Yesterday Ashlynn turned 14 months! Here's how things are going lately...
Mama, Dada, Doggie, Hi - (mostly "Hi Dog-gie"), Duck (Dut), Ball (Bah), Bunny (Bun Bun), Belly/Belly Button (Buh or Bah Buh), Banana (Nah Nah), Baby (Bay Bah), Meow. She can also sign "more" and is working on "please"... almost has it!
Running around like a mad woman. Wearing shoes... and trying to eat them when taking them off. Dogs, ours and everyone else's Finding the kittens on every page of Goodnight Moon. Her Bunny. Putting her dirty meal hands in her hair. Putting things in buckets and trying to put lids on things. Babbling... and yelling. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Getting the mail. Ripping out clips, bows, and headbands from her hair. Laughing at me in my sunglasses. Going for stroller rides, especially our family walks with the dogs and her milk after dinner. Clapping her hands to If You're Happy and Know It. Swimming and splashing in water of any kind... her water table, clean up after finger paints, the dog bowl - ugh!
Oh and her giant red bouncy ball. $2 and favorite toy in the house.
Bedtime, sometimes. Sometimes she'll go down no problem, other nights are a bear. Not a fan of diaper changes and car rides... same ol' same ol'.
Aside from not always going to bed easily, she typically sleeps through the night no problem. Wakes up early... between 5:30-6:30am, goes down between 7-7:30pm, and naps like a boss. Morning nap from 8:30-10am (give or take) and afternoon nap 1:30-3:30.
Like her daddy... almost everything and anything. Girlfriend loves asparagus frittata, veggie lasagna, chicken of any kind, salmon and tilapia, noodles, mac, eggs, hummus, berries, beans, pancakes, french toast, you name it. Also uses her spoon and fork with pretty decent aim.
I feel like we regressed. She wears 12-18 shirts, but mostly 6-12 everything else. She's starting to really thin out always running around, she's actually developing ankles, and her 12-18 shorts just fall right off her. 12-18 dresses fit, but the arm holes are large and 6-12 fit better. Hell, she still wears a few 0-3 Baby Gap dresses as tunics.
On play-dates, out to eat like a pro, to the Apple store for mommy to deal with her Mac problems 3x in one week. Out for ice cream and water ice (both her first time).
The Hot Dog Dance, climbs up and down the stairs like a ninja, loves to play on the step into the family room, and going through the dog toy bin holding up each toy saying "Dog". Stands up in the bathtub all the time... I've still been using the baby tub (she fits and it saves water), but I think it's time to graduate to using the tub like a big girl, she's constantly trying to get up to grab toys, shampoo, the whale on the faucet. She brushes her two little bottom teeth like a pro and thinks it's fun - I hope that lasts through rest of her never-ending teething.
This kid is such a riot and total joy. They way she shouts "Da!" and waves when her daddy walks in the door melts my heart. They way she plays hide and seek (behind my back) cracks me up. The way she wrestles and wants to join in when the dogs are playing with each other... well usually it makes me nervous she'll get knocked over, but her fearlessness and will to join in the fun because they're her best friends makes me happy. Getting to spend every day with this kid is the best gift I could ever receive.