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Seventeen months…

Posted on: February 3, 2013

Today, M turns seventeen months, that’s one year and five months..

In the big picture of life, seventeen months isn’t even that long of a time span.. so it’s amazing to see how far she’s grown and developed in this short amount of time.

She grows so fast that you can even tell a big difference from just last September, when she turned one!

For one, her hair is definitely thicker.  I can put it in a pony tail now.. it’s not very thick, but it’s a pony tail..  trust me on this one. 

Her language skills just amaze me everyday.  We can communicate now.  She makes life easier by telling me what she wants.  When she wants me to go with her somewhere, she tells me, “Go” and then follows it with where she wants to go.. Sometimes she tells me to take her hand (“Han.. han..) and then tells us where we need to.. “Han.. han.. Go.. Elmo..”

Potty training is hit or miss.  Some days shes right on the money.  Then, the next day, it’d be completely opposite.  I don’t put too much pressure since she isn’t even a year and a half yet.  Its just good to know that she’s comfortable with the potty and hopefully when she is truly ready, the transition will be much easier.

She constantly amazes me with the things she knows.  She loves her animal sounds.  She LOVES numbers and letters.  She can point to something and count “one.”  Sometimes she’ll remember and say “two” next.  One day she was counting bananas on the dining table.. “One bana, two bana.”  She loves pointing at letters, though she may not say the correct one.  But, if you ask her to point at a specific letter, like O, or A, she can point to the correct one.  She just isn’t good at naming it yet. 

She knows almost every character of every show she watches.  She still loves Dora and knows everyone on that show.  Having those Dora stickers help a lot too..

She loves chasing after bubbles, sticking stickers on her hands and other places, loves playing with her toy teapot and cups, loves hugging her Cinderella and Minnie Mouse dolls.  She will kiss everything that she likes, even inanimate objects and pictures.  She loves to smell her feet, especially in the bath.  She loves a good tickle and laugh.  She’s still the best hugger I know!

The tantrums stopped for the time being, but I know that it’s only a matter of time before her “terrible twos” kick in and the tantrums will start up again.  She tried to cry and whine to get her way, but I think I nipped that for the time being also. 

She’s so blessed with an awesome sense of humor and love of life. 

I pray everyday that no one ever takes that spirit away from her.  

Happy 17 month birthday, my bug-bug.  You continue to amaze me and I love you so much.

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