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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Penny for your thoughts, Month 14

Princess Penny-

It's hard to keep track of everything you're learning and doing the last couple of months. I do distinctly remember the day you learned to make an elephant noise, though. I was turned away from you at the moment you choose to pssfhffhfhf. When I looked over at you, I saw that you had opened a picture book to an elephant page and you were making the noise over and over. TOTAL CUTE OVERLOAD.

You also pant like a dog, moo like a cow, and Daddy taught you a monkey sound. Daddy also taught you how to sign "apple," and you use that whenever we're in the yard and you see apples the ground. Then I totally blew your mind and taught you the sign for pear. It's pretty much the cutest thing ever. You're really smart because you know and use a lot of other signs too, which justifies our addiction to Baby Signing Time BECAUSE IT WORKS. You can ask for "more please," and sign "hat" (which you must wear all the time), and you sign "ball." Obviously these skills will get you very far in life.

Although you started walking at 13 months, I still have a hard time believing it. Like, one minute you're in your room with me and the next you're walking down the hall ignoring me while I try to slather you with lotion. You walk with your hands up in the arm and it's freakin hilarious. You also like to walk AWAY from your Uncle Jeshua and TOWARD your Uncle Seth. It's not very nice.

The last few weeks feeding you has been an adventure. You're getting more selective at mealtime, and it can be difficult to figure out what you want. I often resort to letting you eat 2 cereal bars when you've spit everything else out and thrown it on the floor. Can we please stop throwing things on the floor? Maddie is going to get fat.

I think something else that has thrown your diet and attitude for a loop is our successful weaning experience this week. On Friday morning I just decided we would be done with it all. You didn't protest... until the night fell. Oh Aspen. You didn't ask to nurse during the day, but you didn't sleep well at all for two straight nights. It was preeeetty horrible. I'm hopeful that we're turning a corner and we can keep adjusting. We had a good run with breastfeeding, but it is definitely time to move on.

You are my big girl now, Penny loo-boo.

I love you,

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on weaning. That isn't easy. Belle was pretty mad about it too. I'm sorry you had some rough nights. I bet you love having your body to yourself though.


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