Thursday, January 2, 2014

Tessa Grace--17 months

So I might've missed a few months. My bad. Tessa, if you're reading this 15 years down the road, please know I do not love you any less than your brother because I missed a few months. You just keep me a heck of a lot busier than he ever did!

At 17 months, you are:

*25 lbs and I believe around 31 inches. I think.

*in size 18-24 month clothes and some 2T if they fit small

*wearing size 5 and size 6 shoes. Your feet are growing like crazy!

*in size 4 diapers

*becoming more picky. For awhile, you were eating anything and everything we put in front of you. Now, you're eating a lot less.

*FULL of attitude! Your favorite thing to say is, "No-noooooo!" You say it over and over and over. You also cross your arms and jut your lip out when you're mad. It's hilariously cute and completely unintimidating. You've also been hitting a lot, thus spending lots of time in time out.

*still an excellent sleeper! When you're tired, you are TIRED. There have been nights you walk to your bed and shake the rails until we let you in. We can usually lay you in your crib at night and we don't hear another peep from you until 7:30 or 8am the next morning. You take a 2-3 hour nap every day. And you can sleep anywhere, any time.

*saying quite a few words. You've really started repeating a lot. Consistently, you say mama, dada, dog, nana, Bubba, Tessa, please, no, yes, love you (which sounds like luuuuuub boo), hug, shoes,  boots and Shhh!

*really getting into dolls and babies. You love them and carry them around everywhere. You insist on sleeping with one and cry until we put her with you.

*developing the funniest personality! You always have us laughing and you definitely keep us on our toes. You love to "put on makeup" and LOOOOVE doing your nails. You could sit and try on shoes all day if I would let you......and sometimes I do because I like it too! You are normally very happy and smiley, but when you're upset or your feelings are hurt, it is ALL drama. You get the cry face going and I'm a goner. You climb more than Tommy EVER did--we find you on chairs, on top of tables, getting ready to leap off the couch. Crazy girl! You have no fear!

*following your brother all the time. You constantly have to be doing whatever he's doing. Sometimes he loves it, sometimes he hates it. But you never give up! You want to potty like him, dress like him, walk like him, play with his's pretty sweet how much you love him! You guys USUALLY have a good time playing and wrestling.

 Tessa Grace, you are the best surprise I ever got!! I love you so much! Mommy and Daddy can't imagine life without your cheesy grin and spunky personality! You are not a perfect little girl, but you are perfectly wonderful. I can't wait to see what kind of young lady you grow up to be! Love you, sweetie girl!

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