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Olivia at 20 Months: Week 90

Olivia at 20 Months: Week 90

This week, Olivia: Counts to 12 Made me coffee by putting a K-cup and a spoon in one of her plastic cups Flipped her Anywhere Chair over, said that it was a bus and pretended to drive it while singing Wheels on the Bus Asked me to take my ponytail out so that she could
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Olivia at 20 Months: Week 89

Olivia at 20 Months: Week 89

This week, Olivia: Said “No running in the classroom”. Sure enough, her teacher confirmed that’s something she has to remind Olivia of quite often. Discovered shrieking. It’s loud, but so cute. Reads books to her stuffed animals. Likes to play with the fridge magnets.

Olivia at 20 Months: Week 88

Olivia at 20 Months: Week 88

This week, Olivia: Was so excited to be back at school after our vacation. As soon as she saw her favorite teacher, she started running around the classroom shouting gleefully Responded, “Tuesday” when we asked her what day it was. It was Tuesday. I know was a coincidence, BUT it’s still pretty cool since they’ve
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Olivia at 20 Months: Week 87

Olivia at 20 Months: Week 87

We’re back from our trip to New York and I have to tell you, flying with a 20 month old is WAY different from flying with an 8 month old. We took the red-eye there again and didn’t have the luck we did last year. It was hard for O to fall asleep, and after
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Olivia at 19 Months: Week 86

Olivia at 19 Months: Week 86

This week, Olivia: Has a favorite phrase: “Mommy hold you” Likes to pose for pictures. I thought she learned this one at school, but her teachers assured me she didn’t, so it remains a mystery. Could she have come up with this one on her own?! Puts her teddy bear’s shoes on her feet

Olivia at 19 Months: Week 85

Olivia at 19 Months: Week 85

Olivia had her first ear infection (probably from the lingering runny nose and cough she’s had for the past month since she started day care) and a (suspected) case of double pink eye. She was sent home from school on Monday afternoon, and when I picked her up, she had these huge red bags under
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Olivia at 19 Months: Week 84

Olivia at 19 Months: Week 84

This week, Olivia: Asks for milk as soon as she wakes up; doesn’t want us to change her diaper first. Likes to color and put the caps on the end of her markers just so. Knows the colors, too. Likes to sit at the table and read books at daycare with her new friend, Easton.
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Olivia at 19 Months: Week 83

Olivia at 19 Months: Week 83

Big changes this week!! Olivia started daycare, and although I was pretty nervous, she wound up making the transition like a champ! Hubby and I dropped her off on her first day, and she sat at the table with the other kids (after first attempting to sit at an empty table – we have to
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Olivia at 18 Months: Week 82

Olivia at 18 Months: Week 82

Could there be such thing as a Wonder Week 82? Olivia has been really clingy and snuggly with me this week, and loves to take my hand and lead me places. She won’t even go into the next room without me! I’m certainly not complaining because I love all of the attention and cuddles, but
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Olivia at 18 Months: Week 81

Olivia at 18 Months: Week 81

This week, Olivia: Had her 18 month doctor’s appointment! She now weighs 23 pounds and is almost 3 feet tall (well, 34.75″ to be exact!).  She also had her first lollipop, which helped her forget all about the shot she got.  She loved that yellow lollipop and tried to savor it for as long as
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Olivia at 18 Months: Week 80

Olivia at 18 Months: Week 80

This week, we went to the zoo with one of our favorite mommy bloggers and her family!! Yes, Ali (aka 7x7xmommy) is just as wonderful as you’d imagine if you read her blog, and Abby and Mac were such sweeties! I loved watching the three girls interact – Abby so sweet and protective, Mac so
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Olivia at 18 Months: Week 79

Olivia at 18 Months: Week 79

This week, Olivia: Sang Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star in its entirety (see video below)! Speaking of stars, she asked hubby to draw a star on her doodle pad. She kept saying “other star” until there were four. Then, she said “fifth star” and we looked at each other, jaws dropped. We asked her to count
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Olivia at 17 Months: Week 78

Olivia at 17 Months: Week 78

I’m catching up since I’ve been a week behind on my updates ever since the move! Olivia had a fever of 104 on Thursday. I was convinced it was a bug since she was really miserable, had no interest in eating (even her favorite foods), and took a 3 hour nap in the morning followed
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Olivia at 17 Months: Week 77

Olivia at 17 Months: Week 77

This week, Olivia: Says “Good girl! I’m proud of you” and “Thank you much, I appreciate it” at the appropriate times Says “snuggle wuggle” Is obsessed with her Fisher-Price Little People Pirate Ship and Servin’ Surprises Kitchen and her Yo Gabba Gabba Nap Mat Says her name and knows what’s hers vs. mommy’s or daddy’s
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Olivia at 17 Months: Week 76

Olivia at 17 Months: Week 76

Olivia had so much fun unwrapping and playing with her Christmas presents this week!  Last year, she was crawling around the tree on Christmas morning, oblivious to the large stack of presents under it.  This year, she was so excited when we brought her downstairs! The first thing she went for was her Radio Flyer
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Olivia at 17 Months: Week 75

Olivia at 17 Months: Week 75

We FINALLY moved into our new house this week.  Olivia had no trouble adjusting!  She loves running around and sliding on the hardwood floors, and the fact that all of her toys are laid out in her new play room! We, on the other hand, are totally exhausted, hence the shorter than usual update this
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Olivia at 16 Months: Week 74

Olivia at 16 Months: Week 74

This week, Olivia: Plays pretend – pretends she is sleeping and snores, makes believe she’s a piglet and snorts Tries to show off for other kids – she gets all excited and yells and even did a dance when she saw a little boy walk by. If this is how it’s gonna be, we’re in
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Olivia at 16 Months: Week 73

Olivia at 16 Months: Week 73

I thought we had escaped Wonder Week 75 (which begins around Week 71), but Olivia had a few particularly fussy days this week.  She wasn’t as easygoing as she normally is, and was pretty clingy.  In fact, for the past week, she has even been crying when I drop her off at the gym daycare!
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