My little princess is all grown up! *cries* I can't believe I'm actually writing her TWO AND A HALF year update! It seems like just yesterday I was typing "Meet My Baby". Having said that, there's no denying that this is a very fun age and I am enjoying every minute of it! Emilia's personality is coming out more & more and she makes me laugh everyday.
Routine: Emilia's routine is pretty much the exact same as Eduardo's...so she wakes up at about 7am, eats breakfast at 8am, a snack around 10am and lunch around 12:30/1pm. She goes to nursery two mornings a week and ballet once a week. Her naptime is normally around 2-4pm. She gets a little snack after her nap and then dinner is at 6pm. Bathtime is 7/7:30pm and bedtime is 8pm!
Sleeping: Emilia is still taking a 2 hour nap in the afternoon but if she goes a day without or sleeps a bit less than that it doesn't affect her as much as it used to. She doesn't wake in the night ever unless she needs to go to the toilet (which rarely happens) or sometimes she wakes early, at 5 or 6 and comes into our bed. This happens about twice a week so it's not so bad especially since there's a tiny part of me that secretly likes it (even if it is technically a bad habit)! I just am very aware that children grow up so fast and I'm sure there will come a day when neither of our babies have any interest in coming into mummy & daddy's bed at night! How sad is that :( So I'd rather cherish these moments while I still can.
Eating: Emilia was not a fussy baby but after she turned one, she became very picky about food. Now I feel like she's improved a lot and things have come full circle. I absolutely think that sending her to nursery has helped hugely with this as she is no longer unwilling to try new things & will copy other children if they are eating different foods! At the moment she eats a banana and Weetabix with warm milk & honey for breakfast, something like puffits or an organic fruit snack mid-morning, a ham & cheese/tuna & sweetcorn/chicken and cheese croissant or bagel for lunch with cherry tomatoes (although being honest she rarely eats them), maybe a yoghurt or some fruit (grapes are her favourite) afterwards, a small snack in the afternoon (raisins/puffits/fruit stars) and whatever we're having for dinner. Her favourite dinners are pasta dishes (she's a mummy's girl in that department!) She only drinks milk at dinner time now and the rest of the day she drinks water. I do give her a treat now & then after dinner like a chocolate biscuit or some chocolate fingers because I believe in moderation!
Sizes: Emilia is potty trained so she doesn't wear nappies anymore! But she does wear size L pull-ups at night & naptime. In terms of clothing sizes she wears age 3 or 2-3 years and her shoe size is 22.
I was going to write a whole piece here about personality but I think if you watch the video below, you'll learn all you need to know about it! Emilia is such a character and that will definitely come across in our update video...so enjoy! I will try to do another update after she turns three (*sobs uncontrollably and throws away birth control pills*) Hahaha, not really ;)