Sunday, November 21, 2010

Molly's 18th Month

Molly was a busy little girl during her 18th month.  She learned to talk, loves to be a helper, sings, follows simple directions, folds her arms during prayer, and climbs into the bathroom sinks.   She has never met an obstacle she couldn't climb.  At the beginning of the month, Molly was saying about 7 words fairly clearly.  By the end she was up to 38 and counting.  Complete language explosion.  She loves dolls and is quite the little nurturer.  Her brother was feeling sick this week and she kept stroking his head and giving him kisses and saying, "Bubba."  She loves all things pink and princess.  Besides a language explosion, she has also had a growth explosion!  She went from 4 teeth to 10, and is now also cutting molars.  Her hair grew longer.  She went from comfortably wearing 6-12 month clothes to wearing 12-18 month clothes with little to no room to spare in height.  (completely skipped 12 month sizes).   That being said, she was in the 7th percentile for height (21 inches), 5th for weight (19 pounds), and 50th for head at her appointment.   The doctor predicts she will be about 5 foot 3 as an adult.  She also said Molly had a little bit of torsion in her right foot which should correct itself. 

***Molly's words (give or take a few) at the end of 18 months.
Bird, cat, dog, that, ball, bubbles, tank-you, Da-da, Bubba, hi, uh-oh, bath, down, baby, woof, quack, please, Puh-Boo(peek a boo), car, Shh, Shh, Shh (Wheels on the Bus), Nana, Papa, thirsty, book, more, yeah, shoe, wa-wa (water), cheese, Jesus, temple, this, hot, pancake, wafa (waffle), and MAMA!

(My friend, Courtney, took these awesome pics of Molly).

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