Weight: 26 lbs (50%)
Height 34 inches (50%)
I just can't believe my baby is TWO! Olivia Jane's gone from a baby to a very independent gal.. she thinks she's four like Eli. She is all girl with a wee touch of tom-boy thrown in. She loves to wear dresses, and is a huge fan of shoes, bows, and jewelry. She especially likes her pink rain boots and thinks they need to be worn daily. Olivia can get dirty and is a fan of the mud and sand. One of her favorite things to do is dump the dog water out or fill her watering cup up from the dog bowl and dump it on the herb garden. As soon as the low spot gets any
She is very observant and you can't fool her at all. Eli will try to sneak marshmallows and she knows every time. When I get dressed for work on Tuesday and Thursday she asks, "Mommy work?" and when I tell her 'yes' she immediately starts pouting. She doesn't like me to leave her.... ever! She likes to hold my hand when we go places or ride in her stroller.. with Eli it was useless to even bring a stroller because he wouldn't ride in it and you could forget Eli ever wanting to hold my hand!
She has her 'people' and if you are one of them you get the sweetest hugs and kisses! When she wakes up in the morning and wants me to come get her out of her crib, (she did fall out once but is still in the crib.. for right now) she wraps those little arms around my neck so hard and hugs and hugs. I never want to let go! She is very attached to her pink silky blanket and paci for sleeping.. I'm going to have to take the paci soon but I am dreading it because I don't want to mess up the sleep! She is such a good sleeper...she sleeps around 12 hours at night and a good 3 hours or so mid-day after lunch. We read books and then she tells me she's ready to go to bed and lays down and goes right to sleep. I'm super thankful for my sleep, it's one of those things I don't do good without.
She's a great eater and not very picky.. yet. I hope she doesn't go through that picky stage. She likes salad, broccoli and green beans BUT, she definitely has a 'sweet tooth'. She will lick every last drop of sweets which I try to limit. We went to the greenhouse on Mother's Day and I bought the kids popcicles. Eli ate about 3 bites of his and he was finished.. however Olivia, ate the entire thing and then was chewing the stick! Her favorite foods are eggs, oatmeal, bananas, peanut butter, crackers and of course ice cream and cake.
Development wise she's doing excellent. She aced her Ages and Stages at the pediatrician and he was very impressed with her language skills. She is very smart and grasps concepts super fast. She can count past 10, sing several songs, is using 3 plus word sentences, knows all her colors, and tries to spell her name. We've been hearing aid-less for almost 3 weeks now and I can tell a difference in her speech. She is leaving off more sounds on words and her speech is much less intelligible. We are going to have to do make up work when those hearing aids get back. See 2 posts below for the story of her feeding her hearing aids to the dog!
You are a joy and a delight to our family. I find myself just staring at you and smiling at your cuteness. When you grin up at me with that huge smile and little dimple I just melt. I love you more every single day and I'm so thankful God gave you to me! Your Daddy already says he's in trouble and I don't think he's ever raised his voice at you. Your big brother Isaac, loves kissing your cheeks and ticking you, and Eli thinks you're the best playmate ever.
|Olivia and the hat|
|Super hero Livi|