So after writing the 17 month letter to Hadley, I realized that I didn’t talk about her schedule or her favorite things right now, and I want to be able to look back and remember those things! Sorry in advance to those of you who thought we were past another boring
baby toddler update.
On to Hadley’s schedule… with the exception of when she is sick or we’re traveling, she is in a pretty good routine sleeping and eating-wise! She sleeps (on average) from about 7:30/8pm until 7:30/8am (hallelujah!) and still takes two naps a day. She usually goes down around 10am for the first one, which lasts anywhere from 40 min to an hour and a half and goes down around 3 for her second one which lasts anywhere from 1-2 hours. We are down to one nursing session (right before bed) and I am not looking forward to trying to eliminate that one! I’m hoping she just decides to drop it on her own one of these days, because she can be stub.born.
We have officially entered into picky-toddler land when it comes to eating. Hadley is SO particular about what even touches her plate. If you put something on there she doesn’t recognize or doesn’t like she instantly picks it up and hands it back to you with a disgusted look on her face.
(And screams or throws it on the floor if you don’t take it back from her.)
Her “favorite” foods right now are: Plum brand fruit and veggie pouches (especially the fruit mish-mashes with oat/quinoa), blueberry waffles, grapes, apples, pretzels, puffs, wheat thins, cheese (which we have to limit because it can hurt her tummy due to the dairy) and spaghetti (she is particular about the sauce, too, and prefers it to be Prego). She also really likes the grilled nuggets at chick-fil-a and will eat chicken fajitas, tortillas, rice, beans and avocados from a mexican restaurant (she’s not as big of a fan when it’s cooked at home!). Other than those things listed, it’s a total guessing game as to whether she will eat it or not.
If it’s green and/or healthy for you, it’s probably a safe bet she will throw it on the floor.
When she’s not eating or sleeping, Hadley loves to play with her baby dolls. She will feed them their bottle (or any other toy small enough to hold with one hand, or cheerios), rock them, push them around in her baby stroller and pat their backs. It’s so adorable to watch her be a little mommy. She also loves to play at her play kitchen, water table and climb in and out of her cozy coupe car. She still loves Violet and treats her like one of her babies and gets up to dance when her favorite song comes on. She likes balls of all sizes, her shape-sorter toys and all of her board books, but most of all, the girl LOVES to be outside. Just the mention of going outside and she’s right at your feet saying “puh puh” (up, up) to go out with you! If only we didn’t live in the land of the scorching sun so we could enjoy it more during the summer.
Okay, I think that’s all (until I think of something else I forgot). I’ll leave you with another picture of our little busy-bee!