Monday, July 12, 2010

15 Months

We had Avery's 15 month check up today - 10 days late.

21 lbs 11 oz (25-50%)
31.25" tall (75%)
10 teeth, with a couple more popping through on the bottom
Says: daddy, mommy, nonnie or na-nonnie (Grandmommy), doggie woof woof, banana, eye, keys (her latest word and she says it all the time so we will give her our keys to play with), mow (meow, and only sometimes)

She loves balls, keys, her toothbrush, unrolling the toilet paper, lifting the toilet lid, tampons (recent discovery - they are now locked up), paper of any kind, books, shoes (she'll sit and try to put them on, or she'll carry them all over the house still), cookie cutters because they fit on her arms like bracelets, chip clips...the list goes on.

She is eating - not much of anything it seems. Thankfully her pediatrician said that toddlers tend to subsist on a diet much like that of a bird, so phew! But, she is currently loving milk, strawberries, blueberries, sometimes grapes, cheese, scrambled eggs and toast, yogurt, homemade turkey burgers, quesadillas, goldfish and graham crackers, anything with tomato sauce. We try new foods all the time, but it's a gamble - never know when she's going to stick with something.

She is still becoming more cuddly as the days go by, which we are loving. She will walk up to us and pat our backs or lean her head on us for a few seconds before running off to play again. Kisses are rare, but once in awhile we are graced with one.

We read Goodnight Moon every night before bed - it's her very favorite book, and the only one she will sit still for until the very end. She likes to point at the pictures as I read them.

She runs around with this monster laugh that sometimes sounds like Pee Wee Herman.

She knows the meaning of no, and she will shake her head no to us and then continue on with the forbidden action. There is a lot of redirecting going on these days!

We've been working on our signs; I am teaching myself more and then using them with Avery. She consistently signs "more" when she wants something and "all done", and she still will sign "milk" on occasion. She recognizes "eat" and "drink" and "water" but has yet to sign those back to us. We're also working on "please" and "thank you" to teach this gal some manners. I tried "sleep" for awhile, but she is telling us "nigh-nigh" when she's tired so I moved on past that one.

We love this girl so much and are so blessed to have her!

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