Monday, January 27, 2014

16 Months

I know I say this every month but every day with Eliza just gets better and better! I love our little girl more with each passing day! I can only imagine the love that is going to fill our hearts when Weldon is born.

I love Eliza's outgoing and bubbly personality! She is always making me laugh.

She loves being with people and has become a talkative little thing. We aren't always sure what she's saying but we can usually figure out what she wants. Some of the words she is saying well are: dadda, momma, woof-woof, papa, night-night, baby, milk, eyes, book, water, pease (please), cheese, ice (her newest obsession), jack (her buddy at day care) and ball.

Eliza has recently been having the most fun playing with ice cubes, it's so funny. I fill up an ice cube tray with ice and then she will transfer them to bowls, small containers, other ice cube trays, and cups. This entertains her for about 20 minutes! That's a LONG time for our little girl to be entertained by one thing.

We just recently changed Eliza's daily schedule and dropped her morning nap. We kept two as long as we could but a few weeks ago both naps started getting shorter and I could tell a change was needed. She has really done so well with the change. I am always a little nervous to alter her schedule but she is transitioning well. 

Eliza's current schedule  is:

6:45/7 Wakeup
7:15 Breakfast
9:30 Snack 
11:30 Lunch
12:15/30 Nap (usually 2-3 hours)
3/3:30 Snack
5:15/30 Dinner
7 Bedtime

I really love the one longer afternoon nap, especially because it opens up the morning for some fun outings and play dates. 

Eliza continues to be a great eater. She definitely has her favorites though.

Breakfast options: Oatmeal, waffles, scrambled egg, blueberries, bananas, oatmeal square cereal, Greek yogurt 

Snack options: Yogurt, applesauce, fruit, goldfish, graham crackers

Lunch options: Deli meat, cheese, black beans, grilled cheese, fruit

Dinner options: Lima beans, peas, carrots, beans, sweet potatoes, chicken, ravioli, whatever we are eating :)

At Eliza's 15 Month check-up, which was actually when she turned 16 months, she had the following stats:

Height: 29.5 inches (14th percentile)
Weight: 20 lbs 6 ounces (10th percentile)

She's our itty-bitty little thing. I also learned that she had a double ear infection! She was giving me no indication that she had one or that anything was wrong (except for a constant runny nose, but that's normal these days). I know she had not had it for very long because we had our family trip to the doctor about 10 days prior to her 15 month check-up. She's definitely on the mend and will be going back to the doctor on Friday for a follow-up in addition to a few vaccines. :( I'm sending her daddy to that appointment.

Along with Eliza's bubbly personality has come the first of her toddler tantrums. They seemingly come out of nowhere. One minute she's having a great time playing with her daddy on the floor...

And then this happens...

The smallest frustrations seem to set her off. It's rather pitiful and sometimes funny at this point. I know our sweet and spirited child is going to keep us on our toes in the coming months and years. 

One of the sweetest things Eliza has done recently is mimic what I'm doing. The other day that was cleaning. I was wiping down the cabinets and Eliza came over to help. :)

And then she took to wiping down the coffee table. Momma's little helper. I love it!

I can't believe we just have a few more weeks of Eliza being our only child! I'm soaking up this time with her. I can't wait to see little Eliza become a big sister! 


  1. We call my daughter spirited all the time,love it!!!! Eliza is too cute!!

  2. Hi Snow Birds...
    Eliza certainly had a ball playing with the snow all bundled up like an Eskimo. She didn't seem to know that it was cold.

    You can have it! It Our recent snow storm paralyzed Birmingham. There were stranded & wrecked cars everywhere.Colby took six hours to reach our house from downtown (he was on Jury Duty). Typical Birmingham weather ...flip flops one day and overcoat the next. He had on a nice Sunday long-sleeve cotton shirt, dress slacks and loafers. He was going to walk to their house straight up the mountain!!!! We bundled him up with a sweater, Gortex Jacket, ear muffs, gloves, 2 pair of socks, Mark's work boots and a scarf and sent him on his way.

    A brain surgeon at Trinity Hospital was called in for an emergency and walked 6 miles in the snow to get to the hospital and performed a life-saving surgery.

    A friend of our had 17 teenage girls from John Carroll spend the night. Most schools had a lot of stranded children and teachers over-night.

    Last week we were hit again, but everyone was so skiddish that most businesses and all schools didn't even open.

    And of course, today it was in the 60's.

    Christine, Eliza is so adorable and we miss her so much. Thank goodness for Smart phones. I loved the photo of her in that precious ruffled outfit.

    Weldon's nursery is so perfect. I remembered that "fish" pillow from when you first knew it was a boy. The colors are so soft to work with, but very masculine. And of course, I knew that deer head would be in there somewhere.

    You've done such a great job, now we have to wait for the little occupant!

    Love and hugs ,