17 Months Old

This post is late. BEYOND late.  So late in fact, that Gracen will be 18 months old in just 2 days.  But we were so sick when she turned 17 months that staying awake was nearly impossible…  Let alone posting a monthly update.  So here it is, short and sweet with one lousy picture of my very sick {at the time} little doodle.

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Gracen loves:

  • Pillows (still)
  • Taking care of her babies (they get regular cuddles, kisses, and pats on the back, as well as snack and book deliveries)
  • Colouring in her colouring books
  • Drawing on her chalkboard
  • Moving objects from one place to another, and then moving them back again
  • Books (she carries them with her absolutely everywhere)
  • Hanging out in Mama and Papa’s bed (she dives into the pillows and then buries herself in the duvet)
  • Unwrapping presents
  • Milk
  • Raisins (so much so that she’s been known to try and sneak them out of the cupboard)
  • Doing puzzles
  • All animals


She thinks it’s hilarious when:

  • You hide from her, jump out, and shout “Boo!”
  • She runs and hides from you


Grae’s new foods include:

  • Radishes
  • Stovetop-popped popcorn
  • All kinds of Mexican foods
  • Pretzel crackers (we were on a 9 hour drive to the Okanagan in terrible weather and were desperate)
  • We also tried juicing an orange for her while she was sick, but she’d have absolutely nothing to do with orange juice


The new words she regularly uses include:

  • “Table”
  • “Manpaw” – grandpa
  • “Cock-a-doodle-doo”
  • “Bzzzzzz” (bee sound)
  • “Gido”
  • “Mango”


The new signs she’s using regularly include:

  • Frog
  • Puppy
  • Rabbit
  • Butterfly


She now:

  • Has a new big girl car seat (still rear facing)
  • Answers ‘yes’ and ‘no’ appropriately to almost all questions
  • Has 14 teeth (8 in the front, 4 molars, and 2 canines on top)
  • Is starting to walk up and down stairs upright


Funny / Cute things she’s been up to lately:

  • She is still ridiculously kissy and loves on you all day long
  • She instructs you on where to blow bubbles on her body and then giggles like mad when you do
  • No matter what’s going on or what’s she’s up to, if she sees the TV remotes somewhere, she immediately stops what she’s doing, retrieves them, and delivers them to her Papa
  • When taking a crayon from her jar or a cracker from the box, she stops, holds up one finger, and then carefully selects just one item
  • She loves doing jobs around the house and actively seeks them out


January was a bit of a crazy month for us…  Between traveling home to the Okanagan for a week, our ‘Christmas in January’ celebration, another round of teething, and the sickness that hit our house just recently, things have been a little chaotic.  Here’s to a low-key February!



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