Saturday, February 4, 2012

Sarah at Eighteen months

Oh, where do I start? Sarah-bear is doing so much these days, I'm just not quite sure what to start with first. How about the not-so-good first. Baby girl is fighting yet another ear infection right now. The last two have occurred about a month within each other. The hard part about these ear infections is she doesn't run a fever, doesn't tug at her ears, there are no clear signs of an infection. It's so hard to tell when she has one and by the time I end up taking her in both ears are usually infected. The doctor did talk to me about visiting an ENT to talk about getting tubes put in. We have an appointment in a few weeks to see if this is something we should do or not.

Here are a few things Miss Sarah is doing these days:
*While she loves being held, Sarah lately has been wanting down so she can walk to where we are going. Because you know she isn't going to sit in a shopping cart or stroller anymore. She is TOO busy to have to sit and be restrained. Makes our outings quite interesting! Oy!
*And let's not forget the highchair. Won't sit in that either. IF she does sit in it, it's for no more than 10 minutes.
*We tried sitting her up to the table in the little booster seat to see if that would keep her seated for longer. Nope. Sure didn't!

*Which leads me to the next point, she still doesn't eat much. She might eat a few bites and is done. She has never been a big eater.
*She gets very distressed when she hears or sees another kid crying. She looks at me with a very concerned face and sometimes covers her ears!
*Her favorite (and only) words are: hieee, uh-oh, out, mommy, daddy, doggie and some combination of the last two, dag-dee.

Here she is saying "Oooout"

*We recently turned her car seat around facing forward. She LOVES it and so do I!

She loves being able to see the DVD player. 
*Now when I go to put her in her car seat she has to wiggle her way out and walk to the back of the van and sit in Jacob's car seat. I think she just likes being able to sit in the back and feels like a big girl. Which means I have to climb back there to get her out which usually she isn't too happy about.

*Baby girl can definitely scream like a girl! Wow! She especially likes to scream when she is having fun, laughing and playing with the boys.
*If she sees any shoes laying around, she sits down, takes hers off and tries to put the other shoes on. She loves wearing other people's shoes. And she loves bringing her shoes to me to put on for her. The other day she brought me one of her boots and one of her tennis shoe for me to put on and walked around for awhile with those on.
*When she is trying to show/tell you something she grabs your finger and takes you to what she wants. Usually it's the pantry and she then points to what she is wanting.
*She loves pushing her baby stroller around. She pushes anything from her doggies, babies, her snacks, the boy's toys, her shoes, anything she can put in there.

*She loves watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Which can be a lifesaver at times when we are out and I need her to sit still.
For example, to keep her off the court and chasing the balls at Luke's Lil' Sluggers class.

*Her hair is getting longer and more curly as it grows. I'm loving these baby curls, so sweet!

*She loves holding hands with Luke.

* She can point to her body parts when asked. She especially loves finding her belly button.
*If you ask her for a hug she comes at you with her arms wide open. If you ask her for a kiss she usually comes at you with her mouth wide open for a big wet one!
*When you ask her what a dog says, she sticks out her tongue and pants. When you ask her what a cow says, she says "oooooo". We are working on the other animal sounds.
*She has figured out how to run and is quite quick on her feet!
*I recently bought a Groupon for four classes at My Gym. It was a great buy and we had fun trying the classes out. I expected her to jump right in and not look back. However, she surprisingly was a little hesitant. The first two classes, she just wanted to be held during the circle time songs and needed some encouragement during the free play. But she warmed up towards the end.

Here are a few other random pictures.
Cuddled up with Jacob in bed just before bedtime. 
Pushing her own shopping cart at Market Street. Look closely.  Daddy thought it would be funny to  put the beer in her cart and have her push it around.! 

Sweet girl feel asleep with Papa Jim while watching Mickey Mouse. 
After we pick Luke up from his classroom at school, we usually go and play on the school's playground for awhile with some of the others kids. Sarah thinks it's fun to play with Luke's backpack on.  
Sweet Sarah, you are a bundle of energy that keeps us on our toes. I love watching you so engaged in all that you do, taking it all in and exploring everything! You bring a smile to our faces day after day and your energy brings so much to our family! We love you sweet Sarah-bear!


  1. Fun update. You are right, she is one busy girl. I am guessing part of that is due to the fact that she has two older brothers to keep up with. I think she is going to have such a fun and spunky personality. Can't wait to watch her grow up.

  2. Gosh, I can't believe she is already 18 months! She is so sweet and is so fun to be around. I love her energy and that is so cute about how she doesn't like other kids crying. She definitely loves her doggies too doesn't she?! :) Love you sweet Sarah Bear!

  3. Oh girl! You know I can SO relate to Miss Sarah Bear!! I got a huge smile on my face reading through all her updates, because almost every single one sounds just like another little firecracker I know, haha! Her hair is getting so long and so beautiful! I love her bows and fun girly outfits. She is just ALL girl and so sweet! I can't wait to see how our girls interact this summer. They'll either be instant BFFs or frenemies, LOL!!

  4. Oh, my goodness, it doesn't seem that Sarah should be 18 months old yet. Time just flies by at lightening speed. Looks like she moves at lightening speed, too! LOL! Katherine, I know you are busy keeping up with just her, let alone three of them! She is an angel and precious as can be, just like her brothers.

  5. Little Sarah bear is soooo sweet. Sounds like she enjoys being a little independent too. I must say She has good taste in beer.