Last time I posted an update on Karlie, she had just turned 1 year old. On Monday she had her 15 month check-up and she is certainly growing! She has consistently stayed in the 50th percentile for weight and has always been off the charts for height (>95%). Here are her measurements since birth:
~ Her bedtime is at 8:30 and she usually wakes up at 8.
~ She takes two 2-hour naps every day, once at 10:00am and again somewhere between 2:30-3pm
~ She sleeps with a blanket, a stuffed animal (usually "Dog"...who is really Lady, from Lady and the Tramp) and her pacifier (which I really hope to start breaking her of really soon)
~ Walking is now her only mode of transportation. Sometimes it looks like she's practically running, but I'm in denial and won't admit that to myself.
~ She loves to go outside. And when I say loves, I mean L-O-V-E-S going outside. It's all she wants to do. She knows what the word means so it became one of our "spell it so she won't know what we're saying" words. I've seen many tantrums thrown during thunderstorms because I won't take her outside.
~ She also loves to put things away. She dumps her shapes out of her shape-sorter just so she can put them all back in.
~ She is really learning how to understand and obey us. A couple weeks ago, I caught her going through our bathroom drawers, playing with a bottle of pills (child-proof...don't worry) so I told her "Karlie, put that away." She immediately put the bottle back in the drawer and pushed the drawer closed. A little while later, I found her in our bedroom playing with the same pill bottle. I looked at her again and said "Karlie, go put that away." She walked into the bathroom, opened the drawer, put the pills inside, closed the drawer, and walked away. It made me so proud.
~ She's the best dancer I know.
~ She loves to eat. She prefers fruits and vegetables over french fries and corn dogs, but never turns down a bite of frozen yogurt.
~ She wears a size 4 shoe, size 4 diapers and size 12-18 months clothes.
~ She has 12 teeth! 4 top front, 4 bottom front (1 of which is still cutting through), and 4 molars (also still coming in)
~ She loves to give kisses but only gives hugs every now and then.
~ She is a go-to-bed champion. When it's time for bed or for a nap, I just say, "Karlie, let's go night-night." and she walks down the hall, into her room, and stands in front of her crib.
~ She loves to see her daddy. She can very easily pick him out of a crowd and goes nuts when she sees him. As soon as he gets home and opens the door, she says "Da!!!" and takes off for the door.