Thursday, March 9, 2017

Evie 13 months

Oh Evelyn,

I am so thankful for you.  I am thankful for your radiant presence.  You are so sweet and happy.  You love life.  You love getting into things.  You love learning new things.  You love new experiences.  You just love everything except getting your boogers sucked out, having something taken away from you, or separation from people.  Other than that, you are good to go.  And it is so refreshing.

You have struggled this month with allergies, I think.  Although, those so called allergies are turning into a cough.  So, maybe you have a cold on top of allergies.  I don't know.  Your little face looks pitiful and it is red from being wiped so much.  Your eyes have some gook coming out of them.  At first glance I thought it was pink eye, but it doesn't seem to be that.

You like to roam around the house with your milk cup.  You are actually eating the berbers stage 3 astonishes me, although they don't seem as bad as they use to be.  You love yogurt and Pancake Saturday has become a favorite of yours, too.

You are preciously attached to your horsey.  You love to play peek-a-boo when we lay you in your crib.  You go to naps pretty easily.  You hardly ever cry when we lie you down and when you wake up.  You are into everything!!!  I can't hardly take my eyes off of you and you are fast.  Fast on your feet and fast with your hands.  You do show a determination sometimes and you don't like us to squash that.  You can also be quite rough, but how could you not with your sisters manhandling you all the time.

You say mommy in the cutest way possible.  And you get super excited when daddy comes home and say daddy, daddy.  You like to help me put the wet laundry in the dryer.  You like to sneak into the trash.  You put absolutely everything you can find in your mouth.  You love to eat snacks in your high chair.  You love to go in the playroom and play with the big girl toys.  You will still sit in the bouncy chairs for me.  You love to get into the cabinets and just sit there.

Facts about you:

  • You drink 18-20 ounces of Vitamin D milk
  • You eat 3 meals per day plus a few snacks
  • You eat Stage 3 foods
  • You drink from a bottle and a sippy cup
  • You take 2 naps (each about 2 hours)
  • You sleep anywhere from about 10-11 hours per night
  • You are getting some molars
  • You wear 12-18 month clothing
  • You are in the nursery with Mr. Eric now
  • You are walking more like a champ
  • You are still in a rear facing infant seat
  • You have some eczema on your thighs and back
  • You wear size 4 diapers

I am so thankful God gave you to our family.  You have us all wrapped around your little finger.  I pray all the time that your joy will abound and that you will be a refreshing presence to anyone you come in contact with.  Just continue being you and God will use you to do great joyous things!