Thursday, July 12, 2012

Nineteen Month Stats

Credit: Scott (Bridget's godfather)

Hubs and I have been temporary empty nesters for almost a week now, and I’m doing OK so far. I’m pretty sure Bridget is not missing me too much yet, and I’ve been keeping busy and intend to continue to keep busy until her return on Sunday.

Bridget and I had a less than ideal goodbye in Maine, so I’m still a little hurt about that, although I shouldn’t be. She gave hubs a hug and kiss and let him hold her; but when I took her to say goodbye, she just squirmed and reached for hubs’ mom. I’m cool with her being a daddy’s girl, but still. I’d like her to like me a little. When we drove away and were out of eyesight of everyone, I broke down crying, not only because of that moment, but also because it’s not going to get any easier when she gets older. But yeah, I just need to stop thinking about it. Bridge and I will be buddies again when she’s not surrounded by her two sets of adoring grandparents, and when we get back into our routine. Hopefully. Although I would be really happy and excited for Bridget to have a sister, I can’t help but hope for a momma’s boy next. Whenever that happens. I’m overreacting. I know.

Also, we saw Brave Monday, and I was bawling by the end of it. Without giving anything away, the movie is basically  all about the relationship between Merida and her mother, which I didn't realize from just seeing the previews. It was really good. You should all see it.

Anyway, to the stats.

Height: 34 in. (95th percentile)

Weight: 26 lb 3 oz (75th percentile)

Clothing Size: Although she fits into some 18-24 month stuff still, anything new I get in 2T. Depending on the brand, 2Ts can range from just a little roomy to huge on her.

Shoe Size: 5, though she does have wide feet (she gets that from me, sorry Bridge), so I have to be aware of that when buying shoes.

Diaper Size: 5

Teeth: I don't even know. A bunch!

Food: Everything almost. Her favorite foods change daily, and often, she doesn’t eat much at dinner time. Her favorites right now are probably melon, corn, any kind of chip or cracker, and chicken right off the bone (like from KFC or wherever). Obviously, we rip off little pieces of chicken and do not give her a whole chicken breast with bone.

Drink: Mostly milk, some water, and occasional juice. We actually tried to give her a taste of root beer the other day, but she was having none of it.

Words: Moh (monkey, milk, or more), bah (ball), Mama, Dada, ca (cat), daw (dog), buh-buh (bubbles), uh-oh, weeee (when she’s swinging or pushing someone on a swing), rar (when you ask her what a lion says), she can do the SH sound for shoe and shirt. I think I’m missing a couple...

Sign Language: More, please, thank you. I didn’t even know she knew sign language until she did “more” one time when I picked her up from daycare. Then in Maine, her godmother taught her “please” and “thank you.”

Other Accomplishments:
  • Uses forks and spoons
  • Drinks from a cup
  • Points to body parts such as elbow, toes, ears, eyes, cheeks, hair, etc.
  • Makes a muscle (cutest ever)
  • Swims in the lake with help

Mmmm fruit


  1. I know how you feel about the favoritism issue. Stephen went through a phase where Trevor was definitely his favorite. But that changed. Now, I would say that I'm probably slightly favored although it's much more equal.

    I will say that grandma (either one but especially Grandma Kirt) trumps mom and dad any day. So don't feel too bad. It'll change and Bridget doesn't spend a lot of time with her grandparents. I bet if you spent an extended amount of time with Bridget and her grandma, she'd show you that you're still number 1. Hang in there, I promise it'll get better.

    1. Thanks for the words of encouragement, chica!

  2. East of Chicago has a PB&J pizza :)...

    Have you ever been to Ian's Pizza (now called Dimo's)? They have mac and cheese pizza, s'more pizza, roasted potato pizza, BBQ steak and fries pizza, etc.

    1. What?????????? I'm going. Right now. Or next time I'm in Chicago, for sure.

    2. Haha, let me know when you do and if you like it. I've never been to the place with the PB&J pizza, but I have been to Ians; their roasted potato pizza was yummy.

      By the way, I'm starting a weekly Chicago feature which you may be interested in since you don't live too far from Chicago. It will be ideas for things to do in Chicago. I'll be posting most of them on Saturdays or Sundays. Since you seem to do lots of fun stuff whenever you visit, if you ever have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them. Currently I only have about 10 ideas in mind, so, that will only last me a couple months. I'm trying to mostly just do things that can be done almost any time (IE not events that happen once a year), and probably not many restaurants (just because there are so many awesome restaurants in Chicago that could be a whole feature on its own).

      And another completely off topic subject, do you like vintage style? A pin-up photography studio here is offering a four hour hair and makeup workshop for $120. The price also includes a mini shoot with a print. Just thought I'd let you know in case you were interested. I want to do it but not sure if I can justify spending that much on myself again since I already did a mini shoot with them. They're awesome, fun, sweet ladies. Here's the Facebook event page in case you are interested:

    3. P.S. sorry for the absurdly long reply, I think I let all the weekend energy get to me, haha!

    4. I think the next time I'm going to be in Chicago is the middle of September for an Ingram Hill show, so I'll have to suggest to the girls one of those pizza places for dinner.

      Most of the time, I'm in Chicago for a concert or other event, but I do really like it down there. I'll be excited to read about your activity ideas for the next time I'm down there for more than just four hours for a show. But I'll let you know if I think of any ideas.

      That vintage thing sounds like a lot of fun! I don't know if I could justify the $120 either, plus I wouldn't say I'm the most vintage-inspired person, but it does sound like a fun thing to do. How often do they have those workshops?

  3. The day I left Maine, I was holding Bridget and I took her over to the bookshelf to show her pictures of herself. She spied the wedding picture of you and Nate and said, "Ma Ma, Ma Ma" and reached her hand towards the picture and started to cry. I didn't want to tell you because I thought it would upset you, but given what you wrote above, I thought you should know she was missing you. (Also, you know Bridget has that habit of always wanting to be held by whoever is not holding don't take it personally.) Love, Mom

    1. Awww my Bridgey. Well, I didn't want her to be sad about it! Just cuddly, I guess. I can't wait to give her a big hug on Sunday, whether she likes it or not!

  4. Why is she away from you guys right now?

    1. She stayed with Nate's parents in Maine an extra week. I guess it was something Nate did when we was a kid, so we're trying it out with Bridget, too.