Annie’s February 2018 Summary (16 Months)

Nothing big happened in February, but it was a good month. Annie is noticeably growing into a toddler as she gets better at walking and talking.

Toddler Routine

  • 7 DWT
  • 7:30/8 Breakfast
  • 9-10:15 Independent Playtime
  • 10:30 Snack
  • 11:30 Lunch
  • 12-3 Nap
  • 3 Snack
  • 5/5:30 Dinner
  • 6:30/7 Bed

Sleep

Sleep was fairly uneventful for the month of February. Annie napped well and slept well at night. At the beginning of the month, we attended our annual church family camp. All of us slept in one cabin and I was so impressed with how well the children did. Annie stuck fairly closely to her routine. However, there was one day I was particularly impressed. She fell asleep on my younger sister in the midst of all the going on. I couldn’t believe it and was a little concerned that it would ruin her nap (okay, a lot concerned). However, my sister transferred her to her crib and she kept sleeping! Jack would NEVER have done that, which just shows how much each child is different when it comes to sleep.

Eating

This month Annie decided she didn’t like to be fed by anyone but herself. She’s a pro with a spoon, so I let her go for it. It is nice to be able to eat my dinner at the same time as everyone else and not have to be multitasking as much.

Milestones

So many words! Annie is coming out with them every day. She mostly loves to make animal noises.

She has also started teething again. This is a big deal because she hasn’t had any new teeth in what seems like half her little life! All four molars are pushing their way through – poor Annie!

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Play

I didn’t notice pretend play in Jack quite this young, but I think because Annie watches Jack all. the. time. she’s really picked up on it. The two of them will pretend to be dogs together and bark at my feet. Wherever Jack is, Annie is right behind trying to do exactly as he does. It is cute…and scary, ha!

Clingyness

This is something that I am SO relieved about. For the first 12 months of her life, Annie would almost always only be happy when she was with me. She even would refuse Shane sometimes. Part of me loved it, but as the months went on, it started to get really challenging. I felt like I always had to make excuses as to why she didn’t want to go to other people. However, since the beginning of the year, she has slowly been more and more happy to go with other people. She still takes time to warm up to new places and situations, but generally speaking, she is happy to have fun with whoever will take the time to entertain her.


Until next time!

Hi! I'm Christine...a stay-at-home mum to two tiny humans. My constant focus is having my home run as smoothly as possible. Keeping two kids alive, and maintaining my sanity is also a priority. Most Saturday nights, you can find me hunkered down watching Grey's Anatomy, and hopefully nibbling on some chocolate. :)