Friday, October 23, 2015

Ella's 18 month update

My sweet face,

Happy half a birthday to you!

You’re one-and-a-half today, and we celebrated it with one-and-a-half candles on a cupcake for breakfast!

I just love your face, I love to stare at you and kiss you and hug you!  You give the best hugs and kisses back, which makes my heart burst with love.

You love to jump with your sister in the trampoline, you love to paint, you love to watch Barney, and you love to play outside.  Your favourite toy is your dudu bunny, and you love to do row-row-row-the-boat song with mommy.

When I give you two biscuits, you immediately share with your sister. I love that! You love to make us laugh, you’re quite the entertainer! You love to pretend to talk on the telephone and have a huge babbling conversation.

You’re growing into a beautiful little girl, my darling, I love you so much!


1.) How old today?  One and a half today!

2.) New milestones/ talents/ achievements?  She’s trying very hard to run – does a very cute fast-walk! Trying to jump too. She’s starting to sleep better at night – some nights she sleeps through the night now, yay! Some nights wakes up once or twice for some reassurance.

3.) Favourite toys & favourite things to do?  Her dudu bunny is her absolute favourite thing in the world.  She hugs it so tight!  She enjoys watching Barney and Lollos dvds.  She loves exploring outside. She’s starting to enjoy play-dough and painting.  She loves the Moms&Tots class we go to on Wednesdays, takes part so nicely!

4.) Current words?  Klaar, daarsy, there, uh-oh, hello, mamma, pappa, miaow, woof.

5.) Favourite food and snacks?  Yoghurt, icecream, chocolate, pasta, mashed potato, biltong sticks

6.) How is toddler sleeping at night?  She’s starting to sleep through the night more and more, maybe every second night though she still wakes once or twice, then I just re-settle her and she goes back to sleep.  Bedtime is between 7pm and 7h30. She wakes up really early some mornings, and others she sleeps til after 6.

7.) Day naps?  Two day naps, mostly.  Usually from 9h30 til 11h30, and then at 3h30 for about an hour.

8.) How many teeth – and how are teething issues going?  16 toofies!  Yay, almost done! The last 4 are the two-year molars, so relieved we have a bit of a break from all the teething niggles!

9.) Weight and length?  Weighed her on our scale the other day, 12kg. Will get proper measurements with the vaccs next week.

10.) Clothing size and shoe size?  12 – 18 months, or 18-24 months, or 1-2 years. Shoe size 5.

11.) Recent toddler ‘highs’?  I love the interaction, and her cuddles and hugs and kisses.  Seeing the two sisters together is so awesome.

12.) Recent toddler ‘lows’?  Some separation anxiety issues at the moment.

13.) What are you looking forward to in the coming months?  New words, better understanding and communication.  

14.) How are mommy and daddy doing?  We’re exhausted at night, wish we could spend more time together in the evenings, but we just collapse into bed! Weekends are great though, always spend special time together.  Looking forward to family holiday coming up in December!


  1. That's so cute that she shares her food - I wish I could get Nicky to share!

  2. Awww what a lovely Ella-update, what a cutie pie she is! Happy half a birthday, Ella! xx

  3. You and Wyn make gorgeous babies ;-)
    Great update, the words are going to start coming thick and fast now. Love that she shares with Sis.


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