Isabelle’s 16 month update

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Weight

I last had Belle weighed at the beginning of November 2015.  At that time she weighed 8.45kg which is just over 18.5lbs.

Milestones

Isabelle is a proper little toddler now! She started walking when she was 14 months, and there has been no stopping her since.  We got her first pair of shoes from Clarks; we had to get her a pair of cruisers as her feet were too small for proper soled walking shoes (2.5F).  We picked her a lovely little pair of red leather ones.

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Clarks – Little Boo

Belle will wave ‘bye-bye’ to people and try to say it too!  She says ‘quack quack’ for ducks (and most other animals too!) as well.  She will nod or shake her head for ‘yes’ or ‘no’.  If I ask her to get something, for example, a book or a specific toy animal she will usually do so, she does understands a lot!

Food

Food is a little hit and miss, which sometimes stresses me out, even though I try not to let it.  She certainly has her favourites; toast, porridge, scones, crumpets, bananas, pasta (she could eat this all day), chips, fish fingers, baked beans, avocado and raisins.  Hmmm looking back on this list, it does not seem the most healthy! I do try her with new things as much as possible, but I am quite often met with a shake of the head.  That being said, apparently she eats everything from cheese and potato pie to pilchards on toast at nursery!  I need to find out their secret!

Sleep

Unless Isabelle is feeling under the weather she is typically a great little sleeper, sleeping from about 7:00pm to 7:00am.  Naps are a different matter, they vary a lot! At home she tends to still have two naps a day, whereas she only ever has one at nursery.  I know the time will soon come when she only has one nap at home too, so I am trying to make the most of it whilst it lasts!

Favourite things

Favourite things at the moment are cuddly toys, Mummy and Daddy, Caddy (our cat), penguins, ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ and ‘Peppa Pig’.

Social

Isabelle started nursery at the beginning of October 2015.  As I had expected the first few times I left her, she was not a happy bunny.  However that soon passed and she now loves toddling into nursery!  It makes me very proud.  She goes for two full days a week which seems like a nice balance, as she then has one full day a week with James’ mum, two with me during the week and then of course both days of the weekend with me and James.

Funny things

Isabelle is turning into a cheeky, funny little girl.  At the moment, she thinks that it is really funny to pretend to be asleep.  When I go into her room after a nap, she will go from standing up to pretending to be asleep within milliseconds!  She also likes to pretend to be asleep when I mention a nappy change!

 

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