Well into Toddler Life

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Some things about the past year have really dragged on. It seems like we’ve been doing the coronavirus lock down thing forever. But then I look at Tiffany and am so excited about all the ways she has grown and changed this past year. At 18 months, she has lived 2/3 of her life during the pandemic. But she is blissfully unaware, unless she is laughing at Mommy wearing her face mask.

My Tiffy girl is so fun. Even her big sister agrees now that she is walking and talking. They have already started ganging up on me and have no plans of stopping in the near future. But they love each other so much, so I will take it!

At 31.75 inches and 22.69 pounds, Tiffany hovers around the 50th percentile for both height and weight. That’s about where Clarissa was too at 18 months. It will be interesting to see if they grow up to be the same height. I always assumed that Tiffany would be taller because she had been so much bigger until now.

Tiffany still loves shoes of all shapes and sizes. They do not even have to match! She wore five different pairs of shoes before naptime today. I don’t remember that with Clarissa, but I don’t think that she had as many hand me downs to choose from.

When I am trying to wind her down for bed, we have to read the same book multiple times. Then, she throws several books and stuffed animals in her crib (Clarissa did this too). Sometimes in the morning, Tiffany will cry for me to come in and then when I get there, she just starts reading to herself and doesn’t want me to pick her up.


Tiffany likes long hugs. Often they are used as a stalling tactic before naptime, bedtime, or when someone is trying to leave the house. She will wave and say “Bye!”

She is not thrilled about brushing her teeth these days. When she gets mad, she stops what she is doing and lays on her back. It’s not always a noisy thing and it’s cute so it’s hard not to laugh.

She has become a picky eater like her sister, but definitely tells me when she’s hungry. She pulls my shirt down if she wants to nurse, tries to open the refrigerator if she wants soymilk, and pulls things out of the pantry if she wants a snack.

Tiffany doesn’t walk many places these days. She runs. She jumps. She climbs. She loves to dance. Any time there is music, she stops what she’s doing to dance. And she’s really happy about it. She is learning to be more gentle with Mittens too, which is great for everyone. 

Tiffany is generally pretty chatty. She parrots most things that we say. But she starts her own little conversations too.


Some common Tiffany sayings :

She puts all kinds of things to her ear like a phone and says “a yo”
Shoes
Side (outside)
Go
Sis sa (sister or maybe Clarissa?)
Night (goodnight)
No!
Es /yes
Hey
Hi
Mommy
Daddy
On
Off
Yight (light)
Kitty
Puppy (pretty much any animal)
Most animals growl at this point, and she does too sometimes if she’s mad
Buh fly (butterfly)
Uh what

hane (hand)
Ow
Hug
Up
Uh oh
Num (yum)

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