So, at 18 months, Jesstine Jonelle Hutchins is 2' 8.5" tall and weighs 24 lbs (23.9 technically) with her clothing and shoes on. She has a vocabulary of roughly 100 words and including several two to four word sentences/phrases. She knows what a heart shape is and a star shape. Just this week she has taken to calling us Mommy and Daddy instead of Mama and Dada. She knows where her nose, eyes, ears, head, hair, belly button, belly, hands, feet, legs and knees are located. She can walk forward and backward as well as run. She is slightly pigeon toed like her mommy. She loves monkeys, most animals, Elmo, Dumpty, balls, slides and many other things! Her favorite TV show is still Sesame Street, but she also likes Diego, Dora, Max and Ruby, Curious George and has taken a recent interest in Minnie on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. She likes to do the "diggity dog" dance at the end! As mentioned above, she is SUCH a joy in our lives! Here is a picture montage for you of the last year and a half!
Here is our little one at 1 month. At this point we were SO overjoyed to finally have our empty arms filled. I was still missing Babe B. and cried often for the things I was getting to experience with Jesstine that I never got to with Babe B. At the same time I was just SO thankful for my little girl!
Here is her "chair" picture at 6 months. She was also diagnosed with RSV the next day! Poor girl! She didn't have it as bad as some though! It was still scary!
Here is her 12 month "chair" picture. This was a HARD picture to take! She had become so much more mobile at this point! The month before, she actually dove face first off of the chair!
Here is her professional 12 month pic. done by a friend from HS named Candi. Plans are in the works to call her again for the 18 month pictures, but we are awaiting funds to do so!
And last but certainly not least, here is her 18 month "chair" picture! She picked out her own shirt today and it is one of her all time favorites! She will proudly point to her tummy or chest and say "Monkeeeeeee!" Followed by "hoo hoo hoo hoo!" We couldn't do this picture without our beloved friend, Dumpty! She is starting to fade, but Jesstine's love for her just keeps growing and growing! Oh and one more thing, she is actually saying "cheese" here which explains the goofy grin!
Well, people are right. It really does go by fast! We are so blessed to have a happy, healthy sweet daughter and a perfect one in heaven whom we are looking forward to reuniting with in our eternal home someday! Until then, we will keep on posting and enjoying our life here on earth thanking the Lord for each new day!