My daughter is 14 months old already, my how time flies. I guess she is considered a toddler now, yikes! She continues to change everyday. She is always learning something new, showing off new skills and reminding us just how big she is getting. This is such a fun age. I love how much fun we can have with her and how much she interacts with us.
A couple of weeks after her first birthday she started walking. At first she would only take a few steps and then look around as if thinking “wait, how did I get here without crawling?”, and then she would plop back down and crawl the rest of the way. After about a week of that she was walking. It was so cute to watch her take those first wobbly steps. Now she is motoring around here like nobody’s business. She even kind of runs if she gets excited and thinks you are going to chase her It is amazing how, in the span of a year, our little ones go from being helpless babies who rely on us for everything to being walking, kinda talking independent toddlers!
Her vocabulary is expanding. She still mostly babbles but does say a few words, including; hat, kitty, dog, duck, snack and dinner. She recognizes that “dada” means daddy and will say it whenever she sees her dad. She has stopped saying “mama” for the time being, but hopefully she gets back to that soon.
We have two cats and she absolutely adores them. She gets so excited when she gets up in the morning or after naps and gets to see them again. Her favorite thing to do is to go up to them and give them kisses, she says “maw” and plants a big one on them.
I am still breastfeeding her. Since it is cold and flu season I figured I would continue to help give her immune system that extra boost. Once cold and flu season is over I will probably start to wean her off a few of the middle of the day feedings if she hasn’t done it on her own by then. By two I hope to have her completely wean. I expected the first thing in the morning and the before bed feedings will be the hardest to wean her from.
She is still sleeping like a dream. We have been so lucky with her sleeping from the very beginning. She is down to only one nap a day. At about 10 months old she stopped wanting to nap in the morning. Over the span of about a two weeks she slowly began to get rid of it completely and the time of her afternoon nap moved up. Now she naps for between 2 and 3 hours in the afternoon, usually going down for her nap around 12pm. She still sleeps about 12 hours at night, going down about 7pm and getting up around 7am.
Our ever changing daughter seems to amaze us more and more every day. I can’t wait to see what she does next.