Walking/Moving: There's no doubt in my mind that being in a house with much more space gave her the serious itch to get moving on those feet! It wasn't even a week of living here before she was on her own and now she's carrying things, throwing balls, picking them up, pushing her high chair around, trying to climb on the couch (sometimes successful), and learning the difference between hard floor, carpet, grass, and holding her own on those transitions.
|Trying to stand by herself, or downward dog|
Stairs - She's starting to move from crawling up/down the stairs to walking up/down the stairs by holding on to the railings and the wall. Scares me half to death but so far she's only had one real tumble down the top 6 stairs which lead to a landing, all carpeted. And it was because I scared her by calling out her name to see where she was. Whoops!
SLEEP: Sleeping through the night has beenvery inconsistent. I've stopped nursing her when she wakes up in the middle of the night, but I've also tried to stop nursing her before bed which seems to help keep her from waking up. Still nursing for naps because, let's be honest, she loves to nurse and going cold turkey would be hard on both of us right now. Maybe we'll try no-nurse-naps next week. My favorite parts of the day are after her naps though- she is SO happy after she wakes up from naps which is such a blessing. It would be hard to have a crankster before AND after.
The weather has recently been warm enough to go check out our backyard - she's found a few spots that she especially loves to explore!
Talking: When I ask her "What does the doggie say?" she can answer "woof woof!". Her first sound :) Her best pronounced words are dadda, momma, (which also means grandpa/grandma) diaper, and ball. She likes to call everything dada or ball, or makes the "d" or "b" sound - they are her favorite. She tries to say belly button "bey bo". When I ask if she wants some food she scrunches her face and makes a "foo" sound but in a way that sounds like she's blowing on hot food. Other than that, she sure likes to babble and imitate all the time, especially in the car!
This has been one crazy month of growth for her, I can't wait to see how much more she changes in the next couple months. I know she'll get more independent, which might be hard, but I'm still excited to hear new words, new games, etc.