~Sawyer still loves playing outside! She doesn't care where she is at as long as it is outdoors. She loves running around, looking at new things, finding things that look like balls that she can throw, listening to dogs bark and calling out "dog!" She loves playing with the water hose or bowls of water. She enjoys her slide and her sand pit as well as being pulled around in her wagon!
~Sawyer is still really social and waves and says hi as long as she feels "safe" with momma. She doesn't go to people nearly as easy as she use to and she will sometimes cry when I leave her in the nursery or at someone's house (or even when I shut the door to use the bathroom). Haha!
~Sawyer weighed 21 pounds (putting her in the 11th percentile) at her 17 month visit and was 31.5 inches tall (57the percentile) and her head was 18 inches (32nd percentile) in circumference.
~She is still in size 3 diapers and wears mostly 12 month clothes, but more and more 18 month clothes are starting to fit her! She wears a size 4 or 5 shoe.
~The doctor suggested we start potty training Sawyer since she lets us know when she has gone "poo poo" or "tee tee." We got a little potty the other day and have started putting her on it after meals. On the first try she sat on it for a little while and then ran around playing for a few minutes (and I left her diaper and pants off because I knew she would need to go soon!) and she came right back to the potty and "tee teed" next to it on the tile. Haha! I thought that was pretty successful for the very first time since she knew to come back to the potty! I sat her on it while she was still going and hopefully she will catch on soon. :)
~She has 16 teeth now! (4 of them are still cutting through, but you can see them all).
~She eats a lot of different foods and right now green beans are her favorite (like her daddy!)
~Sawyer can identify/point to her nose, eyes, ears, mouth, teeth, hair, bow, toes, and shoes!
~Sawyer is a dancing queen! She will dance and dance and always hears music in stores that I don't even notice. It is quite funny! She will also dance if you just start singing with no music around.
~She will sit and open a book (sometimes upside down) and pretend to read, but of course it just sounds like gibberish :)
~Sawyer has hit a cuddly stage that Casey & I just LOVE! She gives hugs and is just plain sweet. Sometimes she'll just run up to you and throw her arms around your legs and squeeze. So sweet.
~She also gives her babies kisses and hugs. She tries to feed them goldfish and turns her sippy cup upside down to give them a drink like a bottle, haha.
~Sawyer is saying around 20 words now!
- thank you
What a smartie-pants she is :)
Here are some pictures of Sawyer during the last month while growing from 16 months to 17 months! I can tell some very noticeable changes in her this month. Crazy how 1 month can mean a whole lot for a little one.
Getting her tubes/ears checkup!
Chick-fil-A playdate with Aubrey & Laura
Playing with Braden in her new table & chairs!
Camping out with Whitley!
Tyler State Park :)
having a conversation through the video monitor :)
Playdate with Mathis and Ginni!
This girl loves the bath!
I so wished we had videoed this…we spun her round and round in the chair and then let her walk… HILARIOUS! This night was when she learned to run in circles and she still does it - so funny!
How she slept one night, heehee...
She loves her babies...
and she loves Elmo!!
the girl cracks me up!
Watching a football game with Momma & Daddy!
Sawyer Grace, you are growing up so fast. Your daddy & I love you soooo much! Cannot wait to continue to watch you grow and learn new things. You bless us so much everyday. :)