To the update!
Height: 32.5 inches (75th percentile)
Weight: 21.15 pounds (15th percentile)
Keeping up with Marcus.
Laughing and making others laugh.
Getting wet and dirty.
Riding in her tricycle.
Music of all genres.
Books - particularly the touch-and-feel and lift-the-flap books.
Mickey Mouse - even though she's never watched an entire episode of MMCH.
Dancing - shaking a tail-feather is her favorite.
Shoes - particularly her rain boots, and shoes that are too big for her (like Marcus' and mine).
Attempting to go up and down stairs like a big kid.
Strangers who come at her abruptly.
Hearing the word no.
Cooperating for pictures.
Diaper changes - still.
Sleeping in past 4:30/5a.m.
The garbage truck.
It seems as if Julia has slowed down a bit in the way of new words, however, she loves to babble non-stop, and is also a fan of the high-pitched girly scream (of which I'm none too fond).
Other notable moments
A few weeks ago we signed up for Gymboree, and Julia seems to really enjoy it. She's still a little leery of the teacher, but the music, dancing, and bubbles are right up her alley. I'm loving the one-on-one time with Julia, and a few times I found myself flooded with memories and emotions of doing the same songs and activities with Marcus when he was this age.
Last week Julia landed in the ER for her second round of RSV as well as a nasty ear infection. It was quite the traumatic experience for both of us. Thankfully Julia is feeling much better this week due to antibiotics and breathing treatments.
Julia has some of the most delicious little curls and I hope she hangs on to those for a very long time.
Speaking of hair, recently Julia has been on a kick of selection her own accessories: bows and shoes. For most of the photos pictured today I tried to get Julia to wear the neutral/gold bow, but she insisted on the pink headband.
Cheers to the spunk, the sass, the snuggles, the mischief, the attitude, the laughter, and all that's in between! Onward we move to month 19!