"I should not talk so much about myself if there were any body else whom I knew as well."
-Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, August 4, 2016

13 Months

I can't help it.  The monthly stickers only go through 12 months, but this girl is still growing and changing and learning like crazy and I can't stand to not document it all!  This month seems to have had all kinds of fun new things!  13 Months looks good on this girl! 
She stands up everywhere and is beginning to let go for longer moments.  She claps and cheers when she thinks something is good.  She raises her arms and says "Woo" to call the Hogs! 
She still has fussy moments, but the crazy screaming for no good reason seems to have passed for now.  Maybe it's because we're doing something right, or maybe it's because I was listening to parenting audio books in the car and she's just been paying attention.  Lol.  But seriously, somebody knock on wood, lest she start back with the crazy screaming.
She loves to take a bath, needs to know where her dogs are at all times, has 4 teeth on top & 4 on bottom, waves & says "hi!" to everyone she sees, and can eat her weight in watermelon. 
The biggest change is her vocabulary.  She talks SO much!  Sure, she babbles like any baby, but she also has real words that you can understand.  I'm amazed at her every day. 
Eleanor's words that can be understood without context:
  • Daddy
  • Momma
  • Hi
  • Uh Oh
  • Night Night
  • Dog
  • Woof Woof
  • Ball
  • Balloon (Babboo)
  • Bottle (Baba)
  • Elmo (MoMo)
  • Baby
  • Stay (she holds her finger out and says "STAY!" to the dogs and it's hilarious)
  • Eye
  • Yay!
  • Banana (Nana)
Words that can be understood in context:
  • Grandpa
  • Kayla
  • Stairs
  • Pillow
  • Flower
  • Dance
  • Tongue
With prompting she's even put two words together on several occasions, repeating "Hey Boys" and "Good Dogs" more than once.  Drew and I just stopped and stared at each other because she said it so clearly.  When she stands up in the bath tub I put her back on her bottom and say, "Sit down."  Now she stands up, looks at me and says, "Sit down."  I'm not sure what she thinks it means because she doesn't actually sit when she says it!  She has even more words that she repeats and is working on.  Honestly, it's amazing. Watch your mouth around this one, she could very well repeat what you've said... good or bad! 
She is happy to show you her tongue, head, eyes, and belly button on command.  Sometimes she  can also show you her nose, teeth, ear, and toes.  Be warned, if you ask about her belly button first then the game is over.  She can't possibly concentrate on any other body part once you've mentioned her belly button! 
She's so curious and friendly.  Really, what a joy she is! 

1 comment:

Becky Hogan said...

I'll get some construction paper and marker to make you some
14-252 month stickers... that's until age 21!!!
Love, Aunt Becky