Can you believe we’re at 17 months and this girl still won’t walk? She’ll “walk” if you’re holding her hand or if she’s holding onto a wall or furniture, but not on her own. She has no desire to walk right now.
Her vocabulary is coming right along. Last night, she said “eye” when pointing to her eye, and that was new for me to hear. If you sing certain songs (the alphabet song, for instance), she’ll sing some of the words quietly.
She’s still such a great eater. She doesn’t love meat, but so many other foods are fair game. (Tomatoes are still her favorite.) She loves, loves, LOVES fruit.
She’s working on her canine teeth. The top two have cut through, and the bottom two are red and swollen. I imagine by 18 months she’ll have everything except her two-year molars.
She started daycare last week. Mind you, I went back to work over a year ago, but she’s been in “gamma-care” since last August. My mom has kept her all this time, and then over the summer she was very part-time with her gamma. Last spring, I put her on the waitlist of a daycare near us. This daycare is rated 5 stars in North Carolina, and can be pretty tough for kids to get into. (Our son was on the list forEVER. We had the opportunity to put him in, but he was already with another daycare, so we put him on the list for the 2-year-old room….and never got into it.) So rather than wait until the spring and chance a spot opening up, when they called last month and said they had a spot, we took it.
Not going to lie. The first week was rough. The center was closed one day because Hurricane Irma took out power and then on Thursday I received a call that she had a fever. I opted not to take her on Friday, which was apparently the best decision for her. She rested on Friday and by Monday she was ready to go back. She went on Tuesday, and I talked to the teacher about the nap situation. Some tweaks were made, and the past two days drop-off has been COMPLETELY different. She hasn’t spent as much time crying and when she’s picked up, she’s much happier. Plus, she’s gotten a longer nap since I discussed the nap times.
Her favorite phrase is “what’s this?” while pointing at random objects. Sometimes she’ll repeat you.
She loves reading books, playing in her brother’s room, and Elmo! I’ve turned on Sesame Street for her, and she’s not entertained by television (not a bad problem to have.) But somehow she is obsessed with Elmo.
She’s pretty fabulous and I love figuring out what she’s going to get into next!