Monday, November 26, 2012

14 Months Old

This post is mostly for me, so I can remember all the amazing changes this last month.

Weight: Around 21 pounds
Favorite Foods: Macaroni, Chicken, Pears, Banana, Avocado and Guacamole, Goldfish and Ritz Crackers and green beans
Favorite Activities: "I'm Gonna Get Ya" AKA Chase Lexi, Carrying bags and purses around, shape sorter, banging ANY noisemakers, bathtime, reading books with mommy
Teeth: Still only 6, but she is working on some more.

Lexi is growing like a week and developing new mannerisms everyday.  I liike to call this the month of the mimic, because Lexi is mimicing everything Nick and I do.  She can distinguish between items when we name them and go get different objects depending on what we say (ball, purse, baby, dog, milk, cup, etc)

-She is saying mama (MomMom), dada and Daddy (which sounds like Addy), Dah (Dog), NahNah (for milk...I'm not sure where this came from), and Duh (for done)  plus TONS of nonsense words.  she wakes up talking in her bed and doesn't stop until she's asleep.  She also is doing "all done", "clean up" "more" and "milk" in sign language.

-She is walking/trying to run EVERYWHERE.  It's amazing how fast she is in such a short time. 

-She understand when we say no and can redirect herself to a new activity (most of the time ;) )

-Lexi loves to bring Nick and I books and turns to sit in our laps to listen to the story.  This is a BIG change and one that I LOVE to see.  She still loves all books with moving parts, peekaboo flaps and pop up objects, but currently loves to listen to Big Red Barn and Llama Llama Nighty Night (which has none of these things) most of all.

-We have had the Christmas tree up the last couple weeks with no incident.  She has actually listened and not pulled ornaments off.  She is the perfect age for her second Christmas, because she is interested in all the decorations and Christmas books, but will listen and not tear things up.   I am getting so excited to experience Santa's arrival Christmas morning this year!

-She loves to HELP...close the dishwasher, open the fridge door, cook, put away laundry, close doors, get her diapers.  All chores take double the time now, but I love that we can do them together!

-Lexi just got interested in drawing with her "My First Crayons".  These are awesome because they have a chunky grip and she can really go to town scribbling.

-She LOVES to play outside.  We go on walks or play in the backyard at least 5 times a day now.  She can't get enough...especially if the dogs are involved!  She can chase them around and attempt to give them their toys for hours if we let her.

-She also loves bathtime.  She likes to pour water in different containers and started trying to pour water on her head.  She also likes to "brush" her own teeth after Nick and I do it first.

-She is trying to cut some new teeth and they have been painful.  Our wonderful sleeper has started to have disrupted nights again which is a sure sign that new teeth are on the horizon.

We just got home from Houston for Thanksgiving and had our first major family illness while we were away.  Lexi got a case of the 24 hour stomach bug, which she then passed on to me.  I ended up having to miss our family Thanksgiving, which I was devestated about, but Lexi was all better and went to "The Creek" with Nick and my dad.  You can see her above in her Thanksgiving outfit, lounging her her favorite little chair at Aunt Margaret and Uncle Bobby's house!

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