Dear Chloe – 22 months


Dear Chloe,
You are 22 months old today. Thanks to a new Babymate app, I’ve been able to record some things about you as they happen. Here are some noteworthy occurrences during this past month:

Sept 14aYou got a black bean stuck in your nose. During dinner you kept saying “bean… in… nose” while holding a bean in your hand and gesturing toward your nose. We kept telling you that no, we don’t put beans up our noses. Then Daddy finally figured out that you already had a bean stuck in your nose. Oh boy. Daddy told me to run and get the tweezers, and after a slight hesitation, I did. I guess I was afraid we’d scratch the inside of your nose with the tweezers, or worse, push the wayward bean back in too far. Turns out Daddy was only able to pull small pieces out at a time, while the majority remained lodged. Then he got a tissue, held your right nostril closed and told you to blow. I was afraid you’d inhale it even further, but after a few tries it came shooting out. I guess it was a good thing you already had a little cold, so the mucus helped it slide. Go figure.

Sept 14bThe potty got a record amount of action on this same day – both your first time peeing and your second time going poop.

Sept 15Your second pee in the potty!

Sept 16a – You and Daddy love playing “blocks” (mega-blocks, legos, and/or wooden blocks) together. This particular day, you built a structure all by yourself which you called a “baby bed,” and then proceeded to lay the baby in it.

Sept 16bYou slept through the night! Consequently, you’ve been sleeping amazingly well ever since. Not always through the night, but with less wakings than you’ve had in a long time.

Sept 17You fed the Lorikeets at the zoo all by yourself. Although you’ve always enjoyed them, their piercing squawks and abrupt movements kept you from getting too close during previous visits. Today we had the area all to ourselves and it was pretty special. I was pretty proud with how far you’d come. The lone attendant said you did amazingly well for your age, especially since you moved slowly and listened when I told you not to touch the birds. I took a video of you with my iphone, and consequently, you love to watch it over and over.

Sept 19 – While Mommy and Daddy were working in the office, you left and took your pants and your diaper off, and then put your pants back on. Did you think we wouldn’t notice? This is far from the first time you’ve taken off your diaper, but the first time you put your pants back on afterward. Clever girl.

Sept 20Your first train ride. You and I took a morning ride through Forest Park on the zooliner. It was a really special experience for the two of us.

A few other tidbits about you this month:

  • You’re vocabulary is growing, and your making more complete sentences.
  • You like yogurt covered raisins, which you call “beans”.
  • Yellow and Orange are the colors that you consistently know.
  • When you’re excited, sometimes you’ll loudly call out random numbers – “Two! Eight! Seven!”

I can’t believe you’re going to be 2 years old in only another two months!


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6 thoughts on “Dear Chloe – 22 months

  1. So was it a bean or a yogurt covered raisin in the nose!?
    Cool app.
    She’s beautiful, Emily.

  2. Another great letter! Chloe will cherish every word of these letters once she is grown! Thanks for sharing the wonderful app as well! I need to connect with you and get your recommendations for toddler apps also or perhaps that could be another post! Smiles my friend it has been too long!

  3. She is soooo beautiful! 🙂

  4. She’s getting so big! Such the little lady…

  5. Can’t wait to check out that app. So fun! She is a little doll! Almost 2! So glad to have found a bit of time to come back by. I’ve been missing all of my favorite blogs these days!

  6. Hi Emily,

    It’s gonna sound weird for you.. But I love your website.. I know you do not know me and I have to admit it is a little awkward for me to be doing this but heck it.. I found your website through Google and decided to take a peek (: I absolutely love your website and the things you put up.. You have such a beautiful daughter and the things you do, it amazes me.. Be it crafts or cooking or handmade or gardens.. It just puts a smile on my face.. Therefore I wanna encourage you to keep doing what you are doing because you’ll never know who you’ll put a smile on(: God bless!


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