Today you are 19 months old baby girl. You seem so very grown up. You are not very well at the moment. I think your teeth are hurting you but you are dealing with it very well.
Weight: No, I still don’t know, bad mummy!
Daily: Rosalie has started to get up a little earlier lately but I think it is because she has had some teeth coming through. I still don’t get her out of her cot until 7.30am and she is quite happy to sit in her bed chattering away to herself until I am ready. On working days I go in, change her bum, get her dressed and then we go downstairs and have our breakfast.
On our home days, we go downstairs as soon as Rosalie wakes. We watch TV whilst Rosalie has her milk and I drink my coffee.
We have lunch anytime between 12pm and 2pm depending on what we are doing and when Rosalie naps. Rosalie only has 1 nap a day now. Sometimes she has one before lunch and other times she will have a nap after lunch.
We have dinner at 5.30pm every night, Rosalie and I sit at the table to eat together and sometimes daddy is there depending on whether he is training or not.
Rosalie goes to bed at 7pm. She has a bath and story every other night. On the nights in between I will change her into her pyjamas and we go downstairs to watch in the night garden.
Playtime: Rosalie is a dare devil and loves nothing more than to through herself around the room like a crazy loon. Over the last few weeks she has learnt to climb up on to the window sill, stand up behind the sofa, lean forward flip herself over and roll off the sofa onto her feet. She does this over and over again.
My friend just gave Rosalie some Peppa pig toys, Rosalie’s favourite is daddy pig’s car. Rosalie loves pushing him around the house.
She has played with her kitchen a lot more this month and can name quite a few fruits now… ‘apple’, ‘nar-nar’ and ‘grapes’.
I have made a conscious effort to read to Rosalie more this month and I am pleased to say it has worked. She has got back into her books and often brings them over for you to read to her. We have started to read her bed time story to her in her tepee. We lie down on all the cushions, she loves it in there!
Rosalie goes to three classes a week now. On Mondays she goes to gym joey, on Wednesdays she goes to gymnastics and on Thursday she goes to baby ballet. Rosalie wasn’t too sure on baby ballet at first but now she is getting quite into it.
Bedtime: Rosalie’s bed time routine hasn’t changed since last month. Rosalie goes to bed at 7pm every night. I give her a bath every other night. On those nights once we have finished our dinner, usually at around 6pm we go upstairs and have a bath. I wash her hair and wash her body in some cream I was prescribed from the doctor. After her bath, we have towel cuddles and then Rosalie will pick out what pyjamas she wants to wear. We then read a story before bed. On nights where we don’t bath Rosalie we usually go upstairs and get ready for bed and then come back down to watch in the night garden before bed.
Feeding: I don’t think we have found a food that Rosalie won’t eat. She definitely loves sweet things the most with cake and chocolate being her favourite.
Sizes: I have gone a little crazy and bought Rosalie rather a lot of new summer clothes. I am going to have to sort out her wardrobe and drawers because they are now overflowing. Most of her leggings are size 12 – 18 months but I have started to put her in more 18 – 24 month tunic tops.
She is in size 5 nappies.
Teeth – Rosalie gained one more tooth this month but she is teething at the moment so I think she is due a few more.
Talking – Rosalie chatters away all the time and has even started to string a few words together. She says ‘There it is’ and ‘Up high’.
She says so many words now there is no way I will remember them all but I will try! She can say ‘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’ ‘Bis-kit’ ‘Choc-lit’ ‘Breakfast’ ‘look’ ‘this’ ‘ralph’ ‘Ran-ma’ (Grandma) ‘coat’ ‘door’ ‘bin’ ‘up’ ‘dirty’ ‘Nanny’ ‘Gran-dad’ ‘downstairs’ ‘out’ ‘stuck’ ‘sheep’ ‘grapes’ ‘apple’ ‘cheese’ ‘dinosaur’ ‘peppa’ ‘George’ ‘see saw’ ‘cake’. She says ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ and if I ask her if she has finished her dinner she will answer. She understands a lot more than she can say and will go and get things I ask for.
Potty training – We still haven’t started potty training yet. We have a few potty training books and 2 potties so are fully equipped for when it begins. Rosalie is starting to notice when she has been to the toilet and tells you sometimes which are all good signs. I am going to wait until the summer though as I think it will be easier.
Ditching the Dummy – I have decided that this is the month that Rosalie and I ditch the dummy. She is becoming too reliant on it. She can now ask for ‘num num’ and asks for it over and over again. She is also not happy with just one, oh no! she must have about three in her hands at all times. Rosalie is a little under the weather at the moment with a cold and her sore teeth but as soon as she is better the dummies are going.
Rosie, You are truly scrumptious! Such a happy little thing even when you are not very well and your teeth are hurting you. You don’t hit or kick and have never pushed or anything like that. We might have that to come though! :-s You are a gorgeous little girl and I just wish I could spend more time with you.
Joanna Victoria -x22nd March 2016 at 8:00 AM
Bless her we need to ditch the dummy at some point. Blake only uses it mainly at bedtime.
Sarah Cantwell22nd March 2016 at 5:49 PM
I'm trying but it's so hard!! X
Alice & Amelia New Young Mum22nd March 2016 at 8:28 AM
Lovely update. They grow up so quick it's scary! Gorgeous photos. Teeth are the worst fortunately Amelia didn't suffer too badly with hers but it's a nightmare when they do! Such a lovely age as development is a constant :)! X
Sarah Cantwell22nd March 2016 at 5:51 PM
Don't they! Where's my baby gone? It really is. I love hearing hear talk, Im so proud when she comes out with new words xx
Jane Duckworth22nd March 2016 at 8:34 AM
Delightful update of your beautiful little darling! 🙂
Sarah Cantwell22nd March 2016 at 5:51 PM
Thank you lovely, I'm glad you enjoyed it xx
Harriet from Toby & Roo22nd March 2016 at 9:30 AM
She is such a cutie and the absolute spitting image of you! I love that first picture, great update xx
Sarah Cantwell22nd March 2016 at 5:52 PM
Aww I love that you think so! Everyone says she is like her dad xxx
Zoe Forde22nd March 2016 at 3:06 PM
She's so good having such a dedicated routine – I'm very impressed!
Sarah Cantwell22nd March 2016 at 5:52 PM
Don't get me wrong it does change when we have other plans but mostly we stick to it xx
Claire Witt22nd March 2016 at 4:12 PM
Aww bless they do grow way too quick! and i def agree on summer time potty training! tshirt and no nappy 🙂
Sarah Cantwell22nd March 2016 at 5:53 PM
Sounds like a plan Claire. Do you have a post on your tips? Xx
Tinyfootsteps Blog23rd March 2016 at 1:44 PM
I'm waiting until summer to start potty training my girl. The plan is to have her out in the garden with just pants on and a potty on standby! My mother tells me I was a complete nightmare to potty train so I'm really hoping my little one doesn't take after me in that respect! Good luck with ditching the num-nums! 🙂
Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx
Sarah Cantwell23rd March 2016 at 2:59 PM
Thank you! I really need it, it seems an impossible task, I must stay strong! Yes that sounds like what we are planning to do knickers and tees all the way xx
Lucy Melissa Smith23rd March 2016 at 10:58 PM
I love the photographs, they are so beautiful.
We are going to be ditching the dummy soon as well, eeek!
Sarah Cantwell24th March 2016 at 9:18 PM
Thank you! It's not going too well so far but dummy time has definitely been cut down, baby steps! Xx
LeeLee Loves24th March 2016 at 9:12 PM
She's beautiful and it sounds like she has a really fun packed schedule. I miss being at home with my boy during the week. xx
Sarah Cantwell24th March 2016 at 9:19 PM
Me too! It sucks having to go to work. Maternity leave forever xx