Brynn has been doing great. She is such a happy, affectionate little girl. She gives us lots of pats, hugs, and kisses. :)
Some of her favorite things right now are airplanes, helicopters, animals, bugs, blowing bubbles, going to the park, and of course playing with her big sister.
She hops into bed at night and goes right to sleep like a little angel. But she still usually wakes up a few (sometimes a million) times during the night, and wants to be tucked back in.
Her favorite luvvies are probably her caterpillar and Olaf.
She is obsessed with Olaf, and wants to watch the song about Summer over and over when we're trying to watch Frozen.
I think she is weaned. It's hard to say because she will go like a week without nursing, but then she will want to if she's not feeling well or if she hurts herself.
She is starting to talk a bit more. She probably says about 35 words and short sentences now. Some of her newest ones are ball, I love you (I lah loo), oh no no no, and nightnight.
She knows so many signs now, I can't count them! Some of her newer ones are pumpkin, guinea pig, spider, and sweet. She can string signs together, like "sun up" and "airplane outside." The other day she saw a hat that had a fox on it and signed "fox hat." People always ask, isn't signing at this age stunting her speech? I say no because she is always trying to talk and making steady progress with it. I think the only thing that would be different right now if she didn't sign would be her getting frustrated by not being able to communicate as well. And I can't imagine it will make any difference in the long run. It can only benefit her to be bilingual!
She is a complete daddy's girl. Whenever she's hurt or wants something, it's "dada, dada!" And when he leaves the room, she does her sad sound, which is like a whale moaning piteously, lol.
She loves her doggies. She snuggles with them, gives them kisses, and always tries to share her food with them.
She is a pro at brushing her teeth. She says ahh then eee so we can brush, spits in the sink, and wipes her mouth off.
She loves drawing and I'm pretty sure she's a lefty, like her dad.
She is a bit addicted to popsicles and is always begging for a "pop." She does the cutest pout, it's so hard to say no! We've limited it to 1 a day now and it's been rough, lol.
She recognizes shapes now. She says "ovah" for oval and "dot" for circles or polka dots. She can't really say the other shapes, but she points to them when you ask her to.
She does throw tantrums sometimes. She will even bite her own fingers when she gets mad. :( But she gets over it quickly, and is usually really easygoing and cooperative. I am naively hoping that this is the worst it gets and "the terrible two's" don't kick in!
We've been letting her eat some dairy, and she has been doing ok with it. She did have some splotchy red skin so I'm kind of limiting it and watching out for symptoms.
She's good about blowing her nose on command now, which is very helpful. :)
She still has a pacifier sometimes at bedtime. I know I should probably get rid of them soon, but I so don't want to deal with it lol.
She adores going to the library. She knows to be quiet there, and to take her book selections to the counter to check them out.
Her favorite books right now are The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Ear Book, Pat the Bunny, Spot books, and Daniel Tiger books. She loves being read to, and just looking at books by herself.
Her favorite movies/tv shows are Ponyo, Frozen, Mickey Mouse, Sesame Street, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Spot, Little Bear, Signing Time, and Daniel Tiger (she will give Eskimo kisses and say "ugga mugga!").
She's still a great eater, she will eat pretty much anything. Some of her favorite foods right now are chicken corn chowder, pasta, yogurt, cheese, fresh fruit, and steamed veggies with butter. For a treat, she loves chips and beef jerky (just like her daddy, lol).
She really depends on her schedule. She needs her nap by 10:30 and bedtime by 7:30 or she will be VERY cranky. It's hard because she hasn't adjusted the Daylight Savings Time ending at all. She's still on her old schedule, which means she wakes up at 6am. :(
She is has been pottytrained since 23 months, although she still wears a diaper at night. She lets me know when she has to poop by saying, "Poooooop," and she signs 'toilet' for pee. :)
She is really shy these days, and always pretends to be asleep when anyone she doesn't know well talks to her, lol.
She has all her baby teeth in. Two year molars are next, yay...
She is always so excited to see her big sissy when she gets home from school. Every afternoon, they share a snack, snuggle up and watch some tv, then go off to play together. They are the best of friends (most of the time)!
She organizes her stuffed animals for a while before going to sleep, and once they're all set up, she picks one to sleep with lol. It's funny, she's getting to be such a big girl, but once she's asleep she still seems like my little baby. <3
Licking people is her new way of showing affection. Sweet, but gross, lol.
She likes picking out her own socks and is very proud that she can put them on by herself. She also puts her undies and pants on, but still has trouble with her shirt lol.
She hates the vacuum now, it terrifies her for some reason. :(
She's been obsessed with mittens lately, and wants to wear them 24/7 lol.
She is 30 pounds and just about 33 inches tall. That means she got a little taller but stayed the same weight in the past 3 months. Which makes sense really because I've noticed her looking like she has less baby chub. (She's in size 2T clothes and size 7 shoes.)
On her actual birthday, she was getting over a cold. We mostly took it easy all day. We snuggled up and watched Ponyo and she actually sat through the whole thing.
We gave her a present, a band set. She liked it so much, she shook a maraca the entire time she was eating her lunch, lol. I thought that was pretty impressive coordination actually, hahah.
She got a birthday cupcake, but was cranky so we didn't do singing or a candle. I feel bad that she was sick on her birthday and didn't really enjoy it very much. :( At least she's so young that she doesn't really know what birthdays are yet.
I finally got my camera back (I forgot it at my parents' a while ago) and took her 2 year pics. :)
I can't believe how fast time passes... Seems like yesterday Kaylee was 2 years old! It's just amazing seeing all their similarities and differences as time passes. They are both such unique individuals, and are perfect in their own way!
Can't wait to keep watching this sweet girl grow up!! ♥