General Baby Thoughts
For some reason, 18 months feels like a big milestone. Our little girl is one and a half! If it’s possible, Sally’s busier than ever. I think I say that every month. She has learned how to open doors, which has opened up a whole new world of destructive possibilities. But at this point, we’re pretty used to watching her like a hawk, so whatevs. We love seeing her become a little human who uses a fork instead of her fingers at dinnertime and who says, “eeese!” when we tell her to “Say please!” Sally’s favorite game right now is hiding her stuffed animals and then looking at us with her hands upturned, as if to say, “Where did it go?” And her favorite hiding place is on top of her head. Speaking of animals, Sally loves animals, specifically “Goggies!!” otherwise known as “doggies.” It’s pretty darn fun seeing her unique little personality shining through. I think our favorite part about her current age is her growing vocabulary. She loves baths, and the only way she’ll say “Baahh!” is with a whispered kind of reverence. I hear ya, girl.
Financial Baby Thoughts
I keep wondering when Sally is going to stop growing so fast, but she is like a little weed. Currently, 2T is fitting her pretty perfectly, but her feet just had a growth spurt, so we’ll soon be looking for some size 6 shoes. As far as other clothing goes, I spent $22 on a few pairs of pajamas from Costco since her current PJs are all size 18 months. And I spent $17 on two pairs of highly discounted baby Gap skinny jeans for the upcoming fall. Babies in skinny jeans melt even the iciest of hearts, amiright? I also spent $15 on coloring books/snacks/and toys for our recent flight out to DC — which was worth every penny of sanity. And, per the usual, we spent $40 on diapers this month. So the grand total for month 18? $94
And now, some phone pics of our girl. With her favorite motto of “Go, go, go!” that’s about the only way we can get pictures of her these days.
For the been-there-done-that crowd, does this sound pretty typical? How do we relate and differ? At what point should I chop off the mullet? (Please say, “Never!”)