The Pumpkin turns 13 Months today!!
Here is a little about you now.
You are a BIG SAS-A-FRASS-A-PANTS now, an you are not afraid to show it!! You want what you want and nothing else! Sometimes I think you can't possibly be my child, but then other times, I think you must be my child!! Although, I'm still blaming your father for your behavior! Ha, Ha!
You hate to sit in your stroller, high chair or car seat now, most of the time. You have to be bribed with goldfish or something similiar.
Sometimes when you don't get your way, or what you want, you will start to fuss and cry (especially if you are tired). I think you are just overwhelmed with all these new emotions and trying to share yor feelings but really sure how to. I just let you go with it, and give you hugs.
You can sign "Milk"and "Finished," but I blame myself for kind of lacking to reinforce the other signs. I started with good intentions:)
You can say many things, but "Da,Da" Josh, and "Woo, Woo" are your favorite words. "Ma,Ma" makes it in there too. You say "Dog" and "Diesel" but it doesn't quite sound like either. There are lots of other words in your vocabulary, but they aren't often repeated.
Everytime you see any kind of an animal, it's a "Woo,Woo." You love to look out the window or the stroller to watch/look for "Woo,Woos."
You can blow kisses (like Mimi and Papa taught you), love to wave "Hi" and "Bye"
You can make a fish face and suction your lips in to a pucker (like Mommy taught you).
You love to pretend talk on the phone. You will place your hand to your ear and say "La, La, La, La," or any other object, it doesn't have to even resemble a phone. You put the monitor charger to your ear for about three days, pretending it was a phone.
You LOVE children, and whenever you see them or hear them you start talking to them, and trying to see them or get closer to them.
You pet doggies, but you just had your first up-close encoutner with a baby cat, and you very nicely pet the cat, but then grabbed his fur, and then you tried to repeatedly follow the cat, and the kitty was so nice to you and would get right up close to you, or lay down in front of you so you could pet him, but then you would suddenly start crying and screaming at the poor guy. So, we are still trying to work out what that is all about. You appear to have a love-hate relationship with cats.
You love to give hugs and snuggle, and when we pick you up, you always hug real close.
You go down for bed and naps without hardly ever a fuss.
You LOVE bluberries. You also like bananas, cheerios, cereal, spagetti, macaroni and cheese, baked potaoes and meat. You really like hotdogs. You LOVE ice cream (just like Mommy:).
You love to lay you head down on pillows, the couch, or the bed. You will often do it repeatedly in the same sitting.
You are very close to walking and will take 3-4 steps between Daddy and I. You can stand by yourself for several minutes, but you will then realize you are standing and fall to your knees. You are a super-fast crawler, and love to cruise around, pushing furniture all around the house. You love to walk with people, and can do it barely holding on. We think you are just afraid of trying to get your balance, but you'll be walkign in no time with a little practice.
You LOVE you Little Tykes car (from Nana). It by far your favorite toy. And you still love your chair. I want to get a little table and chairs for you-I have a feeling you will LOVE it, since you love Nana's so much!
You love to snuggle and hold stuffed animals, really close to you, and give them a big squeeze. You like to push your dolly or stuffed animals around in your car or stroller. You especially love the soft ones!
You especially love your Leap Frog Learning "Tad" and the one with all the body parts, and day and night that sing and talk.
You are on Vitamin D Milk only now:( But Mommy really misses breastfeeding you. She wishes she could've continued to breast feed you longer. You were just startign to really understand that is where your milk came from and how to get it. You still try and stick your hand down my shirt like you used to when you want your boo-boos. You even sometimes try and nurse, but very rarely anymore, thank goodness-It breaks my heart!
Mommy's favorite time with you is when she puts you down for bed, rocking you in the rocking chair or when she first comes to get you in the morning from your crib. You are SOOOO Much Fun right now!! I wish that I could be with you every day...it's so hard not to share this time with you!! You're getting to be such a Big Girl! We love you, have a great day with your MIMI!!