The great news is that she checked out perfect. She's 31.5 inches tall (38th percentile) 22 lbs (40th percentile) and has a 19 inch head (92nd percentile...WHOA!). She has EVERYONE in that office wrapped around her finger! The doctor played "Let it Go" for her, and she was mesmerized. And Angie, our normal nurse was with another patient (BOOO!) but had to sneak in and see us and give Ellie tummy tickles.
In other good news, she got out of her shot. Our doctor like to be cautious, and since our 15 month appointment was a week or two late, it hadn't been over 90 days, and so we held off on her last hepatitus vaccine until her 2 year appointment. Which, by the way, I CANNOT believe is the next time we go to the doctor's with her. Hopefully we can continue the string of only well-baby visits, and no sick ones!
So what is going on with my little bean? Well, she's a ball of energy but so much fun! She and Scarlett got Daddy and I presents. New coffee cups! Big difference...these are toddler proof so I can actually drink a full cup of coffee. Heaven! Ellie is so funny though, she loves to wait for me to take a drink then lick the excess off the lid. I totally have a coffee girl on my hands!
She still LOVES animals and can name and make the animal sounds for most of her Little People animals. My favorite is the alligator. Nothing is cuter than her saying "chomp, chomp" while clapping her hands!
Fine motor Fridays have been a success too, as her fine motor spills are off the charts. She's really loving her pipe cleaner game, and is great at getting the pipe cleaner in the tiny hole. This week, I think we are going to try "beading" as long as I can make time to get out and grab some materials.
She's a super eater too. Anything with cheese is a hit. Blueberries are awesome. She's a carb monster just like Mommy. And she is doing GREAT with a spoon. Yes, there are often tantrums if you DON'T give her her own utensils. Such the independent little lady.
I really could not ask for a cooler kid. She keeps me on my toes, sure, but that makes me a better Mom. And I would not trade anything for that awesome, BIG personality that sometimes makes her challenging.
And for the record, I am going to stop blinking. Because when in the world did my little baby get to be 18 months old?!?!?!?!?!