Monday, October 24, 2011

Julianna is 17 months

Time flies. I know I say it all the time. But it really does. Julianna was 17 months old yesterday.
I remember when she was a teeny little peanut only a few days old... I miss when she was a bitty little baby. That seems like it really was yesterday.

Last night, some very good friends of ours welcomed healthy & beautiful Baby Benny into the world. Benjamin Carter. He was 7 lbs 8 oz's and 20 inches (I think I got that right!) He was 3 weeks early too! God bless him, Mommy & Daddy! I can't wait to see him & hold him tomorrow night... I know I'm going to have baby envy big time. I am going to want another one. I just know it. Watch out Brian.

Benny's mommy & daddy told us that Julianna was their 'inspiration' to have a baby. They love how she slept through the night so early and how well behaved she is/was. She really is such a happy kid {so far}. I feel like we must have done a decent job if someone else wants to have a child just like Julianna! :) It makes this mama proud of my little girl, but maybe Brian and I will take a little of the credit! (And I will give credit to BabyWise as well!)

Julianna's 17 month milestones

Words: Mama, Daddy (Dattdee), Hi, Ut-Ohh, WeeWee (binky), and  we think she says other words too but we can't be sure since she only says them once. She still babbles in her own language a lot.

Points to everything. Birds, ceiling fans, balloons, pictures in her books, dogs, cars, and anything else she wants. Including our food.

She can point out certain characters in her book - like baby bunny, grandma bunny, colored chameleons. She can point out yellow, green and red in her books. She loves for us to read to her now. She also likes to nose-snuggle with the characters in her book.

Julianna listens to everything we tell her to do, and she does it. We tell her "Go get pillow pet" and she runs to get him, and snuggles with him on the floor. We ask her "Where's your {insert toy here}?" and she looks around the room, and runs to get it for us. Pretty bright this little one is! We say "Go snuggle with Teddy" - and she runs to find teddy, and snuggles with him. She is fascinated with stairs now. If she sees them, up she goes.

When you ask her to, Julianna can point to her hair, her nose, her belly, and her feet.
She can also throw her ball overhand.

This kid can eat. Everything. She has a great appetite. The only things we are not giving her yet are peanuts, sugary junk food & fruit juice. She loves chicken, pasta, turkey, any kind of fruit, cheese, yogurt, milk, water, snacks of all kinds, pizza (hehe! our favorite!), squeeze veggies (she has boycotted all whole veggies right now for some reason), and the list goes on and on...

She loves to take a book, sit on the floor and flip through the pages... and then point to the animals or the characters in the book.
Julianna can brush her teeth (all 12 of them including 4 molars!) - she also knows to put things where they belong - and can remember where something was left earlier.

And the best is - Julianna laughs ALL the time. Giggles. Laughs. Squeals. This kid is just too funny!

Here is a collage I made for my SLR class - It was "My day in photographs".

After a long day of playing & visiting... Julianna loves snuggling with her Giraffe.

 I just love this goofy kid to pieces!


  1. Aw! She always looks like such a happy girl. She's ALWAYS beaming in your pictures. Happy 17 months :)

  2. thanks amber!! she is a happy kid - we are very lucky! :)

  3. I love the one of her with her tongue sticking out!!

  4. your daughter is THE cutest thing. Her eyes kill me. I seriously have never desired to reach through a computer and hug someone else's kid until I started reading your blog


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