19 Months!!

And just like that, we have a 19 month old!

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My mom came down to visit this weekend and she said “she’ll be 2 this year!” FIRST OF ALL, MOTHER, why did you need to bring this to my attention?? 😂 I quickly realized that that day is only 5 short months away. 😰

It’s been an awesome, crazy busy month and this little sassafras has made sure there’s never a dull moment.

I think she really thinks this sled is just for people to push her around on  😂

I honestly don’t even know where to start with this update! KB has become quite the chatterbox this last month. I can’t even count the number of words she says now, but “uh oh” and “all done” are definitely a favorite.

Uh oh is her go to when anything isn’t exactly what she wants or thinks it should be and all done is her phrase for “I don’t want to do this” …like have her diaper changed. 🙄

She is still learning new signs (thanks Baby Einsteins) and on our walk with the dogs tonight a plane flew over us. She started pointing and then put her index and pinky fingers up. I told Chris to look at her and I said “I don’t know what she’s doing. No way that’s the sign for plane.” Oh, it sure is the sign!!! Kid is way smarter than her mama when it comes to that. 😂

Kensie has been a MUCH better eater lately! She’s picky, but she will actually eat, and swallow, full meals the majority of the time so we have that going for us. Peanut butter sandwiches, yogurt and ravioli are staples. 🤷🏼‍♀️

Kensie has discovered the power of hand holding. She will come anywhere in the house to find me (or Chris) and grab our hand to drag us to wherever she wants us to go. It’s usually to let her go play out back. This kid would live outside if we let her!

I have been crazy busy at the gym so KB has spent more time than usual at daycare. 😔 I’ve been pretty sad about it, but K is 100% okay with it!! The days we go to daycare she spends the morning running around the house until I say “want to go see Omaira and Jailene?” (Her teacher and her friend) and she says “yeah!” And walks to the door and tries to open it.

As cute and sweet as she is…she’s also becoming QUITE the diva. I’m slightly terrified for this “threenager” thing I’ve been warned of.

KB is super particular & wants to do everything on her own. Whether it’s unlocking a door, opening her food or getting dressed. She’s convinced she’s grown.

She’s still obsessed with babies, strollers, balloons and walking around the inside of people’s cars. 🤷🏼‍♀️ (she does it in ours and now other people at the gym always let her do it when she asks 😂)

Kensie is still crushing it at the gym and making gains by the day!!! She copies the stretches, does deadlifts & squats and has become obsessed with playing basketball out back.

Best Assistant Coach! She cleaned up everyone’s bands.

The plus side to me being busy is that she’s had way more one on one time with “dada” and now she walks around looking for him anytime he isn’t home. It’s so sweet!

I think I covered the highlights…basically, she’s gone from a baby to a little girl over night and I am NOT ready!! BUT – it’s also a ton of fun and I love the little person she is becoming!

KB update: Day 558!

I don’t know if anyone else agrees, but I’ve really been missing doing the daily KB updates! Writing has always been an awesome “destress” outlet for me and I don’t think I realize how much I truly enjoyed blogging for her until these posts have gotten way too far apart!

I feel like Kensie has been growing up overnight. In the last week or 2, she’s gone from some words here and there to a complete chatter box. Today alone I head her say 3 words I hadn’t heard before!

She’s also mastered throwing things in the trash when you ask her to, her sassy behind is finally back to giving kisses (she wasn’t about it for a while), she says MAMA when I’m not around (YAAASSS) and knows her Binky stays in the crib and the car! She throws them in so proudly and then applauds herself for it. 😂

Kensie ALWAYS says “dada” around me. I got a text from Chris while they were at the grocery store that said “this has been going on the whole time” and I am pretty sure it’s one of my top 3 proudest moments of my life thus far. Haha!

When I picked Kensie up from daycare last Wednesday, her teacher told me “Kensie love dance! She dance dance! Bailar!” (She speaks little English, so that’s literally how she told it to me). Don’t I know it. 😂

Today, she was telling me she knows how to say her friend’s name. I clarified (whole language barrier thing) a solid 4-5 times because I was sure I wasn’t correctly understanding. “Kensie say Jaleene! Come Jaleene! Vamos Jaleen!”

When I posted about K starting daycare (which feels like forever ago) I mentioned a sweet girl that always comes up and hugs her and tells her “hi baby!” when she gets there. Well, that is now Kensie’s favorite friend. “Jaleene”! I’ll spare you the details of our Spanish/English conversation about it, but when we left, sure as shit, Kensie said “bye Jaleene!” WHAT?! She really does say her name!!!

Daycare Water Party!!! 

Writing this down sounds like a very ridiculous thing to be excited about, but hopefully the other mommas will get my excitement. 😂

Kensie has also been paying attention to the potty training going on around her at daycare! She’s been sitting on her potty at home (fully clothed), taking the toilet paper and “wiping” and throwing it in there. 😳 I definitely didn’t teach her that!!! (Parenting win!! If I end up not having to potty train her myself I’m more than ok with that. LOL)

…and this isn’t her stroller. But she’s obsessed with sitting in it. (Thanks Aunt Robin and CK!)

There’s been some serious attitude and serious sweetness wrapped up into this little nugget lately. She’s started swatting at people and thinks smacking is funny. 🤦🏼‍♀️

Then there’s moments like this, where she just wants to go for walks and hold my hand and it completely melts my heart.

K had her 18 month check up and she’s popped up to the 25th and 27th percentile! She’s 21lb and 30.25″. Still a mini nugget, but she’s got a steady growth chart!

And I was the worst Dr Appt photo taker ever! (But that mom behind me is crushin it!)

I’ve been able to stop worrying about her lack of eating as well. Basically, she just doesn’t eat for me. With my mom? No problem. Eats any and everything. With my MIL? Also no problem. Daycare? Eats it all and asks for more. Home? Still on a picky, hit or miss struggle bus. 🤦🏼‍♀️ Oh well. One day maybe. Lol

I’ve been slacking at photos of this kiddo as well but the reality is, I miss all the good stuff anyway. If I try to catch her in action she stops. Every. Time. I’ll try to step my game back up – and hopefully make a habit out of these posts again…even if it is just for me! 😉

Also not her car seat. Thanks Aunt Ash and HenRo 😂 My child likes to live in the past.