* dropped her third nap pretty much completely * usually takes two 1 1/2 hour naps * started waking up at 5 or 6 AM though (carry-over from jetlag it seems!) * goes to bed easily EVERY night, finally! * so happy when she gets her little sleep-time lamb * dropped the "dream feed" * On a pretty consistent 4 hour routine between nursing * will nurse longer and with less distraction if she has a stuffed animal to cuddle * started crawling and does so expertly * loves to explore and pull out toys * thinks big sister's toys are the best ;) * says "Mama" occasionally, "Dada" sometimes, and seems to say "duck" or "quack" in the bath * continues to love baths! * says a version of "hi" and sometimes waves * says "ah duh" for "all done" sometimes, and starts the sign sometimes too! * belly laughs and squeals when Daddy snuggle kisses * pulls up on legs, then couches, exersaucer, and in crib! * eats almost anything except pureed peas (but eats them individually squished!) * favorite foods are yogurt and watermelon and cheerios * can feed herself small cubes of food and cheerios! * loves watching Daddy's puppet shows * so gentle and sweet * always tries to eat shoes... * has the biggest smile when I tell her "good job!" * clicks her tongue * enjoys blocks and duplos * finally listening to stories without always grabbing the book * loves having cousins around to play with * has such happiness and the cutest chub! * 24 lbs and starting to grow out of some 12 month clothes! *
It was kind of fun to realize she shares a "5" for her birthday too. So I'll include my birthday pictures here. :)
But as you can see in this picture, I have my arms full of my family. And we even have extra family visiting (and doing my dishes!). And Ryan went above and beyond to make me feel loved. It was a good birthday. I am incredibly blessed.