Woot woot! Ashlynn turned 16 months yesterday, here's her current run down! Biggest milestone for the month was finding out she's going to have a little sister! ....Let the closet wars begin now :)
(and yes, such a lady...)
Bye Bye... Bye
Bopo (Baba)... my dad
Banana (Bana or Anana)
Belly/Belly Button (Buh Buh)
Choo Choo (train)
Penn Penn (for Penny, our Boston)
...and a bunch of other mumbles that make sense to me, but no one else. I think this is the last month I'll be adding to list since her vocabulary, while muffled, is clearly attempting to grow.
Adding on to last month, signing "more", "please", and "eat" and trying "thank you" here and there. Waves and says Hi and Bye correctly and blows kisses. And the new one is "Ut Oh", except it's just "Ut" with cute little hand hand and should shrugs.
5 Teeth (total)! Basically the never-ending teething as finally commenced. She cut her first front tooth before turning 15 months and at about 2 week increments cut the other front tooth and a bottom side. The pedi said all her molars were swollen too. Looking yesterday morning, it looks like the other bottom side (lateral incisor) might be coming and molars are looking even more swollen. Not sure about other top teeth because she doesn't really let me get a good look. Actually the only looks I get when I hang her upside down or by making her laugh during a diaper change.
Other stats include from her 15 1/2 month check up at 7/31 - 30" tall and 20lb 7oz.
Pushing buttons. Pushing things over and saying "Ut". Sidewalk chalk, but mainly just holding it and walking around. Coloring. Climbing. The house is becoming her own personal jungle gym. Climbs from her anywhere chair to the couch (which she proceeds to climb), all over our bed, all over any chairs, all over the stairs and other steps. We left a folding table collapsed on the floor in the dining room after our "Sprinkle" and now it's her little stage. She steps up and 'dances' (stomps) all over. Getting the mail. If I say "Want to get the mail" she'll run to the mudroom and get her shoes. Kicking balls, gonna be a soccer player! Sorting shapes and starting to get into puzzles. Loves pushing dolls and animals around in the stroller and even buckling them in... safety first!
Cutting teeth. But in reality, she really does handle it like a champ. We've only had a handful of "nights" and usually during the day she's awesome.
Still in the process of consolidating naps. Getting closer to just having one long one, almost 3 hours, as long as she doesn't wake at 5:30am. When she does, she still takes two.
Night sleep as been hit or miss. Sometimes she either has a hard time going down or wakes a bunch from her teeth, other nights she doesn't peep once until morning.
Pretty much everything. Starting to get a little pickier over some things, I noticed. She doesn't seem to care that much about chicken. We usually only have it once a week, (we eat mainly veggie based meals), but I noticed she'll eat some, but not a lot in comparison to other foods. She also likes to "eat" goldfish or little cinnamon bunnies, but usually she'll suck on them and then hand them back to me... or the dogs.
Curious about peanut butter. She loves almond butter and doesn't have any reactions, but I tried a tiny bit of peanut butter one day and an hour later noticed some tiny red dots on her belly that went away a few hours later. We waited a week or two and tried again yesterday, she just had a small bit of Daddy's fluffer nutter sandwich and when she woke up from her nap and small patch of red bumps on her cheek. Could just be old coincidences, but I think I'll hold off another month or so before trying again just too see what happens.
To her highchair when asked to sit to eat or "will you go sit in your chair". She's also been starting to take herself up the steps when she needs to be changed. She did this a few times and I thought she was just bored being downstairs. The one time she went directly to her diaper basket and pulled one out. I thought, let me check and sure enough she was wet. She also has left the family room after Mickey Mouse Clubhouse ended and gone upstairs, so I put her in the crib and she went right down for her nap. I can totally get used to both of those!
That's about it. It's amazing how quickly her communication is growing, moreso the things she understands then how she communicates back, but even that is amazing considering 16 months ago she was just little helpless squish. I can't wait to see what the next month has in store!