Izzy-ism’s on this her 16th month!

Category : Isabella

Our little cuddle bug who loves smooshy kisses on her chubby cheeks and never shy’s away from a long hug has her shining moments of feet kicking and pinching!  Thursday (the 13th) was Izzy’s 16th month and our first month of not knowing how to parent a single child (Anna and Izzy are 15 months apart, get that whole logic?).  So I thought in celebration I’d come up with a few fun facts and quarks of the little girl we call Squeaky:

-  How did she get the nickname “Squeaky”?:  Since she was born, she’d squeak when she would stretch from a long sleep or when she was deep in sleep or just a noise she made in conversation.  Since Anna had a nickname (we’ll talk about that later) already, Izzy for sure needed one.  So Squeaky was born.  Along with Squeaks and Squeaky McGee.  Just the other day, I said love you Squeaky and she said “sekee”!  I said, yes, that’s your name!  Hehe.  Too cute I tell you.

-  Since she turned 10 months old, this poor girl has only had 2 bottom teeth to chew up chicken.  I couldn’t believe that for months there were signs of teeth (excessive drooling, crabbiness, chewing on things) but no glimmers of white in those gums.  Until this last month, when the newest member of her mouth showed up.  A shiny white “chicklet” of a tooth taking up space on the top middle of her mouth.  I think she may have her mommy’s teeth…. ortho here we come!  She’s not a big fan of us checking her mouth of teeth, but some days she’s proud to grin while I pry her lips up.  So the other day, I checked again and I found 2 more teeth joining the crowd.  But it wasn’t the one next to the front tooth, it was the one next to that.  And beyond that was a molar!  Oh dear….  I hope this girls mouth isn’t doomed for a crazy arrangement of teeth.  I believe the other front tooth and the next one going the other way is coming in too.

-  She’s starting to have conversations with herself and with Anna.  The other morning I let her wake up Anna, like have her go in her room at 6:40am and give her some morning love.  I thought Anna would be ticked, but she actually loved it.  Izzy ran into her room, climbed up on her bed and started hitting (we call it patting so Anna doesn’t get too distraught) her arm and saying “Anna!  Anna!  Anna!”  It was really hilarious.  She proceeded to climb all over her, pull her pipe out of her mouth and they both started giggling and jabber at eachother.

-  This girl loves dirt!  Leave her outside for one minute and she’s plopped down, not on the sidewalk or hunched over the dirt, but sitting right in it.  Digging in with her fingers, wiping it off on my pants and loving every second of it.

-  We call her the insatiable one.  I’ve called her that since the day she was born, really.  It hasn’t changed.  She guzzled down bottles, chowed down baby food, mauwed on crackers and now believes that the instant we start setting the table that dinner is ready to be served to her.  Mind you, she’s already whining and wimpering the instant we get home b/c she’s hungry, so she runs to her chair, throws a little fit and doesn’t stop saying “hunry hunry hunry (hungry)”!  We tell her it’s not time to eat yet, fits and whining continue, we give her a cup of milk to tide her over.  She catches on and continues on her little tirade all that way through cutting up her food and presenting it to her.  She’ll finish Anna’s plate and ask for more.  What a little appetite this one has!

-  Aside from the bottomless pit tantrums, she’s quite compliant.  She loves holding hands at dinner to pray and finishes with an emphatic “Amen!”.  She’ll come to you no problem to put her shoes and coat on in the morning to go to Ms. Michelle’s.  Last night, all she wanted was a baby to go to bed with (I figured this out when all I heard after we laid her down was “baby baby baby”).  So I brought her a baby and was instantly thrilled.  While settling down for the night, she threw out said “baby”.  I saved the day again, when I gave it back to her.  She was sitting up already, she grabbed it, snuggled it in close and laid back down.  Such a sweet little girl.

Those are a few quirky Izzy-ism’s we’ve found to hold near and dear (or as far away as possible?) as this little girls is growing up way too fast!

Happy 16 months Miss Isabella!

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