daphne {fifteen months}

Daphne_Fifteen Months

{alligator: Jelly Cat // dress: June & January// leggings: Target (old)}

{month fifteen} In re-reading Eloise’s fifteen month update (linked below) I found myself nodding thru the entire thing since pretty much everything that was happening at that time with Eloise is now happening with Daphne girl.

Having a tiny toddler is rough guys. Daphne is way more mobile and curious than is good for her and it means she falls and bumps a lot. Like TWO urgent care visits in THREE WEEKS! The first one was a doozy in comparison to the second one. I shared a bit on Instagram Stories, but at the beginning of May Daphne was walking into the kitchen and fell. But as she was falling, she hit her eyebrow on the corner of Eloise’s wooden stool. Yep, she wasn’t even trying to climb it, she was just walking. (facepalm) Aaron was cooking dinner and I was in the living room, and as soon as I rushed into the kitchen and saw her, I knew it would be a hospital visit. Daphne’s eyebrow, as you can imagine, was bleeding profusely, and when I could get it to stop, she would start to cry and it would start up again. The cut was pretty wide and pretty deep and very prominently on her forehead so we figured stitches to try to keep the scar as small as possible. Luckily it was Saturday, but it was evening and urgent care would close soon. We dropped Eloise off at a friend’s house and headed to Children’s Hospital since it is so close and has both urgent care and an ER. Plus, it’s the best pediatric care in the area so I never hesitate to take my kids here. Guys, we waited FOREVER. (Spoiler alert: it was three and a half HOURS.) Of course, Daphne hadn’t had dinner yet (none of us had) and we opted to try not to feed her because it would increase the risks of putting her under general anesthesia if she did in fact need stitches (something we learned when Eloise was at urgent care). So once we got the go-ahead that no stitches, but glue was the recommended procedure (since stitches required a transfer to the ER and at least another THREE HOURS of waiting…) we stuffed Daphne full of the Lara bars and strawberries I grabbed on our way out the door! Daphne didn’t like being bundled up like a burrito and having her owie cleaned and glued, but she did so well. We didn’t end up needing any bandages on her head since she wasn’t bothering the glue, and it all healed up within about 5 days when the glue just peeled right off. Now we are hyper-vigilant about (zinc) sunscreen on her forehead (and rest of her face) whenever we are going outside (even when it’s cloudy guys) because the first year is the most important for scarring and the sun is something that can make scars way worse. There is a small little pink scar on the end of her right eyebrow, but you probably wouldn’t notice it if you didn’t know to look for it. I am hoping it won’t be really obvious as she grows up!

Alright. That was a long-winded paragraph. But while we were at urgent care, we confirmed our suspicions that Daphne was teething and that those teeth were molars. When she was getting her wound cleaned out, her mouth was open as wide as I have ever seen it, and sure enough there were already two top molars completely cut. And then over the next three weeks, she got her bottom two molars. Daphne was a little sick about two weekends ago (slight fever, super runny nose, lethargic, vomited once) and since it was just about 12 hours, I think it was those bottom molars. And now the molars are all in and she is much more happy!

On the eating front, we have started offering Daphne her meals on a small plate (and then on her tray). She really wants to grab food off of her plate anyways (which was always just on the table so we could re-load her tray with food thru-out the meal) so giving her the entire thing just makes sense. And, like with Eloise, we have skipped all of the plastic plates and toddler dishware and opt to just give both girls their meals on our small, salad plate dishes. I am really weird about plastic in the dishwasher so anything that is plastic gets hand-washed, so I just don’t have time to deal with extra dishes; plus, we don’t have to give up the cabinet space in our kitchen or buy new plates or worry if we go elsewhere, like a restaurant or a friends’ house. Luckily, Daphne doesn’t throw the plate off of her tray and using a plate actually prevents her from wiping food off of her tray and onto the floor. Next up is transitioning Daphne from her sippy cup to a glass (we use tempered glass ones).

These days Daphne is all about accessories with bags, hats, and sunglasses being her favorite. She usually needs help with sunglasses, and with other accessories, she likes to put them on and then take them off, rinse and repeat. It’s fun for like a minute when she is posing with her sunglasses on, but then after the 15th time she wants you to put sunglasses on her after watching her immediately take them off, you are wishing she would get distracted by something else!

There is so much babbling these days. Really, any time Daphne is awake, she is babbling. To herself, to me, to Eloise, to anyone who is around. And she is repeating sounds and words that she hears: mama, papa (baba), Sadie (good girl), baby, bee (her favorite sound for everything), poop (p), up (softer “p”), Roomba (oomba).

Daphne’s hair is getting so long these days and we are definitely in the fun mullet phase. I remember this with Eloise and as much as you want to trim it, you just have to get thru it and wait for it to grow out so it isn’t a mullet anymore! Also, Daphne has the slightest bit of wave/curl at the ends of her hair near her neck which she must get from Aaron’s side because my hair is stick straight!

And because Daphne and I are in the midwest for a wedding this weekend, her 15th month check-up is next week, so I will be sure to update with all of her stats then.

Updated: Daphne had a great wellness check-up with her doctor and she is growing into a happy and healthy little toddler! Also, when her doctor came in, Daphne walked over and gave him a big hug. She’s the sweetest!

Weight: 27 lbs, 3 oz (98%)

Length: 30.75 inches (50%)

Head circumference: 47.5 cm (75%)

{weight} 26 pounds.
{hair} blackish brown.
{teeth} four bottom teeth, top four teeth, four molars.
{eyes} dark grey/brown.
{clothes} some 12 months, 12 to 18 months, some 2T.
{diapers} size 5 {from the honest company}.
{feeding} 2 to 4 oz sippy cups of milk at breakfast, lunchtime, after nap time, and at dinner, and water when she asks for it.

{likes} watching and chasing the Roomba, picking her nose, eating, bath time with Eloise, watching big kids or babies, crawling, pulling up to her knees or feet, spinning on her back and belly, teething rings, chewing on anything, sitting in her highchair, banging on her tray, staring at her quilt (from Amanda), rattles, nursing, riding in the car (usually), her big sister Eloise, Sadie, singing, lights, paci, being bounced, being tickled, talking, her Lovie.
{dislikes} having a hat on in the car seat, seeing some type of food on a plate that she doesn’t have on her tray, having gas, lying down flat, being hungry or tired, not having a bottle immediately after seeing it, having her face or nose wiped off.

{nicknames} Daph, Daph Daph, Daphers, Bug, Snorty, Baby D, Daphne Doo, Daph-a-doo, Love, Lovebug.

And here’s Eloise’s fifteen month update.

Happy Fifteen Months Daphne!


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2 thoughts on “daphne {fifteen months}

  1. Ummmmm so you are going to be in the midwest with Daphne? And where would that be? We would love to see our granddaughter!! Any possibility? You can stay here any time you know! We would love to have you!

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