Kate, Kate monthly posts

Kate 16 Months

Katers-the-taters,

My heart sank when I received a text from Grammy about how sad you were when Daddy, Lexi and William left without you. I was out in LA for a work trip and Daddy and the two big kids met me out their for a fairly impromptu trip to Disneyland while you got to spend some one-on-one time with Grammy and Papa. When Daddy dropped you off at their house and then proceeded to leave with the two big kids, you waddled over to your gold shoes, jacket and brought them to Grammy fully anticipating to leave with everyone. And when you didn’t I think you kind of went into a mini depression. Grammy said you spent a lot of time with your Paci and snuggling your bunny and barely ate a darn thing (which is always an indication for you that something isn’t quite right) and just weren’t yourself. I’m sorry sweet girl. I didn’t mean to make you so sad and feel terrible, but it is good to know how much you love us. And don’t you worry, this was just a quick little trip that you wouldn’t have gotten anything out of and I promise, we will go take a big trip to DisneyWorld when you are about Lexi’s age.

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This month, you really learned how to clearly articulate Dada and call for him ALL of the time. There have also been a few instances where I can tell you’re trying to say ‘where are you?’ based on the inflection of your voice but no words on that yet. You have said Mama a couple of times, but don’t do it regularly.

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You also know when you shouldn’t be doing something. For instance, William was going to the bathroom and you went to peek into the back part of the potty, but stopped looked at me and shook your head no.

You also understand direction like, ‘go get your shoes, or sit down, or come here’. You have mastered going down stairs on your tummy and slide a fast as a racehorse down them (thank goodness for footie jammie season so your tummy isn’t full of rug burns)

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As much as you like to move around all the time, you also have this incredibly sweet and nurturing side of you. You love to snuggle with pals and blankets or if William is snuggling with me or just laying down, you regularly come over and start gently rubbing his back or his hair to show your genuine affection towards him.

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Other events/favorites

  • We went to Uncle Dustin’s families Apple Orchard and learned that you can eat and apple whole (without it being cut up, peel and all)
  • Your favorite activity is to go into my cosmetic drawer or the find the big kid’s toothbrushes and carry things around the house and then drop it in the most random places. You love to put bottles or containers of toothpaste in your mouth and walk around with them in your hatch
  • We got rid of the rocking chair and the changing table this month and moved the single bed into your room and you seem to like reading/snuggling a tinch more than you did in the rocking chair, so it feels like a good decision.
  • Nicknames: William still calls you Beetle most of the time, but we do call you Kate a lot or Katers, which has turned into Katers-the-taters, or just taters

Love,

Mama

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