If you've been around this ole blog for awhile, you have already noticed that I haven't posted nearly as many monthly updates for Nora...whoops. I've just been too busy fulfilling my roles as mediator, 2am baby-rocker, maid, chef, chauffeur, wife, sister, daughter, cynic and family historian. Obviously- I'm doing a pretty crummy job on the last one. I do have lots of pictures, just not very many stories.
So in celebration of Nora finally learning how to walk, *mostly* sleep through the night and not screaming every time she is told "NO"- I present to you her monthly update:
Here's what happened in the 19th month:
- Because she won't let me get a close exam in, I can't really tell what all teeth are in, but she did gain her upper R molar
- I don't even remember this now, but I have written on the calendar that she had the stomach but in late September- I'm sure that was lots of fun
- (with assistance) counting to 3
- Tries really hard to run and jump. She just learned to walk around 15.5 months though, so walking is still being perfected
- New words this month include, but are not limited to: coat, outside, ahhhh-bul (apple), call (chalk), mo (mole...b/c she finally found that mole on my neck), hawk (as in Jayhawk) and ock (sock)
- Went "running" to her grandpa (Sanders) and said "Hi Grandpa", first time of combining 2 words
- Still throwing tantrums. We are either entering the terrible (which in hindsight with Emmy were the 'terrific') 2's early, or this is just a precursor to them. Either way, we are in it for the long haul with this one! You know that saying "You get what you get and you don't throw a fit"? Well, if Nora could talk it would be "If you don't get what you want, then you hit, scream and scoot across the room on your back until your head runs into a wall or furniture. That should teach your parents a lesson."
- Took a trip to the Carmichael's pumpkin patch 10/12, I got ZERO good pictures of the girls together.
- Favorite book is Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton. She loves "stomping her foot", as stated in first line of the book.
- Still very frustrated, but doesn't seem to be as sensitive to being told "NO".
- Loves to shout "NO". We sing "This Little Light of Mine" constantly to give her a cute outlet for that nasty "NO".
- Hates to have her teeth brushed, as in, I pretty much have to pin her to the ground and restrain her arms.
- Wears size 12-24 month clothing, size 5 shoe and size 5 diaper.
- Will randomly tell us when she's poopy (and has been doing this for a few months)
- Tries to say names of her classmates and teachers. Can also give correct sound for common animals.
- Love taking shoes to their rightful owners (I think big sis was infatuated with this as well)
- At her 18 month appt, she measured in at just shy of 32" and weighed 25#. That's about the same height as Emmy and 2# lighter. She seems much more petite than Emmy did.
All in all, I hesitantly say that things are getting easier with Nora. She still loves to throw a good tantrum, but she is starting to figure out better ways to communicate. We can ask her yes and no questions and we also ask us to "show us" what she wants.
Here's to hoping she's a happy girl by 2 years old :)