I have been totally slacking on doing Raya's stats and updates. So this post is gonna be super long. :)
So let's see, we just had Raya's 18 month checkup and she now weighs 20.3 lbs and approximately 30 in. I say approximate because Raya started freaking out on the scale so the nurse didn't get a good read on her length. Plus the doctor said that she should be at least 32 inches which would make more sense the way she's been growing. Raya freaked out again when the doctor came in and would NOT stop crying. The shots at the end of the visit didn't really help much either. She kept showing us her bandaid afterwards.
Raya is a very strong willed, stubborn at times, independent, sweet little girl. She likes to do things on her own and I think she thinks she's older than she really is. She wants to do whatever Aaron is doing and willing to fight for what she wants. Or she can also be super mellow and let things roll off her back. She's content as long as there is someone familiar in the room. She likes to do her own thing and wanders off exploring ( I imagine).
Words she says: dop=stop, momma (it seemed like it took her forever to finally say it!), dadda or dadad, aayon - Aaron, baby for babies and her baby doll that she absolutely loves.
No, which she sometimes drags out like a "nnnnno!", she already has a little attitude.
This picture is an actual picture of her saying "nnnoh!"
Mo for more, mama for grandma, baba for grandpa. Poo when she has a dirty diaper. She likes to drink from her own cup. Raya loves to eat and she'll be your BFF, if you share your food with her. She also likes to share her food.
She loves to sing! She knows the hand motions for "eensy weensy spider", "Popcorn Popping" and " Twinkle Twinkle Little Star". She also likes to sing along to "Baby" by the Biebster, some Bruno Mars songs. Raya is awesome!
She likes to dance, color slash write on anything she can get a hold of. She likes to bite crayons, something we'd like her to stop doing :)
Sometimes she can be super clingy, ok, a lot of the time. I think especially now since both of us work now and she gets dropped off at her grandma's house. She thinks if we set her down, we're going to leave her.
Raya is super sweet to babies and talks to them in a super high voice, pats them real gentle on the back, gives kisses. It's super cute.
She gives real sweet hugs and kisses. When Raya hugs, she'll pat you on the back. I love it!
Sometimes she'll make that face in the third panel, like what are you doing?
She is very expressive. She likes to pose and smile for the camera now that she understands what the point of the camera is!
I love these pictures of them!
So...that's pretty much Raya...I know there's more but that's all I have for now!