Saturday, July 23, 2011

Rosalie Maggie.. Rounding the 21 Month Mark

It occurred to me this morning that the reason this blog was originally created was for Rosalie updates and here it has been months since I've blogged her growing status!

Weight: She has plateaued around 28lbs, thank goodness. Her doctor was concerned because since she was born, her weight hasn't slowed, which has nothing to do with her eating because she's a TERRIBLE eater. He said he wanted to see her back when she turned 2 to make sure her weight was starting to plateau. She's been hanging around 28lbs since her 18 month check up! Woot! She's actually starting to look like she's thinning out since she's getting so tall and her weight's staying the same!

Height: 33".. yeah, she's tall lol.

Teeth: Since she got her first 4 molars in, we haven't gotten any teeth since. She's still at 16. We think she's trying to get her 2 year molars in because this past week was pretty rough with all of Rosalie's usually teething symptoms: no sleep, nonstop explosive pooping, chewing, biting, whining, ect.

Words: Rosalie's talking isn't at where I'd like it to be. She has developed a language of her own (Scary, I know) and she knows what she's saying, but we unfortunately don't lol. She talks A LOT, but we just don't know what she's talking about. She does say... Dad, Mom, Mama, Papa, Nana, Pappap, Hi, Baby, What's That (although it sounds like "Wass that), Wow (Everything is OH WOW), Thank you in Chinese, Yeah, Dora, Sass (We think she picked that up because I'm always telling her she's sassy lol).. That's really about the extent of the words she uses on a daily basis. We're really working with her, but she won't repeat. She's so stubborn. I truly believe she could talk more if she wanted to, but everything is always on her terms.

Since we transitioned to the toddler bed it has been pure HEAVEN! (Except for this past week!) Rosalie goes to bed around 7:30 (Well, always 7:30 on the dot..but there have been times she doesn't go up til 8, like this week because Kevin has been on 12s and doesn't get home from work til 6:3o). She gets up around 5:30 and gets a fresh diaper and will go back to bed til 6. Some mornings I have gotten lucky enough that she'll sleep straight til 6 or 7. I've haven't known this kind of sleeping since she was a newborn! She LOVES her big girl bed!

Rosalie's behavior is finally getting better. She's out of the destructive stage (THANK GOODNESS!) She will stop doing something if she gets yelled at (Although she still uses her selective hearing sometimes lol... but what kid doesn't). She now knows right from wrong. If she gets busted doing something she shouldn't be doing, she covers her eyes and just grins this big ole grin lol. It's the cutest thing I've ever seen.

Learning and Playing
She loves peek-a-boo still and learning her body parts. She knows her tongue and nose and we're working on hands right now. Her new favorite game is throwing food up for Kevin to catch it in his mouth lol. She loves to color, do puzzles, and READ READ READ. Her nose is constantly in a book. She has books upstairs and downstairs. She loves getting books and getting in her bed and reading. She would spend all day outside if we let her. She love being in the pool or sandbox or even just running around the back yard. She loves going for rides in her car, but the weather has been absolutely crappy lately so we haven't gotten much time outside. All it has done here the past few weeks is RAIN.

Is a nightmare. Rosalie is the world's worst eater. She is EXTREMELY picky and it's so hard to get her to try new things. She only has a few cereals that she'll eat and the only breakfast foods that she will eat are toast or pancakes. Those are the only 2 forms of bread that we can get her to eat! She will NOT eat meat. at all. period. We've tried and tried and have given up. She even boycotts hotdogs now. She eats chicken and that's it. She'll eat every form of chicken, but no other meats. Scratch that. She will eat lunch meat. She'll eat ham and turkey lunch meat, but will not eat real ham or turkey lol. She's a big cheese eater, so we do a lot of grilled cheeses in this house. She likes every form of potatoes. She likes strawberries, blueberries, and grapes, but will not even look at a banana. The only veggie she'll eat is green beans. We've just got her to start eating pasta, The only way she'll eat it is if it's lightly sauced. My dad suggested just giving her butter noodles and seeing how she likes it.. I may have to try that. She doesn't eat junk food.. she's not a chocolate eater or a candy eater.

Potty Training..
Kevin and I decided we're not going to full blown try potty training until after our 2 vacations in August, but I do believe Rosalie is ready. The past 2 days she has pooped in the potty!

Before we know it, Birthday Number Two will be right around the corner!!!


  1. She will give you a sign when she's ready to potty train. Emma started just sitting on the potty and then saying potty when she was about to go potty.

    Oh that selective hearing will always be there, Emma's now past two and she's all about using her selective hearing :)

  2. lol it use to be so bad with Rosalie that when I was back in the states my mom asked me if something was actually wrong with her hearing. thank goodness her hearing has been tested or i might think I had a deaf child lol