Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Our Dearest Stella Elizabeth,

How is it possible that you are two years old today; where has the time gone? You have grown so much in the past couple of months--from a baby girl to a little girl. You are so smart, outgoing, confident, and beautiful. And maybe a little sassy too. You're always quick to impress everyone with your huge vocabulary and your empathetic heart. We love you so much baby girl 

Weight: 25-30 pounds
Height: around 34.5"
Nicknames: Monster, Cupcake, Hot Mess, Stella Beth
Potty Training: Still wearing size 4 diapers. You do poop on the potty pretty consistently at home.We're getting close to potty training, mommy just needs some motivation to get it done. But also there's no bathroom in your classroom at school so I'm a little hesitant.

Sleep: Thankfully you're still a great sleeper at night. You go down around 7:30 at night and wake around 7 in the morning. You still take a nap in the afternoon around 1:30 for about 2 hours. We just turned your crib into a toddler bed and you were happy about it--although you haven't been napping as well. 
Favorite Things to Say: You say everything--sometimes too much. You've recently started saying "Goodnight mommy" when I'm leaving your room at night and it really melts my heart. You have also started saying you "wuvs" (love) people. 
Favorite Songs: You absolutely love to sing! Your favorite nursery rhymes are: "Wheels on the Bus", "I'm A Little Teapot", "Itsy Bitsy Spider", & "Bushel & a Peck". Your favorite songs right now are "Tomorrow" (Annie), Rise Up (Andra Day), and the entire Black album by Dierks Bentley.
Favorite Foods: Noodles (butter, spaghetti, pasta salad, cheesy), chicken (popcorn & nuggets), chips/crackers, veggie/fruit pouches, Nature Valley bars, tuna, strawberries, smoothies, and yogurt.
Learning: You have learned most of your colors. We've also heard you count to 10 a couple of times. This fall you started pre-k at our church. You're in Mrs. Dana's class and you love it! You have also recently started dance class and I love watching you learn and grow there.

Likes: You are still attached to your blanket and "wo-wo".  You still love your Wyatt--some days more than others, Ketchup, babies (real & dolls), being outside, the iPad, baths, animals (particularly cats & dogs),  shoes, books, swinging, Emmette (both your friend and the stray cat that comes to our yard), and Mrs. Martha.
Dislikes: We recently took your paci away and you haven't been too happy about that, especially when you're really sleepy and fussy. You hate to be cold, to be told "no", You could also care less for the TV or movies. 

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