Saturday, March 20, 2010
A Little About Lena
I took Miss Lena in to get weighed on Monday. Great news! At six days before turning 21 months, she is up to 19 lbs 14 oz! She gained 10 ounces in the last month. She's still nowhere near the charts, but she's finally putting on a little more weight. No surprise, that girl can eat! When she's hungry, she is HUNGRY! We're not sure how she packs it all in her teeny tiny body, but she makes it happen. Typically she does also have just about as much food in her hair, on her clothes, on the floor surrounding her chair and painted on the table as she consumes. Let's just say, Lena loves food!
Speaking of Lena's hair, it is growing, growing, growing! And it's so beautiful! I wanted it to stay a dark brunette, but it's gotten super light, and I love it! She's still sporting a bit of a mullet, but I refuse to cut it. The front will eventually catch up with the back. I will not cut bangs! So for now, we just pop a ponytail on top and call her ADORABLE! :)
(For some reason, I can't seem to get a picture of Lena with her pony top to upload, so just imagine how unbelievably cute she looks...)
She is also a little talking machine! She definitely talks more than Eli did at this age. She will copy just about anything you say, so she is constantly learning new words. At 18 months I wrote down every word I heard her say, which was 50+, so I have no idea how many words she can say now! Some of my favorites include "teetoo" (thank you), "pop...weasel", "Mommy" and "Daddy" (of course), Bubba (our nickname for her brother), "EeeeeIiiii" (Eli!), "ummy ummy" (yummy yummy), "ucky" (yucky), and her own name, which sounds more like LehNuh or NahNuh, but we know what she means. :) She also loves to sing, jibber jabbering and randomly throwing out words she knows. She's my star and I'm her biggest fan!