My girl, you are 17 months. Christmas came and went. You were a little darling. You loved opening your presents and played with every one. You are nearly 1 and a half! How has that happened?! A fully fledged toddler.
Weight: Heavy! Although I have no idea what she actually weighs. I might try and get her to stand on the scales this evening.
Daily: I work 3 days a week. Rosalie is lucky enough to be looked after by Grandma and Nanny on my working days.
Rosalie wakes up at about 7.30am
On a working day, I get up at 7am
to get up and get ready before she wakes. At 7.30am
I’ll go and get Rosalie up. I get her dressed and then we go downstairs to have our breakfast together
On no working days, We get up and go downstairs to watch some ‘Pepa’ (Rosalie asks for it now!) whilst Rosalie drinks her milk and I have a coffee. We will then usually have breakfast a little later around 9am
After Breakfast I get Rosalie sorted for the day. We then usually go out or do a little activity. Rosalie normally has a nap around 11am if we are not going out.
Rosalie and I always have dinner together around 5.30/6pm every night. I like to have dinner as a family every night but with Nick’s training it isn’t always possible. Every other night Rosalie will have a bath, bed time story and then bed. On the nights she doesn’t have a bath I have started to let her watch in the night garden before bed. I actually love this time as Rosalie will sleepily cuddle up to me on the sofa!
Playtime: I hate to admit it but Rosalie has definitely taken more of an interest in the television. She asks to watch ‘Pepa’ and brings you the remote control. It’s strange because she has never really watched much tele. I don’t have it on in the background or anything because I end up watching it and I’d never get anything done! I do now put it on for an hour and then we’ll turn it off and do something else.
She still likes to feed her doll and soft toys and loves her little wooden dolls pram she got for Christmas. It was really reasonably priced but is really sturdy. Rosalie has also taken to sitting in it herself. She has taken more of an interest in her rocking horse. She pulls it out and sits on it herself.
She still really enjoys books. We have a book basket in the living room and her bedroom and Rosalie takes out books and bring them to you so you can read them to her.
Her favourite toy of the moment is a shape sorting bus that she got for Christmas. It has a little back door where you can empty all the shapes. Rosalie keeps bringing it over to me to empty and then we will sit and put them all back in. This one has lots of different shapes even an octagon and crescent moon so it’s a more difficult than most but she can do them all and claps every time she gets one in.
I nearly forgot! Rosalie has learnt to Roley Poley. She literally throws herself over all on her own. She has no fear that girl! She also does them on demand, you only have to say ‘roley poley’ and she has got her head down with her bum in the air!
Bedtime: Rosalie goes to bed at 7pm every night. Every other night I give Rosalie a bath. On bath nights, I will dry her off, let her choose her jim jams and then we will read some bedtime stories. On non bath nights I have started to let Rosalie watch in the night gard on cbeebies. It’s mesmerising. Rosalie sits so quietly watching it on the sofa. I actually really like this time as she cuddles up to me whilst drinking her milk and it is a lovely way to end the day.
Feeding: Rosalie eats whatever we are having for dinner. The only think she doesn’t really like is fajitas. I cooked some pasta the other day with a few to many chilli flakes in and she kept sticking her tongue out and coughing. Bless her! We are having a curry tonight which we don’t have very often so I am going to try and make it very mild.
Sizes: Rosalie is still in 12- 18 month clothes, just! The leggings fit her nicely but she has outgrown all her standard t shirt style tops. She doesn’t have very many of these as I tend to buy floaty tunic style tops or dresses as they will fit her for longer. It won’t be long before she grows out of those too.
She is in size 5 nappies.
Teeth – Rosalie has 10 teeth. Her molars are coming through and they have given her a little more trouble. She isn’t too bad just a little grouchier because she is in pain. She also keeps waking in the night but luckily she settles quickly if I lie her back down.
Talking – Rosalie is always talking! Her word count is definitely going up. I’ll try and remember them all. She says ‘doggy’, ‘woof’, ‘oh no’, ‘yea’, ‘Teddy’, ‘Baby’, ‘Uh-oh’, ‘Bye-bye’, ‘Nana’, ‘nar-nar’ ‘tickle-tickle’ ‘Dada’ ‘Mama’ ‘More’ ‘Pot pot’ ‘wee wee’ ‘poo poo’ ‘Biscuit’ ‘Chocolate’ ‘Breakfast’ ‘look’ ‘this’ ‘ralph’ ‘Ran-ma’ (Grandma). She says ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ and she will now answer you if you ask her a question. There are probably a few more that I can’t think of. She understands everything. She will go and fetch things and bring them too you and she will take things to people so she knows who everyone is.
Potty training – We now have two potties but she still hasn’t done the deed in one yet. The few times I have let her go nappy less she has weed on the carpet! I’m not too worried yet though as she is only young.
You are gorgeous happy little thing. I hope these teeth will hurry up and come through because I hate to see them hurting you. Ooo you love dancing too! You are so funny because now whenever you enjoy something you say ‘More! More!’ until we do it again.
Joanna Victoria -x27th January 2016 at 11:22 AM
Aww they grow up so quick!
My little boy Blake is now 13 months.its lovely that her vocabulary is coming along Blake can say Mama, Dada and Nana and No.
Sarah Cantwell27th January 2016 at 11:27 AM
It is lovely when they start talking and can tell you what they want. Although all we here is 'Pep-Pa' We never used to have the TV on but now she asks for it I find it hard to resist xx
Life-As-Mum27th January 2016 at 3:36 PM
What a lovely update. She is so beautiful! They grow up way too quickly.
Sarah Cantwell27th January 2016 at 10:44 PM
Thank you. They sure do, it seems like only yesterday we bought her home in our arms! Xx
Ickle Pickle27th January 2016 at 10:34 PM
Oh she is lovely – gorgeous photos! Time goes by so quickly. This is lovely to look back on. Kaz x
Sarah Cantwell27th January 2016 at 10:43 PM
Tell me about it. I said I'd stop when she is two I can't believe how close that is getting! X
Zoe Lester27th January 2016 at 11:29 PM
Oh what a little cutie. They really do grow so quickly, I'm sure I was only giving birth to my youngest last week and shes almost 7 months
Sarah Cantwell28th January 2016 at 8:46 AM
Ha! I know, Time flies! Especially when they are little xx
Kizzy Bass28th January 2016 at 5:57 AM
She is such a beauty, its amazing to watch them grow and change and develop.
Sarah Cantwell28th January 2016 at 8:47 AM
Thank you lovely, it really is. I can't believe how much she can do now. She is a proper little person now xx
Zoe Forde28th January 2016 at 9:01 AM
I love her little play teepee! It's so adorable. She's grown up so fast, she seems so independent already 🙂 x
Sarah Cantwell28th January 2016 at 9:24 AM
She really is! Where's my baby gone?! Xx
Kara Guppy28th January 2016 at 10:27 AM
Awww she is so cute – I love keeping a record of milestones
Sarah Cantwell28th January 2016 at 10:50 AM
She is pretty hilarious. She has us in ditches most of the time. Such a joy! Xx
Tanita28th January 2016 at 10:57 AM
I think these posts are so lovely for looking back on. I love the photos she is such a cutie. I remember when my two started with their words and 'more' was definitely one of their favourite words x
Sarah Cantwell28th January 2016 at 10:58 AM
All we hear is 'more!' It's so funny. I actually quite like that she is able to tell me what she wants. I am sure I will get sick of it soon thought! Ha ha xx
Pamela | Life With Munchers28th January 2016 at 7:54 PM
Awww, it's great watching them grow up and you really can't beat a sleepy cuddle before bed! Best part of the day
Sarah Cantwell28th January 2016 at 8:09 PM
Totally! it's such a lovely moment together xx
Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes30th January 2016 at 1:04 PM
She looks so grown up. Love her tipi too! 🙂
Sarah Cantwell30th January 2016 at 1:20 PM
I know! 🙁 Thank you lovely xx