I've said this before at different ages and stages, but this time I think I REALLY mean it! This is the best age ever! Our daughter has so much personality!
She gave up walking when she learned how to run and it is one of my favorite things in the world when she giggles and runs at me from across the room to tackle me in a great big hug! She loves to mimic sounds repeating da-da and wow; when you give her a word she can't say she lets out a little puff of air and when you tell her bless you she'll give you a string of fake sneezes. She is finally, consistently, sleeping all through the night now. We get ready for nap time and bed time by singing Elvis Presley, Love Me Tender and cuddling. While I rock her I stroke the back of her head and just recently she has starting patting the back of my head at the same time. Melts my heart. She's been spending a lot of time with her dad because I've been so sick with pregnancy, but she comes in to check on me from time to time. She plays peek a boo behind the side of the bed and even gives me her binki whenever I start to cry.
We just moved into a fantastic new apartment where her room is twice the size of her old one! She is loving all of this extra space to play. We also have a front porch now and she loves to stand out there and wave to all the neighbors. Everyone so far has waved back and her face lights up in the biggest grin! She is every bit as social as her father.
She is getting to be such a big eater! Seriously, she is no fun to share with at all as she can finish my whole bowl of oatmeal and then go after dads entire yogurt. And this is after she's already had her breakfast! She loves shrimp, veggies, bananas, and we finally figured out how to get her to eat meat. Stop cutting it up! Seriously, where is the fun in bite sized pieces? We have seven teeth after all!