Jasmine’s 20 month update

Gosh, how is my girl 20 months old? I cannot believe she’s going to be a two-year-old in 4 months time!

Let’s get cracking with her update, shall we?!


This month’s biggest change has come in the form of Jasmine’s vocabulary – it has exploded, almost overnight! She’s gone from using very few words (she mostly used baby sign to communicate) to using several new words every day. I was never particularly worried about her lack of vocabulary in the past because I knew she understood an awful lot and was still able to communicate to us by other means. I was sure it would all come in good time and it has – I’m blown away by how talkative she’s suddenly become.

Jasmine is a proper Daddy’s girl which has it’s pros and cons. It means she has a meltdown every time he leaves the house which makes our mornings super fun. It also makes me feel a bit pants because I think “Hey, am I that bad?!” On the other hand, it means when Stephen is around, I can go out or get other stuff done around the house and she’s quite happy to be with Daddy!

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I’m pleased to report that the biting incident from last month seems to be a one-off and she hasn’t done it since. Phew! She has quite a few little friends at nursery now and they wait for her to get there in the morning. It’s so sweet!

Jasmine had a habit of being asked to be picked up whenever we were out walking somewhere. It usually meant I’d be carrying her and trying to navigate her empty pushchair (which she refused to go in). The other day I had a moment of clarity and realised how ridiculous it was that I was carrying her everywhere. The last week or so I’ve been really strict with her and when she’s asked to be picked up I’ve told her that she needs to walk or go back in her buggy. OK so, it’s resulted in a fair few tantrums (the crying-facedown-on-the-pavement type) but she’s finally starting to get the message. She still asks to be picked up but usually just the once and after being told no, she’ll usually carry on walking. It’s a working progress.


Thankfully, Jasmine seems to be over the 18/19 month sleep regression she was going through and is now back to sleeping relatively well at night. She goes to bed at 7pm and sleeps until around 7am. The naps are back also – I put her down after lunch at 1pm and she sleeps until 3pm.

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Aside from the usual nursery/playgroup colds (sigh) – Jasmine had an awful stomach bug this month. In fact, we all had it. It was grim! If anybody knows how to get sick stains out of carpet then let me know!

This month Jasmine:

  • learned to say lots of words and sounds including: Baby, Tree, Up, Down, Bike, No (joy!), Roar, Meow, Snack.
  • had her first ride on the teacups.
  • had a tummy bug.
  • started poking her tongue out, constantly!
  • got an early Christmas present – her very first baby doll.
  • enjoyed visiting the garden centre and christmas fayre to see all the lovely festive things they had on display.

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Likes: going down slides, Bunny, dancing to the Peter Rabbit theme tune, animals, playing with dolls and pushchairs, riding on the teacups, her Smart Trike, drawing, playing with playdoh, poking her tongue out, raisins.

Dislikes: having her teeth brushed, nappy changes, green vegetables!

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  1. Avatar December 8, 2015 / 10:04 pm

    She looks so grown up! Glad the biting is out of the way now and very jealous she is talking. LJ has decided whispering is great – I think she is embarrassed to talk (possibly as I make such a fuss when she does say anything haha). x

    • Jenna December 8, 2015 / 11:14 pm

      Doesn’t she just?! I feel like she’s really changed again this month – looks-wise. Haha, I’d quite like it if Jasmine whispered once in a while – she’s got quite a set of lungs on her! xx

  2. Avatar December 9, 2015 / 9:10 pm

    SO gorgeous as ever. Enjoy this stage – because soon she will NEVER stop talking. Ever. I am not joking ;) What a lovely smile and such a sweet girl…lovely post xx

    • Jenna December 9, 2015 / 10:45 pm

      Aw, thank you Jess. :) Haha, I reckon she’s going to be a right chatterbox! xx

  3. Avatar December 10, 2015 / 9:27 am

    She’s beautiful! I filled with dread when mine learnt to say ‘no’, since then we’ve also had ‘what’s that?’ (for EVERYTHING!) so I’m anticipating the ‘why?’ is next…. Mine loves raisins too, the easiest way to bribe him is with a box of raisins! xxx

    • Jenna December 10, 2015 / 2:12 pm

      Haha, oh yes – I always have a box of raisins to hand for when she needs bribing! :) I can’t wait for “What’s that?” and “Why?”. o_O xx

  4. Avatar December 10, 2015 / 8:20 pm

    Love reading these, she always looks so happy Jenna, just beautiful! This age is so much fun and also so challenging too I think but it’s lovely when their language really starts to come out, I’m glad she is back to sleeping well too. Ooh that nap time must be lovely for you, my twins are trying to give up on theirs but I’m desperately trying to hold on!! xx

    • Jenna December 11, 2015 / 3:27 pm

      Heh, yeah ‘fun and challenging’ just about sums it up! :) The nap time is what keeps me sane, I hope she has no intentions of giving it up anytime soon! xx

  5. Avatar December 14, 2015 / 8:43 am

    Aww she is super cute! It’s amazing how quickly their vocabulary comes on – clever little things. She sounds like a lovely, bright wee soul

    • Jenna December 15, 2015 / 3:10 pm

      Thanks so much! I am just astounded by how quickly it’s developed over the last few weeks! xx

  6. Avatar December 14, 2015 / 11:02 am

    Aw this is such a fun stage, I loved Sienna at this age :) In between baby and threenager haha! x

    • Jenna December 15, 2015 / 3:11 pm

      Haha yep, that pretty much sums it up. It’s such a lovely stage – I’m really enjoying it. xx

  7. Avatar December 14, 2015 / 11:03 am

    She looks very grown up and so happy. Enjoy every minute as it all goes so quickly. I think hating brushing teeth will last a long time. My 3 year old still hates it lol x

    • Jenna December 15, 2015 / 3:13 pm

      Doesn’t it just fly by? I truly cannot believe she’s not far off being two! Oh dear, I’d better mentally prepare for years of tooth brushing battles! :| xx

  8. Avatar December 14, 2015 / 11:42 am

    Sounds like she’s progressing nicely and such a good sleeper! Little cutie x A nice way of recording the milestones x

    • Jenna December 15, 2015 / 3:14 pm

      Absolutely, I love writing her updates and reading them back. I’m so glad I’m documenting her milestones because it all goes so quickly. xx

  9. Avatar December 14, 2015 / 12:36 pm

    Life gets so much easier when they can communicate a little more easily! My daughter was a daddys girl at that age, in fact she still is now at 2.5! I normally run a Linky called #whatmykiddid for this sort of update post, the next one will be live on the 1st Jan, I had to miss this month as my laptop died! Would love it if you wanted to join in sometime :)

    • Jenna December 15, 2015 / 3:18 pm

      Of fab, i’ll definitely check out your linky in the new year! :) Oh it is definitely getting easier now she can talk more – we still have frustrating moments but they are becoming less and less frequent all the time. xx

  10. Avatar December 14, 2015 / 7:51 pm

    aw she’s gorgeous!!!! enjoy it – this age was always my favourite with my three girls xx

    • Jenna December 15, 2015 / 3:08 pm

      Aww, it is a lovely age isn’t it? I’m trying to make the most of it as much as I can. I know it will be over in the blink of an eye. *sob* xx

  11. Avatar December 14, 2015 / 9:04 pm

    She’s gorgeous! My son is 19 months old so a lot of Jasmine’s milestones and behaviour are similar. The tantrums are becoming particularly bad – the joys! xx

    • Jenna December 15, 2015 / 3:07 pm

      We don’t have many tantrums but when we do, boy do we know about it! eek! xx

  12. Avatar December 14, 2015 / 9:12 pm

    Aw she’s such a cutie! I think it’s such a lovely age when they’re just starting to talk and develop into a little person! Lovely post :) x

    • Jenna December 15, 2015 / 3:06 pm

      Thanks Sophie! Yes, it’s definitely a lovely age – I’m really enjoying it. :) xx

  13. Avatar December 15, 2015 / 9:39 am

    I’m 30 and still not keen on my green veg haha!
    So glad to hear the biting incident was a one off and that she has lots of lovely nursery friends :)

    • Jenna December 15, 2015 / 3:05 pm

      Haha, I must admit – it’s not my fave either! ;) x

  14. Avatar December 15, 2015 / 11:12 am

    Aawww bless here – her sleep pattern is amazing! Pickle is off green vegetables too! Kaz x

    • Jenna December 15, 2015 / 3:04 pm

      I know, we are so lucky. I don’t cope well on a little sleep – at all! It’s such a shame as she used to love them, broccoli was her fave and now she just pushes it around her plate. Ho hum! xx

  15. Avatar December 16, 2015 / 6:08 pm

    Well done Jasmine on the vocabulary front. Rowan is 18 months soon as doesn’t say any words as yet, he babbles a lot and makes loads of different sounds and understands what we say, so we’re not too concerned. Hopefully it’ll just happen one day like with Jasmine.


    • Jenna December 17, 2015 / 2:09 pm

      Yeah, I’m sure it will. Jasmine barely said anything at 18 months – she did the same as Rowan though, babbled in her own little language. :) xx

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