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10 Things About Vivi – Month Sixteen

By caseymullins |

A woman asked me today how old Vivi was. I stared at her and had to think long and hard about just how old the baddler (we’re going to call her a baddler for now until I can come to grips with the fact that my baby is now a toddler. Baby + Toddler = Baddler) tearing apart the Beanie Baby display was. Addie, my other kid, was born in December so the math was always easy. 12 + September (9) = 21 months. But with Vivi, it’s a little trickier. 12 + September (9) – 5 (May) = 16 months. Honestly I’m ready just to bump her up to two or keep her at one or maybe just hover at a year and a half but that seems to bother some people.

They need exact months. Sometimes even weeks.

I was very weird about the weeks and months thing with my first, this time around when people ask how old she is I usually respond with “old enough to be too old for my liking.”

Where was I headed with this? Oh yes. Sixteen glorious months. There’s a few new tricks up Vivi’s sleeves and a few little personality quirks I’d like to present to you on behalf of my “somewhere around one and a half” baddler.

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Life of a 16 Month Old Baby

May I Press Your Button?

Bellybuttons are the center of her universe. Her bellybutton, my bellybutton, Cody's bellybutton, Addie's bellybutton, the checkout girl at Costco's bellybutton and the bellybutton she insists the cats MUST have. I have to be super careful in dresses around her or she'll crawl up in them to seek mine out.


Anybody else out there find their baddler on top of the kitchen table poking around in their own bellybutton?

Find more of Casey’s writing on her blog moosh in indy or her Babble Voices site Shutterlovely. She’s also available on twitter, facebook, flickr, Instagram and Disney Baby. If you can’t find her any of those places? Check the couch, she’s probably taking a nap.


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Casey Mullins is a writer, photographer, and nice person living in Indianapolis with her two little girls, husband, and a one eyed cat. She writes regularly at her personal blog moosh in indy and can be found trolling local bakeries and napping whenever possible. Read bio and latest posts → Read Casey's latest posts →

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2 thoughts on “10 Things About Vivi – Month Sixteen

  1. Elle says:

    OH she is so cute! You HAVE to get her the bellybutton book by sandra boynton if you don’t already own it!

  2. Ami says:

    Those thighs SLAY me. So dang cute.

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