*Baby B loves to turn off the lights when we leave a room. If we forget to let her do it, sometimes she’ll whine until we turn the light back on so that she can turn it off.
*Baby B’s current words (with recognition of what she’s saying) include: ma-ma/mom-mom (mom), da-da (dad), dog-doh (dog), ba (ball), cat, and nana (banana). I know there are a couple I’m forgetting, but I’ll add them later if I remember.
*We’re working on making sure Baby B understands our single-action commands, especially “come here.” With her really enjoying walking, she likes to just take off (usually in the opposite direction of us!), so we’re trying to make sure she knows what we mean when we tell her to come to us. Sometimes I’m convinced she knows, other times I’m not so sure. I think a lot of it is that she understands, but then chooses to ignore it. I suspect that’s not the end of that whole game.
*Baby B loves to climb steep hills, whether it’s the grassy incline in our backyard, or one of the many super-steep driveways in our neighborhood. She can usually navigate down them just fine, but seems to prefer going up.
*Baby B usually gets a bath on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, then a fun bath (no washing) on Sundays. However, since daycare puts sunscreen on her (including on her head since she doesn’t have much hair…and what she does have is thin and fine), we have to get that out each night, so The Husband has been taking a shower with her when we get home. I can’t see us doing that permanently in lieu of baths because she loves her baths so much, but it’s been a good solution when we do need to get the sunscreen out each day. She loves the water coming down, and she giggles when The Husband throws water in his face.
*Baby B can now get on her rocking horse all by herself, and she can get off it by herself, too.
*We went out this weekend to buy Baby B some spring/summer clothes, as she had none in her current size…everything that fits her is long-sleeved winter stuff. We went ahead and bought most things in 12 month size, which should last her throughout most of the spring and summer. (Believe it or not, she’s still mostly in 6-9 month or 6-12 month clothes, though she did have a few 12 month items.)
*This morning, The Husband reported that one of the daycare teachers put on a some kind of “fun time” CD, and three of the girls (including ours) came running over and started dancing by the CD player. Like, waving arms and shrieking. The other two girls lost interest after a minute, but Baby B continued dancing for the entire song, making herself dizzy and falling down twice. At the end of the song, she clapped eagerly.
*Baby B can stand in one spot and turn herself in a circle.
*I’m doing pretty well with the post-weaning time. There are times I do miss it, but most days I actually don’t ever think about it…and it almost seems weird that I would’ve possibly continued. So, it was definitely the right time to do it. I’m glad to have my body back again.
*Baby B has perfected her high-pitched scream. She does not do this when she’s angry or upset or frustrated. She does not do this when she’s happy. She does it at completely random times, just whenever she feels like testing it out. It’s kind of funny, though thankfully she hasn’t done this in public. Yet.
*When we ask, Baby B can point out where her belly button, nose, and ears are. We’re working on the other parts of the body, too, but so far she’s not real consistent with those.
*She’s very drawn to lions, and whenever she sees one or when we say, “What does a lion say?” she’s quick to break out her roar: “RAWWWR!”
*As we move forward in time, I am so, so, so thankful that I’ve kept such detailed records in this blog. It’s sad just how many things I’m forgetting about Baby B’s early days.