Wednesday, May 9, 2012

18 months old

Sami turned 18 months old last Friday, and today she had her 18-month checkup. 18 months old!!! How did we get here so quickly?

Sami weighs 24 pounds and is 33 inches tall. She is between the 75th and 90th percentile for height and in the 60th percentile for weight. It's hard to believe this is the same child who was born weighing 3 pounds.

It's been so long since I've written. There have been so many days in which I say to myself "Tonight I am going to blog." But then the day and night get the best of my time, and before I know it, the time is well into the early A.M. hours and I'm exhausted. So I obviously have a lot to say in this update.

Needless to say, Sami keeps me extremely busy. Saying she is an active child is putting it VERY mildly. She is on the go from the time she wakes up until the time she goes to sleep every day. Though she does nap some days, she doesn't nap every day anymore, and she is always on the go. She doesn't even sit down when she plays. She walks around with her toys and plays with them standing up. She climbs her changing table and the furniture and any stair she can find. She loves stairs. She really has become her own little person, and in case you didn't already know, I'm madly in love with this little person.

She says more words than I can count, give me tons of hugs and kisses, and quickly returns my smile with a smile of her own. People still stop us wherever we go to comment on how beautiful/adorable/cute/precious etc. etc. etc. they find Sami to be.

Sami and our greyhound, Penny, have gotten extremely close. In fact on a recent day when were out of the house all day, Sami came home and ran over to Penny and gave her a kiss.

She has so much hair that she's now wearing it in a little pony tail on top of her head most days, as I'm trying to avoid getting her hair cut as long as I can. She loves hats, and is always putting anything on her head and pretending it's a hat. Her new favorite is the spaghetti colander at my mom's house. She even knows which kitchen cabinet my mother keeps it in, and takes it out and wears it around the house when we visit my mom.

Going to the park has become a favorite pastime for both Sami and me. We go to the park very often, in addition to Mommy & Me classes, and lots of playdates with friends we have made. I've posted a photo here of Sami in a swing at the park, which she'd do for hours if I'd let her. I've also posted a recent photo of bubble time at Mommy & Me.

I am still working from home, and it's more challenging than ever balancing working and taking care of Sami throughout the days. Most days I wind up working after she goes to sleep at night and staying up late. I'm tired almost all of the time. Sometimes I don't even realize I am tired anymore. I guess I'm getting used to it. Then of course there are other days in which I'm so exhausted I can barely see straight. But of course it's worth it.

Going into Sami's room every morning when she wakes up is still the highlight of my day. When she sees me come in her room, she immediately starts clapping and saying "Yay!" And then when I pick her out of her crib, she generously grants me with a hug and kiss.

As you can tell, I can go on and on about Sami, and I promise to try and write updates more often. The days just go by so quickly, and unfortunately this blog is getting lost in the shuffle.

Thanks to everyone who continues to read when I do post here. Love to you all. :)

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