14 months has been both amazing, in terms of language development and interactions with others, and the death of the nap.
It’s hard to keep up with her rapidly expanding vocabulary, but here’s a sample. Yes, no, no more, done, more, apple, mama, puff, cat, dog, bock-bock (chicken), book, la la la (the singing pigs), whooo (what the owl says), and milk. She probably has several dozen more hiding in her now constant babbling. It’s so fascinating to watch her figure out this talking thing!
On the other note…the last three days Darwin has taken one 30 minute *or less* nap each day. I have cajoled, bounced, let her cry on me, walked, sung, taken her in the car…she’s having none of it for naps. Now, on the upside she’s also asleep before 8 (one night at 6:30), so our evenings have been kind of relaxing, but she’s clearly not ready to be a napless little monster. Any nap strike stories in solidarity would be most appreciated.
Other sweet anecdotes include…Darwin now comes running and throws her arms around my neck when I hold it my hands to her…on Saturday we went on a hike with Opa and he handed her two leaves. She carried them with her for the next hour and they are currently sitting in our car…she is eating again, and eating well – tonight she chowed through a pile of tofu…she blows kisses constantly…she gives the best cheesy grin ever, particularly when asked if she wants to nurse.
I love this kid.