Baby girl turned 17 months old on June 28. Each month on the 28th I take a photo of Miss Alexa and her owl to mark her growth because, as everyone likes to remind me, "they're only little for a short while."
Alexa's pretty solidly in 18 months or older clothing. I think her days of zippered sleepers are nearly over. I contorted her long legs into one tonight, and she looked at me with skepticism. She has tasted the freedom of shorts and T-shirts and doesn't want to go back. Can't say I blame her (ahem, my at-home uniform is yoga pants and a T-shirt). I am trying to make sure all the cute dresses in her wardrobe get a shot at being worn, but she is really hard on clothing now. All it takes is five minutes and she'll figure out a way to become messy.
We're still on the one-, sometimes two-naps-a-day schedule. Leaning more toward one.
We have teeth, people! Lots and lots of teeth. This last month has been dental madness. All of her central incisors are accounted for, a few lateral incisors and even a few molars. It's kinda dicey how many she actually has (it's hard to get a count when she shakes her head and screams if I try to open her mouth) but I'm guessing about eight. She's playing catch-up for sure.
This girl is a fool for watermelon. Any melon, really. She loves to eat fruit. She loves veggies, too. But mostly she wants to eat or drink whatever you're having, thankyouverymuch. And water from a sippy cup? No thanks. She wants it straight from the bottle, even if that means getting her entire outfit wet.
Alexa started climbing short objects last month, but recently she's taken to climbing things that are a stretch for her legs, like our ottomans and the couches. She's even attempted climbing onto the bed. I'll be watching her like a hawk for any crib-climbing. She's still practicing her stair-climbing. She's fast. And she runs, runs, runs. Did I mention I'm tired?
Favorite things: washing her hands, brushing her teeth, eating watermelon, climbing up slides, hiding her phone in the cabinet, runningrunningrunning, greeting strangers with "hi," trying on Mama's shoes, "helping" during diaper changes, pointing to food in the fridge, her Winnie the Pooh board book (which I am asked to read at least four times a day), bringing random objects to Mama and Daddy ... why I'm not sure.
New words: What dat?, bee-bee (binkie), A-B-C-D
She's recently started to say "what dat?" when pointing to things, but she also likes to point to things without saying what they are. We are working on her colors and numbers and ABCs (she loves the song and will say "A-B-C-D" several times a day.
Every day with this little one truly is an adventure. A tiring, very tiring, but very worthwhile adventure.