18 Month Update: Fiona Joy

We’re about a week shy of Fiona turning 18 months old! A year and a half already. Craaaaaazy. As I’ve done with her siblings, I shall write about all the things she’s doing at this stage. Because you really do forget sometimes (as I’ve just learned going back and reading through Gwen’s and Ivor’s updates).

Let’s start with her vocabulary (some of these are used regularly and some I’ve only heard once or twice, but I’m still counting them):

  • Hi, hey, buh-bye, nigh-nigh, Daa-ee (Daddy), Mama, no, I want it, I don’t want it, peas (please), daa-ooo/dah-doo (thank you), naa nice (not nice), down, yah-yoo (love you), muh (kissy sound), mo (more), mine, me, moo (cow sound), baaa (sheep sound), do do do (when she wants Baby Shark)

Other things she does:

*Claps excitedly at the end of songs (like, really enthusiastically….standing O even)

*Gives hugs. I didn’t think anyone was as good of a hugger as my Ivor Baby, but she’s giving him a run for his money. She initiates them most often with her siblings (she ADORES them)

*On the other hand, she also fights with them. And she doesn’t mess around. Girl can hold her own!

*She consoles/comforts her siblings when they’re in trouble. I mean….ughhhh it’s so adorable.

*She’s been teething (molars! ahh!) which has made her super clingy and moody, especially with me. She wants to be held and hugged, but then she also hits me in the face sometimes. So I put her down (I will not be abused!) and then she freaks out because she wants me to hold her again. It’s complicated.

*That said, singing “If You’re Happy and You Know It” calms her down instantly. Every time.

*Still a good sleeper and napper (thank you Jesus)

*Kind of a picky eater. Unless it’s something Gwen and Ivor have, then she will FOR SURE want it.

*Throws full-on toddler tantrums when she doesn’t get her way

*Still a Daddy’s girl. Especially after they get some quality one-on-one time together. Recently I was KNOCKED ON MY YOU-KNOW-WHAT with the stomach bug, and spent a full 24 hours in bed. so Ivor was solo-parenting for a day. They bonded and now they’re BFFs again. It’s adorable.

That’s all I can think of for now. She’s fierce and feisty but loves on her family hard. I can’t wait to see who she becomes as she gets older. We love her so!

Until the next update (when she’s 2!) ……






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