Wednesday, September 19, 2012

18 Months of Joy

That might be an understatement.  Addison, you are an incredible little girl.  Yes, I said little girl and not baby.  *tear*  You are no longer a baby.  You are a toddler.  Walking and talking.  Communicating.  You even do problem solving at your own little level.

{Addison and Momma}
On Tuesday, you had your 18 month check up.  I feel terribly bad that I have not been able to attend all doctor's appointments.  It's just difficult with Mommy working full time.  I would give anything to drop everything and go be at your side.  Daddy does wonderful, but we are a team and a small part of me breaks when I cannot attend.'s what's up.

You are 31.75 inches tall you weigh a whopping 20 pounds 14 ounces.  Addie Lou, you haven't gained a pound in 6 months!  Yikes!  The doctor is worried about you.  I still think you are just tiny b/c you are a spitting image of your father and those are his genes.  He has always been a runt as we say.  Nonetheless, Dr. Neilsen wants to see you back in 3 months instead of 6 months.  From now until then, we plan on feeding you nonstop.  And I am going to try to make you fall in love with milk.  You would much rather drink water.  Odd.  But that's you, my Lou.

To no surprise, you have another minor ear infection.  Only in one ear, thankfully.  And hopefully this is the end of these darn ear infections.  Although they don't seem to bother you too much unless they get terribly bad in the end.

{happiest little girl}
Addison, you still love to read.  We read all the time and we love it!  You also still love your Einstein and even have your own little way of saying "Einstein."  You are excellent at puzzles.  And just tonight you knocked my socks off.  You saw your binky on the counter.  I didn't realize that's what you were saying as you walked across the kitchen.  So, you reached up to the counter and pulled down the papers that your binky was on top of.  Only a few papers fell onto the floor, but most importantly, your binky made it safely into your hand.  I was sitting on the couch.  When you walked around the corner you said "B," which I believe means binky.  It was hilarious and great all in one.

It's great b/c you understand SO much.  You help us throw away your diapers and clean everything up.  You know what you want and for the most part, you can tell us.  You still use sign language and pick up quickly on your new words.  This week at school was lion, drum, children, and ball.  You knew all of them a couple of days.  I know you are smart.  I also know you will be an excellent big sister.  Never ever forget that you are mommy and daddy's first born.  We love you more than the world little girl.

I thank God every single day for giving me you.  I just wish He could slow time down because at this rate I feel like you will be off to kindergarten in no time and before I blink again you will be graduating high school, going off to college.  I don't think I will ever let you leave the house ;)  Thank you for lighting up my life every single day in hundreds of ways.


  1. Tiny but cute!!!! Here's hoping the little cutie puts on a little weight. :) Love you guys!

  2. Yes Heather she is smart and you are a wonderful Mommy! It's ok if Daddy has to fill in for you, I'm sure he loves being with his little angel!! She will love being a big sister. Love all of your pictures! Love you
    Aunt Net