles that get car sick (read more below)!
I shared this on Instagram but had to share here as well! Mia is all dressed up for a wedding... and wearing the exact jellies that I wore when I was her size!!
- Mia went to nursery for the first time a couple weeks ago and she did great! Kids don't go to nursery at our church until 18 months, so I'd been counting down the months for this one so that I could enjoy a couple hours of actually getting something out of the lessons ;)
- I forgot to mention a couple months ago that she can put on her own shoes! It's so fun to tell her to get her shoes and watch which ones she grabs and if they end up on the right feet!
- Her vocabulary is increasing so much these days! She's totally into mimicking us and it's so fun! She's like a little sponge, totally interested in soaking up all the sounds her little mouth can make.
- Mia now says "wee!", "um" (which is so funny, she will say "Um, lkajs kwlje osis, um!" It's been kind of horrifying to realize how often I say "um" :)), "nana" (banana), "bir" (bird) "mama" or "baba" depending on her mood (for the longest time I thought she wouldn't say mama until I finally made the connection that she called me "baba", ha!). She also counts "two, eeeeee!" (three) She skips one but will often walk around the house saying "twooooo" to get me to start counting and she will count with me!
- She has pretty much mastered drinking water from a cup! I still won't give her milk in anything but her sippy because I don't want to deal with the mess if she does spill it all over :) But she's getting so good with the cup and she's so proud of herself each time she drinks from one!
- Mia now points to her teeth (and says "eeeee") and "shows" us her muscles! 
- Little girlfriend is turning into quite the dancer! Her little body sure can bust a move and it's the CUTEST thing :)
- Mia is still a pretty dang good eater, and I'm counting my blessings! Her all time favorites are: eggs, cutie oranges, yogurt, string cheese, and grapes. I'm sure there are more but that's all I remembered to write down.
- She is obsessed with books, coloring and puzzles! 
- We have been having so much fun this summer just being outdoors! This girl loves to be outside, it's definitely her favorite ever!
- I'm so, so, so sad to say that we experienced too much vomit on our road trip this past weekend. The drive down she threw up in the car, the drive back she waited until we were home but I could tell she wasn't feeling well towards the end of our drive. We are on the go all the time and I really don't want to stop, but I don't want to make Mia feel sick (or deal with cleaning up puke while traveling, totally selfish, I know!) Are there ways to ease the motion sickness? Would it be better to travel early morning or maybe at night when she can sleep through it all? Ugh, this is seriously such a bummer for us! All tips would be appreciated!
- Mia is wearing all sizes of clothing. 6-9 month, 12 month and 18 month, with some random other sizes in between :) At least we are getting our money's worth out of each size! She's moved up to size 4 shoes.
- She still wears size 3 diapers.


Amy said...

Are you still rear-facing? I know you are supposed to until age 2, but we found when we turned my daughter around at 22 months to forward-facing, she no longer got carsick (and plus, was much less fussy).

Chrissy@SimpleJoysBlog said...

Adorable! She is learning so much so quickly!

the girl in the red shoes said...

Awww Mia is so sweet! Love her cute little dress!

Cami said...

She is just oh so gorgeous.
Happy 19 months you sweet girl you <3

Shaunacey Bonneville said...

aww big girl! They go too quick!

P!nky said...

Happy 19th months, sweet lil bug!

Ashley Brickner said...

Happy 19 months, hope she is feeling better!!

Heather Leigh_A beautiful ministry said...

Aww my heart melts when my girl isn't feeling good :(

Happy 19 Months sweet girl!!! I keep forgetting our close in age our girls are. :)

Anonymous said...

Happy 19 months!!! She is always dressed so cute!

Anonymous said...

19 months is cra-zy! I can't believe how fast our girls are growing up!

Ashley @ said...

Ah this is SUCH a fun age watching their little personalities really develop!! She's such a princess I'm so excited to watch this little one continue to grow.

lori said...

It seriously blows my mind at how quickly they develop and learn- so exciting to see. And yay for the nursery at church. Carter LOVES going so much and I am so thankful that our church has such an awesome child's program for him to grow up in.

Mia just keeps getting cuter and cuter, she seems like such a sweet, fun baby girl!

Julie said...

Your church doesn't have a baby nursery? Interesting but I'm glad she's old enough to go now. Happy 19th months!

Mandie said...

Have I mentioned how cute she is...I have before...well, she's SUPER cute. :)

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

Show your muscles! I love it, I'm going to have to teach Aria that - she just learned the chicken dance so that has been endless entertainment. Happy 19 months!

Unknown said...

Aw she's such a cutie! loving her dress, too. her little quirks and characteristics sound a lot like my Mia. time flies like crazy (as you've already noticed) and i can say from my personal experience that it gets so much better over the next few months. you'll be amazed at how quickly she'll start actually talking. like, sentences! happy 19th month, little Mia :) -Misty @

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