Sunday, March 29, 2015

Dear Zahara: 21 Months

Dear Zahara,

Happy 21-month birthday! I know I say it every month, but I can't get over how much you've changed; you are growing into such a wonderful little girl.

You are talking up a storm! It is so fun for us to hear you constantly singing and talking to yourself. My favorite is when you count and sing the alphabet song. I cannot believe how many letters you know. And you are using three-word sentences a lot more often. I love hearing you say "come on mommy," and "wake up daddy." That's the other thing, I'm mostly mommy now, and not mama. Same goes for daddy. Such a big girl.

We had a lot of firsts this month: first time mummy was away from you for more than one night; first time you went ice skating; and first time you went to the hospital. We could have done without that last one. Thankfully, it was a very minor problem that was easy to fix. You and mummy were playing when you held your arm to your side and said that it hurt. We took you to the emergency room and were told you had nursemaid's elbow. I've never heard of it before, but it is very common and very easy to fix. You handled it like a champ! Seconds after the nurse did a quick maneuver, you were back to your old self.

Thankfully you have outgrown your hitting phase, but now we have entered the very fun selfish phase. Everything is "Zoey's" or "mine." You don't understand that when we say "yes, it is yours," that means the same thing as when you say mine. You get very upset if you think someone is taking your toys or food, or really anything.

You've been on a bath-strike for months now, but one day you just decided that you love them again. You love swimming, playing in the bubbles and pretending to be a fish. You especially love when daddy uses soap to shape your hair into a mohawk.

Every  day brings something new. We can't wait to see what the next month brings! Love you!

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