Thursday, April 22, 2010

18 months!

It amazes us on how fast you are growing up. You are a little sponge ready to soak everything in. You love to go outide and will stand by the glass sliding door and say it in your cute way "ouside". When you are outside you ignore us and have a fun time exploring. You walk with such enthusiasm. You will tilt your head back and smile and giggle with joy. Your smile is contagious. We love watching you! You love bugs and will sit and stare at them. You are so gentle with them. You never step on them or squish them with your finger. You especially love ants and rollie pollies. Twinkie stepped on a rollie pollie by accident and squished it. It died instantly. You stared at it and wondered why it stopped moving. I said it went bye bye. I didn't know what else to say. You have shown empathy towards your plastic dog toy. I was playing with it and by accident it flipped on it's back and I was dragging it with it's leash. You quickly started to cry and ran towards your dog toy and held it. When you drop your dolly you rub it's head. Sometimes you will rock her and try to sing to her. I think you are trying to sing rock a bye baby.

You are teething again! You are chewing on everything including your hand and fingers. Sometimes even your toes. You sometimes let me clip your nails but usually you get restless and you won't let me touch your finger nails or toe nails. You love getting baths. When you are in the tub you splash water at me or daddy. You laugh and think it's funny. You love watching Barney before bath time. You love to dance to some of Barney's songs. You love the I love you song. You will say "I" and keep saying it when you want me to sing it.

We think you really like Grandma and Grandpa's dog Sparky you ask for him all of the time. You say Parky. It is so cute. When we were going for a walk with Twinkie and Molly the other day you said walk. You kiss your dolls, teddy bears, Twinkie, Molly, mommy and daddy when we ask for a kiss. You especially like to kiss John and Carter's or any pictures with babies on them.

You are sleeping through the night. If you wake up it's for a diaper change. Sometimes when we walk in you will crying and will be sitting in the corner of your crib with your teddy. You immediately suck on your finger and go back to sleep after your diaper has been changed. You go to bed at 8pm and wake up at 8am. You started to take one nap per day. You are doing well with the transisiton. You get very tired by 1pm. You nap from 130pm to 3pm. You hate diaper changes unless they are when you are in bed. You don't like getting dressed or having your hair brushed in the morning. You do like to brush your own teeth. You also like to brush your own hair with mommy or daddy's hairbrush.

We took you to your first kindermusik class last Friday. You were overwhelmed seeing all the children in the classroom you were fine towards the end. Daddy and I were a little nervous taking you. After meeting the instructor and telling her about you she was very nice and understanding. She made us feel very comfortable and said she disinfects all of the toys before any of the children touch them. She also said she sends chilren home with their parent if they are sick. That made us feel at ease.

You copy alot of the words we say. Your new words are look, outside(ouside), dos(spanish for two), No or No No No

Words you say
bye bye
Kitty car,
mimis(sleep in spanish)
orchata(mexican drink)
naranja(orange in spanish)
agua(water in spanish)

You Baby sign
wave bye bye
all done
do the kissing sound

You can point to your head, ears, nose, eyes,toes, feet, fingers and belly when we ask you. You love having your feet tickled. You think chasing Twinkie and Max is the funniest thing. Twinkie doesn't mind and will chase you back. Max just runs away from you. You love eating dog and cat food. You love to share your food with Twinkie or your teddy bear.

You keep us busy and love every moment with you even when you have temper tantrums. You do outstanding performances. You love the simple things in life. It brings you so much happiness. We are grateful and thankful for living with a miracle.

Our friend Debbie has agreed to watch Nayeli starting in July. We are so happy! Molly's first outing since she was put on crate rest for her cervical bulging disc on January 22nd Nayeli is at her first kindermusik class with other children. Nayeli with Nana at the library during story time.Twinkie, Molly and Max celebrating Nayeli's 18 months! Nayeli touching a public slide for the first time. Don't worry I cleaned her hands.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Nayeli started walking on her own Friday, March 26th. Before she started to walk on her own she would hold our hand and would pull us to walk with her where she wanted to go. If we stopped walking with her she would get upset. It is so wonderful to see her at this milestone. When she started to walk by herself she made the cutest sounds and looked so proud of herself. She was so cautious and would balance herself when she would fall. We are so proud of our little Yeli Belly.
She has been picking up lots of words. She was eating cereal for breakfast the other morning and she said cereal out of nowhere. When she wants an orange she will say anja, naranja means orange in spanish. The cutest thing we love to hear her say is hockey. Shane will say what's your favorite sport and she says "hockey". We have it on video. She will also say squeak for a mouse sound and Moo for a cow.

She is breastfeeding 3 to 4 times a day and doesn't show any signs of stopping. I will continue to go as long as she wants. I love the bonding we have. Shane says she is always asking for me when I am at work. It's hard not to pick her up as soon as I come in the door. We have a rule to take a shower before handling her so it makes it difficult when I can't hold her. I think the fastest shower I have taken is in 3 minutes including washing my hair.

We have stopped giving her Reglan. So far it's been a five days and it's going well. We slowly started weaning her off. We are hoping she continues to do well without. She is still taking Rinitidine twice a day. We are hoping that with her weight gain and not needing Reglan anymore that this is a good sign for her not to have surgery for her hital hernia. I look back at her pictures from last year which we still need to develop. I just can't believe how much she has grown. Our little sunshine is growing so fast. I tear up just thinking about how blessed we are. Feeding the Alligator Nayeli playing with her Golf Clubs. We looked for a hockey set but this is the closest thing we found. Easter Egg Hunt in our backyard. Nayeli at our Dachshund meetup.